If you were born between June 21 and July 22, your sign is Cancer and your gemstone is a ruby. Cancer birthstone rings are stunning with either a single ruby or rubies set with other stones. Their rich red color symbolizes passion, energy, and romantic love. This gemstone is more than just a stunning shade of red or a hot choice for engagement rings. Learn more about Cancer birthstone rings, and find the perfect ruby ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About Cancer Birthstone Rings
Most rubies set in jewelry like Cancer birthstone rings are faceted, but some rubies have what’s called asterism, meaning that when cut in a smooth cabochon shape, they show what looks like a star. The most valuable star rubies have six arms and are very clear and sharp. Most rubies today have been heat-treated to make their colors more even and clearer. This is a standard practice and the results are permanent.
Cancer Birthstone Ring Designs
Cancer birthstone rings are often set in yellow gold because the warmth of the red and yellow complement one another, but you can also find rubies set in white gold or platinum. Rose gold settings for rubies are quite rare.
Conundrum - Rubies are conundrum, like sapphires, but with a few tiny chemical differences. However, sapphire can come in any color except red, and only rubies can be red.
Ruby Mines - The most valuable ruby color is rich red, with a slight purplish tone, called “pigeon’s blood." In general, the finest rubies come from Asia, especially Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Burmese rubies are some of the best in the world.
- Ruby Care - Do not use any harsh detergents, solvents, or other chemicals on a ruby. These items could discolor a stone that has had any treatments or fillings, and the metal of the ring could also be damaged by strong cleansers.
Find The Perfect Ruby Engagement Ring
Vintage ruby rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for a ruby ring with a sense of glamour, and sophistication, explore our collection of Cancer birthstone rings today.