Stone of Mystic Diplomacy
Once thought to be a plant, Coral has been considered the “garden of the sea”, even in so much as the variety of coloring it presents in. Coral symbolizes happiness and joy, enabling it’s bearer to enjoy life to its fullest.
The ancient texts tell us that people once believed that the planet Mars was actually composed of Coral due to its coloring and striations. Records date back thousands and thousands of years confirming that Coral has been used as jewelry and in decorative objects by peoples all over the world.
According to historians and Greek mythology, when Perseus cut off the head of the Medusa Gorgon, some of the blood dropped into the sea and solidified into Coral.
Ancient Egyptians would place Coral pieces in tombs of those that passed as protection against evil spirits in the afterworld, as they thought that it truly contained a drop a divine blood.
Coral may be found in colors such as red, pink, orange, black, blue and white.
What is considered an Organic Gem?
While many minerals are considered gemstones, there are also a number of materials that have been infused, infilled or partially replaced by organic materials; as well as natural organisms that have been mineralized then used and considered valuable ‘gems’ throughout all our time.
Organic materials considered gemstones include but are not limited to: Amber, Bone, Coral, Ivory, Pearls, Mother of Pearl, Abaone as well as meteorites such as Moldavite
Organic materials that have been mineralized to gemstones include: Dino Bone (Gem Bone, Gembone) Petrified Wood, Fossils such as Ammolilte and Ammonite; during the mineral infilling the organic structure is preserved therefore it remains an organic material, and thus an Organic Gem.