Carnelian, Red agate and Red onyx are worn as a substitute of coral; they contain all the similar benefits of coral and are also connected with the mars planet. Coral is a precious gemstone, found under the sea formed by the marine creature named polyps. Coral is mainly used for mars planet or manglik dosha or use as a protection for ill effects of mars planet. It has many benefits like it can improve blood circulation, removes manglik dosha; improve management skills, creativity, health and many more.
Coral gemstones are of many colours like white, red and orange and mostly red coral is used. There are many substitute for coral gemstone and they have all the properties of coral. Their substitutes are very affordable and easily available in every form. These substitute of coral can be worn and also can be placed at home for attracting its benefits among all the members of the family. All these three stones look similar and have orange to reddish-brown color, their bracelets and mala looks same and can confuse anyone.
List of substitute of coral gemstone:
Carnelian is a stone that comes from silica mineral chalcedony. It is a stone used to enhance creativity. Carnelian is the most popular substitute of coral gemstone because all the properties of carnelian and coral are the same, their benefits, their ruling planet, their wearing method and everything. Another benefit of coral is that it increases creativity, leadership quality, gives courage and boosts confidence.
Carnelian is effective in curing blood problems, allergy and fever, helps in out coming from depression and negative thoughts. It is ruled by planet mars, so it strengthens mars in horoscope and protects from its ill effects. Carnelian is also a traditional birthstone for zodiac signs of Virgo, Leo, Taurus and Cancer. This stone comes from India, Siberia, Brazil and Germany but its astrology Indian carnelian is more preferable. It is worn in copper and silver.
Red agate is also a substitute of coral and mostly used as healing crystals. Red agate is effective for unlocking the root chakra, strengthening the will power, removing negative energies and boosting confidence. The healing properties of this substitute of coral are effective for removing pain and skin diseases. It enhances the inner strength, gives mental peace and reduces stress & anxiety.
This stone originated from Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Mexico, and Russia. Indian agate is more preferable in astrology. Red agate is a type of healing crystal which is responsible for activating the chakra. It can be worn in jewellery or placed at your home, office or working place. Red agate is of red colour but mixture of orange and white color it also has some colour combination on its surface. You can also use red agate to strengthen mars planets in your horoscope.
Red onyx is a parallel banded stone of silicate mineral family. It is another substitute of coral gemstone; you can use it to replace coral gemstone. Wearing it has many benefits like it can improve creativity, concentration, courage and confidence. It gives a protection against negative energies; it is also effective in curing health diseases related to blood. Major sources of red onyx are the U.S.A, Madagascar, India, Brazil and Afghanistan, best quality onyx come from the USA and Brazil.
Mostly in astrology or healing purposes, natural and high quality red onyx is used. Red onyx symbolizes bad luck which means wearing it removes the bad luck and attracts good fortune. The wearing method for red onyx and coral is the same. Red onyx is mostly translucent to opaque and transparent red onyx is rare to find.