Apache Tears are a type of Black Obsidian but they have a more friendly vibration than some other types of Obsidian. They are not altered but are natural crystals that heal grief. They have a strong action to aid emotional healing and bring you comfort when grieving. Maybe it is they’re strange out-of-shape appearance that makes you feel comfortable with them. They are strong stones for grounding and protection, and aid you to clear negative emotions that may be holding you back. They are volcanic stones, that may be partly transparent. Chosen intuitively.