According to legend, a group of Apache’s were cornered by soldiers during a battle in the 1870s on a cliff. They had run out of arrows & to avoid capture, they leapt to their deaths from the cliff where they were trapped. The women of the tribe wept so bitterly that their tears turned to stone.
Carried to protect from grief. Whoever carries one need never cry again as the Apache women have shed enough tears for their whole lives. Alleged to help work through grief & other troubling emotions, useful for healers to help protect them from becoming polluted with the energies causing the illnesses they are treating in others.
Apache tears absorb negative energy & should be cleansed often, you may do this by smoking it in incense, leaving it out in the full moon, or by placing it in a dish of salt overnight.