Generally Corals are found in red colors but its color ranges from red to white, pink, black & golden too. The Romans wore it, not only in jewellery but also as amulets. A Coral is considered auspicious if it is perfectly round or oval, regular in shape, smooth, of red pigment and without any hole or split. It makes the native courageous. A Red Coral is considered lucky for brides.
The Red Coral protects women from widowhood. It is believed that a genuine red coral warns the wearer of coming ill health by changing its color. It provides freedom from bad dreams and nightmares. It protects the wearer from sorcery and evil spirits. Even today the Neapolitans regard Coral as amulet against the vengeful influences of the evil eye, and in India it is believed to have the power of preventing evil spirits from occupying the body after death. It is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures. Coral is said to cure madness and give wisdom and a strong talisman against bleeding and hurricanes. It is said to protect children.
Coral is the anniversary gemstone for the 35th year of marriage.
Characteristics of Gems (Nav-ratnas)
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