Small rounded obsidian nuggets, often embedded within a grayish-white perlite matrix, Apache Tears derive their significance from Native American culture. The story goes that seventy-five brave Apache warriors were camped on a mountain, surrounded by soldiers of the U.S. Cavalry. In a sneak attack, 50 of the Apaches were killed within minutes, while the 25 that remained retreated to the edge of a cliff. Realizing that they had nowhere to go, the remaining warriors chose to leap to their death, rather than to die at the hands of the White Man.
After the battle, when the women and children discovered the bones of their beloved husbands, fathers, and sons dead at the bottom of the cliff, they wept for a Full Moon. They knew that not only their loved ones had died, but with them the fighting spirit of the Apache. Their sadness was so great, their tears turned black as they fell. When the black stones are held up to the light, the tears of the Apache women can still be seen.
It is for this reason that Apache Tears are revered as one of the best crystals for grief, and are known to lend protection and support to those dealing with loss.
These small pocket-sized Apache Tears are ideal for those suffering from loss or trauma. They allow you to pour your emotions into the stone and receive its healing energy. A talisman for protecting your heart as you recover. Keep one with you to act as a soothing balm when your emotions become overwhelming. Apache Tears are a specific form of natural Obsidian and resemble “pebbles” of the dark volcanic glass. Their unique formation comes from differential cooling, particularly in water. Often found in Arizona and Nevada.
A receptacle for grief, you can pour into them your sorrow and negative emotions and let the crystal transform them into healing energy. It is said they protect your heart as you grieve, helping you accept what has happened, comfort and support emotional healing and helping you to feel less hollow inside.
Their strong energy works within the base or root chakra, where it will move excess energy down into the earth chakra for grounding. The energy of these stones will strengthen the blood and the immune system.
This listing is for 1 Black Obsidian Apache tear crystal aprox Size: .5" - 1.5″. Natural gemstones are made by nature so sizes are approximate, and colors will vary. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.