Due to the fact that “real” Red Coral is an endangered species and cannot be ethically sourced we use Bamboo Coral that has been dyed.
These are corals from the Gorgonaria family which come from Asia. Named “bamboo” because its skeleton is made up of deeply calcified gorgonin — or horny — nodes, red-dyed bamboo coral has replaced red coral.
Coral was used in decorative art objects for thousands of years. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace. Dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness.
Ancients believed that Mars was composed of red coral. Coral is a good aid for meditation or visualization. Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Lighter red shades restore harmony to the heart. It is an aid to depression, lethargy or nutrition.