Amazingly clear smokey quartz with phantom of another crystal growing inside. A very high quality specimen from Brazil. 4.5″ x 5.5″
Smoky Quartz is a variety of quartz (silicon dioxide) imbued with free silicon. Historically, Smoky Quartz has been used by tribal cultures in ceremonies to provide protection from negative forces. Smoky Quartz is still considered to be a stone of protection that provides a safe-guarding barrier around the user. The dark colour of this stone associates it with the base chakra making it helpful in freeing blocked physical energy and alleviating fears and their foundation. Smoky Quartz helps one come to terms with one’s life circumstances and promotes self-respect and acceptance. It is believed to heighten learning while simultaneously calming the thinking mind. It is known to enhance perception and is used to improve insight in challenging and channelling activities. Most natural Smoky Quartz comes from Ontario, Brazil, Colorado, and the Swiss Alps.
Rare and mystical, Phantom Quartz specimens contain a crystal within a crystal! Phantoms are formed when the growth of a crystal is interrupted and then resumes. During the interruption, a mineral substance (Chlorite, Hematite, Clay etc.) washes over the crystal, depositing a layer on its termination point. When the crystal continues to grow, a “ghosted” image of itself remains suspended inside it – a marker of a time past. The most powerful phantoms are 3D; a result of minerals washing over the entire point. Phantom Quartz is said to help people move on beyond blockages. They are symbolic of the phases of life and are considered supportive to inner growth and resolving issues from the past. Meditating with Phantom Quartz can help repressed memories surface and release.