Smoky Quartz is the brown variety of the wide and varied gemstone species called Quartz.
Quartz is one of the most popular gemstones in jewellery from past to present times, combining the attractive whilst having a hardness of 7 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness – making it perfect for everyday wear!
Smoky Quartz for a while was affectionately nicknamed ‘Cairngorm’, as its principal source was the Mountains in Scotland however other modern day notable locations include sources such as Brazil.
Smoky Quartz can occur in a variety of shades of brown, some possessing a warm honey brown whereas other gemstones may be an intense rich dark chocolate brown colour. This sultry yet warm tonal gemstone is perfect for those who are looking for a stone that is not only attractive but also versatile and practical.