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Encyclopaedia of stones


Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have since antiquity been the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewellery and hard stone carvings. It is indeed the most common mineral on the Earth's crust and a component of almost every type of rock. Pure quartz, which is traditionally called rock crystal, or sometimes simply  ‘clear quartz'. It is completely free from impurities and is thus a transparent and clear variation of quartz.  See all jewels with quartz...




The main smoked quartz deposits exploited are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Scotland (Cairngorm variety), Switzerland, Ukraine ... Haute-Vienne, France, is home to large morion crystals, especially in the Monts d'Ambazac , small massif located on the western edge of the Massif Central.
The main pink quartz deposits are located in Brazil and Madagascar. It is also found in the United States and Tanzania.


In lithotherapy, smoked quartz would be considered the stone of responsibility and refocusing. Thus, it would calm the too strong emotions that confuse the effective thought, and thereby improve the lucidity and the concentration. By helping to think about and eliminate irrational fears, anxieties, internal contradictions, smoky quartz would strengthen not only self-confidence but also the ability to open up to others and make the right decisions. He would drive out morose thoughts and fight depression. If the expectations of its bearer are too idealistic and far from reality, it would promote awareness and refocus energies on more reasonable goals. From a physical point of view, it would help fight smoking (as well as any other form of addiction).
The sweetness of the pink quartz evokes peace, calm and tenderness ... This is probably why this stone is considered comforting, it is supposed to heal injuries both physical and emotional. His contact reassures, reinforces self-confidence and the ability to accept oneself as one is. Linked to the heart chakra, this energetic knot of Indian medicine, pink quartz would facilitate breathing and strengthen feelings of love. It would help regulate endocrine disorders. It would have a moderating effect on blood pressure, strengthen the heart and facilitate the elimination of toxins.


Smoked quartz is quite common. It is formed in all types of geological contexts: igneous and magmatic rocks, such as pegmatites, sedimentary rocks, alpine fissures, hydrothermal veins ...
Rose quartz is mainly formed in magmatic rocks, such as pegmatites, and sometimes in hydrothermal vents. It appears as large crystals or translucent microcrystals. Quartz is very common on the planet, it is one of the components of the granite and one can see with the naked eye or with a magnifying glass its abundance in the sand of the beaches. It would represent 12% of the mass of the lithosphere.


The smoky depths of this type of quartz inspired fortune-tellers, especially in the nineteenth century: unlike crystal rock, perfectly clear, smoked quartz assured them to keep invisible to the laymen all the mysteries that revealed to them their balls of divination ...
The castle of Braemar, of the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, located in the North of Scotland, contains a huge smoky quartz crystal which weighs more than 23 kilos! Smoked quartz was widely used in Scotland, especially to decorate Scottish kilts and make pretty brooches, as well as handles of daggers: called "sgian dhu", these traditional Highland daggers are worn inside the sock so that we see beyond the handle. The latter should preferably match the spit
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