Smokey quartz is a brown transparent quartz gemstone,sometimes which is used for amazing faceted cuts in it. In the past this variety of stone was known as smoky topaz, which was later rectified as the gemstone variety is quartz, not topaz.
A very realistic belief about smokey quartz is that it is most useful in helping and settling a disagreement between people.
Smokey quartz is considered as a macro-crystalline variety of quartz. Smokey quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral.It usually forms transparent hexagonal, rhombohedral crystals.
The name smokey quartz is derived from the smoky color that extents from grayish-brown to dark brown and even get black. The smoky color of this gemstone results from natural exposure to radiation. It is formed from free silicon that was discharged from silicon dioxide during the formation of crystals.
Smokey quartz is noticed as a grounding stone which provides physical and psychic protection from negative energies. It can help to remove negative energy and change it into positive energy.
Smokey quartz is considered as a stone of fortune and brings luck. In difficult times it helps to keep one’s mind focused on success and to acheive goals.
It enhances intuition power and gives personal pride and joy.
It helps in changing the mood and softly remove all emotional blockages.
The gemstone also has the power in transforming negative emotions such as fear, anger and jealousy into positive energy. It brings calm and helps to overcome the users sadness and grief.
Smokey quartz is considered to be a perfect stone for meditation as it helps in processing the fluctuating energies within the body and clears the mind.
It is also believed that smokey quartz gemstone if placed in the bedroom near or around the bed, then it helps the couple to overcome the communication problems between them.
It is very useful to promote physical health of organs including stomach, kidneys, adrenals, pancreas, and the reproductive organs. It can help in relieving leg cramps and also ease the hip pain.
It can even cure headaches.
For healing purposes smokey quartz crystals can be placed on the body, especially where pain is experienced. It is considered best to reduce stress by holding a crystal in each hand and sit quietly for a few moments.
Smokey quartz can be used to produce gem extract that smoothly works within the body.
Some artisans use this gemstone by carving into a variety of ornamental shapes, including figurines, pyramids, spheres, obelisks and eggs. Jewelers may also form the stone into rings, necklaces, earrings and other pieces.
Smokey quartz is a rather prevalent mineral that is mostly mined in Colorado, USA, in Brazil, Australia, Madagascar, Switzerland, and Scotland where it is considered to be a national stone.