Unakite Silver Necklace
$19.95 exc. GST
Unakite Jasper is also called Epidote, for its main component deriving its name from the Greek epidosis meaning “growing together.” An amalgamation of Red Jasper, pink Feldspar and green Epidote, Unakite is solidly bound together and is said to symbolize “what comes together belongs together.” It forms in dense, opaque masses 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. It is occasionally listed as Grandodiorite.
The metal is sterling silver overlay. Silver overlay is a uses a process of adding a thick layer of silver over the base metal and is more durable and more attractive than silver plated products. It has the appearance of solid sterling at a reduced cost but will far out last plated products.