Smoky quartz is a color-variety of crystalline quartz. It ranges from a light yellowish brown to a brown that is so dark that it appears to be black. Less-desirable specimens have a grayish brown color. When cut as a gem, stones with an orangish brown to a reddish brown color are preferred by many people.
Smoky Quartz is a crystal representing our connection to Mother Earth, the chthonic energies lying in the lower worlds, and the transmutation of negative energies back into positive ones.
While the name Smoky Quartz is the most popular for this dark, brownish-black variety of Quartz, in Scotland and other European countries, it goes by Morion, the original term which the druids gave to this beautiful crystal.