Smoky Quartz is known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures, it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilized in magic and to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Smoky Quartz is the national gem of Scotland, a country with the longest historical association with the stone. The Celts, who began colonizing the British Isles around 300 B.C., mined the brownish-gray Quartz in the Scottish Highlands. Smoky Quartz is believed to help to ground and connect you to the Earth, allowing you remain balanced. It emits a high level of energy that absorb and deflect negative energy. It is worn for emotional support and helps to dissolve anger and resentment as well.