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Red coral stone price online. A bright red organic gemstone formed in the deep sea by marine creatures called polyps.

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Red Coral

Corals many colors give it appeal for necklaces and other jewelry. Intensely red coral is prized as a gemstone. It is very rare because of overharvesting. In general, it is inadvisable to give the stone as gifts since they are in decline from stressors like climate change, pollution, and unsustainable fishing.

Always considered a precious mineral, the Chinese have long associated red gem with auspiciousness and longevity because of its color and its resemblance to deer antlers, so by association, virtue, long life, and high rank.

It reached its height of popularity during the Manchu or Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when it was almost exclusively reserved for the emperor’s use either in the form of coral beads for court jewelry or as decorative miniature mineral trees. It was known as shanhu in Chinese.

The early-modern coral network he Mediterranean Sea to Qing China via the English East India Company. There were strict rules regarding its use in a code established by the Qianlong Emperor in 1759.

What is Coral?

They are marine invertebrates within the class Anthozoa of the phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. Its species include the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

A group is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a sac-like animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base.

Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton characteristic of the species. Individual heads grow by asexual reproduction of polyps. It also breed sexually by spawning: polyps of the same species release gametes simultaneously over a period of one to several nights around a full moon.

Although some gemstones are able to catch small fish and plankton using stinging cells on their tentacles, most stones obtain the majority of their energy and nutrients from photosynthetic unicellular dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium that live within their tissues.

These are commonly known as zooxanthellae. Such it require sunlight and grow in clear, shallow water, typically at depths less than 60 meters. The gems are major contributors to the physical structure of the coral reefs that develop in tropical and subtropical waters, such as the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

Samples from Tunisia


In medicine, chemical compounds from it can potentially be used to treat cancer, AIDS, pain, and for other therapeutic uses. Coral skeletons, e.g. Isididae are also used for bone grafting in humans.

Coral Calx, known as Praval Bhasma in Sanskrit, is widely used in traditional system of Indian medicine as a supplement in the treatment of a variety of bone metabolic disorders associated with calcium deficiency.

In classical times ingestion of pulverized it, which consists mainly of the weak base calcium carbonate, was recommended for calming stomach ulcers by Galen and Dioscorides.

Coral meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

It is a symbol of modesty, wisdom, happiness and immortality. It is commonly known to remedy spasms of intestines, sleeplessness, and bladder stones. It can reduce stress and fears and combats foolishness, nervousness, fear, depression, panic and nightmares.

Red coral under microscope


What is the benefits of red coral?

The gemstone imparts courage and helps in overcoming fear and nervousness in the individual. This is the best gemstone, which can boost the self-esteem of the wearer. It has amazing healing effects. It helps in overcoming various skin related problems, like boils, acne and more.

Who can wear red coral?

In this ascendant ruled by the planet of good fortune and knowledge – Jupiter, Mars becomes an important planet. Those individual in whose horoscope Mars is posited in 1st, 5th, 9th or 10th house can wear it.

Is red coral illegal?

In the Mediterranean Sea, it is prohibited for people to collect it, but the trade is legal. It is still very abundant in the Mediterranean Sea where management plans are implemented by all Mediterranean countries where the species is harvested.

Is red coral expensive?

Also named corallium rubrum, is a branch-forming species found in the Mediterranean Sea and is the most expensive price. Similarly structured stones located in the Pacific Ocean are also being harvested for jewelry.

How do you know if red coral is real?

1 – If the sound of a glass rubbing comes out, it mean that it is fake because the poor imitations are made of glass.

2 – If it s not glass, you can process to the turmeric test: Rub raw turmeric on the red gem. If there is a red mark in the color of turmeric, it means that it is fake, made by dyed color treatment. If the gemstone is real, then turmeric color will not change.

Can red coral be worn in silver?

As a ring, it could be worn on the ring finger of either hand. It can also be made into a locket. Even though the metal related to Mars is silver, teh gem can be worn with gold too. When wearing red stone for the first time, do it within one hour after sunrise, which is the period of Mars.

Which country red coral is best?

The demand for Italian red stone 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.

Are corals alive?

The stone consist of small, colonial, plankton-eating invertebrate animals called polyps, which are anemone-like. Although they are mistaken for non-living things, they are live animals.

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