Quartz is one of the most common types of crystal. You can find it in almost every color from clear to dark brown or even black. Smoky quartz is a darker type of crystal that is formed by irradiating aluminum that’s part of a crystal growth. It is one of the most popular and recognizable crystals around.  Quartz is quite hard so it doesn’t require much care. It should be kept separate from other crystals so that it can’t nick or mar them. It can be cut or shaped to any number of shapes and makes great pieces of jewelry.

For the spiritualist smoky quartz is a very powerful stone. It’s not a fast acting agent like clear quartz but instead provides a steady stream of balancing power. It helps to center and ground a person.

Smoky quartz has been used by recovering addicts to help calm the cravings. It can convert negative energy to positive.

Smoky quartz is typically called a grounding stone. It lets a person live in the here and now.  By helping in centering a person and bringing them back to reality.

This is an especially useful stone for couples. It improves communication. It can remove those barriers that two people put up between each other leading to a deeper mutual understanding.

One of the most important usages for smoky quartz though is as a shield against negative energy. There’s a lot of negativity in the world and any armor that can be worn to deflect that will result in a much more peaceful mind.

When you are looking for a good overall positive crystal smoky quartz is the way to go. It has a myriad of uses revolving around protecting centering and grounding. It’s probably one of the most versatile stones available and a must have in every crystal healers collection.