Smoky quartz is a variety of quartz that is brown to brownish black. The color is created by exposure to natural or artificial gamma rays. Morion is the name applied to a nearly black variety of smoky quartz that is semitranslucent or opaque. Most faceted smoky quartz comes from Brazil, but fine mineral specimens can be found from around the world.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Smoky Quartz Colors
Cairngorm If Dark Brown Or Morion If Nearly Opaque Black, Mandiore Dorado Quartz(TM), Champagne Quartz, Latte Quartz, Whiskey Quartz
Countries of Origin
United States of America; Madagascar; Thailand; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Switzerland; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); India; Mozambique; Pakistan; Unknown; China; Namibia; Brazil; South Africa; Peru; Germany
Rich, warm, clear... smoky quartz is a stone you'll appreciate for its coffee-color and earthy appeal. As with other members of the quartz family, this stone is usually extremely clear, so light can enter it and dance out again. Set smoky quartz in yellow metals or rose-toned metals or white metals... wherever it goes, it's a delicious delight.
More About Smoky Quartz
Smoky quartz is the national gemstone of Scotland. The source found in the Scottish Highlands is called Cairngorm. According to folklore, quartz is a stone credited with the ability to attract positive things like love. It's also credited with the ability to help one achieve inner peace. We can see that. It's a peaceful sort of stone.