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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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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.