Their name comes from the First Nations Apache tribe in the United States. In the 1870s, a small group of Apache warriors met the American Cavalry in a battle. They were sorely outnumbered and it became clear that they could not win the battle. Instead of conceding defeat and being captured and murdered, they decided to ride their horses off the side of a mountain to their deaths. According to the story, when the wives and children of these warriors heard this story, their tears turned to stones when they touched the ground where their warriors fell. Apache tears have a special connection to the legends of the Apache culture, and also to the ability to recover from grief. As theier origin is the tears of suffering women and children, Apache tears are a deeply empathetic stone that can help you through struggles gracefully and gently.
(1) Stone, approximately 2".