Everything you need to know about Red Coral
It is said that Red Coral instills courage in its wearer. It also helps in curing blood -related diseases. It is normally red in color. Coral ensures material happiness, recovery from diseases indicated by Mars such as fever, cough, bilious complaints, smallpox, chickenpox, headache, loss of vitality, piles, boils, measles, etc. It should be worn in silver or copper and should be about 9, 11, 12 grams, on Tuesday on 1st or 4th finger of the right hand.
Before wearing a gemstone, it’s very important to know the importance and the method of wearing every gemstone. Tuesday would be the most preferable day to wear Red Coral / Moonga.
Coral is a product of the sea. It is formed from the calcareous skeletons of myriads of tiny polyps (insect with many feet) which live in vast colonies in warm waters at a moderate depth. It is an opaque stone that is composed chiefly of calcium carbonate. This is arranged as fibers radiating from the central axis of the curving coral branches. Its specific Gravity is 2.68 and hardness is less than 4 on the Moh’s scale. Many forms of coral exist, but only high-quality Red, Pink, Blue, Black, and white corals are used in jewelry.
Coral, being an opaque gem, is very difficult to identify. A lot of eye practice is required to differentiate between a natural and a man-made coral. Natural coral stone, if seen under magnification, always tell the story of their origin. They have black marks which are actually holes.