Rough Apache Tears Tumbles with Perlite #3 measure approximately 1" to 1 1/2" (27mm to 38mm) and weigh approximately .6 to .8 ounces (11.7 to 24.7 grams). Please let me pick one for you. These are $2.00 USD each.
(Healing Crystal, Grounding and Protecting Crystal)
Hardness: Not Given
Origin: Globe, Arizona, USA
Apache Tears provides comfort for grief, shedding your tears for you. This crystal allows you to accept the death you are trying to deal with.
Interestingly enough, this crystal stimulates the analytical portion of your brain. It helps you learn forgiveness which is a milestone in metaphysical/spiritual work. Apache Tears will help you get rid of anything negative you have held against another person, cleansing you. If you are good at throwing up barriers/excuses about why you cannot do this, that, or the other thing on your spiritual path, becoming your own worst enemy, this crystal will help remove those barriers.
Obsidian is more or less volcanic glass that comes in a range of colors. Most Obsidian is black and is very grounding and protecting. Obsidian is more connected to Mother Earth than other grounding crystals; the connection is quite strong. It shields you against negativity. It is useful to help healers see the cause of dis-ease.