smoky quartz


: a yellow or smoky-brown crystalline quartz

called also cairngorm

Examples of smoky quartz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rows of tables displayed a wide array of crystals, including smoky quartz, said to provide protection and survival instincts. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 The singular force of 20th century jewelry design was known for her bold approach, daring to mix precious stones with wood and rock crystal and challenging stubborn Paris workshops to sculpt curves into temperamental smoky quartz. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 28 Nov. 2022 It is comprised of pink tourmaline, lepidolite, smoky quartz and cleavelandite, according to exhibitor Christine Daniel, co-owner of Momma’s Rocks. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2022 Syna’s acorn pendant, which carries the meaning of abundance is crafted in yellow gold with smoky quartz. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Thirteen years ago, Noriko lost a smoky quartz earring. John Kelly, Washington Post, 27 June 2022 There’s a piece of moldavite in it, a piece of smoky quartz, a piece of tourmaline. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Standouts include a pair of smoky quartz and diamond ‘Gordons’ cuffs by Herz Belperron (high estimate: £30,000) and a stylish Art Déco brooch featuring rock crystal, diamond, pearl and onyx (high estimate: £35,000). Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2021 As for jewelry, the ceramic button that inspired the whole collection is seen as a pendant, paired with minerals and precious stones from amethyst, rose and smoky quartz and the regal blue shade of lapis lazuli. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smoky quartz was in 1823

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“Smoky quartz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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