Apache Tear Obsidian (Rough)

Apache Tear Obsidian (Rough)


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Compassionate Strength

Soothe your heart during times of grief and sorrow. Understand and let go of baggage from the past. Accept what is and feel safe and grounded. Be resilient and find strength within yourself. Let Apache Tear Obsidian help you to find peace!

OriginUnited States
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Apache Tear Obsidian Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Apache Tear Obsidian

Know where your crystals come from

This Apache Tear Obsidian comes from artisanal miners in Superior, Arizona.  It is hand-gathered in the area surrounding the now-closed Apache Tear Mine.  All of these pieces were found loose on the ground.  It has the lowest environmental impact and is the lowest risk for miners.

This gem dealer is an American couple that prospects for stones while hiking in Arizona. The wife sells their stones online to bring in some extra cash.

I originally had another source for rough Apache Tear Obsidian, but I wanted to find something closer to the source, with less middlemen involved. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to keep Apache Tear Obsidian in stock.

In the spring of 2021, I was completely sold out of Apache Tear Obsidian, both rough and polished, when a young woman contacted me during a time of intense grief. Her best friend had unexpectedly died and she was very worried about her friend’s boyfriend. I advised her to get an Apache Tear Obsidian for him, but had none to offer her. This felt completely unacceptable to me, so I decided that all other work tasks needed to be paused and that I would devote my full time and energy to finding a new Apache Tear Obsidian source. I was able to contact her soon after, to tell her I had found a new source. She immediately purchased an Apache Tear for her friend’s boyfriend. I sent two Apache Tears, one for the boyfriend and one for her.

As always, ethical sourcing was at the forefront of my mind when I was searching for a new supplier. I am very pleased to have found a direct supplier and I hope to continue to do business with them for many years to come.

  • Mined in USA

  • Mine-to-Market
  • Family-Run Business

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners
  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

Apache Tear Obsidian Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published May 2014  •  Updated December 2022  •  Read Time: 8 minutes
Apache Tear Obsidian are Black Obsidian nuggets that are found only in the historical territory of the Apache Tribe, in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.  When polished the are often translucent, similar to a Smoky Quartz.  According to legend, these little gems were created following a great tragedy during the Apache Wars (1849-1886) between the Tribe and the United States.  Today, they are considered the most powerful healing stones for grief and mourning.  Energetically they are exceptionally comforting and validating, giving us all the time we need to heal (if possible) or to adjust (if necessary) to life with a broken heart. […]

Natural Apache Tear Obsidian

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Apache Tear Obsidian

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Natural rough crystal. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Black and grayish-white.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.


All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

7 reviews for Apache Tear Obsidian (Rough)

  1. Jordan S (Massachusetts)

    I just opened your stunning package a bit ago. What a gift! I cannot wait to try the tea, and the meaning behind it is so perfect. Your description of the stones’ uses spoke directly to my heart. And I love your thought-provoking questions, inviting ongoing contemplation. The Obsidian Apache Tears themselves are so beautiful, and not what I was expecting. I thought they would be larger, opaque, flat/matte black, and rougher. I guess I thought they would be as heavy and dark as grief itself. They certainly have strength and power, as well as the beautiful, gentle and natural shapes — including perfect globes. And I am most surprised by the translucency. I think there is a hint of purple in there, shone in the bit of light allowed through, and it makes me wonder if there is a hint of heavenly connection (7th chakra) in this deeply grounding stone, and that that connection is part of processing and letting go.

  2. Randall M. (Kentucky)

    super fast shipping! thank you!

  3. Melissa B. (Washington)

    Smaller than I thought but my bad for not reading the description. I love this shop and can always trust the product will be 100%.

  4. Samina J. (Ohio) (verified owner)

    Perfect! Thank you very much.

  5. Robert S. (Oklahoma) (verified owner)

    Very nice stone. Dealer is super nice. Most pleasant experience

  6. Michelle V. (Georgia) (verified owner)

    Definitely yes, thank you!

  7. Barbara J. (Alaska) (verified owner)

    Not only did you pick the right shape, once I held it, I knew it was perfect!

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