Apache Tear: The Holy Stone
They are volcanic glass Black Obsidian stones that come from the South Western USA and Mexico. It is said that their name is from Apache legend. The tribe was attacked by cavalry and fought long against them but became overcome. Rather than face capture the warriors jumped off the cliff to their deaths. The women of the tribe cried tears of grief, which fell to the earth, and formed into the dark stones. (https://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/Apache_Tear_Drop-Apache.html
They are strong emotional healers and of great comfort for those who are grieving. They also ground and protect from physical harm and negative energy. Said to assist in depression and anxiety. Also known to be beneficial for digestion issues caused by stress.
Resonates with the Root Chakra. Especially helpful to the Aries Zodiac sign.
The energy within crystals is believed to work in conjunction with our chakras, the body's energy centers. Although some believe that physical pain or dis-ease is the way the body points out energetic imbalances, if you are experiencing any physical or emotional issues, please be sure to seek professional medical advice.