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Color: Mix of greens/pinks.

This granite gemstone is an interesting mix of red/pink feldspar, white/gray quartz and epidote. Its spring colors and compact, hard structure make it a nice stone for jewelry. It was named for the Unaka Mountains in the Southeastern U.S.A., where it was first discovered. Unakite is relatively new to the market but is growing in popularity.

Unakite is considered a balancing stone. It is said to help unify the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of self, making it an excellent stone for those seeking a well-rounded existence. Unakite also is believed to help us to live in the present instead of dwelling on the past. It is said to help us release the mental or emotional blocks that can often stop us from moving forward. Unakite is purported to stimulate the health of the heart and circulatory systems, and ensure a healthy reproductive system. This gemstone is found mainly in the U.S.A., but also in South Africa, Brazil and China. Unakite is associated with the astrological sign Scorpio..

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