Red coral is actually the skeletal remains of sea creatures called polyps that lived thousands of years ago and sank to the ocean floor to decompose. Red coral beads have been professionally polished to a high gloss but will not remain shiny. Over time, the beads will look more matte and lose their luster. These beads should not get wet, as contact with water will diminish their luster more rapidly. They are very unique and may have black or white specs on the surface. These black and white marks are not imperfections, but are natural qualities indicative of their organic nature.
Chakra: Root, Heart
Zodiac: Aries, Taurus
Ruling Planet: Mars
Energy: Improves intuition. Promotes spiritual wellness. This stone cleanses the blood and promotes tissue growth. Found in Australia, Japan and Africa.