Smokey Quartz is a from of Quartz, Silicon Dioxide, and owes its color to gamma irradiation and the presence of traces of aluminum present in the earth. Energetically, it is said to be one of the most grounding & clearing stones available, both purifying & protecting. It is associated with the Root chakra (energy center). I like to think of it as a nervous system reset. Energy healers believe it to be great for anxiety & calming nerves. It can fade over long periods of time in direct sunlight.
This one is red with hematite, high in iron giving it its rich color. Hematite is said to have super grounding qualities
This gorgeous crystal is from Brazil, where it was dug up from the earth -left unpolished, its base was cut so it can sit upright. I love its natural etching on the sides too, see 3rd photo. It weighs just under 1 lb and measures about 4 x 3 x 2 inches. There is a small chip on the back face near the tip, see photos!