Apache Tears are not altered but are natural crystals that heal grief. They have a strong action to aid emotional healing and bring you comfort when you are grieving. They are a type of Black Obsidian, but they have a more friendly vibration than some of the other types of Obsidian.
The tears are thought to represent tears of grief shed by Native American Indians after the death of their sons and husbands from invading troops. It is said to ease and release pain, sadness and anger.