Red Coral - (Moonga/मूंगा)

Red Coral, commonly known as Moonga/मूंगा in Hindi, is a red colored precious astrological gemstone associated with Aries sun sign. Red Coral (Moonga) has immeasurable benefits including improvement in strength, stamina, confidence and good health.

Red Coral - (Moonga/मूंगा)

Can I wear Red Coral/Moonga?

The powerful gemstone of the Mars planet, is the birthstone of Aries (Mesh) and Rashi Ratna  for Aries (Mesh) and Scorpio (Vrishchik). The wearer of this gemstone is showered with strength, stamina, confidence and good health. Ascendants of Sagittarius, Pisces, Leo and Cancer can also wear a Red Coral gemstone. Vedic astrology’s detailed analysis as per horoscope ascendance and birth chart are available here.

Procedure to Wear Red Coral/Moonga:-

Day-Time:- Red Coral should be worn on the ring finger of the working hand and It should be worn on Tuesday between 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Metal:- Silver should be the first choice of metal which should be used for a Red Coral ring or pendant. Gold, Panchdhatu / Ashthdhatu can also be used.

Weight:- Ideally, minimum weight of Moonga which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat).

Benefits of Red Coral / Moonga Gemstone:-

  • Leadership & Team Management
  • Beneficial in Real Estate Business
  • Stronger Immunity
  • Miraculous Effects of Healing
  • Marriage Purpose

What will I gain by wearing Red Coral?

According to Hindu Vedic astrology, planet Mars is known as Patron of Land (Bhoomi Karak) which helps the wearer in Real Estate business sector and develops likeliness to own property. It also helps people who are into labourous & physical activity profession like sports, rescue teams etc. Natural Red Coral Gemstone also helps curing aliments related to blood flow such as Hemoglobin, menstrual cycle & blood pressure. It helps in strengthening muscles which releves pain in joints & muscle.

Price of Red Coral (per carat / per ratti)

  • Red Coral price per carat depends upon Weight (carats/ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
  • Natural Red Coral price in India is between rupees 1,000 per carat to rupees 10,000 per carat and above.
  • For Astrological benefits, the quality is dependent mainly upon the clarity of the gemstone and only a little bit on the color / cut.
  • While it is absolutely normal and acceptable, as per the current industry standards, to have some minor inclusions present in a natural gemstone. However, if these inclusions affect the clarity of the crystal then the astrological influence of the gemstone as well as the price gets reduced dramatically. 
  • 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 Quality:-

Mainly three things (3C’s) are considered while deciding quality of astrological Red Coral namely Cut Colour and Clarity.

Cut:- Cut is normally misunderstood as the shape of the gemstone, but it actually refers to the faces on the gemstones surface. These cuts allow the light and colour to pass through and shine to the fullest.

Colour:- Red Coral comes in range of orange to deep red colour. The best chosen colour for a perfect astrological Red Coral is deep red without any spots on it.

Clarity:- “Eye Clean” Red Coral are considered as a good choice which means the gemstone is completely clear to the naked eye. Natural gemstone can't be free of inclusions which mean crystal & feathers are typically discovered in Red Coral. Only man made synthetic stones are flawless.

Red Coral Stone Product Specifications:-

Precious coral or red coral is the common name given to Corallium rubrum and several related species of marine coral. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is used for making jewellery.

Red Coral Product Properties:-

Content:- Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) 

Crystal System and Class:- tri-gonal, hexagonal scalenohedral 

Crystal Habit:- massive and granular 

Hardness:- 9 on Moh’s scale 

Specific Gravity:- 3.94 - 4.0 3 

Refractive Index:- 1.768 - 1.772

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1. Best Place to Buy Red Coral?

Main points you should consider to finalize buying place.

Organization should have larger presence across the market. Small dealers will prefer to fool you by selling treated or synthetic Red Coral at the price of a genuine one. Larger organizations care about the brand and avoid unethical practices.

Lab Certification:- Ensure that the certificate provided with the gemstone is from a government certified lab. The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).

Catalogues:- Do check the catalogues available online on different websites to buy Red Coral.

Refund Policy:- Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every authentic astrological gemstone purchase should have a refund policy.

2. Which Red Coral Gemstone Should I Buy?

  • Ideally, minimum weight of Moonga which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat)
  • Preferably it should be free of spots with orange to deep red in color. 
  • It shouldn't be chemically treated. 
  • Italian Red Corals are considered to be the Best Red Coral Stone for Astrological Purposes.

3. What is the Substitute for Red Coral?

Any gemstone which is used as a substitute of Red Coral is never as astrologically effective as a Red Coral. Bloodstone is widely used as a substitute for Red Coral gemstone.