Red Coral or Lal moonga is the hard skeleton of small leafless bushes that are composed of intermeshed spicules of hard calcium carbonate. They looks like underwater colorful plants but in reality, they are gelatinous marine animals called polyps. Red corals are organic gemstones formed out of skeletons of individual polyps depositing together to make a colony. The remarkable characteristic of precious Red Coral Gemstones is their durable nature and intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is commonly used in jewelry making. The red coral stone is naturally matte but can be polished to a glassy shine. The color ranges from warm reddish pink, pale pink to deep red. They are also found in other colors like, scarlet, saffron, coral red, pink to vermilion red and white.
As per Hindu Mythology, Red coral Gemstone is believed to nullify malefic effects of Mars or Mangal Graha and to please him. Mars being the god of war and energy is the commander-in-chief of the assembly of the nine planets. His red color is the symbol of blood and perseverance in human life. He is known as "Angarak" and the son of the earth due to his nearness to the earth.
Red Coral Gemstone Benefits:
The benefits of Red coral Gemstone have been known for ages and it has been put to a variety of use since then. The Romans believed that Red Coral Stone benefits children in wounds caused by snakes and scorpions.
Benefits of Red Coral Gemstone are apparently visible if worn by soldiers, police officers, electricians, surgeons, players and workers of ordinance factory. It is useful for enhancing physical strength, self-confidence, administrative capability and the power of utilizing the rights in social and political spheres. Benefits of wearing Red Coral bring value in deals involving buying and selling of land and properties.
The Red Coral Gemstone benefits the wearer with quality of perseverance, courage, and the ability to face and solve troublesome circumstances. It also removes obstacles and gives them courage and fortitude in face of adversity. It enhances stability in one’s life, so is recommended for those who wish to get married and those who desire to have children.
Red coral Gemstone prevents abortion, fever, piles, impotency, typhus, smallpox etc. Children can be saved from diseases like rickets and stomachache, by wearing the red coral beads or malas around their necks. Red coral also cures knee problems, arthritis and rheumatism.
Red Coral Stone Jewelry:
The coloration of Lal Moonga is permanent and the glossiness can be maintained for long, hence they are harvested for decorative use. Red Coral Jewelry has remained in vogue since the ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European times. It remains to be a popular jewelry gemstone in recent times.
Due to its softness and opacity, red coral beads are cut in different shapes like Oval, cushion and in capsule shape. As round or oval beads, they are used in preparation of necklaces and bracelets.
Red coral ring is said to reduce malefic effects of Mars and hence it is suggested to be worn by people who are affected by Magal Dosha or even if they want to derive greater benefits out of a benefic Mars. It is suggested that Red Coral rings should be studded in copper before wearing. However, on request, we do make gold and silver rings for people. Popularly 5-6 carats sized gemstones are used in rings.
Red coral rings and bracelets for men and women are made as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy to give beneficial results to the wearer, pacify malefic effects of Mars, and enhance the positive effects. Red coral also helps people gain stability in career/marital life and have more strength and courage to face challenges.
Identification of Coral Gemstones:
Some Qualities of a good Coral Gemstone:
- Vibrant red or orange color
- Regular shape and even surface
- Even colour tone
- Free of dents, holes, or perforations
Tests for Identification of a Real Coral Gemstone:
Check with laboratory for genuine quality of gemstone.
Coral Gemstone is found in Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and India.
Care & Cleaning
Due to their organic nature, Coral gems are both soft and porous and should only be wiped clean with moist cloth. Avoid chemicals, cosmetics and ultrasonic cleaners. Avoid contact with hairspray, cosmetics or perfume.