Those born under the Cancer zodiac sign are known to be fiercely loyal and highly emotional, two traits often associated closely with the feeling of intense love. It’s no wonder then that the cancer birthstone representing these intuitive and imaginative beings is the ruby – the king of precious gems referred to as Ratna Raj in Sanskrit text. It’s intense hue and mesmerising sparkle a reflection of the embolden vibrancy and passion within a Cancerian’s soul.
Cancer Zodiac Dates: June 21-July 22
Cancer Zodiac Symbol: Crab
Cancer Birthstone: Ruby
Cancer Ruling Planet: Moon
Cancer Ruling Element: Water
Cancer Birthstone Colour: Ruby Red
The most precious and expensive rubies are a deep, rich red. In face, the word ‘ruby’ is derived from the Latin word for red – ruber. The colour that represents a range of intense emotions – passion, lust, love, rage and anger. In ancient times, rubies were believed to hold secrets of life, due to their blood-red colour and hypnotizing beauty. Cultures thought that their hue was symbolic of actual blood. Some believed that because of this red hot colour, rubies possessed inherent heat, having the power to boil water and shine through fabrics and cloth.
Cancer Star Sign Birthstone: Rubies and their connection to Cancerians
Ruby is the main zodiac birthstone for Cancerians. However, there are other precious gems also associated with the Cancer birthstone such as emerald, sapphire, moonstone, pearl and even chalcedony. Ruby, however, is universally thought to be the stone most associated with as the Cancer star sign birthstone.
The Cancer birthstone for June (21th) to July (22nd), Ruby is believed to help ground a Cancerian’s somewhat apprehensive and indecisive characteristics toward security and stability. Wearing Cancer birthstone jewellery can help instil confidence. This added confidence is useful to naturally-withdrawn Cancerians, aiding their professional and personal lives as they forge ahead with a renewed belief in themselves and their inherent capabilities.
Although Cancerians have many amazing qualities and characteristics, their well-known propensity for moodiness is not one of them. Because they tend to withdraw into their shells at the slightest belief of provocation (must like the crab), they can often be seen as dismissive or uncaring. Cancers can become very defensive, too. Wearing ruby jewellery can help balance out this defensive trait and make Cancerians less prone to easily hurt feelings and a more practical temperament.
Cancer Birthstone Jewellery
Most brands, both large and bespoke boutiques, are likely to keep zodiac birthstone jewellery. Indian brands such as CaratLane, BlueStone, Tanishq and Amazon all stock ruby jewels in a range of styles and prices. Click here for our reviews on the best jewellery stores in India.
For international customers, at Macy’s, Amazon, Zales, and Etsy you will find ruby birthstone jewellery at all price points. For something more special and expensive, check out stores such as Jared, Bluenile and Tiffany & Co.
The want for rubies today is as fervent as it has always been, with the best quality rubies fetching the highest price per carat of any coloured stones in the market. Rubies aren’t just a meaningful gem because they are a Cancer zodiac birthstone, their beauty and depth make them sought after for all sorts of exquisite jewellery. If your zodiac sign is Cancer, a beautiful ruby trinket is a perfect addition to your jewellery collection.