Red sponge Coral is a type of coral that has an orange red color. It is not a sponge but its appearance is similar to that of a sponge and is found in water reservoirs. Sponge Coral is different from Red Coral as the surface of Sponge Coral is smooth whereas the surface of Red Coral is not necessarily smooth.
It’s been found that Sponge Coral species are decreasing and hence they undergo farming techniques due to which we are getting them in large number. Sponge Coral is widely used in Jewellery Industry and imports to the United States from Asia.
The high quality Sponge Coral has yellow tinges in them, whereas low quality specimens have a tint of brown or more area of yellow in them. These low quality specimens have low value, but they are highly appreciated in the jewelry industry because of their appearance. Sponge Coral Stones are also found in black, orange, Red and white color. Its hardness is same as that of Red Coral that is 3.5 on the MohsScale.
How Sponge Coral is Formed?
Sponge Coral is formed by a living organism polyp. Sponge Coral has a tree like structure, but these corals are pocked with holes because the coral structure is not entirely closed by the polyps and due to which these corals have a sponge like appearance.
Origin of Sponge Coral Gemstone
They are found in Queensland, Australia, Italy, South China Sea, Red Sea, the Taiwan and Malaysian Coast, the Canary Islands. The Japanese Sponge Coral are famous in Gemstone market.
Astrological Believes of Sponge Coral Gemstone
The Sponge Coral gemstone is associated with Venus and is considered as a magical protector especially for Children. It is a spokesperson of the Sun and is considered as an asset in the Budhhist Scriptures. In Ancient times Sailor uses this Sponge Coral Stone as a shelter in bad conditions and its colors used to give direction in the Hopi Road of life.
Benefits of Sponge Coral Gemstone:
Physical Healing property:
This gemstone is beneficial for health benefits. It helps the wearer to increase the appetite in food and prevents against diseases such as fever, piles, cough and allergies. It is useful to cure diseases like jaundice, chickenpox and pneumonia. Sponge Coral is a good therapy for eye sight and cancers. It helps to regulate the supply of blood to tissues and organs. It is also useful for vitamins, minerals and nutrition absorption.
This stone is highly recommended for those who lost their self confidence. It helps the wearer to regain lost energy, motivation and determination. It enables the wearer to trust himself and to control his emotions. This stone is very useful to eliminate jealousy and possessiveness in relationships. Sponge Coral is a very good stone for the person who is in depression, as this stone will help them to come out of depression and take new initiatives.
Spiritual Healing Property
This stone encourages the person to accept the life of cycle without any grudges and live your life with love. It helps the person to understand the link between their emotional state and their ego. Some people think that this stone is helpful for the wearer to see things in the past and admire the beauty and gifts of the globe.
1. Sponge Coral Gemstone reenergizes the root and Spleen Chakra because of its orange color that imparts passion, energy and fertility in the wearer.
2. The Red hue of the Sponge Coral Stone activates the Root chakra that makes the wearer to understand his or her purpose of life.
3. The Blue color of Sponge Coral turns on the Third Eye Chakra that helps the wearer to know about his or her capabilities. This gemstone is considered good for making right judgments.
4. Black color of Sponge activates the Sacral Chakra that makes the wearer more creative and flexible with the carrier.
How to take care of Sponge Coral Jewellery Items?
The main Sponge Coral jewellery items include pendants, earrings, rings and bracelets that are in high demand. Since this gemstone is very soft, hence it needs a special care. Always store the Sponge Coral jewellery separately so as to prevent it from scratches by other jewellery pieces. Clean the Sponge Coral jewellery with a piece of damp cloth and keep it away from sharp blows.