smoky quartz

noun

Definition of smoky quartz

: a yellow or smoky-brown crystalline quartz

called also cairngorm

Examples of smoky quartz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The classic drop shape can be applied to a whole new set of possibilities, from gemstones and minerals like orange turquoise, labradorite, and smoky quartz to carved wooden designs and sculpted glass. Vogue, "Obsessed With Summer’s Shell-Jewelry Trend? Consider These Earrings for Fall," 20 Aug. 2019 Her classic smoky quartz necklace adds a unique point-of-view to any outfit. Laura Stoloff, WSJ, "Senior Market Editor Laura Stoloff’s Holiday Gift Guide: Destination Style," 12 Dec. 2018 Later, in 12th century China, sunglasses were made from flat panes of smoky quartz. Laura Cohen, Marie Claire, "Stay Shady: The History of Sunglasses," 1 July 2014 Black tourmaline, onyx, hematite and smoky quartz are all renowned among believers for their ability to protect, ground, and cleanse. Alyssa Nassner, Curbed, "Cleansing 101: Keeping your home’s energy in check," 17 Oct. 2018 And cobalt and copper mines in the country’s Katanga region are rich in minerals like tourmaline, amethyst, citrine, blue and smoky quartz—all coveted by healing crystal sellers. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Do You Know Where Your Healing Crystals Come From?," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of smoky quartz

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Smoky quartz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoky%20quartz. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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