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Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone
Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone

Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone

Dimensions (HxWxD): 0.8" x 0.8" x 0.5"

Shipping Weight: 10 oz.

 

Price: $125.00

 

This highly faceted Water-Clear 35 carat Deep and Round Smoky Quartz Gemstone from Minas Gerais, Brazil exhibits a deep sherry color infused with a mysterious luminosity. The stone comes alive as you turn it in your hand, surprising the viewer with a glittering light that is rare in smoky quartz. This beautiful smoky gemstone is quite deep for its size and this enables the cutter to create additional faceting on the back side that really creates major bling!

Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone

Gemstone quality smoky quartz is quite rare, and very valuable. Only the very best gemstones are highly faceted, the rest are sold as "rough" specimens.

I have recently discovered the incredible power of highly faceted crystal gemstones for meditation and vibrational healing. Although natural crystals have always been my favorite, I began to use Vogel cut crystals in my Reiki healing practice and my interest in faceted crystals led me to experiment with crystal gemstones.

The number of facets, the intricacy of the design, the mastery of the cutter the quality of the materials used, and other factors, all contribute to the difficulty of creating crystal gemstones.

The power of polished, highly faceted gemstones for healing and meditation has been documented in the Hindu Vedic and Western alchemical traditions for millennia, and what I have discovered is that there is a special magic to crystal gemstones, just as there is to highly faceted diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

Try a crystal gemstone in meditation or in energy healing sessions. Hold it in your hand, keep it on your bedside table or altar or computer workstation, and experience the inner fire of crystal gemstones for yourself!

Mineralogical Properties of Smoky Quartz

Mineralogists say there may be more than one cause for the gray to brown to black color range of this very popular form of quartz crystal, ranging from sodium to other minerals in the crystal, including: the presence of trivalent titanium; the presence of carbon compounds; or the presence of sodium.

Most mainstream mineralogists believe that the characteristic dark brown to black color of smoky quartz is produced when clear quartz is exposed to natural radiation emanating from radioactive rocks in the same geological formation where the quartz crystals form and grow. The current scientific hypothesis is that when clear quartz is exposed to radiation, the radiation alters the oxidation states of mineral impurities found within the quartz structure, resulting in smoky quartz.

Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone

“The frequent occurrence of smoky quartz in association with rare earth and radioactive minerals is very significant, for later it will be indicated that smoky quartz may have been colored through the action of radioactive elements,” says the University of Michigan’s Edward F. Holden, in a 1925 article in The American Mineralogist. In Ontario smoky quartz is a constant associate of radioactive minerals, and the same association is frequent in Madagascar. Enormous smoky quartz crystals occur in the well known radioactive pegmatite of Baringer Hill, Texas.”

“The evidence given thus far is in agreement with the theory that smoky quartz owes its color to atoms of silicon, formed by the disintegration of silica, through the action of radium radiations,” Holden continues. “The mechanism of the formation of the free silicon may perhaps be pictured in this way: The radiations may remove the four outer electrons from a silicon atom, which would then be equally shared by the two associated oxygen atoms. As a result, two free oxygen atoms and a free silicon atom would be formed. They could take no part in the crystal structure since their attractive force for other atoms would have been destroyed. Hence, they should act as small inclusions, the silicon atoms producing the light-scattering and the color so characteristic of smoky quartz. We would expect the silicon atoms to be most effective in scattering light because of their greater atomic weight, and the possibility of the escape of the oxygen atoms.”

From this scientific analysis it is clear that smoky quartz, although quite likely formed through the action of radioactive elements, is not radioactive itself, and this perfectly natural process is not detrimental to the crystals or to human beings utilizing these crystals for ornamentation, in meditation, for crystal healing, or for any other purpose.

Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone

Metaphysical Properties of Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz has been a favorite healing stone of shamanistic practitioners around the world for thousands of years.

According to modern day energy healers, smoky quartz works slowly and thoroughly to relieve imbalances in the physical and etheric bodies, with special emphasis on the solar plexus and its associated chakra, the third or Manipura chakra associated with personal power and vital energy. And it works on the hands and feet. Smoky quartz can, over time, help to balance the flow of vital energy throughout the physical and etheric bodies, and aids in the development of a healthy, fully functioning chakra system.

Smoky quartz is an aid in gently releasing blockages caused by negative energy patterns in the emotional body. Smoky quartz has been used as an aid in meditation, for energy healing, and to create a protective barrier of energy around the holder, helping the user to ground their energy and to clear the mind.

Our experience in working with smoky quartz both for ourselves in meditation and self treatment & with clients on the Reiki table is one of supreme protection, slow and deep healing, and gentle awakening of spirit. Smoky quartz guards our house, it is a companion to the sick and is a deeply beneficial gift from the Great Mother.

Smoky quartz crystals are best used over time to gently remove emotional and mental blockages. Smoky quartz also promotes grounded and centered forms of consciousness expansion.

Round Deep Smoky Quartz Gemstone

Smoky quartz works slowly and thoroughly to relieve imbalances in the physical and etheric bodies, with special emphasis on the solar plexus and its associated chakra, the third or Manipura chakra associated with personal power and vital energy. And it works on the hands and feet. Smoky quartz can, over time, help to balance the flow of vital energy throughout the physical and etheric bodies, and aids in the development of a healthy, fully functioning chakra system.

It is an aid in gently releasing blockages caused by  negative energy patterns in the emotional body. Smoky quartz has been used as an aid in meditation, for energy healing, and to create a protective barrier of energy around the holder, being grounding and clearing the mind. 

This crystal has been cleaned and charged with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energetic attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing so it will continue to channel and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also been cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires. 

Use this powerful crystal with loving care and respect its long evolutionary journey deep in the Earth, which has developed its unique metaphysical properties and beautiful appearance.

See our article "Using Quartz Crystals in Digital Technology, Healing and Meditation" for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz crystal. You'll find a guide explaining how to clean, charge and program your quartz crystals for use in healing and meditation, and you can also read about Marcel Vogel's methods of crystal healing. You can use this information in working with any minerals & crystals.

Note: Weight above is shipping weight. Net Weight is 7 grams, 35 carats.