Apache Tear


Other Names:

Obsidian drops, Obsidian pearls, Black Obsidian

Chemical Composition:

Volcanic Glass


5-5 1/2


Small smooth, rounded dark stones, smokey black and transluscent when held to the light.


Lore & History:

"Legend of the Apache Tear"

One day a party of Apache Indians was ambushed by an enemy tribe. The Apaches fought bravely but were greatly outnumbered and driven to the top of a high bluff. Their arrows gone and unable to fight and unwilling to be taken captive, they leapt from the cliffs to their death. Their women were understandably grief-stricken and wept over the bodies. Their teardrops froze when they hit the ground to become the lovely stones we know today as "Apache Tears".

It is said that whomever owns one of these stones will never cry again, for the Apache women shed enough tears already.

Healing Properties:

Aids healing in all areas.

Magickal/Metaphysical Properties:

Grounding - aids in the release of negative emotions and balances emotional nature. Said to bring good luck to those who possess one. Use in meditation or ritual to bring insight into areas of disturbance within yourself or your surroundings. Also use to aid in giving and accepting forgiveness. Dispels negativity and protects one from destructive forces.

Deity/Elemental/Planetary Affinity:


Astrological Correspondence:

Sagittarius and Scorpio

Apache Tear


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