CORAL Overview

Coral is calcium carbonate with a trace of carotene. Its color ranges from white to red. It grows in branches that look like underwater trees. Coral is created by sea life or marine life. It is the skeletal remains of coral polyps. Coral is especially fragile. Protect coral from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes . The coral traditionally used in jewelry is Corallium rubrum and Corallium japonicum.The most valuable colors of coral are red, black, and pink, which is known as angel skin coral.

Healing Properties

Coral was long thought to be a strong talisman against bleeding, evil spirits, and hurricanes.Coral is used to build an emotional foundation.Coral is said to protect children. In many countries, coral is given as a gift to children. Coral is said to cure madness and give wisdom.

Mythical Legend

Coral is known to be used as a gem since prehistoric times. Coral has a history of religious meaning. Coral is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures.

Deposits: Coral is found on the African coasts, Australia, Japan, Mediterranean coasts, Malaysia, and the West Indies.Most coral is found in the Mediterranean Sea or in the Pacific off Japan and Taiwan.   Coral

Major Specifications of Gem


Red, pink, white, black, blue

Mohs’ hardness





Irregular, splintery, brittle

Crystal system

(Trigonal) microcrystalline

Chemical composition

CaCO3 or organic substance


Translucent, opaque

Refractive index

White and red:1.486-1.658

Absorption spectrum

Not Diagnostic


Second, sacral

Sun Sign


Symbolic sign

Anniversary gemstone - 35th year of marriage