Name: Unakite
Color(s): pink and green
Mineral Information: feldspar, green epidote and quartz
Chemical Make-up: Ca1.2Pb0.5Sr0.2Mn2+0.2Al2Fe3+0.9Mn3+0.1(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH)
Hardness: 6.5
Where they are found: Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Unaka Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina
About Stone: Unakite or Epidote with feldspar, as it is also known, consists of a combination of deformed feldspar, green epidote and quartz solidly bound together, thus creating the beautiful pistachio and pink coloring. The splashes of soft peach against a fresh green colored background makes Unakite a much beloved and magical gemstone.
The stone takes it’s name from the Greek word epidosis, meaning “growing together”, and it is these materials bound together that conveys the meaning that what comes together, belongs together.
Zodiac Association: Scorpio
Metaphysical Properties: Brings self-assertiveness, power, and the ability to assume complete control. It focuses in the present and helps one deal with blockages caused by the past. It can help treat the reproductive system, and stimulate healthy pregnancies. Helpful in the release of pentup emotions or feelings. Is the traditional stone for childbirth.