Raw Apache Tears
Raw Apache Tears new in at La Luna...
Reach for this crystal when you need comfort to help with pain from losing a loved one or going through a very turbulent time in your life and wish to attract some positive changes into your life.
Apache Tears are a specific type of Obsidian that form in the western United States, especially Arizona, they are widely known for their connection to the Apache Tribe as well as their powerful ability in helping to overcome grief from loss...
Key words: Grounding, healing grief, luck, insight, protection
Chakras: Base, Heart
Element: Earth, Water
Zodiac Sign: Aries, Sagittarius
Apache Tear Crystal Healing Properties:
Said to help attract opportunities of positive changes, whilst bringing foresight that can help bring about a positive plan of action from within. Enhances logical thinking processes, that may open new doors for success, bringing out a more positive state of mind, creating hope.
Apache tears are a highly beneficial to use when you are facing a difficult conversation. Helping us to address negativity in a calmer and more constructive way.
Apache Tear History and Uses:
Their name comes from the First Nations Apache tribe in the United States, named after a gruesome story of the Apache tribe. In the 1870s, a small group of Apache warriors met the American Cavalry in a battle.
They were sorely outnumbered and it became clear that they could not win the battle.
Instead of conceding defeat and being captured and murdered, they decided to ride their horses off the side of a mountain to their deaths.
According to the story, when the wives and children of these warriors heard this story, their tears turned to stones when they touched the ground where their warriors fell, these stones were left scattered across the desert, where they can now be found, delving into the history of this tribe would give you the whole picture as this is a condensed version!
Apache Tear Geological Description:
Apache tears originate from siliceous lava flows, lava domes or ash-flow tuffs, often in close association with or embedded in, gray perlite. The spherules occur as cores within perlite masses that typically exhibit texture of concentrically curved, onion-skin fractures. Formation is apparently related to differential cooling and various alkali and water contents. Excessive water present during cooling and quenching of rhyolitic lava causes obsidian to hydrate (i.e., water entering the obsidian glass converts it to perlite). Where perlite is incompletely hydrated, fresh obsidian cores remain as pebbles of marekanite or Apache tears
These unique stones originate in the western United States, especially Arizona and Nevada, the parts of the United States that are known for their desert-like topography.
Being a natural product, each Raw Apache Tear will vary slightly in size and shape, making each one uniquely beautiful.
Approx 4-5cm in size.