smoky quartz

Virtues in lithotherapy, characteristics and history


Smoky quartz , also called smoky quartz or morion, is a quartz like amethyst , citrine, rose quartz or even rock crystal .

Smoky quartz works primarily at the root chakra, Muladhara in Sanskrit. It is a reassuring stone that chases away dark thoughts.

It is a fine stone (formerly semi-precious stone but this name is now prohibited).

Characteristics of smoky quartz

Main deposits
Many all over the world
From pale beige to black through all the densities of brown
Hardness (Mohs scale)
7: scratch the glass
Chemical composition
Silicon dioxide: SiO 2

crystal system

Trigonal (rhombohedral)


Root chakra (first chakra, "Muladhara")

Trace elements


Astrological signs

Libra, Capricorn, Scorpio

Purification and Recharging

Purify Smoky Quartz

Recharge Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz can be purified with pure water , pure salt or salt water .

Let your stone soak in pure water for about 4 to 5 hours or in salt water for about 2 to 3 hours .

To purify your smoky quartz with pure salt , we advise you to use the method of indirect purification with pure salt.

Smoky Quartz recharges in sunlight .

To recharge it, you can leave your stone for 2 to 3 hours in a bright room .

Be careful not to leave your stone exposed to direct sunlight.

You can also recharge your smoky quartz on a cluster of rock crystal .

Recharging on rock crystal takes about 1 hour and can be done day or night.


— Smoky Quartz

On an emotional level

Smoky quartz is a stone that makes us aware of the life around us , it chases away dark thoughts , eliminates fears and anxieties to bring us back to more lucidity .

It is a stone that is very reassuring : it helps us to gain self-confidence by freeing us from the gaze of others , it opens us up to others , helps us to discover our needs and to acquire a sense of responsibility .

Smoky quartz is also a concrete stone particularly recommended for idealists . It will help them make sense of things and refocus their aspirations on attainable goals .

It is also recommended for people who tend to be impulsive , because it encourages them to take their time and think before they act .

Smoky Quartz Bracelet 8mm
Smoky Quartz Bracelet 6mm

On a physical level

Smoky quartz helps with challenges , so many use it as a quit smoking support.

On a spiritual level

Smoky Quartz is a stone of grounding and full awareness that allows people who tend to get lost in spirituality and daydreaming to rebalance .

We use a lot of smoky quartz in meditation to learn to accept ourselves and to become aware of our body , its mechanisms.

COLOR Properties


Brown is the color of organization , practicality and management .

It is a reassuring , concrete and stable colour, which makes it possible to relate to stable values ​​in the face of a rapidly changing world.

Brown is also a color that develops the ability to make long-term projects and to approach them with patience and method .

History & traditions

The etymology of the word quartz is uncertain. It could come from the word quaterz (or quaderz ), which designated bad ores until the 16th century . According to a second hypothesis, it would come from the contraction of the German gewärz which means germ, excrescence.

Smoky quartz was used throughout the Mediterranean region to make seals.

The Egyptians used smoky quartz to make engraved objects and beads. In the Egyptian tradition, smoky quartz cabochons were sometimes associated with mummies with animal heads.

The Romans used it to make intaglios.

Lithotherapy is an alternative energy therapy, the indications given do not in any way constitute medical advice, they are taken from cultures and reference works in the field. For any medical problem we invite you to consult your doctor. Never stop treatment without medical advice.

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