Smokey Quartz Ring in Sterling Silver
Handmade 925. Sterling Silver ring set with two 7 x 5 beautifully faceted pear cut smokey quartz. Silver weight - 4.2 grams.
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Smoky Quartz is the birthstone for Scorpios and is a variety of Quartz, a silicon dioxide mineral ranging in colour from pale, smoky grey to deep brown and black, sometimes yellowish-brown and its colour is caused by impurities of aluminium. It forms as crystals, druse or in massive form, and the name “Smoky Quartz” was first reported by J. S. Dana in 1837 due to its smoke like appearance Smoky quartz was popular for making snuff bottles in China, and with the Romans, who used the stone for carving intaglio seals. The Sumerians cut and engraved various quartz stones as cylinder seals and used them later as ring seals. As the Sumerians invented writing, quartz is probably one of the first gem stone materials to be written on, and also to be used as a stamp to make a written impression in clay.
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures, it guided souls to the afterlife and was used in magic to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smoky Quartz is the national gem of Scotland where the Celts mined the brownish-grey Quartz in the Cairngorm Mountains of the Scottish highlands. These stones we featured in highland apparel like jewellery, shoulder brooches and kilt pins, and on the handles of weaponry.