Ruby Birth Stone

Astrological sign of Cancer
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: June 22 - July 22

Fourth Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Crab

Birthstone of Cancer: Ruby

Alternate Birthstones of Cancer: Emerald, Ruby Sardonyx, Pearl and Moonstone

Ruling Planet of Cancer: Mercury

Ruling Element of Cancer: Water

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Cancer, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs.
The Zodiac sign of Cancer represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Cancer, influences people who were born between the dates of June 22 - July 22.



The Zodiac sign of Cancer is ruled by Mercury, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Mercury rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Ruby. The Ruby has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Ruby gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Cancer is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Cancer.

Cancer Characteristics & Personality
Cancer (the sign of the Crab) is the fourth sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between June 22 - July 22. The Water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are associated with growth processes, identification and emotion. Combined with other elements, water feels that fire will make it boil, air will evaporate it, but earth will shape and channel it. Those born under the sign of Cancer possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Imaginative
  • Sympathetic
  • Placid
  • Intuitive
  • Home Lover

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Changeable
  • Hypersensitive
  • Depressive
  • Moody
  • Prone to wishful thinking

The Cancer Birthstone - the Ruby
The birthstone for Cancer is the Ruby. The Zodiac sign of Cancer also responds to Emerald, Sardonyx, Ruby, Pearl and Moonstone. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Ruby is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Mercury with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

Properties of the Ruby - the Cancer Birthstone
The properties with which the Ruby, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Cancer, is associated are as follows:

  • Devotion, integrity, courage and happiness
  • Vitality, confidence and strength
  • Used to enhance energy, generosity and to bring success

Healing Properties of the Ruby
The healing properties of the Cancer birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

  • Blood and infection
  • Increasing positive thought patterns

Cancer Birthstone Jewelry
Birthstone jewelry as a gift for a person born under the sign of Cancer especially of the gemstone, or birthstone Ruby is extremely popular for a child, a baby, a wife, a mother or a new grandmother. All different types of jewelry are available including rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings and necklaces.

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Birthstones & Jewelry Insurance
Your home insurance policy may not fully cover you for birthstone jewelry insurance, engagement ring insurance or wedding ring insurance. Your home insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for other reasons. A typical home insurance policy will only usually pay a maximum of $1,000 for jewelry theft. Obtain a Jewelry Insurance quote from the Chubb group of jewelry insurance.


  • Astrological sign of Cancer, dates and the ruling planet of Mercury
  • Birthstone and Zodiac Sign of the Crab
  • Cancer Characteristics & Personality
  • The Cancer Birthstone - the Ruby
  • Properties of the Ruby - the Cancer Birthstone
  • Healing Properties of the Ruby
  • Gemstone & Birthstone Jewelry - rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces



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