Considered "the stone for the grieving."This dark stone is very grounding and protective. It absorbs grief and despair by enhancing new attitudes and helping us to replace the patterns of sadness with light. Apache Tears dissolves old, negative thinking and brings to the surface that which is hidden from the conscious mind. This allows you to dissolve unhealthy ways of thinking and being to move forward in new and healthful ways. Additionally, it protects you from those who might take advantage.