is an opaque green mineral often spotted with red, pink and white patches.
    Unakite is a variety of granite, and although relatively new to the market it is growing in popularity fast. Its spring colors and compact, hard structure make it a good stone for jewellery.

    It has a hardness of 6 to 7 and a specific gravity of 2.86 - 3.2.

    Ultrasonic cleaners, steaming and soapy water are all generally safe methods for cleaning this durable stone. However, rough handling should be avoided.

    Unakite is found mainly in the USA, other sources are in South Africa, Brazil and China.

    Alleged metaphysical properties

    Unakite is considered to be a balancing stone;
    it facilitates unification of the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a person who wears it, making it an excellent stone for those seeking a well-rounded existence.

    Unakite is believed to help the wearer to release mental or emotional blocks, and live in the present instead of dwelling on the past.

    Among crystal healers Unakite is thought to have beneficial effect on the health of the heart, the circulatory systems, and a healthy reproductive system.

    It is said to facilitate a healthy pregnancy.

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