Red Coral brings good fortune in life, prosperity in business or service and prestige in society. It blesses the wearer with financial stability, extra energy, strength and willingness to meet challenges & face critical situations. It is a gemstone of planet Mars.
Coral is an ancient gemstone, and has been used for thousands of years.
Aside from the lovely solid colors found in Coral, it can also have color zones or swirls, with white, pink, orange, and red being the most prevalent. Coral is naturally dull; polishing is required to bring out its glassy luster. Coral gemstones can be either solid or porous, depending on the polyp formation. Despite Coral's pretty colors, it is very soft and brittle, and does not make a durable gemstone. It is prone to both scratches and chipping.
Due to environmental protection laws worldwide, production of Coral for the gemstone trade is on the decline.