Facts, history, legend
Most often coral associated with red color but it is not necessary has to be just red. The color palette of coral is wide Ė from red to white, and from blue and brown to black.
Even though coral looks like a stone it actually comes from organic kingdom. Every proud owner of coral jewelry should remember to treat this treasure with loving tender care.
Striking color and rarity once put coral in the same rank as diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires. In our time, because of environmental concern, coralís popularity is not the same which makes many jewelry buyers look for a different stone.
This issue has a great deal of misinformation and controversy. The greatest threat for coral existence comes from environmental issue Ė the global warming is one of the biggest concerns. If people couldnít stop escalating damage, by the year 2030 over 50% of coral reefs in the world may be destroyed. This is what scientist has predicted.
Coral is traditional material for beautiful jewelry. It does look good but jewelry industry also sensitive to this issue. Sponge coral is one solution for the problem.
Sponge Coral is farmed and is not removed from the Coral Reef causing the environmental damage associated with traditional corals.
Traditional coral is usually used in its natural shape where sponge coral is reconstituted into different shapes. These shapes can either then be used as they are or used to produce a mosaic effect or other patterns. Some items are also inlayed with colored shell in order to produce a decorative effect.
Sponge coral does not come from endangered species and is environmentally friendly.
Coral has been known and used by people as far back as 3000 B.C. In that time people placed value of their ornaments not as much for the beauty but most important for the qualities they believed their decoration possessed.
Coral said to be a great protector, particularly against the evil eye, magic and bewitchment.
People believed coral bring luck to the home and protect from bad weather. It is a stone of people who work on or near water and for those who rely on land for leaving.
Corals have a special effect on our emotional lives and protect from nasty and envious persons. It said to give energy and vitality for our body.
This stone symbolized joy and happiness; it enables the wearer to enjoy life.
ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio