Known as "nature's stone of endurance" because of its healing and cleansing properties, smoky quartz has a rich history, spanning ancient Egypt to modern day Scotland
Brazilian smoky quartz is a unique charmer and sacred stone for a number of cultures. It belongs to the macro crystalline quartz group, along with amethyst, ametrine, citrine and tiger's eye. It manifests itself in earth-toned clear look that comes in shades of cognac, brown to black or smoky gray. The name quartz comes from the Greek "krystallos" meaning ice and "querklufterz", a Saxon word meaning cross-vein ore.
The earth's crust is made up of nearly 12 percent quartz, making quartz the most abundant single mineral on earth. Quartz comes in a variety of hues and has been in circulation for thousands of years. However, finding the highest quality of Smoky Quartz is rather rare.
We acquire rare Brazilian smoky quartz from the Minas Gerais in Brazil. This mine offers the finest quality of this variety of quartz.