|Coral, pink color.
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Coral is the gemstone representing the 35th wedding anniversary. It is thought to protect against magic spells, to cure madness, and to give wisdom. In many countries, coral is given to children as a gift for their protection. Ancient Romans believed a dog collar made of coral would prevent rabies; and if coral was worn by their children it would protect them from danger. It was also believed that red coral changed color according to the wearer's health, white at the onset of illness, and yellow with black dots as death approached.
ENHANCEMENT CODE N
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Refractive Index 1.560-1.570
Hardness = 3 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 1.35
Species - Calcareous
Optic Character - aggregate
Phenomena - Surface sheen
Heat: Very poor
Chemicals that harm: Easily attacked by many.
Crystal system: Hexagonal micro crystalline.
US (Hawaii), Australia
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
|Cabochon is the popular cut used in jewelry for coral.
Cabochons are smooth polished surfaces not faceted.
Common Cut Examples.