The word Coral is derived from the ancient Greek word "korallion". Historically, this word was used to describe the precious red coral from the Mediterranean.
The Coral is a branching skeleton-like structure built by polyp-bearing marine animals that live in colonies and are found throughout the world in the seas and oceans from freezing polar regions to equatorial reefs and at all depths. The branches are generally 20-40 cm in height and up to 6 cm thick.
Coral is made of calcium carbonate and is relatively soft, but surprisingly durable. Coral comes in a variety of colours ranging from white to pink, red, orange, yellow, blue and black.
Coral is a traditional gift for the expectant mother or newborn as a protective amulet. Coral comes from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home. It is also considered a bolster remedy for physical disorders involving blood and bones, nourishing blood cells and strengthening the skeleton.
Bamboo Coral: This stone supports bone healing. Bamboo coral eases bone disease, arthritis, osteoporosis broken bones, bone degeneration and bone marrow ailments. It helps to build the body's structures. Bamboo coral builds emotional support structures. It develops and builds on all levels. This stone promotes the building of support systems and support relationships in your life.
Red Coral: This stone will help you to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. Heals problems with the ovaries and fallopian tubes, it stimulates ovulation. Red coral helps with child birth and helps the parents bond with the baby. It can also ease the way for people who are adopting a child. Red coral will ease the abandonment feelings that adopted people can feel. It enhances the mother - daughter relationship.
Sponge Coral: This stone calms and balances the lower chakras and the lower kundalini energy centers. It stabilizes your emotions and provides a gentle energy boost to your lower chakras. It encourages menstruation, orgasm, sexuality, fertility, easy pregnancy, easy labour and birth. It will ease you gently into menopause. It is an ideal stone for all the stages of a woman's life.
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha. The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach (several pages). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.