Coral jewelry was particularly well-liked during the Victorian era and has been discovered in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European tombs. Coral was utilized as a form of defense against evil spirits in the afterlife by the ancient Egyptians in their tombs because they thought it contained a drop of divine blood. At the start of the first millennium, there was sizable commerce in coral between the Mediterranean and India.
What is Glastonbury Coral?
Because it was formerly thought to be a plant, coral has been referred to as the “garden of the sea.” Instead, coral is a member of a modest but significant class of organic jewels. Coral is not a mineral with a crystalline structure like the majority of colored stones; rather, it is generated through a biological process.
A deep-water coral called precious forms in rocky seabeds with little sedimentation, usually in dim surroundings more than 500 feet below the surface. Coral polyps, which are incredibly tiny aquatic creatures, gradually construct coral. As the colony expands, more little, hard shells emerge on these tiny, soft-bodied organisms. Over time, the colony starts to develop intricate branches and skeletal structures made of calcium carbonate that has been solidified and colored with carotenoids.
Meaning of Glastonbury Coral
Glastonbury Coral is highly treasured because it is thought to possess enigmatic sacred characteristics. It stands for humility, sagacity, joy, and immortality. It is frequently used to treat bladder stones, insomnia, and intestinal spasms.
Coral is effective in reducing anxiety and concerns as well as in battling stupidity, unease, fear, despair, panic, and nightmares. Coral is utilized to increase insight and attract success and fortune. Coral is a useful tool for visualization or meditation.
Acid and heat may be particularly harsh on coral. With use and abuse, coral’s color is known to deteriorate. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and extreme temperature changes to prevent color loss in coral. Avoid using harsh home cleaners on coral, such as acid or bleach, and stay away from misting the stones with perfume or hairspray.
Sterling silver components and beads perfectly match coral. Red has a powerful sense of style, so combine it with bold pieces like turquoise or amber. Combine with crystal beads in related hues for a mystical appearance.