Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Smokey Quartz is one of the premier stones for clearing the aura of negative energies and providing psychic protection from negative energies in one's environment. It is also believed to help with grounding, or coming 'down to earth' after meditation, etc.
Smokey Quartz: This variety of quartz is characterized by rich hues of brown, ranging from light tan to almost black. It can be found on every continent. The Scottish variety of Smokey Quartz is called 'cairngorm'.