Quartz is a form of silica and is the most common mineral the earths crust. Natural Smokey quartz or Cairngorm is very rare. Commercial Smokey quartz is clear Quartz which has been irradiated to change it's colour.
Smokey Quartz helps ground and integrate messages and/or spiritual energy received in higher chakras into the lower chakras, and helps anchor expanded consciousness into the physical body. Meditating with Smokey Quartz Crystal can bring information from other realms into the physical, and many people who work with Smokey Quartz have reported unusual sightings of spiritual entities. The ability of Smokey Quartz to pull higher vibrations down into the 3-D physical world makes it an excellent stone for manifestation programs.
A very powerful metaphysical stone, Smokey Quartz emits a high level of energy. Smokey Quartz helps ground you with Earth energies and is good for working with the Root chakra. Smokey Quartz helps ground and integrate messages and/or spiritual energy received through higher Chakras into the lower Chakras. Use Smokey Quartz to absorb and transmute negative energy.
Smokey Quartz is also a great stone for pain relief, and helps to prevent healing crises after a strong energy session. Smokey Quartz can facilitate meditation, helping to deepen the state and heighten awareness, while simultaneously pulling away negative energies from the aura. Smokey quartz is also said to be helpful in group situations, to bring a vibe of cooperation to the group.