Cancer Birthstones: Colors, Healing Properties and Functions

Cancer (June 21 to July 22), a water sign, and the fourth among the twelve zodiacs is symbolized by a crab. Some of the positive traits identifying Cancerians include their supportive, compassionate, understanding, kind, faithful, creative and loving nature. From a negative perspective, they are known to be moody, suspicious, a little nagging, and overemotional.

Cancer Birthstones

Birthstones like ruby, emerald, sapphire, and moonstone are apt for people with cancer as their zodiac sign as they help to polish their creative and humble nature and may even look after their emotional well-being.

List of Birthstones for Cancer With Their Effects

Though both sexes can wear the stones mentioned below, emerald is considered lucky for Cancer men, making them strong and energetic, whereas pearl would be apt for women helping in absorbing their negative energy.

Name of Stone


Healing Properties

1. Ruby

Cancer Ruby Birthstone

Month: July

  • Helps to remain grounded
  • Stimulates passion and vitality
  • Brings in sound health, wisdom and wealth
  • Favorable for those with blood-related disorders and mental problems
2. Emerald

Cancer Emerald Birthstone

Month: June and July

  • Brings in the emotional balance often lacking in Cancerians
  • Promotes overall well-being
  • Lessens stress and melancholy
  • Ushers financial stability
  • Enhances the ability to perceive things of future
3. Sapphire

Cancer Sapphire Birthstone

Month: July

Blue, as well as yellow, pink, purple, green, and orange
  • Provides inner peace
  • Brings in spiritual enlightenment
  • Counteracts depression, often seen in Cancerians
4. Moonstone

Cancer Moonstone Birthstone

Month: June and July

Mainly colorless, but also comes in shades of pink, green, brown, orange, yellow and blue
  • Helps manage mood swings typical of Cancerians
  • Adds positivity
  • Calms and soothes the mind, curing their anxiety
5. Pearl

Cancer Pearl Birthstone

Month: June

  • Increases attention span
  • Helps appreciating beauty
  • Strengthens personal relationships particularly marriage
6. Chalcedony

Cancer Chalcedony Birthstone

Month: July

White, green, blue, yellow, red, brown, orange, gray, pink, black, purple
  • Absorbs positive energy
  • Lessens chances of nightmares
  • Brings in feelings of security
7. Carnelian

Cancer Carnelian Birthstone

Month: June and July

Brown, reddish-brown
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Helps to pacify anger
  • Releases negativity
  • Helps with problems of arthritis, low back pain, and neuralgia
8. Rose quartz

Cancer Rose Quartz Birthstone

Month: June and July

Light or rose pink
  • Intensifies feelings of romance, and happiness
  • Calms the mind
9. Calcite

Cancer Calcite Birthstone

Month: June and July

Blue and green
  • Blue calcite stimulates creativity already present in Cancerians
  • Green calcite calms emotions and helps in physical healing

Other Gemstones for Cancer

  • Tinaksite (Helps let go of old baggage, enhances positive thinking)
  • Brookite (Boosts energy, helps to go with the flow)
  • Natrolite (Good for those fearing water, enhances spiritual growth)

When Cancerians wear birthstones in accordance with their personality traits it would help them outshine and also be beneficial in eliminating their moodiness as well as other traits which could have a negative impact on them.

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