Smokey quartz is a crystalline form of silicon dioxide and is the national gem of Scotland. It ranges in color from light brown to black and gets its Smokey grey appearance from natural irradiation.
With a Mohs hardness of 7, smokey quartz is a very durable gemstone that can be used in jewelry pieces, grass-making, foundry work, and other industrial applications.
Smokey quartz is mainly found in Australia, Brazil, China, Scotland, Switzerland, and the United States (Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania).
Smokey quartz has a long history of being used for its healing properties.
Smokey quartz can also be used to help ground and protect the wearer from negative energy. It is said to be especially helpful in shielding against electromagnetic radiation.
Proper Care of Smokey Quartz
Smokey quartz is relatively hard and durable, but can still be scratched or chipped if not handled carefully. To clean Smokey quartz, simply wipe it down with a soft cloth. You can also rinse it under cool water and dry it with a soft cloth.
Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on smokey quartz, as they can damage the stone's surface.
When storing smokey quartz, keep it away from other crystals and gemstones to prevent scratching. It's also a good idea to keep Smokey quartz in a soft cloth or pouch to protect it from damage.
Place a piece of it on your body during a massage or Reiki session to promote relaxation and stress relief.
Use it in crystal healing layouts or grids to amplify the stone's energy and benefits.
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