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Unakite

Everything you need to know about Unakite.

IDENTIFICATION

Unakite, also called Unakite Jasper, is a kind of stone containing pink Orthoclase feldspar, green Epidote and quartz particles. It has a characteristic speckled green and pink look, and when refined, it takes on a stunning multi-coloured aspect that creates eye-catching accessories.

Its chemical composition is KAlSi308, Ca2(Al,Fe)3(SiO4)3(OH) & SiO2, and it measures 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. 

It is a semi-precious stone, and since all the components are quite common minerals found in the Earth’s crust, Unakite remains relatively inexpensive and readily available, especially to those living in the vicinity of the Unakas Mountains.

Unakite has multiple localities in the United States aside from North Carolina. Active and abundant veins are located in New Jersey and Virginia, with most of the “construction grade” material coming out of the latter locality. Other countries who host notable deposits of Unakite are China, Brazil, South Africa and Sierra Leone. 

Something vital to remember when choosing and spotting real Unakite is that it must have the pink granite inclusion. If it doesn’t have this pinkish deposit then it would be considered to be Epidosite.

Epidosite is often confused with Unakite due to the similar texture, colouration and make-up of the stone. The easiest way to spot the difference is that Epidosite has a more pistachio green colour and no pink feldspar. Unakite will always have the pink feldspar, even if it’s a small amount, and the green hue will be a deeper mossy green.

Unakite best combines with:

  • Moldavite or Hermiker Diamonds: To enhance its magical abilities. 

  • Black Obsidian: These 2 combined help with healing an addiction.
  • Calcite, Amethyst or Agate: Combine with either of these crystals if you're looking for power and energy.
  • Angelite, Larimar or Celestite: All of these stones are mind-opening ones that can help us see more clearly into the sometimes seemingly inscrutable powers of the universe. Together they promote growth and psychic development. 
  • Element: Earth
  • Planet: Earth
  • Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Chakras: Heart

HISTORY 

It’s name derives from the location it was discovered, the Unaka Mountains in western North Carolina, U.S. Unakite’s hardness and durability make it one of the easiest stones for beginners to tumble, as well as being a popular material for jewellers to cut into cabochons. In addition, this mineral can also be seen and used as decorative material within houses, museums, or speciality buildings. The most famous building known to have Unakite is the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. You can see it as trimming on the front steps right as you walk in or as floor tiles located at the south entrance. 

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

Unakite is said to vibrate with energies from other worlds. This gemstone opens portals to heavenly worlds, where messengers and guardians reside. You may access those worlds and go nearer to spirituality by adopting Unakite into your existence.

It allows your soul to take flight amid its anchoring qualities. Several therapists think that the qualities of this gemstone might help individuals get spiritual perception. It pierces the boundaries of our world and provides you a sight of the splendour that is beyond our comprehension.

Unakite's spiritual benefits aren't usually apparent immediately away. Developing wisdom and compassion is a long and winding road. It might take a very long time to figure out who you are and what your position in the world is. Hence, it is critical to have a gemstone like Unakite beside you. It opens your psychic possibilities, and its significance serves as a continuous reminder of the journey you're on. 

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES 

Unakite aids people in the long-term recovery of severe disease, it is said to enhance the fragile cells around your physique while also strengthening your immunity.

It may also help your body to make better use of the vitamins you ingest. Unakite helps in the formation of the epidermis and complexion and improves body weight when needed.

Unakite is a must-have for aspiring mothers. Its frequently utilised to help boost ovulation and provide maternal safety throughout childbirth. Even ladies who have no intention of becoming mothers may reap some advantages. It is also known to relieve menstrual cramps while also managing the menstrual period.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Unakite shines brightest when it comes to your emotional well-being. Harmony is an uncommon and lovely trait to possess. 

This strong crystal's significance and qualities are all about assisting you in shifting your viewpoint and growing from your encounters. Furthermore, it encourages you to keep your wonderment and simplicity while gaining the insight you want. It does this by assisting you in viewing situations with thankfulness. Even the unpleasant events that you wish to remember become teachable moments that mould who and what you are.

Unakite encourages you to create anything from whatever you encounter on your trip. You can't appreciate the successes without first comprehending the slumps. 

Unakite is in excellent equilibrium with the ground and delivers a constant energy supply for mending and rebirth. It promotes psychological and spiritual well-being by carefully addressing medical conditions and mental anguish. It loosens the mind by preventing sentiments of bitterness and wrath.

Furthermore, Unakite empowers the user to resist fresh wounds and disruptions by gradually and softly removing bitterness and impotence from the body. It also helps to keep partnerships in check.

ETHICAL SOURCING 

Sourced in South Africa (Prieska). Exported to Brazil for Tumble stone polishing. We purchase other polished shapes through our miners in South Africa, who have the in-house lapidary team. The same process is for our Brazilian team who polish and break up rough material for the commercial market. Our miners are industry experienced and have worked with this popular material for more than 20 years, all miners are trained and equipped correctly and the business owners are in charge of ensuring safety and mining techniques are continuously transforming with the natural habitats and making mining safer and easier with upgrading equipment, keeping them safe and clean.


None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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