Smoky Quartz Education

Smoky Quartz Education

Smoky Quartz is the gray to brown variety of quartz found in nature, the brownish color of the gemstone is owed to the natural irradiation of aluminum present in the crystal. The references of this variety of quartz can be dated back to ancient history of Chinese, Romans and Sumerians. The birthstone of June, smoky Quartz is the National Gem of Scotland.


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Why we love Smoky Quartz


1

Unique Brown Smokiness

The combined gray and brown hues create an unique smoke like appearance which makes this variety of Quartz ever more desirable.

2

Abundantly Available

Smoke Quartz is found in abundant quantities in large sizes making it a popular choice among jewelers.

3

Metaphysical Benefits

Smoky Quartz is believed to disperse fear, lift the wearer from depression and negativity. Practitioners often associate it with emotional calmness.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

Smoky Quartz, like other colored gemstones comes with a palette of different smoky color saturation with a hint of yellow, gray and deep brown.


CLARITY

Clarity

The Smoky Quartz is basically a colored quartz with a brown luster. Mostly, inclusions in Smoky Quartz are not visible to the naked eye making them eye-clean.


CUT

Cut

Smoky Quartz are available in large sizes facilitating for the cutter to offer any desired shape without much difficulty.


CARAT WEIGHT

carat

Smoky Quartz, since belonging to the Quartz family is available in large sizes making their availability in range of weights.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Smoky Quartz formed?
  • The mineral, quartz is formed in igneous rocks with geothermal waters.
  • When the magma cools down, it leads to crystallization of silicon dioxide. The smoky brown shade is achieved when the rocks contain radioactive elements. 
Is Smoky Quartz grown in lab?
  • No, Smoky Quartz are found in abundance in nature hence they are not usually created in labs as of now.
Where do Smoky Quartz come from?

Brazil occupies the position of the leading source of Smoky Quartz in the world. After Brazil, the other notable suppliers include Madagascar, Scotland, Russia, Ukraine,Switzerland.

How to take care of Smoky Quartz Jewelry?

Smoky Quartz Jewelry is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the jewelry make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Smoky Quartz. Also, the jewelry must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Smoky Quartz certification?

The most common Smoky Quartz Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an Smoky Quartz in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Smoky Quartz cost?

1 Carat Smoky Quartz can fetch prices from $8 to $65 per carat as per the quality of the gemstone.

 

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