Smoky quartz is a variant of quartz, known for its grounding and transmuting properties. Formed when regular quartz is irradiated by surround rock, this crystal combines earthly and high vibrational energies to balance out your energy field. Smoky quartz is one of the most powerful stones for grounding and protection. The safe feelings you get from smoky quartz lend itself to be a powerful healer as well. Release fear, anxiety, stress and pain into smoky quartz and see that it becomes transmuted.