Smoky Quartz Beads
Smoky Quartz is a light brown to nearly black variety of macrocrystalline quartz (silicon dioxide). In fact, there is no clear color boundary between colorless and smoky quartz. The smoky brown color of these smoky quartz beads arises when clear quartz (Rock Crystal) is exposed to gamma rays. Exposure to gamma rays (irradiation) can occur naturally deep below the Earth’s surface or can occur via human intervention. The coloring of our Smoky Quartz has been produced via the latter method, ensuring that it is consistent and even.
Our Smoky Quartz gemstone beads are a gorgeous gray-brown color. Some cuts come in a paler, more transparent brown, whereas other cuts display a deeper brown color. The faceted cuts sparkle brilliantly!