Knowing About GEMSTONE ( 4 ) : CORAL

Knowing About GEMSTONE ( 4 ) : CORAL

Jakarta : Indonesia | Sep 26, 2010 at 11:02 PM PDT
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It is said that the red color of Coral came of the sacred to sea goddess like Aphrodite and Medusa, who stained the stone with her blood.

Coral is not always came in red color. It could comes in white, ivory and other soft colors.

Most coral are enhanced color. And it not ongenuine coral,ly in sphere form but also in branch form. As shiny polished look and the matt rusty raw look.

The genuine raw coral have rusty dull appearance. It becomes shiny after special treatment.

Coral is the skeletal material of calcium carbonate, built up by small animals that live in colonies in the sea. Red, pink, and white coral is mostly calcium carbonate. Black and golden coral is conchiolin.

Coral is usually branchlike and occurs in a variety of colors in red, rose, salem, orange, blue, gyish green,white and black, of which the most sought after are rose red to red.

In addition to Coral, a number of other organic materials, including amber, pearl, ivory, and jet, are considered gems.


Coral is found on the African coasts, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Malaysia,Mediterranean coasts, and the West Indies.

The best coral comes from the Mediterranean Sea and Indonesia, particularly off the coasts of Algeria and Tunisia. A black horny coral growth, probably conchiolin, which hardens on exposure to air, has been obtained off the islands of Hawaii.

Indonesia’s sea carried beautiful Coral gemstone. In Indonesia the sphere shiny polished deep blood Red Coral called as “Marjan” a semiprecious stone. Has known as the ‘old times’ precious stone, belong to the past high society and royal family.

Around late l950’s the Coral came back from Asia as valuable modern (roses) carving stone to adorn ring nd pendant. Mostly in red, salem, orange, white and ivory color.


Coral is an ancient powerful fertility charm. The Roman worn as an amulet and especially favored by childless women.

Coral symbolizes female wisdom and the wise blood of menstruation. Enhances any sex magic or spells for passionate love.
Used in spells for magic concealment it can hide your works and desires, or can be used to reveal the magical workings of others.

All coral can be used in love magic. The deeper the color the more passionate the results. Pale corals can be used to ensure a passionate relationship tempered by friendship and emotional compatibility.

Coral hold the power of elemental water, and can help connect with that element or communicate with the magical beings of the oceans.


It reveals secrets, especially the deep secrets of your own mind. Helps to overcome fears, phobias, doubts, and to understand your deepest, darkest shadows.
Protects from storms, tempests, lightning, spells, enchantments, “assault of the evil” and many other perils, both natural and supernatural.

As a very powerful protective charm for children. A necklace of coral hung on the crib of a new-born baby will drive away any evil and bring the child under the protection of the Goddess.

To clean Coral jewelry should never be dipped or soaked in solutions to remove tarnish. Ultra sonic cleaning is not recommended.

Scrub with an old toothbrush and then polish with a cloth.
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*PS.These Gemstone and Semi/Precious stone information is not meant to replace any medical treatment or belief. No guarantee is made towards validity. No claims are made. Using this information is your own responsibility. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, folklore, and various sources .

*NEXT GEMSTONE : Chrysocolla

*(See also RossNugroho's earlier articles about Your BIRTH STONE.January to December)



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Red Coral necklace adorned with handcrafted Java beads,ended with Sterling Silver big toggle. Designed and photo by Ross T Nugroho
Necklace of big Red Coral adorned with big handcrafetd Java beads,ended with Sterling Silver big toggle.Handmade, One of a Kind necklace.Designed and photo by Ross T Nugroho.
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