Detox your body and cure disease.
Let go of negative beliefs and thoughts.
Become more patient and be persistent.
Navigate the healing process with wisdom and hope.
Let Unakite inspire you to live a healthy life!
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Healing Properties of Unakite
Spiritual: Unakite is a highly practical stone, making it an invaluable aid for anyone seeking spiritual enlightenment. It reminds us to start at the beginning and look at our own patterns, habits, and belief systems and to discard anything which does not serve Light and Love. Unakite teaches us patience, that true change sometimes takes time, and we must allow wisdom to unfold at its own pace. Unakite also stimulates the Third Eye and makes an excellent stone for scrying, visualization, and other forms of psychic work. Unakite is attuned to the Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Scorpio. It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the number 9.
Emotional: Unakite balances the emotional body and helps us to connect our emotions with our higher spiritual callings. It shows us how to let go of negative habitual thoughts and harmful inner dialogues. Unakite softly whispers to us that we are “okay” and that any quest for perfection is a fool’s errand. Instead we are encouraged to see our own beauty and natural gifts and to love ourselves for who we are. It is a particularly helpful stone for anyone who is feeling “sensitive” and wants to be a little more resilient and capable of handling the chaos of modern life.
Mental: Unakite is a stone of new beginnings and rebirth, a state of events which can sometimes be difficult for the mind to comprehend. Unakite helps the mind deal with new information and process the past. As this occurs, it allows the mind to release blocks within the body and energy system allowing one to “let go” and grow. Unakite gently shows us how to stay in the present moment and to be “easy” in our minds even during times of great change.
Physical: Unakite can help us look beneath the obvious physical symptoms to find the root cause underlying any disease. This makes Unakite a particularly good choice for doctors, nurses, and anyone in the mainstream or alternative healthcare industry. Unakite is most often used by metaphysical healers to facilitate healthy weight gain and to promote the growth of healthy tissues. It is also said to be beneficial for the reproductive system and to help maintain a healthy pregnancy. It is believed to be particularly good for anyone who needs to detox their body or regulate their health.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Mineralogy of Unakite
Color: Green and pink
Luminescence: Red, weak (short wave)
Location: The most notable deposits for Unakite are found in the United States (North Carolina, Virginia, and along the shores of Lake Superior). Additional deposits have been found in Brazil, China, Sierra Leone, and South Africa.
Mineral Family: Unakite is not a mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Unakite, it is a combination of green Epidote, pink Feldspar, with trace amounts of Clear Quartz.
Formation: Unakite is sometimes called Unakite Jasper, but it is not in fact a true Jasper. Instead it is a blend of igneous and metamorphic rock, or more specifically a type of altered Granite.
Mining: Typically mined at secondary deposits, much of the Unakite currently on the market is pebbles gathered from the shores of Lake Superior. Others are found in river valleys after being washed downstream from their primary deposit in the mountains.
Enhancements: All varieties of Unakite are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Unakite Jasper, Epidot Granite, Epidotized Granite
History of Unakite
Unakite is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently been explored. It was first discovered in the Unakas mountains of North Carolina, USA, from which it derives its name.
Photos: Sunset on the Unakas Mountains
Ethically Sourced Unakite
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short and clean.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries.
This Unakite comes from an industrial quarry in Ontario, Canada.
The exact mine is unknown, but Canada is one of the few countries that has adopted
environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.
Canada has one of the safest mining standards in the world.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Unakite was polished in a Chinese Factory for an American company.
The Lapidary is a family-business run by two brothers who visit mines around the world.
In some locations, they polish the rough stones in the same country as the mine.
In other cases, they export the rough stones and have them polished in China.
In both cases, factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show. They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare. The family is originally from Pakistan and was the first company to import K2, sky-blue Azurite from the famous mountain. When I first saw K2 I knew it was real, but didn’t know what it was and so approached one of the owners. He and I had an instant rapport.
Years later, we greet with a hug and he expects me to have questions about all his new stock. He tells me, with justifiable pride, about all the improvements he’s made to his business since we last spoke. In 2019, this source began to label all their stones with country-of-origin. When I asked him why, he told me that he listens to his customers and I keep asking him where all the stones come from.
Safe Handling of Unakite
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Unakite
Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.
Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each heart is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Green and pink
- Polish: Shiny and smooth
- Quality: AA
- Shape: Puffy heart
- Size: Average size is 1 inch / 25 mm
- Transparency: Opaque
- Weight: Average weight is 1 oz / 28 grams / 142 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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