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Red Coral Stone Properties

Publised on Oct 10,2013

Summary:  

Gemstone:  Red Coral
Other Names: Moonga
Ruling Planet (Vedic Astrology): Mars
Moh’s Scale : 3.5
Specific Gravity: 2.65
Signs Ruled: Aries, Scorpio
Metal to Wear in:  Gold or Silver
Origin: India, Italy, Japan, France

Detailed Properties of Red Coral Stone:

Red Coral or the Moonga Stone is associated with the planet Mars. Red Coral is very beautiful and rare creation of Mother Nature for human beings.

• The gemstone has a rating of 3.5 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness and specific gravity index is 2.65.

• Coral is found in a variety of colors; however the blood red color of the Red Coral is in huge demand all around the world.

• Apart from the usage of coral in making all forms of jewelry, it is also designed into beads and used for carving figures, statues etc.

• The originality of the Red Coral can be determined by placing it in cow's milk. If the milk turns into pink or reddish, be assured that the coral is natural.   [Click To Know Red Coral Astrological Benefits ]
Italian Red Coral Stone 

How are they formed?

Red Coral is an organic gemstone. It is a very unique stone in its own way of origin. The gemstone is formed from skeleton of polyps, plant-like animals. The organism keeps growing naturally into colonies under the sea bed. The gemstone resembles an underwater colorful plant. Coral is basically a form of calcium carbonate.

Where they are found?

Red Coral Stone is found in many parts of the world including countries like Japan, France, India, Italy, Australia, Japan, U.S.A, China and so on. Barrier Reef of Queensland, Australia is the leading producer of the stone. However, Sardinia and Tunisia are known for producing the optimum quality corals.

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