Coral (from the Greek "koralion" - the son of the sea).
Roman poet Ovid in his "Metamorphoses" linked the emergence of coral with a victory over Perseus the Gorgon Medusa. When Perseus flew over the sea, holding the head of the defeated monsters, drops of blood fell from it and turned into red coral branches.
Medieval priests find it reliable protection from the machinations of the devil, a talisman and amulet of wisdom from worldly temptations. Cost of products with corals depends on the color and quality of the mineral. The most valuable are pink and red corals noble. Precious corals used in the jewelry industry, have different trade names depending on the color.
So, black mineral is called akkabar White - Bianco, pale pink - Pellet d'angelo (angel skin), pale pink - rose pallidal, deep pink - Rose vivo, pinkish-orange - Second color, red - Russia, dark red - Russia MCSD, cherry - arkiskuro karbonetto (Bull's Blood).