For almost a hundred years it lay dormant. Silently building its strength. At 10,000 feet high, it was trulya sleeping giant, a vision of peaceful power. Until everything changed. In one cataclysmic moment, theonce-slumbering beast awoke with violent force. May 18th, 1980 will forever be remembered as one ofhistorys most impressive displays of natures power. On that day, Mount St. Helens erupted, sendinga column of ash and smoke 80,000 feet into the atmosphere. But once the chaos cleared, somethingbeautiful was discovered. A brilliant green creation was produced from the heated volcanic rock dust.Named Helenite after the mountain from which it was born, its vivid colour and amazing story havecaptured the attention of jewellery designers worldwide. Our Helenite Necklace puts the gorgeousgreen stone centre stage, with a 6 carat faceted pear-cut stunner delicately prong set in gold-rolledover .925 sterling silver. The explosive origins of the stone are echoed in the flashes of light that radiateas the piece swings gracefully from its 18 inch gold-plated sterling silver chain. A unique piece of natural history.