Natural Coral Pendants – Having your very own coral fossil
gemstone pendant is such a unique and amazing piece to add to your jewelry
collection. It is an interesting organic gemstone and a great topic starter
when showing to friends and family.
Coral is a natural biological formation that grows in
deep water over time with interesting structures and color. Coral is not
harvested fresh for jewelry but a fossil that is no longer alive and can be up
to 20 million years old. Being an organic stone, it is not very hard or
durable. Which means it is suited for jewelry that can provide it protection
such as a pendant.
Coral fossil is found all over the world, although the
more substantial sources are from Morocco, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and
Taiwan. The colors can range from pastel ivory tones to dark brown, white and
black. The patterns are very interesting and can be small to large shapes with
skeletal flower formations.
In mythology, Coral fossil is associated with powerful
and sacred energy. In ancient times, Gauls have worn this gem on their helmet
for protection, whilst the Egyptians placed it inside the tombs to protect
against evil energy and Roman children worn it as pendants to ward off evil.
Metaphysically is said to be the stone for wisdom, happiness
and humility. It is said to promote wealth, strength and success for the
wearer. It eliminates fear, foolishness and anxiety. It can also help enhance
meditation and visualisation. Physically it is said to aid with circulation,
headaches, fevers, lungs, allergies and any reproductive issues.
It is said Coral is for the root, sacral, solar plexus
and heart chakra. It is the birthstone for April and for people born under the
Aries, Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus zodiac signs.
They are often cut into cabochons to enhance the
pattern and color. It is often shapes into beads, freeform shapes, ovals, round
or even as ornaments and sculptures. With such history and interesting pattern,
having it as a pendant is a statement piece. It can be matched with earthy tone
styles and is a considered a more thoughtful gift than other stones.