Red Coral Gemstone

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Published: 06th October 2010
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Coral is an Organic Substance. It is not a mined stone or mineral, but an organic gemstone. Formed from a living creature, it is the "skeleton" formed by individual polyps, plant-like animals, which make up a colony under seawater in deep sea. It is a hard calcareous matter formed of innumerable skeletons continuously secreted by many families of marine coelenterate polyps (a family of zoophytes, gelatinous marine animals called polyps) for their support and habitation. It looks like an underwater colourful plant which keeps growing biologically. It is one of the priceless gifts from the sea for the mankind.

Red Italian coral is believed to be the finest quality coral, mostly demanded in the jewellery industry. Coral reefs are found in almost all the oceanic parts of the world. The major deposit of coral is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The finest specimens come from Sardinia and Tunisia; the coral from Japan and China is considered slightly inferior in quality but its price is more than Italian red coral because it is found in less quantity. Coral is also found off the coast of Washington State (U.S.A) and the Aleutian Islands off Alaska.
Coral is found in clear, shallow seawater at a depth of about 15ft to 160ft. The greater the depth at which coral is found, the lighter is its colour.Imitation red coral is made of conch-shell and compacted powdered marble. Plastic, wood and wax are also used in the making imitation red coral.

Astrological Effects of red coral

Red coral is ruled by Mars. It can be worn by those whose Mars is the lord of an auspicious house in the native ascendant chart.
If Mars is weak, debilitated, combust or forming Mangal Dosha in your horoscope, Red Coral may help you a lot. Wear a Red Coral and remove all the weakness of Mars or Mangal Graha. Besides this, Red Coral may also be helpful in minimizing the bad influence of Dasha and Antar Dasha of Mars. Red Coral will make you a dynamic, energetic and confidant person. If you wear a red coral, you may get rid of fear and bad dreams. Besides this, you may also dominate your enemies/competitors and seniors. Obviously, wearing a Red Coral would be fantastic for everlasting energy, stamina, and financial as well as professional growth.

Coral turns inactive persons into active ones, helps build finances, increases determination, courage, physical strength, vitality, and leadership qualities, and helps one to finish the tasks he has begun. It can help one in getting a daughter married or to find a new job. It can help marital life. It protects against witchcraft, accidents, and lightning.

Those who wear red coral will be brave and defeat their enemies. It helps defeat mental depression, and protects women from widowhood. It also protects the wearer from evil spirits and curses, and stops nightmares in their life. It aids meditation and brings happiness. It may help one avoid violence, war and all types of accidents.

It is believed that Red coral changes its color if the wearer is about to suffer from bad health.
Red coral transmits the cosmic color yellow, which is related to blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and the head. It can help give relief in diseases related to the above parts of the body caused by an afflicted Mars. It is also affects the genitals, and works with the immune system, can cure smallpox, fever, headache, jaundice, blood diseases, anemia, weakness, typhoid, allergies, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, wounds, measles, piles, chickenpox, and problems with bile. Red coral used after three months of pregnancy may also be able to prevent miscarriages.

Health Effects

Red coral in combination with other gems can help to cure and fight these diseases blood cancer, bone cancer, breast cancer, mouth cancer, stomach cancer, breathing troubles, anemia, kidney trouble, nerve diseases, gallstones, diabetes, asthma, hernia, appendicitis, meningitis, gouts, carbuncle, paralysis, rickets, piles, boils and wounds, menstrual disorder, painful delivery and in operations. Children who suffer from malnutrition and slow development also find relief if they wear this gemstone.





Lucky Gem

Red Coral is considered lucky gem for all those who are born under number 9. Mars rules this number. People born on 9th, 18th, and 27th of any month are governed by this number. Coral is one of the five sacred stones of the Tibetans and the American Indians.

Red coral is also recommended for 35th wedding anniversaries.

How to take care of Red coral

Coral needs special care. A soft and porous gem, coral scratches and abrades easily and chlorine, alcohol, ammonia, nail polish remover, and other chemicals can damage it. Remove coral rings when washing and moisturizing your hands. Avoid exposing your coral to extreme temperatures. It may gradually change color from everyday wear. As an organic gem, coral is softer than other gem materials and should be stored away from other gemstones to prevent scratches. To clean coral, wipe it gently with moist soft cloth.

Business Opportunities with Red Coral

It represents the business of gold, steel, agriculture, weapons and property. Police & defense services, chemical studies, surgery, dental treatment are the professions lead by Mars.

Method of wearing Red coral

The weight of the Red coral used may be at least six (some say three) carats or more, or eight, nine, eleven, or twelve carats for a ring or in a pendant. Red coral may be set in gold or silver. The ring should be worn on Tuesday, an hour after sunrise, when the moon is waxing in the lunar month. A coral ring may be worn on the ring finger or the index finger of the right hand.

Mantra for Red coral

Dharani garbha sambhootam vidyut-kaanti sama-prabham!

Kumaram Shakti Hastam tam Mangalam pran-maam!!

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