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Apache Tears

Apache Tears

Natural Apache Tears sourced from Arizona, available in 3 different sizes: small (inside the white box), medium(outside the white box), and large (basket without the box).

An uncommon form of black obsidian, known as Apache tears, can be found in the vicinity of Superior, AZ. However, they hold a deeper significance than just being pieces of black obsidian. According to legend, the tears represent a tragic event involving the Coyote, Tonto, and Pinal Indians, all belonging to the same Apache tribe. The tribe resided on Big Picacho, a mountain concealed from outsiders. This is where our story begins.

In July of 1870, the Apache tribe was living their lives as usual until General George Stoneman decided to establish an outpost west of what is now known as Superior, AZ. The situation took a turn for the worse during winter, when the tribe struggled to gather food and hunt. The buffalo and vegetation were scarce, and the Apache men were worried about how they would feed their families and tribe. In a desperate attempt, they raided several white settlements. In retaliation, the ranchers sought revenge against the tribe. They discovered the Native American camp and devised a sneak attack. Unaware of the impending danger, the Apache people were caught off guard, and the first round of shots killed 50 out of the 75 tribe members present. The remaining Apache men chose to retreat and jump off the cliff of Big Picacho rather than be killed by the white men. The women of the tribe were devastated by the loss of their brave warriors and the fierce spirit of the Pinal natives. They mourned and wept at the base of the cliff for an entire moon. According to legend, the Apache womens' tears turned into stone as they fell to the ground, giving rise to the Apache Tears obsidianites found today.

Some maintain the belief that the Apache Tear possesses spiritual and healing abilities. For those fortunate enough to possess one, tears will never be shed again, as the Apache women have already cried enough for them. Carrying an Apache Tear in one's pocket provides protection from all forms of negative energy, including psychic attacks. This powerful stone aids in the removal and transformation of these energies, paving the way for more positive vibrations. Furthermore, it helps to ground spiritual experiences into the physical realm, allowing for seamless integration into everyday life. These stones have also been known to assist with calming muscle spasms, aiding in body detoxification, and boosting the immune system. Beyond being simply volcanic glass, these beautiful stones hold a legendary status, representing a form of strong love and serving as a powerful healing stone.

  • ***DISCLAIMER ***

    **Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from multiple sources. This information is not meant to treat medical conditions or replace any medical advice or treatment you have or are receiving from a licensed medical provider. Ashley Fay Crystals does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

  • Care Instructions

    Clean with a dry, lint-free cloth and avoid exposure to water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives of any kind. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time to prevent color from fading.

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