Smoky Quartz is an extremely protective stone. It protects against negative energies by gently dissolving any negative emotions it comes into contact with. For this reason it is a usefully stone to have around when you are dealing with difficult situations or people. To reduce stress it is suggested to hold a crystal in each hand and sit quietly for a few moments. Smokey Quartz aids concentration and assists in communication difficulties. It is believed to protect against pollution, radiation and electromagnetic smog.
Smoky Quartz can help lift depression, reduce fear and to help relieve stress. It is said to be a good pain reliever and placing it on a painful point is said to help dissolve pain. In addition it is believed to help cramps and to help ease lower back pain and headaches.