Coral, the shell remains of sea polyps, namely coral polyps, is considered to be a gemstone. It comes in a variety of colors, from white, pink, coral, red, brown, blue, golden and black, mainly opaque and in uneven shapes.
Coral is one of the most ancient gems, found in archaeological places dated about 10.000 years ago. It was very popular in Ancient Egypt and among Celts. About 6.000 varieties are known today, and are found in warm and clear seas all over the world. The most valuable varieties are the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Japan varieties. Other less valuable varieties are apple coral, sponge coral and bamboo coral.
Coral is believed to calm and improve life, to restore harmony during emotional conflicts and to bring wisdom. It offers a creative aquatic energy, and it's a strong protective stone.
Coral is associated to blood circulation. It is believed that it stops bleeding and fights the anemia. It also reduces fever and headaches.
It is also believed that coral protects children and that it helps in curing children diseases as chickenpox. In many cultures it is given as a gift to children and pregnant women.
Coral is associated with the Base chakra.
Coral is associated with the Scorpio sign.