With a mesmerising brilliance Smokey Quartz radiates fire from with in its smooth brown tones.
Smokey Quartz has a beautiful translucence that I think is enhanced when cabochon cut (polished with no facets). Some of the very first crystal balls were actually made using Smokey Quartz, and I have to agree that this seems fitting to such a wonderfully alluring gemstone.
Country of origin
In addition to Scotland, Smokey Quartz is also mined in Brazil, Germany, Australia, India, Madagascar and the USA.
Myth & Folklore
It is believed that Smokey Quartz helps to build a strong relationship and instill peace and harmony. It is also said to transform negative energy and is reported to be effective at dealing with anger.