Smoky quartz, part of the quartz family, is a version of rock crystal. Cosmic radiation has produced its unique brown coloring. Nowadays X-rays can also convert rock crystal to smoky quartz. The most beautiful smoky quartz is to be found in the Swiss Alps, Colorado and Brazil.
The Romans believed that smoky quartz could restore a person's zest for life after a period of great suffering. The Arabs regarded it as a stone that represented loyalty and friendship. Smoky quartz is said to support people engaged in self-development, and to help them overcome fear, anxiety and depression. It is believed to assist people in getting grounded, facilitating and meditation and indreasing their sense of responsibility. In the field of gemstone therapy, smoky quartz is used to cure abdominal diseases. It is also said to protect against harmful radiation.
Rutilated quartz is supposed to strengthen the respiratory system and therefore important in the field of gemstone healing.
In addition, it is believed to support our personal growth and protect us from evil forces.