Smithsonite is a metamorphic stone, meaning that it formed because something else was happening in that vicinity such as high pressure or heat.  It has a sort of glassy, greasy feel to it.  Okay, greasy doesn't sound good, so just know that it feels kind of slick.

Smithsonite is about magnetism.  Especially when it comes to money.  It should be T. Harv Eker's stone, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind who write about using the affirmation, "I am a money magnet!"

Part of the Smithsonite's signature is that it attracts and absorbs, so excellent for a student.  Also great for an entertainer, unless they are a lot of hecklers.  Not recommended for anyone who plays a violent sport as the individual will attract the action (good) and absorb the hit (bad).  

Good stone to wear when your job is rendering decisions as it allows you to absorb all the facts and discern the best possible solution or outcome.

This crystal was dubbed Smithsonite in 1832 as an honor to James Smithson, who lived between 1765 and 1829.  Smithson was a chemist and mineralogist.  He was the one to first identify the mineral as something separate and distinct from hemimorphite in 1802.  The Smithsonian Institute, fondly known as "the nation's attic" was funded from the money left by Smithson, a Brit.