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Gentle Healing

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

Raw Unakite

Rough Unakite, Belmont, USA

Rock Family: Igneous Rock
Major Minerals: Epidote, Pink Feldspar 
Minor Minerals: Clear Quartz.

Color: Green and pink
Gravity: 2.58-2.91
Hardness: 6.5-7
Luminescence: Red, weak (short wave)
Texture: Course-grained
Transparency: Opaque

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. unakite mine locations

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

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Unakite

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 clean and short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in the same country.



The Mine

This Unakite most likely comes from Messina Mine, an industrial Copper mine in South Africa. 

The mine would have been relatively low risk for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining



The Lapidary

This Unakite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business.  They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.

Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally.  They tend to get impatient with questions.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Unakite

Unakite Tumbled Stone

Color: green and pink.  This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.

Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger

Weight: 1 oz

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks. 


  1. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    The Unakite…frankly, not being a big fan of earth-tone green, I’ve thought of Unakite as a utilitarian stone that I’d value for its properties rather than its looks. So what a surprise when a Unakite of such…how can I describe it? a Unakite of such dignity tumbled out of the packaging into my hand. This little guy has enormous presence, calm, firm and compassionate.

  2. Kristin J. (Georgia)

    the unakite tumbles are beautiful

  3. Karen M. (New York)

    This is a wonderful stone! I’ve recently bought many wonderful stones from Julie and am looking forward to working with their energy! Thank you again Julie! ❤️. I’ve begun to use this stunning stone for gentle healing. It feels wonderful and soothing to hold. The colors are amazing! Thank you again Julie!

  4. Rhonda M. (North Carolina)

    Looks great! Packed well. Thank you for special gift. It is greatly appreciat

  5. Lynette W. (Florida)

    Julie is amazing! Smooth transaction and fast shipping! Items as described! A+!

  6. Vince M. (Colorado)

    Nice colors. Thank you!

  7. Julie K. (Maine)

    Lovely stone with beautiful color. Julie is very helpful, and knowledgeable . She is a pleasure to talk to if you have questions. Thank you for everything 🙂

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