Red Coral (Moonga)

Red Coral (Moonga in Hindi) is a famous red colored precious gemstone with several astrological benefits.

Who Should Wear A Red Coral?

Red Coral is the birthstone for Aries sunsign (20 March – 19 April). In Indian astrology, Moonga stone strengthens Mars (Mangal) and is the rashi ratna for Aries (Mesh) and Scorpio (Vrishchik). Red Coral stone bestows the powers of Mars on its wearer and brings him strength, stamina, confidence and good health. Ascendants of Sagittarius, Pisces, Leo and Cancer can also wear a Red Coral gemstone.

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Which Red Coral Stone Should I Buy?

  • Red Coral (Moonga) gemstone should ideally weigh at least 1/10th in carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 6 carat stone)
  • The stone should preferably be free of spots, orange to deep red in color and have no chemical or heat treatments.
  • For Astrological purpose, Italian Red Corals are considered to be the best Red Corals.
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You may also read: Red Coral Benefits, Red Coral Prices, Substitutes for Red Coral and How to Wear Red Coral.

Red Coral Benefits:

  • Red Coral gives its wearer stamina, strength and the ability to work hard.
  • In Astrology, Red Coral strengthens Mars and is therefore highly beneficial for people in occupations that are laborious and require physical activity. E.g., famous sportspeople are seen to have a very strong Mars (Mangal).
  • In Vedic Astrology, Mars (Mangal) planet is called 'Bhoomi-Kaarak', which means 'the patron of Land'. Therefore, Moonga gemstone benefits people who work in Land and Real Estate related sectors. Also, it increases the wearer's likeliness to own or inherit property.
  • Medically, Red Coral is said to help keep the 'Muscle' strong and cure ailments related to blood flow. It is believed to help in curing problems related to Blood Pressure, Hemoglobin and the menstrual cycle etc.
  • Moonga stone is said to help the wearer recover from diseases such as Piles (Hemorrhoids), Fever, Impotency, Indigestion etc.


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Red Coral Gemstone Price:

  • Red Coral price per carat depends upon Weight (carats/ratti), Treatments and Quality (Shape, Spots and Color).
  • Natural Red Coral price in India is between rupees 700 per carat to rupees 6,500 per carat and above.
  • Astrologically, Italian Red Corals are considered the best. Therefore, your first choice should be an Italian Red Coral that costs in the range of Rs 3,700/ct+ to Rs. 6,500/ct+. Your second choice should be Japanese or Italian Red Coral of price between Rs 2,200/ct and Rs 3,500/ct or Indian Red Coral (Desi Moonga) with price of Rs. 2200 per carat. And finally, if budget constrains then go with Indian or Italian Red Coral with price between Rs 1200/ct to Rs 21000/ct. Red Corals below Rs 800/ct should be avoided if possible.
  • Red Coral stone prices per carat can be converted into Moonga stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).
  • Red Coral cost also depends on where you buy from. For example, Japanese Red Coral price in India is between Rs. 2000 per carat to Rs. 3,500 per carat depending upon quality. Italian Luxury Red Coral price ranges between Rs. 1300 and Rs. 6,500. Desi Moonga stone or Indian Red Coral price ranges from Rs. 700 per carat to Rs. 2,100 per carat.
    Be Careful, as most gemstone dealers sell heated and treated Red Corals thereby not making you get your money's worth. So do ensure that you get a trusted lab certification mentioning tests for treatment.


At GemPundit, there is a stone for every budget. Our catalogue features the best Japanese and Italian Red Corals for all price ranges. You can also purchase Indian Corals or Moonga stones online.
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Red Coral Quality:

  • The quality of Red Coral depends upon its Shape, Color and Spots.
  • For Astrological purpose, the Red Coral should have the least number of spots.
  • Red Coral is a cabochon and is hence shaped and polished as opposed to cutting and faceting. The shape of the Red Coral has only ornamental significance and not astrological.


Where Should I Buy Natural Red Coral?

Be careful as many dealers sell treated or synthetic Moonga. Therefore, when you buy Red Coral Online, ensure that you get a Lab Certificate of its authenticity from a Reputed Lab and that the dealer is ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!). The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy Red Coral online at Gempundit where the original Moonga stone prices are reasonable and quality, the best. We value your trust above anything else and therefore, provide a free lab certificate which ensures that your Red Coral gemstone is 100% natural. Also, you can pay cash on delivery as we provide free shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly Return and Refund policy.


Which Is The Best substitute For Red Coral?

Bloodstone is considered to be a Red Coral substitute. However, substitutes (up-ratna) are not as astrologically effective as the primary gemstones (ratna).


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How to Wear Red Coral Gemstone?


The first choice as the metal for Red Coral should be Silver. The second choice as the astrological metal for Moonga stone should be Gold or Panchdhatu.

You can select from a huge collection of Red Coral rings, Red Coral pendants and Red Coral bracelets designs at We provide jewelry made from the finest Silver, Gold and Panchdhatu. Chat with us, Request a Call back or call us!


Procedure for wearing Red Coral Gemstone:

Red Coral is worn in the ring finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn on Tuesday morning before 11 A.M during the Shukla Paksh (Waxing Moon). For the detailed procedure, Click Here 


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