#WednesdayWonders – Unakite #gemstones

Welcome to another Wednesday of Wonders from the world of gemstones!

Created in Canva photo by Jan Sikes

The first stone that I ever purchased for the sole purpose of working with its metaphysical properties, was a Unakite.

I was in a little metaphysical store in Shreveport, Louisiana with my best friend and spotted it. Each stone had a small card attached explaining the properties. The words that caught my eye were “Anti-Aging Stone.” Sold!!

After I bought it and did some more research, I discovered this little stone helps draw negative energy away from the heart chakra and lifts spirits when feeling down. It is from the Jasper family and resonates with the frequency of love, compassion, and kindness. It is a stone dedicated to balancing the emotional body.

An amalgamation of Red Jasper, pink Feldspar, and green Epidote, Unakite is solidly bound together and is said to symbolize β€œwhat comes together belongs together.” It forms in dense, opaque masses as a granite rock and ranges in color from pistachio to moss green interlaced with areas of pink, peach, or light red. It is named for the Unaka Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, USA, where it was first found, but is also found in pebbles and boulders in glacial drifts around the Great Lakes, as well as Zimbabwe and Switzerland.

Unakite Jasper fosters healthy relationships through balanced emotions. It encourages harmonious partnerships, both in love and in business, and is especially helpful for working closely with a relative or friend where positive personal interactions are vital.

It’s a wonderful little stone to work with and carry with you. Often, I put it in my filtered water container to make tonic water.

I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a Unakite in your collection?

56 thoughts on “#WednesdayWonders – Unakite #gemstones

  1. Reading this took me on a journey to my past. Years ago when I was a child, for a short time, my dad worked with different stones and rocks to make jewelry. Thank you for paying attention to my blogs! You have the gift of encouragement.

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  2. I collected a lot of rocks and stones from my years of travel, but I don’t know all the names of the stones except some popular ones. I’m not sure if I have this one. It sure looks very pretty. I bought some black opal pieces from Australia and set a few of them into pendants and rings. It’s pretty expensive to do them though. So I mostly leave the stones in a jewelry box.

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  3. Not yet, but I just put that stone on my list. Anti-aging, drawing negative energy away, and supporting healthy and harmonious partnerships is enough for me to know that I want that stone!

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  4. This was a new crystal for me, Jan. I would love to find something like this on the shores of Lake Michigan! I carry a bag of crystals with me everywhere I go. I love pink quartz. I would love to have a crystal for each of the chakras. It would keep me humming along! ❀

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  5. Jan, you are so knowledgeable about stones and I envy that. I love this one but I don’t remember seeing it when I’m there. It’s really beautiful and different. I wish they had a metaphysical shop here but if they do, I haven’t found it yet. There’s a used bookstore that has a few select items like pendulums, tarot cards, etc. They don’t have any stones though. I need to go back to Roswell and that huge rock shop downtown. Love you, sister.

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    1. I would love to go back to Roswell with you, sister. We’d need a big bucket and lots of money. πŸ™‚ Check out The Purple Mandrake on Loop 289. Maybe we can go explore it while I am there. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment and I love that we have a shared passion for rocks! πŸ™‚ Love you!

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  6. Hi Jan – this is such a coincidence – last night I was helping a mother and her daughter research healing crystals and pendulums (at my library job). I confess I don’t know much about them, but these two were so enthusiastic and cheerful, it made an impression on me.

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