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Smoky Quartz

Grounding - Protection - Mood Lifting


My spirit is grounded deep in the Earth. I am able to let go of fear and move forward knowing the universe will always provide for me.


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Smoky Quartz is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones while at the same time raises vibrations during meditation. It teaches you to leave behind anything that no longer serves you and helps you to move forward in life. Smoky Quartz relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness. When it comes into contact with negative emotions, it gently dissolves them.

 Smoky Quartz is a protective and grounding stone. Its connection to the earth plane allows for the manifestation of loftier spiritual truths and inspirations. If you are feeling particularly irritable, try working with Smoky Quartz to lift your mood. Because of its capability to absorb negativity, cleansing this crystal regularly may be beneficial.


Place on your desk and in spaces that need enhanced organization and mental processing. Helps ground and increase patience when working on projects that require endurance. Carry with you to enhance supernatural experiences.


Plant feet firmly on the earth and call in the protection of your Smoky Quartz ally. Feel your feet upon the ground, notice how the earth supports you in all ways. Ask that it may receive any negativity you are holding and allow it to either neutralize them completely or assist you in transmuting that energy into more creative outlets. This can be done indoors or outside, best to do barefoot to fully feel the connection.


Smoky Quartz is found in many countries including Brazil, Australia and the United States. It varies from pale hues to deep, dark browns and blacks. There are also cases of manufactures exposing Clear Quartz to radium or x-rays to turn it into the Smoky variety of the stone.


A sturdy and water-safe stone, Smoky Quartz is one of the best crystals to place almost anywhere in your home. Where some crystals may begin to crumble if they are placed too close to a boiling pot or shower, Smoky Quartz will be just fine. Though as with most crystals, it's best to keep Smoky Quartz out of the sun in order to keep its color vibrant! It is also a crystal which is widely available, and so you can find it in almost any shape or size to fit exactly where you would like it.

In terms of its metaphysical properties, Smoky Quartz will go best in a home wherever you feel you need the most grounding. 

Those who suffer from long stressful work days may benefit deeply from a Smoky Quartz statement piece in their entryway. If you have a broken pocket stone of Smoky Quartz, or chips of Smoky Quartz, burying them just outside your doorstep alongside Black Tourmaline will help create a protective and recentering barrier into your home. This combination takes full advantage of both crystal’s properties, and will deter unwanted guests and help to bring a better work-life balance. 

Keeping a Smoky Quartz palm stone or sphere handy in your sacred space is a powerful way to ensure you stay grounded. While working with higher vibrational energy which sometimes draws us away from our physical being, Smoky Quartz is a powerful ally to pull us back to the physical in a positive way. Being able to hold your Smoky Quartz stone solidly is especially beneficial in this application, hence a moderately sized sphere or palm stone to conveniently hold. However a Smoky Quartz point may be used in the same manner, particularly if you can hold the point facing towards you.

Anyone suffering from nightmares or inescapable lucid dreams may find a combination of Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, and Stilbite to be an effective remedy. Whether each piece is placed by the bedside or polished stones are placed under your pillow, this trio is a powerhouse of the healing properties required to assist in overcoming nightmares.

Smoky Quartz is considered to be a semi-precious stone just like most of its Quartz siblings. Though nowhere near as precious a gemstone as say fine Emeralds and Rubies, Smoky Quartz has an incredibly unique appearance. With good luster, transparency, and the fact that it is easily carved and cut, Smoky Quartz makes a beautiful addition to any jewelry collection. 

Though Smoky Quartz is incredibly uncommon to be found in wedding bands or fine jewelry, there has been increasing demand for less expensive and more interesting gemstones. Those who have considered ‘Salt and Pepper’ Diamonds or ‘Chocolate Diamonds’ may want to consider Smoky Quartz as a far more affordable option, in order to get a larger cut of gemstone! 

For those of us far more interested in the healing properties of Smoky Quartz than its categorization as a gemstone, there are far less intense options to choose from. Simple Smoky Quartz Bracelets are wildly available, a muted color and casual style which pairs well with everyday wear. Beaded Smoky Quartz bracelets are an excellent way to wear this powerful grounding crystal all day. 

An incredibly ancient stone, like most of the Quartz family, Smoky Quartz is perhaps best known in Celtic cultures. The national gemstone of Scotland is a variety of Smoky Quartz known as Cairngorm from the name of the mountains where it is mined. Known best as a stone of power, Smoky Quartz has in legend been associated with the goddess Hecate and the dark magical powers of the earth itself. This stone was often used as ornamentation for those in positions of power in Scotland, including warriors and even the royalty who adored it enough to grant it the title of their national gem!

In more of a practical sense, in the 12th century Smoky Quartz was utilized in an incredibly insightful manner by the Chinese. They would cut it into the perfect shape and size for eyeglasses, and created sunglasses which closely resemble the sunglasses we use today.

Collectors far and wide often begin their collections with a few key crystals. Clear Quartz, Citrine, Green Aventurine, Amethyst, or even Carnelian. There are few and far between who could say truthfully that they have no Smoky Quartz in their collection! What could be the reason for Smoky Quartz finding collectors, and sneaking its way into their hearts? These stones boast an incredible and distinct appearance, from pitch black to champagne, a great luster, and classic formation which draws the attention of any collector. 

You would be hard pressed to find a more quintessential Root Chakra Crystal, and you’d have a much harder time finding a crystal to compare to Smoky Quartz’ grounding abilities. This readily available stone is a positive powerhouse, inexpensive and incredibly practical. 

There are few crystals which would be better for a beginner, Smoky Quartz is a straightforward and reliable teacher. A wonderful gift to someone just beginning their journey into crystal healing, and exploring the properties which are most useful for everyday practice. 

Smoky Quartz is an important component for grounding energies in the home, and in nature. Attuned deeply to the element of earth, this Quartz is unlike any other in many ways. A calm, cool and collected companion which is easily attuned to, Smoky Quartz is an old friend of humanity itself. Though it is true that Clear Quartz has a splendid ability to be programmed to any intention, including the grounding and protection which Smoky Quartz is well known for, there is certainly something unique about Smoky Quartz’ energy.  Smoky is in the exact same price range as Clear Quartz, if not sometimes even less expensive depending on the quality of each. Smoky Quartz has a beautiful and unique appearance, and a gorgeous variety of colors for all aesthetics.  

Most crystals boast more than one healing attribute to their name, and Smoky Quartz is no exception. Smoky Quartz is an incredibly multifaceted crystal healer. Its grounding energy and protective energy do not counteract each other, but rather they combine together beautifully in order to create Smoky Quartz’ unique energy.

Smoky Quartz has a very unique appearance in comparison to its much better known counterpart Clear Quartz. Whether you find your Smoky Quartz as a small polished pocket stone, faceted into a gemstone, or in its untouched raw and cluster formations, it can be distinguished from its many Quartz siblings by its gray, brown, or sometimes black appearance. Most often Smoky Quartz is translucent, yet tinted a light or golden brown which can give the appearance of smoke trapped inside its lustrous crystals. This stone gains its unique coloration due to a mixture of aluminum inclusions inside of the Quartz, and the natural radiation that it is exposed to inside of the Earth! Though it is most typical that Smoky Quartz appears to be just that, a smoky variety of Quartz, there are often exhibits of ‘smoky’ appearance in its Quartz siblings. The best example of this is in natural Citrine, the yellow variety of Quartz. Citrine and Smoky Quartz often look incredibly similar, and in fact it is a rather common occurrence that Citrine exhibits a smokiness to it. Smoky Citrine, as it is often called, appears almost like a trapped ray of golden light filtering delicately through a haze of smoke. This is typically due to a layer of Smoky Quartz growing overtop a previously formed Citrine crystal. This growth habit may also occur in Amethyst, with the Smoky layer most often covering vibrant purple Amethyst like a thin veil. Smoky Quartz is often the visible element in many Phantom Quartz specimens, highlighting a single layer (or multiple layers) of growth inside an otherwise entirely clear Quartz crystal! 

Though these are the most common examples of ‘smokiness’ other forms of silicates may also exhibit this effect as well.