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    Gemstone | Red Coral Gemstone | Red Coral Indian Astrology Stone

    Red Coral - The Gemstone of Mars/The God of War

    Mars, Mangal, Red Coral

    Red Coral Gemstone | An Introduction | Red Coral benefits

    Mars is the chief of the assembly of Gods. Red Coral is the Gemstone of Mars and is given to a native so that the gem will help him overcome all adversaries and enemies and emerge victorious and valorous.

    Mars is manly, commanding, violent, and gutsy. He is a warrior and the chief of the assembly of Gods. He governs muscular system, blood and behavior. Mars rides a ram, symbolizing muscular strength, combative nature, and fire. In his hands he holds a sword of control, a shield of security, a lotus of purity, and a mace of strength.

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    Different Names of Red Coral Gemstone

    The Red Coral is known as Praval in Sanskrit and Moonga in Hindi. Pravalak, Bhoumaratna, Vidrum, Angarak Mani and Sinduja are the other popular names in India for Coral. In Persian it is called Miranga, Majaan and in Chinese Sahuhochi and in Burmese Taadaa.

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    What is a Coral ?

    Coral is a calcareous, skeleton-like deposit of the coral polyp - a tiny invertebrate that dwells in quiet waters and is found at depths ranging from 20 to 1000 feet. Coral is also known as aragonite when found in the lining of seashells and is counted as a calcite by mineralogists.

    Sources of Red Coral

    Mediterranean Sea
    Red Sea
    Persian Gulf
    Coasts of Algeria

    Red Coral - Scientific Gemological Data

    Hardness & Toughness:

    Hardness 3 to 4 on Mohs scale
    Toughness Fair to Good
    Specific Gravity 2.65
    Refractive Index 1.486 to 1.658


    Environmental Factor Reaction
    Heat Blackens or burns if exposed to the flame of a jeweler's torch
    Light Generally stable, but dyed material may eventually fade

    Red Coral Care and Cleaning

    Type of Cleaning Advisability
    Ultrasonic cleaning Risky
    Steam cleaning Never
    Warm, soapy water Safe
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