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  • The 'Gifted' stone - Fossil Coral
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    katie lane

The 'Gifted' stone - Fossil Coral

The 'Gifted' stone - Fossil Coral

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"This stone is termed as the nature's mineral that hold the capability to forces of the cosmos as well as the liveliness of the gifted life."

Where does fossil coral come from?

Fossil coral is a natural type of gemstone formed by ancient corals. The proper name for fossil coral is 'agatized coral' or 'agatized fossil coral', because during formation, the coral remains are gradually replaced with agate, a variety of naturally occurring chalcedony, or microcrystalline quartz. When prehistoric corals are fossilized through replacement with agate, the fossil coral forms through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters. The entire process can take over 20 million years and occurs only under very unique geological conditions. Corals are marine animals and it is their skeletons that are fossilized and preserved, often leaving flower-like patterns in the stone.

Fossil coral should not be mistaken for endangered or protected reef coral or precious coral. It is considered to be a type of agate or chalcedony, rather than a type of coral, due to its silicon dioxide composition (SiO2). Coral deposits have been mined and commercialized for their high calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium content, and are often used for the making of health and drug supplements. Fossil coral is used in industrial fertilizers and water purification filters because it can remove chemical impurities such as chlorine and formaldehyde.

What are the metaphysical properties of fossil coral?

Fossil Coral is a very loving gemstone. It helps magnify your awareness of our common connections. Showing you the power love has to create change. Learn the strength to love other people, the courage to greet life with an open and giving heart under the guidance of this gentle crystal. Agatized Coral can ease your irritability and help you feel better about other people.

The life energies of the Coral are preserved just as the physical shape is during the fossilization process. Plus the Quartz that replaced the organic material brings it's own unique vibrations to this crystal.

This stone can also facilitate the projection of energy to create, to sustain, to change, to modify.

*Coral is a traditional gift for the expectant mother or newborn as a protective amulet. Coral comes from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home. It is also considered a bolster remedy for physical disorders involving blood and bones, nourishing blood cells and strengthening the skeleton.

AFFIRMATION: I AM STRONG AND RESILIENT 

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Caring for and Cleaning Fossil Coral


Fossil coral is a form of agate, which in turn is a variety of quartz. All quartz is considered quite durable compared to most other gemstones. It can be easily cleaned using warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove any soapy residue. Even though agatized fossil coral has fairly good hardness and durability, there are still a variety of other materials which can easily scratch it. Therefore, avoid wearing, mixing or storing it with other gems, whether softer or harder, in order to prevent scratches and fractures.

Always remove gems and jewelry before exercising or playing any vigorous sports. As with most gemstones, avoid the use of any harsh household chemicals (bleach, sulfuric acid and suchlike) when caring for or cleaning your fossil coral. Most forms of agate are actually quite porous, allowing them to be easily stained, meaning that they can absorb other chemicals and colors quite easily. Avoid prolonged exposure to extreme heat, as heat can permanently alter the color of your gemstone. When storing fossil coral, wrap it using a soft cloth and place it inside a fabric-lined box for added protection.

 

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  • Post author
    katie lane