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Smokey Quartz


Geology and History


Smokey Quartz is a translucent grey quartz variety.  Ranging in clarity for almost complete transparency to a brownish-gray almost opaque crystal.  Some specimens can also be black.  Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal.  The smokey colour results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide through natural irradiation.

Black varieties are called Morion.  The Smokey Quartz colour is sometimes deepened by man with radiation, alternatively heating will produce and enhance gold hues.  This often turns the crystal quite black.  Smokey is often give to trade names or misnomers of “Smokey Citrine” or “Smokey Topaz.”


Metaphysical Properties


The stone of serenity, comforting and calming.  Smokey Quartz is a very protective and grounding stone which strengthens links between the Earth, physical and higher selves helping to uncover ancient wisdom.  Resonates with the root and crown chakra connection to all realms.

An excellent shielding stone bring physical and psychic protection.  Enables you to reach higher states of consciousness and stimulates Kundalini life force energy.  Enhances survival instincts and channels Earth knowledge.

Helps to manifest goals bringing positivity and a view of what I need has already happened.  Shifts ones perspective creating a sense of endless expansion and integrates your ancient soul into conscious understanding.  This stone brings peace, abundance, prosperity and good luck.

Excellent for increasing positivity, overcoming negative emotions and relieving depression.  Smokey Quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and all negative emotions by anchoring them into the Earth where they are transformed into positive energies of growth.

Enhances courage and inner strength showing us light in the dark.  By embracing our darkness we find strength in understanding the illusion of our fears, then eternal power through embracing love.


Crystal Healing


Assists with kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues and removes toxins from the body.  Helps the endocrine systems.  Relieves fluid retention and swelling.  Addresses insomnia, nightmares, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder.


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Quick Overview


Pronunciation:smoh-kee kwawrts
Formula:SiO2
Stone Qualities:Grounding, organisation, removing negative energy
Hardness:7.0
Chakra:Root (1st), Crown (7th)
Zodiac:Capricorn and Sagittarius
Origin:Brazil, Australia, Madagascar, Switzerland and the USA

Crystal Included In Little Box of


  • Little Box of Capricorn
  • Little Box of Scorpio

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