Coral Red (Moonga)
Red Coral ( मूंगा, प्रवाल )
- Vedic Astrology recommends Munga ratna for Mesh (Aries) and Vrischik (Scorpio) Rashi.
- Western astrology prescribes red coral birthstone for Aries.
- Moonga gemstone can also be worn by the ascendants of Sagittarius, Pisces, Cancer & Leo.
|Carat Weight||Minimum 1/10 of Body weight, like 1 Carat (1.1 Ratti) per 10 Kgs.|
|Color||Bright Red Coral is best for astrological purpose. In-between shades of Orange-Red are good too.|
|Metal||Gold, Panchdhatu & Copper are preferred metals for Red Coral.|
|Finger||Ring finger of the working hand.|
|Day & Time||Tuesday, morning between 5 AM – 9 AM|
|Mantra||'Om Ang Angarkay Namha', ॐ अं अंगारकाय नमः|
It helps the person to handle & emerge out of difficult phase of Mangal Dasha.
Success in Team Management, Administrative, Leadership Roles - Associated with aggressive planet Mars, red coral stone benefits the wearer by refining his team improvisation skills. Known to inculcate determination, initiative and focus, it is highly recommended for people working in Army, Police, Sports or other professions where great deal of physical and mental stamina is required.
Success in Real Estate Business - In Vedic astrology, Mars is recognized as the ‘Bhoomi Karaka’ ruling land and property. Thus, Munga stone benefits people working in industries like real estate, farming, agriculture, interior decoration, mining, oil exploration and physical asset management.
Better Digestive Health & Immunity - Health benefits of red coral surpass almost every other gemstone because of its ability to restore digestive, circulatory and psychological health. It is also worn to boost immunity and mental concentration of the wearer.
The best quality Red Coral gemstone comes from a reputed origin, exhibits bright red color with a smooth, spotless, lustrous surface.
Origin - Italian & Japanese Red Corals are most popular due to their superior quality.
Color - Pure Red Coral is most desirable, in-between shades of Orange – Red are also liked in few markets.
Clarity - Red Coral being an opaque gemstone, its clarity is judged by surface markings, texture and luster. Inclusions in red coral may occur as blemishes, spots, Cavities or surface graining. Best quality red coral is smooth, lustrous and spotless.
Red Coral Price depends on Color, Origin, Shape & surface Finish. It can range anywhere between ₹ 500 to ₹ 15000 ($7 to $200) per carat.
Origin - Italian Red Coral are mostly used for Astrological purpose due to deep red coral & comparively lesser pricing to Japanese. Japanese Red is very rare, thus price range ₹ 5000 to ₹ 15000 ($70 to $200) per carat. Indian red coral (Desi Moonga) is low on quality & cheaper too.
Color - Bright red, lustrous corals are preferred over dull, faded or pale ones. Moonga stone price per ratti increases further for vividly saturated and bright red gemstones.
Shape - Red Coral being an opaque gemstone is mostly cut as cabochon in Oval, Round, Capsule & Triangular shapes. It is not faceted, but caved & used as beads too.
Clarity - Red Coral with flawless surface, Good Luster & finish are priced high. Gemstones with cavities, Blemishes & Spots are priced low.
Carat Weight - Bigger size Red Coral stones of good quality are rare, so price per carat is relatively more compared to smaller gemstones of same quality.