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 मूंगा (Moonga)


The Vital Flame of Mars

"पुखराजं पुष्परागं च पीतम् सप्तरजोऽपि च।"

"Yellow Sapphire, the gem of seven rays, shines like the blooming flower."

This verse, found in ancient Indian texts, extols the vibrant beauty of Yellow Sapphire and its association with the auspicious planet Jupiter


The name "Coral" is derived from the ancient Greek word "korallion", meaning the hard skeleton of marine polyps. Red Coral is named for its vibrant red color, which has captivated cultures for centuries


In Sanskrit, Red Coral is known as "Moonga" or "Pravalak", signifying its intense red hue and precious nature.


Red Coral, the gem of energy and courage, is linked with the planet Mars (Mangal or Kuja). It symbolizes vitality, protection, and fiery determination


Red Coral is revered for its ability to enhance energy, boost confidence, and provide protection. It is believed to bring courage, determination, and physical well-being to its wearer

  • Enhances physical strength and vitality.

  • Boosts self-confidence and courage.

  • Provides protection from malefic influences.

  • Aids in overcoming obstacles and challenges.

  • Promotes assertiveness and determination


Red Coral is not a mineral but a product of marine life. It is primarily composed of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) with a distinct red or pink color due to the presence of iron oxide


Red Coral is not usually treated, as its natural color is highly valued. It may be polished and shaped for jewelry


Red Coral quality is evaluated based on several factors:

  • Color: A deep, uniform red is prized.

  • Texture: Smooth and free of pits.

  • Cut: Skillful shaping and polishing.

  • Size: Larger Red Corals are rarer and more valuable

Quality levels range from low to exceptional, with exceptional Red Corals displaying a deep red color, smooth texture, excellent cut, and substantial size


The finest Red Corals come from the Mediterranean Sea, especially off the coast of Italy (Sardinia), followed by other regions like Japan and Taiwan. Italian Red Corals are renowned for their intense red color and durability


Color: Deep red to pinkish-red

Hardness: 3.5 - 4 on the Mohs scale.
Lustre: Vitreous
Transparency: Opaque.
Texture: Polished and typically not faceted.


  • Protect from scratches and hard impacts.

  • Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme heat.

  • Clean with a soft cloth or a mild soapy water solution.

  • Store separately to prevent scratches.

  • Periodic re-polishing may be necessary

Red Coral, the vital flame of Mars, is believed to instill courage, energy, and protection in its wearer. When worn with reverence and belief, it can ignite your inner fire and empower you to face life's challenges with vigor, making it a gemstone of remarkable significance

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