Healing - Comfort - Protection
They have a strong action to aid emotional healing and bring you comfort when you are grieving. They are strong stones for grounding and protection, and to aid you to clear negative emotions that may be holding you back. Apache Tears are powerful stones to use for psychic protection. They will raise your ability to recognize the approach of menacing situations, where you may be at risk.
It was said that certain members of the Apache tribe were pursued by the Cavalry, and although they fought bravely they were outnumbered. Rather than be captured they jumped off the cliff to their deaths. The distraught women of the tribe cried dark tears of grief, which fell to the earth, and formed into these dark, strangely shaped stones.