Coral

Tiny red coral beads.

One of the oldest stones known to humans, it is known to be a healer and protector. Its also believed to bring good fortune. You can also use this stone to release old behaviors. 

Color: white, red, pink, blue, black 

Red and peach colored coral

Red and peach colored coral

Origins: coastlines throughout the Earth

Formation: Created by the skeletons of small marine invertebrae animals. Their skeletons are calcium carbonate which is limestone. It can form in singular cones or in colonies called reefs. 

Benefits: promotes fertility, eases childbirth, protection against danger

Healing Properties: believed to alleviate heartburn, calms insecurity

Chakra: Throat, root

History: It was used by cultures all over the world for jewelry and amulets. Ancient Gauls used coral to decorate shields. Ancient Roman children wore coral necklaces to protect them from danger. 

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Tip: Blue coral is called akori and black coral is known as “king coral”

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