Apache Tear Obsidian is the popular term for rounded pebbles of obsidian or "obsidianites" composed of black or dark-colored natural volcanic glass, usually of rhyolite composition and bearing conchoidal fracture.
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.
The zodiac signs of Apache Tear Obsidian are Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn.
The chakras associated with Apache Tear Obsidian are the Third Eye and the Sacral.
Apache Tear Obsidian potentiates the assimilation of vitamin C and D, removes toxins from the body and calms muscle spasms.
It also brings out negativity, but it does so slowly so it can be transmuted. It is excellent for absorbing negative energy and for protecting the aura.
Apache Tear Obsidian is also known by the names: Apache Tears, Marekanite.
Size approx. 20 mm long
The color and size of each sample may vary.
Optionally you can add to the pendant a cord or a chain as specified below:
- Black leather cord 44 cm or 50 cm long, thickness 2 mm and metal snap clasp.
- 925 silver chain snake type 50 cm long, thickness 1 mm and lobster clasp.