Grounded and protected. Apache Tears are a type of Black Obsidian, but they have a more friendly vibration than some of the other types of Obsidian. They are not altered but are natural crystals that heal grief. They have a strong action to aid emotional healing and bring you comfort when you are grieving. Maybe it is their strange out-of-shape appearance, that makes you feel comfortable with them. Rough Black Obsidian Stones - Obsidian Apache Tears is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura and is a strong psychic protection stone. This stone has powerful metaphysical properties that will help to shield you against negativity. The energy of these stones may stimulate the gift of prophecy. Size: .75" - 1.5"