Apache Tear Tumble Stones are a type of Obsidian and carry many of the same qualities of Black Obsidian. It looks opaque but is revealed to be translucent when held up to light. It is a powerful protective stone and can be carried to protect against all negative influences, including its owner’s negative emotions such as anger, fear, jealousy and resentment. An Apache Tear will help to remove and transmute any negative energy.
Apache Tears are grounding and can help ground spiritual encounters into the physical. They can help to connect with nature and keep their owner balanced. Apache Tears can help in times of grief or sorrow. They will not eradicate the grief but will help to keep perspective, accept the grief and also have a soothing, calming effect. Physically, Apache Tears can help detoxification of the body, improve the immune system, calm muscle spasms and help the body to absorb vitamins C and D.
Tumblestones are tumble polished to a high degree to form attractive smooth rounded stones which are comfortable to hold and stimulating to the senses. There is no strict rule on what should be done with tumblestones although they are traditionally used as a healing stone.