Obsidian - Apache Tear Crystal Raw
Apache Tear is a form of Black Obsidian but it is much gentler in its effect. It still brings up negativity but does so slowly so that it can be transmuted. An Apache Tear is excellent for absorbing negative energy and for protecting the aura. It grounds and cleanses the earth chakra. Apache Tear is so named because it is believed to shed tears in times of sorrow. It comforts grief, provides insight in to the source of distress, and relieves long held grievances. This stone stimulates analytical capabilities and promotes forgiveness. An Apache Tear will remove self-limitations and increase spontaneity.
Excerpt from The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall