Apache Tear

Apache Tears are a variety of Obsidian, a silica rich, glassy volcanic. Native to Mexico and Southwest in the United Sates. 

The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground.

Emotional properties of Apache Tears is said to help those who feel trapped in physicality to find the joy in physical experience. They are useful in gently pointing out the value of this life to those who may tend toward depression. They may help counter negative thought patterns and can assist one in finding more positive thoughts with which to create one’s reality.

Physical properties of these stones lend general strength and stamina, help to vitalise  and purify the blood, stimulate hair and nail growth, and boost the immune system.