Smoky quartz is a brownish grey, translucent variety of quartz. It can vary from being completely see through to almost opaque. Colours can range from a brownish grey to black crystal called Morion, a derivative of the name quote by the Roman historian Pliny the Elder or from the Greek term for “baneful or hideous,
Cairngorm is a variety of smoky quartz found in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland with a smoky yellow brown colour or grey brown. Cairngorm quartz It is used in Scottish jewellery and as a decoration on kilt pins and the handles of sgianan-dubha (sgian-dubhs or skean dhu). Although the Celts had been using Cairngorm quartz since 300 BCE.
in the 12th century flat pieces of smoky quartz were used in China to make a form of sunglasses. Whilst most were used to shield the eyes from bright light, judges used them during court proceedings to hide their facial expressions.
Scottish Cairngorm Quartz was extremely popular in the Victorian era. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were fascinated with Cairngorm Quartz and kept a collection at Balmoral. The largest every piece of is in Queen Victoria’s collection is a 23.6 kg (52 lb)
Because of its connection with water, the stone has been used to magically create rain in many parts of the Pacific.
Meaning & Energy
Smoky Quartz helps users ground themselves to Earth and can open the root chakra and solar plexus.
For people who have a wandering mind and lack of focus, the stone can assist in clearing the mind and make you level headed. Smoky Quartz can also assist with drive and determination to achieve your goals, dreams, wants, and desires. It has remarkable transformation strength that can help push people into new directions.
Smoky Quartz has always been known as one of the strongest and most effective tools for dissolving negative energies. Not only will it protect your body from negative vibrations, but also change negative energies into something more positive.
Stones to Use with Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz works well with other grounding stones such as:
Black Tourmaline and Black Kyanite. Meditating with one or both stones will help with the organisation of thoughts, ideas, and interests.
Epidote To enhance meditation sessions surrounding using Epidote with Smoky Quartz to allow you to open your eyes and bring clarity to the many decisions you face. By using these stones together, it will help one speak from the heart when pursuing your most desired dreams.
Chakra Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root
Strength, Balance, Protection, Grounding, Purification, Manifestation,
Sense of Purpose, Organization, Personal Will
Planets Earth, Saturn, Sun
Zodiacs Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Colours Smokey Grey, Black
Chemical Formula SiO2