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Aquamarine on Smoky Quartz with Mica£99.95
Elestial Quartz (Smoky)£14.95
Quartz bead strands (Smoky)£5.00
Quartz Cabochons (Smoky)£2.00 – £4.95
Quartz Clusters (Smoky)£9.95
Quartz Points (Smoky)£0.95 – £9.95
Quartz Specimens / Rough (Smoky)£2.95
Quartz Tumblestones (Rutilated Smoky)£4.50
Quartz Tumblestones (Smoky)£0.75 – £2.95
Smoky Quartz Emma Eggs£2.50
Smoky Quartz, Faceted£1.55 – £7.95
Appearance, Uses and History
Smoky Quartz is common and has not been widely used for much – although it became popular in the last few hundred years for jewellery making.
Supposedly during the 12th century, Chinese judges used sunglasses made from Smoky Quartz to hide their emotions and facial expressions in court. Whether or not this is accurate I can’t say – I have found a pair from the early 19th century though.
Nowadays it is largely used as a decorative stone and is usually sold carved, polished, or tumbled.
Smoky Quartz is found all over the world, with excellent quality specimens being found in Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, China, Czechia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa and the USA.
A number of excellent specimens from Brazil, Madagascar, or Mexico can be found online for relatively inexpensive prices.
There is a particular form of smoky Quartz from Scotland referred to as ‘Cairngorm Quartz’ which is extremely popular with UK collectors.
Photos of Smoky Quartz
Hazards and Warnings
Almost all rocks, minerals (and, frankly, almost all other substances on earth) can produce toxic dust when cutting, which can cause serious respiratory conditions including silicosis.
When cutting or polishing rocks, minerals, shells, etc, all work should be done wet to minimise the dust, and a suitable respirator or extraction system should be used.
‘Smoky’ Quartz may not translate perfectly into other languages, especially when using automatic translator programs.
- دھواں دار کوارٹج
- धुएँ के रंग का क्वार्ट्ज
- quartzo esfumaçado
- quartzo fumê
- Quartzo fumado
- ধূমপায়ী কোয়ার্টজ
- kuarsa berasap
- ਤੰਬਾਕੂਨੋਸ਼ੀ ਕੁਆਰਟਜ਼
- smoky quartz
- ‘smokey’ quartz
- cairngorm quartz
- morion (for dark to black smoky Quartz)
- quarzo fumé
- дымчатый кварц
- quartz fumé
- cuarzo ahumado
- 스모키 쿼츠
- સ્મોકી ક્વાર્ટઝ
Mandarin and Traditional Chinese: