Smoky quartz

The cleansing gemstone. Smoky quartz is so clear it can help you find light in the dark. With its beautiful brown shades, it stands out as a particularly sophisticated variation of quartz.

Spiritual importance
Smoky quartz ensures grounding and symbolises cleansing. It is said to cleanse the root chakra – the foundation on which all other chakras are built – of any impurity. Both physically and mentally. Negative thoughts and feelings. Anxiety and depression. It can create clarity and forgiveness, and remove mental and emotional blockages. It is a powerful inspiration to let go of things that no longer benefit you.

The stone's hardness
Smoky quartz is grade 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.