Unakite

Background * History

  • Unakite is named after place of discovery in Unaka mountains (USA). It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. Unakite is an altered Granite composed of pink Orthoclase Feldspar, green Epidote, and generlly colorless Quartz. It is very compact and hard.

Healing Properties * Metaphysical

  • anger, emotions, business, cancer, circulation, compassion, disappointment, electromagnetic pollution, focus, grief, harmony, heart, hospitalization, illness, injury, kindness, love, lungs, metabolism, negative thoughts, partnership, patience, persistence, pregnancy, reproductive system, resentment, success, tissue, toxins, trauma, visions, vitality…

Chakra

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Moirai.si does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

Gemological Properties

Colorgreen-pink, peach, red
Hardness  (Mohs)6- 7
Specific Gravity2.85-3.20
Refractive Index1.525-1.760

Origin and Gemstone Sources

  • USA, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, China…

Care

  • Unakite can be easily cleaned using warm, soapy water and a soft cloth or brush. Be sure to rinse it well to remove any soapy residue. Jasper is quite porous which allows it to be easily stained, absorbing other chemicals and colors very easily. Avoid prolonged exposure to extreme heat, as heating quartz can permanently alter the color of your gemstones. When storing gemstones or gemstone jewelry, store them inside a fabric-lined box or wrapped in a soft cloth separately from other type of gemstones to prevent damage or scratches. It is best to remove any jewelry before engaging in any strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sports. Avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your precious gems.

Zodiac

  • Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Scorpio