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smoky quartz - stone of power

smoky quartz

4 strand smoky quartz & pearl torsade

compositionsilicon dioxide with trace quantities of aluminum
name sourcefrom the brownish "smoky" quality of some transparent quartz
other accepted namesmorion and cairngorm (after the mountains in Scotland where it's mined)
historical aliasessmoky topaz (misleading), "stone of power"
folkloric aliases"the dream stone"
color transparent quartz that is brown, gray, or black
color sourcesmall amounts of aluminium or exposure to natural radiation
significant sourcesBrazil, Madagascar, Scotland, Switzerland (Alps)
MOH scale7
care and treatmentWash in warm soapy water or in ultrasonic jewelry cleaner.