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 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 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, 20 Aug. 2019 Her classic smoky quartz necklace adds a unique point-of-view to any outfit. Laura Stoloff, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2018 Later, in 12th century China, sunglasses were made from flat panes of smoky quartz. Laura Cohen, Marie Claire, 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, 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, 11 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of smoky quartz

1823, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

22 Apr 2022

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“Smoky quartz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoky%20quartz. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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