Happy Birthday Cancer!

Celebrate Your Birthstone: The Radiant Ruby

CANCERS are known as loyal, protective, intuitive and caring. 

  • Born: June 21 – July 22 
  • Zodiac Symbol: Crab 
  • Ruling Planet: Moon 
  • Ruling Element: Water

DID YOU KNOW? 10 Ruby Fun Facts

  • The name “ruby” comes from the Latin word for red, Rubeus
  • The ruby has long-symbolized love, passion, energy, and success
  • Ruby is the traditional gift for a 40th wedding anniversary
  • Although rubies are valuable, they are more affordable than diamonds, making them a popular alternative to a diamond engagement ring
  • Ruby is the red variety of the corundum mineral. All other colors of corundum are sapphires
  • Rubies are formed under the earth’s surface, and the depth of a ruby’s colour depends on how much chromium is present
  • Measuring 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, rubies are second only to diamonds 
  • The same chromium that gives rubies their red colour also causes a natural fluorescence – making rubies glow like they have an inner fire
  • The majority of ruby deposits are found in Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Nepal
  • Burmese rubies are the most sought after and expensive variety, known for their deep red colour


  • Victoria Beckham, over the course of her 19-year marriage to David Beckham, has received 15 'engagement' rings (how romantic!). One of these rings features a stunning oval-cut ruby surrounded by diamonds. 
  • Cartier's "The Sunrise" Burmese ruby ring features their most expensive gemstone to-date. This extremely rare piece sold at Sotheby's in 2015 for $30.3 M. At $1.2 M per carat, which set a world record. 
  • The 8.62 carat Burmese ruby currently known as the "Graff Ruby" was purchased by luxury jeweler Laurence Graff in 2014 for a record $8.6 M.