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Coral is an organic gem that comes from reefs and atolls. Its ancient name is Vidruma. The most valued Coral is the noble red Coral seen here (Corallicum rubrum). The color is uniform throughout with no pits or color streaks. There are various color in Coral like red, pink, white, blue, black and golden etc. Polished Coral has a vitreous luster but is sensitive to heat and acids and may fade with wear. Due to pollution, Coral is an endangered species.
Mars planet is Lord of Coral Gem, Aries and Scorpio Zodiac ( Mesha and Vrishchika Rashi ). Coral influences Mars which is responsible for the Field of Activity, Energy, Courage, Ambition, Sports, Property, Strength, Commander, Technical Ability, Mechanical, Forcefulness and Bravery. In Astrology, Mars is known as the commander-in-chief, due to its influence in organizing and managing direction in activity. Mars is like a General with its focus on precision and power in activity.
Mars in our physiology is associated with the Red Nucleus, Pars Compact, and Amygdala. These structures in the brain control activity by providing checks and balances, activating and inhibiting impulses in the brain, and maintaining steadiness and precision of movement. These influences can be strengthened with the wearing of Coral when recommended.
About Disease: It is said that Red Coral instills courage in its wearer. It also helps in curing blood -related diseases like high – low Blood Pressure and Paralysis. 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 bones related, Joints related diseases etc.
Physical Properties of Red Coral
Coral is a product of sea. It is formed from the calcareous skeletons of myriads of tiny polyps (which means insect with many feet) which live in vast colonies in warm waters at a moderate depth. It 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 3.00 on the Moh’s scale. R.I. is 1.49 – 1.66 , Structure is Trigonal, Chemical Composition is Calcium Carbonate or Conchiolin ( CACO3 or C3H48N9O11 ). It is an opaque stone. Many forms of coral exist but only high quality Red, Pink, Blue, Black and white corals are used in jewellery.
Occurrence of Red Coral
Coral, being an opaque gem, is very difficult to identify. A lot of eye practice is required to differentiate between a natural and a manmade coral. Natural corals, if seen under magnification, always tell the story of their origin. They have black marks which are actually holes and Weavey Effect under Incandensent Light with 40x magnification. A very careful examination is required to identify a natural coral. As natural corals are not very clear and if clear they are very costly. Manmade corals are very commonly found in the market places being sold as real corals.
Wearing Method of Coral
Its very important before wearing any gemstone we should know it’s methods and importance for every stone. It should be washed with fresh milk of cow and sacred water ( Ganga Jal – found in Indian river named Ganga ) in the morning during Hora ( a type of Muhurt time ) of Mars planet on Tuesday, Its the most preferable day to wear Coral, and then while chanting the mantra it should be worn. Coral should be used in Silver, Gold, Copper and Panchdhatu (mixture of five metal), should be worn in ring finger of right hand (for male), left hand (for female) or in neck also. The weight of Coral should not be less than 3 Ratti ( one type scale of Indian weight ) for kids and 5 Ratti for adults or onwards in weight. More the weight of Coral, greater its effect.
Substitute Gems of Coral
Its very necessary to know about substitute gems, which can be also useful. These substitute gem also controls on their lord planet in finite effect. Hence, generally precious gems used for infinite effect. These substitute gems may be precious or semi-precious. So, It should be conformed that which gem is useful for you by your astrologer or gemologist.
Substitute Gems of Coral: Reddish Brown Hessonite, Orangey Pearl, Garnet, Red Onex, Sunstar etc.
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