Pink Coral, Black Coral, Red Coral which predate Christianity, can symbolize the four elements and the four quarters of the earth. PiNk BLAck ReD CORAL are equal armed crosses which are enclosed or backed by a circle. Following the introduction of jewelry fashion, it became more common to see Pink Coral, Black Coral, Red Coral Crosses on top of a matching fashion jewelry, which gave it a more elongated look. Pink Coral, Black Coral, Red Coral crosses are often worn as jewellery such as rings or on chains around the neck.
Pink Coral designs have always feature prominently in coral artwork with scrolls, spirals, chevrons, and knot work. Many of pink coral patterns can be seen decorating stone carvings.
The black corals are very symbolic with the single spiral generally thought to signify growth expansion and cosmic energy.
The dual centred spiral found often on black coral stone carvings signifies duality and nature and is associated with motifs from other cultures such as the Ying Yang symbol. Red Coral gemstone work designs remain popular today and can vary from single elegant coral colors to complex intricate interlaced color.
Although the symbolism of red coral designs may have been lost, many of the red coral designs remain popular today and will often be seen used in the design of jewellery and in particular red coral Wedding rings.