A popular stone, smoky quartz has been used as a gem for thousands of years. Its color varies from brown to gray and black, and occurs in nature when crystal quartz is exposed to natural radiation over long periods of time. Almost 2,000 years ago, Pliny write of the phenomenon.
Smoky quartz has its own varieties - cairngorm, from Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains, the very dark, black opaque morion, with its alternating black and gray bands, and gwindel, a cluster of nearly parallel crystals, each rotated slightly relative to the one beside it.
Natural smoky quartz is mined in many places around the world, including Brazil, Colorado, the U.S., and the Swiss Alps. Although abundant, the stone's beauty is prized in jewelry and it has been designated as the official state gem of New Hampshire. The astrological signs of smoky quartz are Capricorn and Sagittarius.
Novica's spectacular Smoky Quartz Jewelry Collection offers handcrafted pieces produced by the world's most gifted and skilled jewelry artisans and silversmiths. A favorite of Thai designer Khun Boom, smoky quartz plays a stellar role in her sterling silver bracelets and earrings. Ying displays the gem on silk necklaces and chokers. The beautiful stones also figure in Busarin's hand-crafted floral necklaces.
Generally crafted from sterling silver, our smoky quartz jewelry features a vast selection of exceptional necklaces, earrings, rings, and pendants accented with the dark and alluring gemstone. We hope you enjoy them!