Apache Tear Tumbles



Colours and markings vary between crystals. This is for 1 Apache Tear Crystal Tumble, which will be chosen for you.

About Apache Tear Crystal Tumbles

Apache Tears are a form of Obsidian (volcanic glass) and are found in the USA. When you hold them in your hand they look black however if you hold them up to a light you will see that they are actually a dark grey-brown colour and are translucent.

Apache Tears are said to absorb negative energy and are known as a crystal for grief. It is said that an Apache Tear will become darker in colour as grief is absorbed.

The legend of the Apache Tear is recorded in Wikipedia: The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground. American singer songwriter Johnny Cash wrote a song entitled "Apache Tears" for his 1964 album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian.