Is Helenite a real gemstone?

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Is Helenite a real gemstone?

Helenite, also known as Mount St. Helens obsidian, emerald obsidianite, and ruby obsidianite, is an artificial glass made from the fused volcanic rock dust from Mount St. Helens and marketed as a gemstone. Although helenite and obsidian are both forms of glass, helenite differs from obsidian in that it is man-made.

What is Helenite used for?

Use of Helenite in Jewelry Helenite is used in many types of jewelry, including rings, pendants, earrings, and brooches. Depending upon color, it can be an attractive stone. It has a hardness of just 5 to 5 ½ and chips about as easily as obsidian or window glass.

What is blue Helenite?

Blue, reinvented Helenite is created under extreme pressure and intense heat, using the natural, volcanic dust found only at the site of the 1980 Mount. St. Helens eruption. This ring is a spectacular treasure from Mount St. Helens that seems to almost glow internally, as if lit by fiery blue flames.

Where can I find Helenite?

Mount St. Helens
Tourists visiting Mount St. Helens are the primary market for the novelty colored stone jewelry made with helenite. Helenite was first created accidentally after the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

Is obsidian man-made?

This is a man-made stone. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly without crystal growth. Pure obsidian is usually dark in appearance though the colour varies depending on the presence of impurities.

What Crystal is green?

Green crystal examples: Malachite, jade, peridot, moss agate, and green aventurine. Green is the color of plants, but it’s also the color of money.

What is green obsidian?

Green Obsidian is one of Obsidian Rocks that contain impurities as Pure obsidian usually appears to be dark, although the color may vary depending on the presence of impurities. Obsidian mainly consists of SiO2 (silicon dioxide), usually 70% or more.

What is the Gaia Stone?

Gaia Stone is green obsidian from volcanish ash of the eruption of Mt. St. Helen’s, and carries strong Earth energy, even the “soul of the Earth.” Gaia Stone enhances Goddess connection, connection with Earth and Earth devas. Gaia Stone is especially good for self-healing emotional wounds and past traumas.

What Stone comes from a volcano?

obsidian, igneous rock occurring as a natural glass formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava from volcanoes. Obsidian is extremely rich in silica (about 65 to 80 percent), is low in water, and has a chemical composition similar to rhyolite. Obsidian has a glassy lustre and is slightly harder than window glass.

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