Smokey Quartz Jewelry: A New Kind of Basic
Black isn’t the only basic! While black, white and navy are commonly heralded for their ability to go anywhere and coordinate with just about anything, brown can also be an incredibly versatile choice. This is beautifully demonstrated by smokey quartz jewelry.
Smokey quartz is, as its name implies, a type of quartz, and as such it’s in the same family of gemstones as both amethyst and citrine. However, its appearance alone wouldn’t lead you to believe that it’s related to its brightly-colored purple and yellow cousins. The unique look of this stone calls to mind the smoke rising from a crackling fire on a cool day, making it a lovely choice for the last chilly days of February.
The unique, subdued hue of smokey quartz allows it to complement both warm and cool colors, making it an incredibly versatile addition to your jewelry collection. It’s simultaneously brown and gray, with a chic shimmer that emulates good taste and sophistication without losing its ability to work well with even the most casual of ensembles.
Smokey quartz earrings complement a wide range of skin tones and eye colors, allowing them to add flattering sparkle to just about anyone’s ears. While studs that feature smokey quartz are always lovely, the 1.20 Carat Smokey Quartz and Diamond Earrings add a slightly more dressed-up touch of smokey quartz that’s fitting for any day. This classy pair features 5mm cushion-cut smokey quartz stones, suspended under tiny accent diamonds for a style that would complement with nearly any outfit.
Smokey quartz pendants can add a dose of subdued sparkle around your neck and give your eyes an extra hint of sparkle. The 7mm x 5mm Oval Shaped Smokey Quartz and Diamond Flower Pendant forms a striking blossom that, despite the brown hue of its center, glistens with life. A 7mm-high oval-shaped smokey quartz is surrounded with a ring of 12 round diamonds like the petals of a delicate flower. The 14K white gold that holds these stones adds the perfect complement, as does the coordinating 18-inch box chain that’s included.
Smokey quartz gives a wide range of rings a subtly sophisticated look. From classic three-stone styles to feminine vintage designs to more modern looks, smokey quartz rings overflow with understated class and soft sparkle. While this stone may be a slightly unexpected choice for many of these designs, it’s always welcome.
Rings that combine smokey quartz and diamonds create a beautiful contrast between two incredibly adaptable stones for a look that’s chic and classy. For instance, the Cushion-Cut 3.52 Carat Smoky Quartz and Diamond Ring places a 9mm cushion-cut smokey quartz in the spotlight and surrounds it with total of 16 round diamonds. This lovely piece elevates the chic brown stone it holds like a piece of fine art, placed in a glittering colorless frame.
In addition to their versatile beauty and sophisticate sparkle, smokey quartz earrings, pendants and rings are remarkably affordable. Try one of these pieces for a fresh take on basic color.