Unakite is a modified form of native granite containing numerous pink orthoclases and green epidermis. It is easily cut and polished to make cabochons, small sculptures, and other decorative items. Unakite is attractive, plentiful, inexpensive, and regularly found in the jewelry market. Unakite is named after the Unaka Range in Tennessee, discovered by Mr. Bradley in 1874. It is now being mined around the world.
Unakite stones are used to make beautiful and unique jewelry. This gem is affordable and easily available and can make beautiful jewelry when skillfully designed. Designers often use the unique color combination of Unakite for attractive jewelry that enhances the value of the stone and makes it a great addition to any jewelry collection.