Apache Tear Obsidian

Rated 5.00 out of 5 50 Reviews

Apache Tear Obsidian


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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!

Apache Tear Obsidian Healing Properties


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Rated 5.00 out of 5

I received this beautiful crystal and was instantly struck by the energy of it. I did not immediately feel like I wanted to put it under running water, which has never happened before (I have lots of crystals from many places) so I went back and read the owner description and had to laugh. I’m so happy to have found an exceptional company with a brilliant mission. Thank you Moonrise Crystals.

Julia F. (Georgia)

OriginUnited States
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityA (quality chart)
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries


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Ethically Sourced

Apache Tear Obsidian from United States

This Apache Tear Obsidian comes from artisanal miners in Arizona, United States.  Apache Tear Obsidian can often be found loose on the ground or can be pried off of rocks using basic hand tools.  It has the lowest environmental impact and is low risk for miners.

This lapidary drum tumbles stones in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a family business, founded by a father and passed on to his sons. Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. The lapidary sells primarily at two gemshows, one in the United States and the other in France.

I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners personally visit many small and large mines. To connect with artisanal miners in sub-Sahara Africa, they work with local Gem Dealers who travel far into the bush to buy from part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Apache Tear Obsidian Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published May 2014  •  Updated February 2024  •  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. […]

Tumbled 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: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

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.

50 reviews for Apache Tear Obsidian

  1. Julia F. (Georgia)

    I received this beautiful crystal and was instantly struck by the energy of it. I did not immediately feel like I wanted to put it under running water, which has never happened before (I have lots of crystals from many places) so I went back and read the owner description and had to laugh. I’m so happy to have found an exceptional company with a brilliant mission. Thank you Moonrise Crystals.

  2. Delberta W (Wisconsin) (verified owner)

    I received and it’s beautiful!! Thank you!

  3. Pamela V. (New Mexico) (verified owner)

    I got my shipment on time. I ordered two Apache Tear crystals. One for me & one for a pallie that just lost her mom. I carry mine in my pocket. Thank you :) Also, I received a super, duper, delicious tea Mauna (Mountain) tea sample. Wow! It was so good. Made me feel safe & warm. Thank you again :)

  4. Anita V. (Illinois) (verified owner)

    better than pictured always nice to shop here

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

    Great! Thanks so much!

  6. Adrianna D. (New Jersey) (verified owner)

    THANK YOU with all my heart yet again Julie! ♥️ The loveliest source for stones.

  7. Eryn S. (Washington) (verified owner)

    thank you for all the beautiful crystals, they all connected with me in some way and they all truly do look so nice together as well. It makes me really relieved knowing the ethical practices you hold as well because I feel that makes the crystals so much more positive and the energy seems so pure.

  8. Karen M. (Washington) (verified owner)


  9. sjpokorny (verified owner)

    Moonrise Crystal is my go-to for all my crystal desires!! The crystals always have very positive energy and the quality is always fantastic! Every crystal that I purchase here quickly becomes a cherished friend. Julie is incredible!! The prices are fair and are shipped quickly and with care. Cannot recommend enough!!

  10. Jennifer K. (Louisiana) (verified owner)

    Julie is absolutely amazing! I’ve ordered from her before and the pieces she sends out are gorgeous and she is just a delight to do business with. She always answers my questions about crystals and their properties even when I don’t place an order and she’s super caring.
    She helped me find these crystals to have after the passing of my mama. She’s truly a great person and it shows in her products and her wonderful messages she sends to you. Thanks so much!

  11. Sonia M. (Arizona) (verified owner)

    Thank you!! I am truly grateful.

  12. Dashiell C. (California) (verified owner)

    The crystals you chose for my first order were wonderful to receive.

  13. Bernadette V. (New Hampshire) (verified owner)

    Gorgeous stone. Great quality. Thank you Julie for the delicious tea & pen.

  14. Tauree D. (Utah) (verified owner)

    My first order of stones was for a friend and when they came, they had such a lovely energy, I had a hard time wanting to give them away. I was really excited to be able to come back and select some to keep for myself. Thank you for putting such care into what you do. I’m so pleased to have found your shop.

  15. Gabriel M. (California) (verified owner)

    I got them in the mail yesterday and I have to say you didn’t disappoint in the slightest :) each of these pieces are beautiful

  16. Lynn T. (California) (verified owner)

    Perfect, really beautiful, thank you

  17. Mary Beth S. (Indiana) (verified owner)

    Received stones, they are beautiful! Thank you for the prompt service. I appreciate the cards that accompany each stone.

  18. Jade G. (Florida) (verified owner)

    Rapid ship, detailed packaging, lovely specimen! Thanks!

  19. Alex Y. (Texas) (verified owner)

    A+++fast shipping, exactly what I was looking for…

  20. Tempestt A. (New York) (verified owner)

    Thanks A++ service. Thank you!

  21. Esther W. (Delaware) (verified owner)

    absolutely gorgeous! thank you for easy transaction/prompt shipping

  22. Lydia S. (New Jersey) (verified owner)

    Perfection in every way – item-perfect, communication-perfect, seller-perfect

  23. Regina V. (Florida) (verified owner)

    One of my fav sellers. The most beautifulest sones I own come from this seller.

  24. Mary Lynn B. (Oklahoma) (verified owner)

    Arrived 11/23/15. Perfect stone! Appreciated communication! Recommend seller!

  25. Lisa S. (California) (verified owner)

    thank you Julie… I just love them!

  26. Lisa S. (Florida) (verified owner)

    I am overwhelmed with your kindness; thank you so much. My kitty and I both are grateful for you and your stones. I just know they will be a comfort to both of us during and after, and will help us both to find peace. Much love to you as well

  27. Ana C. (New Jersey) (verified owner)

    Great service. Very cooperative

  28. Tammy W. (Iowa) (verified owner)

    Lovely stomes! Will order again!

  29. Angie S. (Maryland) (verified owner)

    Great seller A+++++ Thanks you so much for these Apachi tears. And your advice.

  30. Niccole T. (New York) (verified owner)

    ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!!! Beautiful quality, and thought!! Great communication!

  31. Lynn K. (Michigan) (verified owner)

    Thank you!

  32. Leonard H. (Kentucky) (verified owner)

    Super fast delivery!!! Thanks so much !!! A++++

  33. Ruth S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Excellent seller and fantastic communication!! Thank you!!

  34. Angelica V. (Illinois) (verified owner)

    I love my stone! So beautiful! Fast shipping! Thank you!

  35. Sheryl B. (Louisiana) (verified owner)


  36. Linda L. (Washington) (verified owner)


  37. Angie B. (South Carolina) (verified owner)

    Splendid selection. Love it.

  38. Beth H. (Texas) (verified owner)

    Highly Recommend! Beautiful products and quick shipping!

  39. Viry A. (California) (verified owner)

    Loving my stones! Thank you!

  40. Angelina B. (Minnesota) (verified owner)

    Thank you!!! So so so beautiful!!!! Love them!!!!

  41. RW S. (Oregon) (verified owner)

    Great product and very fast shipping! Perfect! Thank you!

  42. Aleda S. (California) (verified owner)

    Beautiful I luv them Everything came thru perfect I would give 10 stars for all

  43. Anna F. (Georgia) (verified owner)


  44. Fanny P. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Perfect transaction, fast shipping, wonderful stone and love the tea bonus!

  45. Eva L. (Norway) (verified owner)

    Very nicely presented as always. Warm thanks and Blessings

  46. Sylvia B. (Ohio) (verified owner)


  47. Gary S. (Utah) (verified owner)

    fair deal

  48. Danielle G. (Oklahoma) (verified owner)


  49. Michael E. (Florida) (verified owner)

    Got it, looks great, thanks

  50. Rie W. (Arizona) (verified owner)


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