Obsidian is a naturally-occurring volcanic glass that can be deep-black to blackish-green in color. In the past, it was used to manufacture cutting and piercing tools, and it was once used experimentally as surgical scalpel blades. Obsidian is thought to aid in balancing energy in the physical body.
Apache Tears is a popular term for the rounded pebbles of obsidian. They are also known by the term “marekanite” and can be up to about 2 inches in diameter. They are thought to have a strong action to aid emotional healing and bring you comfort when you are grieving.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind".
Slight variations in color, size, and bead shape exist.