Our Smokey Quartz Pieces come from Brazil!
The term “Smokey Quartz” was first reported to the gem world by J. S. Dana in 1837 and was named for its color which had been likened to smoke. Smokey Quartz offers a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into shades of black and brown. Its color is caused by impurities of aluminum and natural irradiation of the stone. Though Smokey Quartz can be nearly opaque, it is almost always transparent to translucent. With crystals as pale and surreal as a wisp of smoke, or as dark and clear as midnight waters, this mineral honors its connection with Mother Earth. It brings strength and stability, and a sense of personal pride in walking the Earth and inhabiting a human form.
Smokey Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilized in magic and scrying to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smokey Quartz provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.
It is a talisman of the Root Chakra, an anchor in the natural world, drawing white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be deeply rooted into the physical plane. Its phenomenal power lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, while also absorbing and transmuting significant amounts of negative energy and releasing it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally.