The coral gemstone is an organic stone that is formed from living organisms known as polyps. This stone is made of the hardened skeleton of polyps called calcium carbonate with a hardness of 3 to 4 on the Mohs scale.
Its specific gravity is 2.60-2.70 with a refractive index of 1.486-1.658. The red coral gemstone is found in Japan, Taiwan, Australia, and the western Mediterranean Sea.
According to Hindu Astrology Red Coral gemstone also known as moonga is the Gemstone of planet Mars that represents energy, courage, and passion. It nullifies the effect of Mangla Dosha that causes problems in married life.
There are two types of Coral Variety which are immensely popular:
- Italian Coral Gemstone
- Japanese Coral Gemstone
Italian Coral Gemstone:
It is one of the most commonly traded varieties of India, especially used by the traders of North India. It is composed of corallum rub rum which is found in the Mediterranean Sea with a depth of 10 to 300 meters below sea level.
This stone represents the planet Mars, which is God of energy and brings good luck, fame & name. In ancient times this gemstone was considered as a protector from evil spirits.
Italian Coral gemstone re-energizes the Muladhara Chakra that allows the person to have a positive and practical approach in life.
Italian Red Coral Gemstone is used to increase one’s administrative skills and a positive attitude. Italian Red Coral Gemstone is believed to solve the problems created due to real estate.
This stone allows the wearer to control his or her emotional aspects and boost their self-confidence and courage.
Japanese Coral Gemstone:
This gemstone is also popular in India that is considered as social status. In ancient times there was a ritual of gifting Japanese Coral stone to the groom and the bride during the marriage.
The groom’s father used to gift this stone to the bride and the bride’s father gift it to the groom. This ritual was specifically performed in Bengal, Assam, Manicure, Bhutan, and Nepal.
Japanese Coral gemstone is considered to be the gemstone of Lord Hanumanji, who is the God of strength. This stone is beneficial for people born with Aries and Scorpio zodiac signs.
Japanese Coral Stone Benefits:
This stone increases the determination and managerial skills of a person. It brings enthusiasm and a positive energy level to its wearer that helps them to struggle against any hurdles that come in their way.
Japanese Coral Stone has many health benefits that include fever, piles and stomach pains.
This stone is highly recommended for those who are facing interaction problems, emotional problems with society.
The demand of Italian Red Coral Gemstone is highest in the jewelry industry as the gemstone from Italy and Tunisia is of high quality. Whereas Gemstone from China and Japan are of lower quality as compared to Italian Gemstone.
Still, the price of Japanese Gemstone in the jewelry industry is higher than compared to Italian Gemstone.