Red Coral has been treasured for centuries by Tibetan Buddhists, and is considered by them to be the most precious natural “stone,” and the supreme mala material. Tibetan Coral is often very old and fossilized, and each bead is quite costly. There is a ban on harvesting new Mediterranean Red Coral, as the reefs have been greatly disturbed and are endangered, so we cannot offer new Red Coral. We offer real Pink Coral previously harvested from the Pacific, which is not endangered like the Mediterranean Red Coral. All Coral that has been harvested is increasing in value, and is very precious, as it will not always be available once the harvested lots are sold. Our Coral has been slightly color enhanced to bring out the rich redness in the Coral. These beads are very lovely, round, and regular, and are stabilized to hold the color well.
Coral: Protects and strengthens one’s emotional foundation. It enables self-acceptance. Deep red in Tibetan Buddhism is associated with the Padma family which represents compassionate and passionate energy. Coral Malas are particularly auspicious for any red deity meditation practice such as Red Tara, Vajrayogini (Dorje Naljorma), or Dorje Pagmo.