Smoky Quartz is a captivating variety of quartz renowned for its unique, smoky brown to greyish-black colour. It derives its name from its distinct smoky appearance, which is caused by natural irradiation and the presence of aluminium impurities within the crystal structure. Smoky Quartz is commonly found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Scotland, the United States, and Switzerland.
With its earthy hue and transparency ranging from translucent to opaque, Smoky Quartz has long been prized for its aesthetic appeal. The stone is often faceted or cut into cabochons to showcase its lustrous beauty. Its colour intensity can vary, from subtle wisps of smoke to deep, rich tones, adding to its allure.