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Moonga Stone

Moonga Stone or Red Coral Gemstone is a bright red-colored organic gemstone. There are a lot of amazing benefits to wearing Moonga RatnaIt comes from marine creatures called coral polyps. It is made up of calcium carbonate. It is considered lucky due to its astrological association with the planet Mars.

moonga-stonePhysical properties and chemical composition

The chemical composition of moonga stone is calcium carbonate (CaCO3), a small amount of magnesium carbonate (MgCO3), a trace amount of iron oxide, and 1.5% to 4% organic matter. Its hardness is 3.5 on the Mohs scale. The specific gravity (S.G.) ranges between 2.60 and 2.70 for carbonate type and 1.30 and 2.20 for horny types. The refractive index (R.I.) lies between 1.486 to 1.658.

Origin Place or Source Country

The Mediterranean and the Red Sea are its primary producers. Other producers include Australia, India, Italy, and Japan. It is found mainly in regions with tropical and subtropical environments. Italian moonga is the most popular. It is in high demand as it is the finest one.

Synthetic, duplicates, or copy

Synthetic red coral, gilson created coral,  glass, plastic, reconstructed shell, stained marble, conch pearl, wood, horn, etc.

Buying guide – How to value?

Colour;

It comes in many different colors – white, pink, orange, red, blue, violet, gold, and black. Red, pink, and white are mainly used as gemstones in jewelry. Red is most likable. Pink and white are not as popular as red.

Cut;

It is mainly cut into triangular, spherical, cylindrical, and cabochons. Cutters use its branches in gold jewelry for ornamental purposes. Moonga Stone’s Price depends on its cutting as well.

Clarity;

It mainly comes in a dusky shade. One can see the rough markings on the surface. To protect its color, one must avoid exposing it to sunlight for extended periods.

Carat Weight;

Its price depends upon its origin, color, and clarity and goes from Rs. 500 to Rs. 10,000 per carat.

Use for which rashi / zodiac?

According to Indian astrology, it is associated with the planet Mars. Wearing it protects you from the evil effects of Mars or Mangal. Mars symbolizes the blood, energy, and vitality of human life. People usually call Mars the god of courage. 
It is best for Aries (Mesh Rashi) and Scorpio (Vrishchik Rashi). While Sagittarius, Pisces, and Cancer can wear it too. It is recommended to consult an astrologer before wearing it.

Benefits / effects

1. Healing Benefits

It has the most remarkable healing properties. It protects from several diseases, such as anemia, headaches, and blood disorders. It also cures eye disorders. Therefore, it’s recommended to wash your eyes with water that has moonga soaked in it.

2. Encourages bravery

It gives courage, fearlessness, and the ability to deal with problems. It gives the wearer immense power to face adversity and ensures victory over enemies. This Rashi Ratna is known as the best gemstone for overcoming nervousness, increasing self-esteem, and combating laziness.

3. Spiritual Benefits

People widely use this to get spiritual benefits. It also helps to connect the person with the universe. One can use it for meditation and other practices. It gives you the power to communicate and feel divine energies.

4. Good luck

It is a lucky gemstone due to its association with the planet Mars. Mars symbolises modesty, wealth, wisdom, and happiness. So people wear it to bring good luck into their lives. It also resolves marital issues. It brings overall stability to life, be it mental or physical.

How To Wear?

Weight – 1/10th of bodyweight minimum

Color – Vibrant red color

Metal – Silver or Gold Ring

Finger-Ring Finger

Day & Time – Tuesday morning before sunrise

Chanting Mantra – Om Mangalaye Namah (108 times)

Identification tips / how to check?

1. Milk Test

Take a glass of milk and put your Ratna in it. Now carefully observe the color of milk after a few minutes; if the color changes to slight red or pink, It is real. If the color of milk does not change, it will be a fake or imitation.

2. Vinegar Test

Take a bowl of diluted vinegar and place the moonga stone in it. If it starts making bubbles, it’s real because moonga stone is made up of calcium carbonate; when calcium carbonate comes in contact with an acid, it produces bubbles.

However, this test is not considered very good as coated fake moonga gemstones can also show the same effects.

One can also perform this test with Nitric Acid (Lemon Juice) and look for bubbles or effervescence.

3. Scratch Test

Try to scratch this stone with your nail and carefully hear the sound it produces. If it sounds like the scratching sound of glass or plastic, it’s probably a fake one and made up of plastic or glass.

4. Turmeric Test

Take a piece of raw turmeric and rub it against the stone; if it leaves a red mark on the turmeric, it is a fake or an imitation of moonga stone, not a real one. Turmeric color will not change if it’s a natural moonga.

It is critical for anyone who purchases this to check for this. It might be tough to tell difference between a fake and a real one at times. The above-given methods and experiments will help you differentiate between real and imitation.

5. Magnification

Wavy, parallel, fiberous structure, Tiny cavities (polyp holes)

6. Chemical test

React with vigorous effervescence to dilute acid, such as hydrochloric acid.