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.