The most beautiful smoky quartz comes from Brazil, the United States, Australia, and the Alps.
Smoky Quartz is a translucent smoky-brown to black rock crystal. Crystals that are almost completely black are known as morion quartz. It is a silicon oxide trigonal crystal usually formed in geodes; the color is caused by aluminum, lithium and radioactive radiation.
Smoky Quartz is said to be the stone that strengthens the supporting and connective tissues as well as the muscles. It is said to bring inner calm to the person who possesses or wears it. It should be held in each hand in stressful situations. Its magical properties stand for facing life, giving strength and motivation to meet new challenges.
It is the Star Sign linked to the Libra and should be discharged once a month under warm running water and charged overnight among rock crystals.
Traditional gemstone properties of Smoky Quartz: Dissolving emotional blockage, clearing the mind, cooperation, personal pride, joy in living, attentiveness to the moment, protection.
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