Friday, March 2, 2012

Gemstone of the Week: Unakite

("Sasha" by Handmaden Designs LLC)



Unakite is an interesting form of Granite.  It's Granite that has a high content of a material known as Epidote, thus Unakite is also known as Epidotized-Granite.   Unakite is a gorgeously mottled stone of green (the Epidote) and pink (the Granite).  It is a very common beach stone in Michigan and makes some really lovely jewelry and carved sculptures.

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