Smoky Quartz Palmstone
Measures Approximately: 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/8"
Weighs Approximately: 5.6 oz
Smoky quartz is a brown to black variety of quartz. According to current theories exposure to natural underground radiation causes trace amounts of trivalent aluminum (Al3+) to replace some of its silicon. This change in its crystal structure creates its color. The name has changed slightly over time. Many historical sources called it “smoked quartz” instead, after its resemblance to smoke cured foods. Since natural irradiated color develops slowly below certain temperatures, smoky quartz tends to be found in specific environments like higher elevations where it had time to slowly darken.
Metaphysically, smoky quartz is one of the best protection, shielding, grounding, and stabilizing stones. It also makes an excellent meditation stone when paired with an expansive mate like selenite, moldavite, scolecite, amethyst, or whatever vibes high with you. It basically makes sure that the expansive energies have a place to connect and dig into the physical level, which speaks mostly to being able to integrate the energies and experiences you can reach with the high light stone. You can't turn on a light if the electricity isn't grounded, right? Same thing.