Smoky Quartz

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Do you find yourself holding onto feelings, thoughts, beliefs, or experiences that no longer serve a positive purpose in your life? Are you carrying emotional or energetic baggage around with you? If you are ready to leave those energies behind to create space for better things, bring Smoky Quartz crystals into your life.

An Introduction to Smoky Quartz Crystal Healing Properties

This powerful stone is a super-charged variation of the extensive Quartz group of crystals, but with a distinctive twist. It gets its wispy hints of brown from exposure to natural underground radiation from granite deposits, giving regular Quartz an added punch of celestial vibrations.

The Smoky Quartz crystal is a grounding stone known for its ability to help you move on from difficult or painful experiences. It guides you to a higher state of being, a place where you can let go of the past so that it makes you better, not bitter. Leave the past in the past and move on toward a brighter future with the help of the Smoky Quartz crystal properties.

Because of its darker color, the  Smoky Quartz crystal healing properties are well-suited to removing negative energy or unwanted energy. The stone cleanses and purifies your energy field and allows you to hand over the energies you want to release to your crystal – whether it’s stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, or other negative vibrations. The supportive quality of this stone is what makes it such a great energy stabilizer, as well. 

History & Lore

Smoky Quartz is the national gem of Scotland. In Celtic cultures, Smoky Quartz was sacred to the Druids. This stone represented the dark power of the Earth gods and goddesses. It was also associated with the ancient Greek goddess, Hecate, the goddess of magic.

Smoky Quartz regained popularity during the Victorian era in Britain. It was often worn in mourning jewelry in the 19th century. Mourning jewelry were decorative pieces worn by those who had suffered a loss.Darker stones, like Smoky Quartz, were a staple of these pieces that were often worn for a customary period of one to two years. Queen Victoria began this trend when she wore mourning jewelry after the death of her husband, Prince Albert. 

Origin & Regionality

Smoky Quartz is found in Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Scotland, the United States, and many other places.

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Smoky Quartz Crystal Meaning

The Smoky Quartz crystal stone meaning comes from its connection to the root chakra. By balancing this energy center, Smoky Quartz offers a sense of stability and security, which explains why it has such a grounding effect on those who use it. 

The Smoky Quartz crystal meaning works to connect you to the supportive energy of the Earth while also connecting you to a higher state of being, guiding you to move on from lower vibrational energies that may weigh you down or hold you back. Because of its powerful cleansing and detoxing properties, this stone is one of the most powerful stones to work with for releasing and letting go of any and all unwanted energies in your energy field. 

Whenever you work with a Smoky Quartz crystal, imagine the lower vibrational energy around you going up in flames and your crystal clearing away the residue, leaving your mind, body and spirit vibrating at a higher frequency. 

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Letting Go

When you hold onto too much energy, there is very little room for new energy to enter. To make space for better things in your life, it’s important to leave behind that which no longer serves you – whether it’s thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, feelings, memories, or anything else that you have been carrying around with you. When you are ready to let go of your energetic baggage, the Smoky Quartz crystal meaning can help to cleanse and detoxify your mind, body and spirit. 

The Smoky Quartz crystal stone meaning works by guiding you to recognize the energies you need to release and absorbing them from your energy field so you do not have to hold onto them any longer. That’s why the stone itself has a darker, smoke-like tint – because it takes on all the lower vibrations leaving your energy field. Once you’ve handed over your unwanted energies to the crystal, you can reach a higher state of being and connect back to feelings of joy, positivity and light. With the energetic grime cleared away, you can let your light shine bright. 

Getting Grounded

With its subtle shades of brown, the Smoky Quartz crystal healing properties work to reconnect us to the earth and its life-giving soil, making it one of the best stones for grounding and balancing. Use Smoky Quartz as a gentle, healing force that anchors you to the ground beneath your feet and provides the energetic stability you need when life gets chaotic. Through its grounding force, the Smoky Quartz crystal meaning helps you to stay calm, cool and collected as you navigate challenging or difficult situations in your life. In this way, the Smoky Quartz crystal stone acts as a support system – one you can lean on endlessly and rely upon for a lifetime. 

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How to Use Your Smoky Quartz Crystal

How to Use your Smoky Quartz Crystal for Letting Go  

Our favorite way to use the Smoky Quartz crystal properties for letting go is to create a crystal program for yourself. By wearing Smoky Quartz crystal jewelry, carrying the stone, and incorporating it into your space, you can filter out all unwanted energy from your mind, body, spirit and space.


Wearing Smoky Quartz in the form of jewelry is a powerful way to connect with the stone’s energy throughout the day. Your smoky quart bracelet, necklace, or earrings can remind you to let go and move on from lower vibrational energy whenever it shows up in your life.  


In addition to wearing the stone, carrying a Smoky Quartz stone in your purse or pocket allows you to release any build-up energy that accumulates in your energy field. If you find yourself facing a carrying around an energy you no longer want, hand it over to your crystal for an on-the-spot healing treatment. 


The last step in your crystal program for letting go is to bring the stone into your environment. Place a smoky quartz cluster somewhere you will see it each day as a reminder to keep your energy clear and high vibe. The stone will also act as an energy filter for your space, helping to release any heavy energy that accumulates in your environment. 

Smoky Quartz Crystal Intention for Letting Go

When working with Smoky Quartz for letting go, use the following crystal intention: “I let go of anything that does not serve me.”

How to Use your Smoky Quartz Crystal for Getting Grounded   

To ground your energy, create a Smoky Quartz crystal program for yourself that includes wearing it, carrying it, and placing it in your space. 


Wearing Smoky Quartz jewelry allows you to access its grounding and stabilizing energy at all times. Whether you wear it over your heart as a necklace, on your wrist as a bracelet, or even as earrings, this crystal will fill you with a sense of energetic stability no matter what is going on in your life. 


To enhance your crystal practice for getting grounded, keep a piece of Smoky Quartz in your purse or pocket and hold your grounding crystal whenever you want an extra dose of stabilizing energy throughout the day. 


To complete your crystal practice, place a Smoky Quartz crystal in your space to emit calming and grounding vibrations throughout your environment.  

Smoky Quartz Crystal Intention for Getting Grounded

When working with Smoky Quartz for getting grounded, use the following crystal intention: “I am grounded.”

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