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Corals & Black Corals-Yusr - History and Properties




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Coral, the shell remains of sea polyps, namely coral polyps, is considered to be a gemstone. It comes in a variety of colours, from white, pink, coral, red, brown, blue, golden and black, mainly opaque and in uneven shapes.


Coral is one of the most ancient gems, found in archaeological places dated about 10.000 years ago. It was very popular in Ancient Egypt and among Celts. About 6.000 varieties are known today, and are found in warm and clear seas all over the world. The most valuable varieties are the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Japan varieties. Other less valuable varieties are apple coral, sponge coral and bamboo coral.



Healing Properties - Metaphysical


Coral is believed to calm and improve life, to restore harmony during emotional conflicts and to bring wisdom. It offers a creative aquatic energy, and it's a strong protective stone.


 Red Coral


Red coral is believed to attract passion. It also gives courage, enthusiasm and realism. 

Red coral is believed to protect against the evil eye and all kinds of negative emotions. It turns away the melancholy, fear and nightmares.


 Pink Coral


Pink coral promotes friendship and the collaboration.


 Black Coral


Black coral is also known as yusr, yusuri or akabar. 

Black coral in general, brings health, wisdom and peace, while it absorbs the negative energy and balances the natural energies of the body. It is worn as amulet for happy relationships and marriage.



Healing Properties - Physical


Coral is associated to blood circulation. It is believed that it stops bleeding and fights the anemia. It also reduces fever and headaches.

It is also believed that coral protects children and that it helps in curing children diseases as chickenpox. In many cultures it is given as a gift to children and pregnant women.





Coral is associated with the Base chakra.



Astrological Sign


Coral is associated with the Scorpio sign.




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