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Most of the people believe that coral gemstone is one of the oldest kinds of gemstone which is found in many different colours and each colour has special meanings and properties.
Coral is calcified skeleton of sea creatures; most Coral used for the production of jewellery is from the Mediterranean Sea or from the Pacific Ocean near Japan and Taiwan. Also, coral is not so strong and durable, since it is an organic gemstone which can be found in nature.
Today, the most desirable coral which is used for jewellery is a very specific pink to red coloured kind of coral and this gemstone is mostly cut on cabochon because of its softness.