Coral is also called Marjan and Monga stone. Coral is not a mined stone or mineral, but an organic gemstone. It is the hardened, skeleton-shaped result of secretions continuously deposited by marine polyps. It looks like a colorful underwater plant, but it is actually a priceless gift from the sea.
Coral is found in clear at between 15 and 160 feet. The greater the depth, the lighter the coral's color. Coral reefs are found in almost all of the world's oceans. The biggest is the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
Italian red coral is in the highest demand in the jewelry industry and is considered the finest quality. The finest specimens come from Sardinia (Italy) and Tunisia. Coral from Japan and China is considered slightly inferior in quality, but it is more expensive than Italian red, because it is less abundant. Coral is also found off the coast of Washington State (U.S.A) and the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska.
General Benefits of Wearing Red Coral
Red coral is believed to increase energy and bring events to completion. Wearing red coral may also help:
• Support marital life
• Defeat mental depression
• Protect women from widowhood
• Stop nightmares
• Aid meditation and happiness
• Avoid violence, war, and accidents
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increases energy and activity
boosts financial success
cures and prevents cancers
enhances courage, strength and leadership
aids in completion of tasks
protects against witchcraft, accidents, and lightning
Astrological Effects of Red Coral
According to astrology, red coral is associated with the planet Mars. The gemstone can be worn by people for whom Mars is the lord of an auspicious house in the native ascendant chart.
If Mars is weak in your horoscope, red coral may be helpful. Wearing red coral may remove the weakness associated with Mars. Wearing red coral can help in the following ways:
• Boosting energy and confidence
• Eliminating fear and bad dreams
• Dominating enemies and competitors
Health Benefits Associated with Red Coral
It is believed that red coral changes color if the wearer is about to suffer from bad health. Wearing it can help to detect illness early, before it sets in.
Red coral is believed to transmit the cosmic color yellow, which is related to blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and the head. Wearing red coral may provide relief and protection from diseases in those parts of the body. Red coral is also associated with the genitals. Worn after three months of pregnancy, it may help prevent miscarriages.
Red coral works with the immune system to cure the following ailments:
• blood diseases, such as anemia
• problems with bile
In combination with other gems, red coral can help to cure cancer, anemia, kidney ailments, nerve disorders, gallstones, diabetes, asthma, hernia, appendicitis, meningitis, gouts, carbuncle, paralysis, rickets, boils and wounds, menstrual disorder, and painful childbirth. Children who suffer from malnutrition and slow development may find relief while wearing this gemstone.
Coral may gradually change color as a result of simple everyday wear. Store your coral separately from other gemstones, as coral is softer than others and could scratch easily. To clean your coral, wipe gently with moist, soft cloth.