Things we don’t like and you shouldn’t either - The Coral - Red/White that you are wearing might just be a Camel Bone or plastic and has no Jyotish Value. Scam watch alert. Cases leading to failure of Gemstone therapy!
In recent times we have come across Corals both white and red those are not corals at all. These are sold on various auctions websites and some astrology websites and we actually paid to procure them to unearth this sham.
What is a Coral?
Corals are actually the skeletal remains of a marine polyp. The fleshy skin polyps secrete a carbonic substance from which Coral grows like branches and trees in the warm waters of the ocean at a depth ranging from 10 feet to 500 feet.
Around 95% of the Coral is made up of Calcium Carbonate, around 3 % of magnesium carbonate and trace elements of iron.
There is heavy demand for organic Red Coral from Japan as it has the characteristic Bright Red Uniform color often referred to as the Mediterranean Ox Blood Color as this is much desired.
Heavy Demand leads to a Scam
Recently, we found out that some unethical elements are buying Camel Bone, bleaching it to make it pure white and then dyeing it with Red Dye and finally wax filling it and coating it to produce Red Coral Simulants that are being sold as Red Corals to unsuspecting public. These are priced anywhere from $2(INR 90) per carat $20(around INR 1000) per carat.
Please be aware that these are not Red Corals at all leave alone organic red Corals produced in the sea and have no Jyotish Value and will not deliver the planetary results of Mars. When we contacted many of the sellers on the auction website to ask about the organic nature of the Coral and why it was priced so low- We received Zero, yes Zero replies from the seller.
How to differentiate Real Organic Japanese Red Coral from a Fake One!
The answer lies in the nature. Generally the Ventral/Top side of the Coral is highly polished and is free from any marks or indentations. However the dorsal side/back side of the Japanese Red Coral has the characteristic tell tale wood grain effect - line/lines-white or brown in color, groove pits and striations.
Featured here in this picture is a fine Japanese Red Coral from our collection of fine Natural Planetary Gemstones and Talismans that has both the Ventral and Dorsal Views that will make the marks of nature quite clear. If the dorsal side of the Coral is virtually free from any marks you can be assured 99% of the time that it is not a natural Coral!
Please ensure that when purchasing a Red Coral the certificate should read Natural Organic Red Coral.
What is a Jyotish Quality Coral?
Jyotish quality Red Coral should be
- Fully Natural and organic. Precious Biogenic material!
- Created in the sea by marine polyp.
- Be free from any dyeing or wax filling.
- Should have even color.
- AND SHOULD NOT BE A CAMEL BONE OR PLASTIC.
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Guruji Shrii Arnav
Guruji Shrii Arnav - Vedic Guru is also an internationally acclaimed planetary gemmologist. An Accredited Jewelry Professional from the Gemmological Institute of America at present he is the chief mentor of www.astromandir.com and www.gemstoneuniverse.com. He is also the chief Horoscope columnist of Deccan Herald - A leading Indian English daily.
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