Unakite is a wonderful gemstone with amazing colours, rich olive greens, with bright pinks or orange blotches, making this a very attractive stone. It is a stone which immediately makes you feel comfortable!
Unakite is an opaque stone composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and quartz. This semi-precious stone is also referred to as epitomized granite.
The Name Unakite came from its first discovery in America, in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina, Unakite has been found in other areas of the world such as Africa, China, Brazil, and other areas.
Interesting fact: Unakite is the state gem of Virginia, as it can be found in the river valleys having travelled down from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For those that believe in physical or healing properties of stones, Unakite is said to be a physically and mentally balancing stone. It is said to help unify the emotional, spiritual, mental, and spiritual aspects and to help us feel more centred.
It is said to help us release mental and emotional blocks that stop us from moving forward, so is useful helping people cope with stress and challenging situations, and lets face it, we all have those at times!
For more physical health related concerns, Unakite is believed to help stimulate and balance the heart and circulatory systems. It is also believed, due to its soothing qualities, to support a healthy reproductive system and is a good stone to have with you when pregnant.
I am not personally guaranteeing these properties of Unakite, I just adore the stone and I am not the only one, on Folksy I was spoilt for choice with a variety of Unakite items to chose from to feature!
Many thanks to Natalie (of NOfkantscurios) for writing this. Natalie has already sent me next week's blog 'Kyanite'