Smoky Quartz Crystal Meaning, Healing Properties & Uses

by Nicky Jessen

Smoky Quartz Crystal Meaning, Healing Properties & Uses

Smoky Quartz Crystal: The Gemstone with a Smoky Secret

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Smoky quartz crystal (sometimes spelt smokey quartz crystals) is highly regarded as one of the best crystals you can use as a grounding stone. When someone tells you that you are well grounded, it is a fantastic compliment.

Smoky quartz has that nature about it, and you can feel the positive healing energy as soon as you pick up a natural smoky quartz crystal.

This stone is a translucent and grey variety of quartz whose clarity ranges from brownish-grey, black, to completely transparent.

It is a silicon dioxide crystal, and its smoky colour is due to the formation of free silicon from silicon dioxide due to natural irradiation.

Smoky Quartz meaning & crystal healing energies

Smoky quartz derives its name because of its greyish-brown to yellow-brown colours that have a resemblance to smoke.

The meaning of quartz is derived from the German word "quarz", and of course, Smoky quartz gets its name due to the amazing natural colour it forms naturally.

You can almost feel a mystical vibe when you hold it. It is stunning with all the incredible inclusions you can see beautifully displayed within.

Known all over the world for its power, this stone had been used to adorn jewellery and weapons for centuries. It was once a prized stone of the Celts of Scotland.

In many cultures, this stone signifies being linked to the afterlife, giving a connection to mortal individuals with their ancestors and those who have recently passed on.

smoky quartz crystal top 7 benefits for spiritual health

Top 7 Smoky Quartz Benefits

  1. It helps in balancing the energy of the user. It does not matter if you have negative or positive energies in your life at the moment. The negative energies can play havoc with your life. You can balance both energies with the help of this stone, and become more stable. Often a subtle shift in energy can make a big difference in a person's life.
  2. It helps an individual to improve their spiritual attributes. Too often, many of us are leading a busy life get focused on our issues and problems and forget about our spiritual health. Smoky quartz crystals are powerful stones that can gently remind you to be more grateful, have more patience, learn to forgive, listen to your instincts and overall, improve your spiritual health. Just holding this grounding stone and thinking of everything you are grateful for each day will help a great deal.
  3. Help get rid of negative feelings. We all lead busy lives and tension, stress and anxiety are all too common fact of our lives. Often, the negative feelings can lead us on a downward spiral that is hard to get out of. Use smoky quartz to help smash through those negative thoughts. The pure nature of this healing stone will banish those negative thoughts and get you back to a lively, energetic grounded state. To remove negative energy, point the crystal away from you to draw the negative energies away from you.
  4. If you love to meditate, then start using Smoky Quartz to move easily from beta brain wave states to alpha. Getting to alpha is the first step to building your meditation routine, and the faster you can get there, the better. Hold on to your smoky quartz palm stones, gemstones or quartz cluster while meditating to create your powerful alpha anchor.
  5. Depend on this stone if you require a boost in your life. All of us require motivation in our lives, but nothing can be better than self-motivation. This stone has the power that help you to keep yourself motivated, achieve the highest goals you wish for, as well as do everything that you desire.
  6. Do you have trouble letting go of things at either a physical or emotional level? Smoky quartz can help. Have you ever seen those TV shows where they go into the houses of people who hoard stuff? Their homes are full of books, clothes, papers and you name it from decades of years of collecting them. Smoky quartz is said to greatly benefit those who need to learn the lessons of getting rid of those things that no longer serve you. Marie Kondo is the world's foremost expert on de-cluttering as she wrote the best-seller 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'.
  7. If you are suffering from depression, wear this stone to help gently push away those negative feelings. If you want a simple meditation, grab your smoky quartz palm stones or crystal clusters and create an image of the depressive feelings holding you back and watch as they disappear into the earth. The smoky quartz properties allow you a path and visualisation to push away those negative feelings and soak up those that will help you on the path to growth and living a full life again.

Ancient Earth's Healing Vibrations: The Power of Smoky Quartz

This stone is linked with the earth's healing vibrations that took place millions of years ago.

The unadulterated love of Mother Nature gives Smoky Quartz a distinct strength in the world of gemstones.

Exposure to radiation makes this stone extremely powerful for purifying and cleaning electromagnetic stress (EMFs) from the environment.

Because of this attribute, this stone has the capability to recognise geopathic and electromagnetic stress, neutralising them and returning them to the earth.

smoky quartz crystals healing properties

Placing Smoky Quartz around your house

A powerful detoxifier and cleanser, this stone, combined with Feng Shui, can bring back balance and harmony in your house.

Place pieces of this stone in areas that contain electronic goods or in your workspace to allow it to absorb and transmute electromagnetic radiation, providing your body with the best chance for healing.

The colour of this silicon dioxide mineral ranges from pale and smoky grey to deep brown and black. The colour is caused due to natural irradiation of the stone and impurities of aluminium.

In rare cases, this stone can be nearly opaque. However, most of it is always translucent to transparent.

Smoky quartz uses for Feng Shui

Smoky quartz has strong protective properties, and as it is darker in colour, you almost get a feeling of protection and being grounded and strong just by looking at it. It definitely makes our list of the 8 best crystals for protection.

As such, you want to place it in areas you feel require the most protection.

Here are a number of places people place their smoky quartz for excellent Feng Shui:

  • at your front door for protection
  • any area of the house you feel you need protection
  • it forms a fine protective nature in your office or workplace too

smoky quartz jewellery and palm stones

Grounding Your Energy: Smoky Quartz and the Root Chakra Connection

In the realm of chakras, Smoky Quartz stands out for its profound connection and ability to help balance and rejuvenate the root chakra.

Known as the foundation of our energy system, the root chakra is vital for feeling grounded and secure.

The stone's energy is particularly attuned to this chakra, making Smoky Quartz the perfect stone for those seeking stability and a strong connection to the earth.

When you're wearing Smoky Quartz, whether as a polished tumble or in a more refined jewellery form, it works tirelessly to cleanse and fortify your root chakra.

This grounding effect is crucial, especially in today's fast-paced world where it's easy to feel unanchored.

Smoky Quartz helps anchor you firmly in the present, allowing you to let go of the past and embrace the now with confidence and clarity.

What are Smoky Quartz crystals used for?

This extremely versatile stone is a healing crystal too and is frequently used for healing external and personal matters.

In terms of personal matters, we're referring to reproductive organs as the stone has quite a masculine energy to it and has been linked to increased virality.

As mentioned above, you want to use this stone for meditation. One of the challenges with meditation when starting is getting to alpha. Smoky quartz can help you get there faster and longer.

For those who feel they have too much negative energy, you want to grab a smoky quartz point you love and resonates with your energy.

You then want to hold your piece of smoky quartz with the point away from you to draw the negative energies out of your body and into the universe.

Let the universe take care of the negativity. You got your life to live ;-)

Judy Hall, the author of The Crystal Bible (the best crystal book), says 'Psychologically, Smoky Quartz relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness.'

Many people use this stone to guard their possessions and homes against theft. If feels good to know you have a sort of energetic protector at different areas of your home.

It is also perfect for reducing the level of stress, allowing you to live a peaceful life, free of anger and rage.

Remember, smoky quartz is a brilliant grounding stone, which is where the power and energy come from. It can be even more powerful when combined with Amethyst.

Harnessing Smoky Quartz Healing Properties: Soothing the Nervous System and More

This gemstone is known all over the world for its healing properties.

Many say it can help to calm down the nervous system as well as help alleviate cramps.

Apart from the energy being beneficial for the heart, it has also been linked to helping ease spasms, relieving headaches, as well as absorbing electromagnetic radiation released by electronic equipment.

If you are suffering from anxiety, fear, or suffering from depression, you can depend on Smoky Quartz to help dig you out of the depths by helping you remove negative energies holding you back.

It is also renowned for its capability of encouraging positive thinking and actions and providing emotional balance to the mind.

Apart from its ability to produce a balanced mindset, Smoky Quartz is unarguably the best stone having the ability to 'ground' energy by countering negative vibration.

smoky quartz crystal collection

Where is Smoky Quartz found?

Smoky Quartz is readily found in many locations around the world. The most generous deposits of this stone are found in

  • United States
  • Scotland
  • Switzerland
  • Brazil
  • Mozambique; and
  • Madagascar.

Smoky quartz is not to be confused with other beautiful dark or black crystals such as black obsidian or black tourmaline

Types of smoky quartz crystals you can buy include:

You can choose from our collection of these stunning grounding stones below. Just click each link to see all the images of each one.

Nicky Jessen
Nicky Jessen


Nicky is the proud mum of 3 beautiful girls and Owner of Earth Inspired Gifts. Earth Inspired Gifts is an online retail store specialising in gifts inspired by Nature, such as Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps, Geodes, Crystals, Jewellery and other beautiful items. In addition to running Earth Inspired Gifts, Nicky has been building and managing many websites, including some of the largest online stores in Australia. Feel free to reach out to Nicky via her Facebook page or Twitter.