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 itto be great for anxiety & calming nerves. It can fade over long periods of time in direct sunlight.
It is naturally double terminated, meaning it grew with crystal points at both ends. This is said to energetically act like a battery.
This gorgeous crystal is from Brazil, where it was dug up from the earth and polished. It is so beautiful from all angles that it was hard to photograph it, appearing as if a different crystal from each view. So many rainbow inclusions in the light. It weighs 4.4oz 4 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches.