These are natural Apache Tears Obsidian. This crystal is from USA / Mexico and is gentler than standard black obsidian. So it suits the more energetically sensitive who want obsidian’s help but know others forms are too strong. It is probably gentler as it grows in a delicate white mica matrix.
This crystal moves excess energy down into the Earth chakra so you ground better with the planet. Many find it comforting, a gentle support when you are grieving. It also helps clear stuck energy and patterns from trauma.
You can pick one of two types of apache tear crystals:
- semi where a portion as broken off so the glassy inside can be seen. This form is particularly interesting to children.