Mt. St. Helen’s Emerald Obsidianite (Helenite)

Helenite Collection

Mt. St. Helens Emerald Obsidianite© was born from disaster. The eruption of Mount Saint Helens on May 18, 1980 caused a mud flow that trapped and destroyed the expensive equipment of a local logging company. Using acetylene torches to salvage this equipment, workers quickly noticed that the grey ash of the volcano was melting and turning green. Inspiration ensured it was only a matter of time before the first Emerald Obsidianite stones were created. This disaster and chance discovery has left the world with this remarkable legacy of beauty. – Information thanks to Emerald Fox,

Black Hills Gold by Coleman has combined the beauty of the Mt. St. Helens Emerald Obsidianite stone with the elegance of Black Hills Gold jewelry. There are now additional colors of the stone including the original Emerald (green), Pink, and a stunning Indigo-that changes color depending upon the light from purple to blue.

The collection features pendants, rings, and earrings.

Truly made from the ash of Mt. St. Helens.

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2 Responses to Mt. St. Helen’s Emerald Obsidianite (Helenite)

  1. mauryhill says:

    Love your “mast head” design! I had some trouble figuring out how to leave a comment as your link pulled up all of your posts; but then I got the reply box when I clicked on one of them.

    I didn’t know anything about Helenite! I lived in Yakima, Wa (86 mi. from Mt. St. Helens) in 1980.
    The confusion, panic, sense of history in the making, wonderment, etc. of the event still boggles my mind. I vividly remember the electricity in the air, the total darkness at noon, and the fear of our labrador, Cocoa. My best ” memento” of the event however, is my daughter…born 9 months after the mountain lost its top and 2/3 of one side… 🙂

    So glad you educated me on Helenite…I must have a piece now!

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