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Cancer Birthstone - Emerald

emerald pendant


The zodiac sign Cancer birthstone is the emerald. This star sign runs from June 22nd to July 23rd.


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Purchase a bookmark to go with the book you have decided to purchase as the gift. There are many different styles available and a few have emerald colored stones or patterns on them.

Cancer Emerald Birthstone Books

If looking for a novel then 'Emerald' by Elisabeth Luard may be a suitable for a woman. For the man who enjoys comics then 'Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn' by Keith Giffen might make an ideal gift for them.


Look out for beautiful jewelry. The emerald is often the center piece for diamonds. Purchase matching earrings and rings for the lady. Whilst the men could receive a gift of cuff links and tie pin.

10K White Gold Cancer Script Zodiac Pendant June 23-July 23 with 16" chain

From: Elite Jewels Inc.

Another jewelry idea for the birth sign Cancer would be to purchase a chain with 'Cancer' as the center. Click on link to view this and other jewelry associated with birthstones.

Emerald DVDs

Look out for DVDs with emerald in their title. Maybe buy a film about the Ireland - the Emerald Isle. Or a dvd with Irish music on it might make an appropriate gift.

Vases in Emerald

Buy an emerald colored vase and place some flowers in it. Add a bouquet of bright colored flowers to show of the vase.

Emerald Green Space Pen

An emerald green space pen would make a nice gift for either a man or woman. Or you could consider a pen and pencil set in green.

Emerald Colored Flowers

Purchase a bouquet of emerald colored flowers. Some of the more exotic varieties of flowers come in emerald green. Or you could buy some emerald colored bushes to go in the garden.

Interesting Facts About Emeralds

Colored green by small traces of chromium and sometimes iron, emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl. Emeralds are highly prized gemstones and by weight are the most valuable gemstone in the world, imperfections in all emeralds lessens their value. Emeralds come in many shades of green and bluish green. Emeralds can be found in Brazil and the Ural Mountains. Most of the finest emeralds come from a place near Bogota, Columbia, South America, where they are found in calcite veins.

Emeralds are also the traditional gemstone for the birthstone month of May. Legend has it that the emerald has the power to protect the chastity of the wearer and to ward off evil spirits. It was believed to cure epilepsy and dysentery, and to aid poor eyesight. The Emerald is the symbol of Pride. On the Mohs scale of hardness the emerald is 7.5, only marked by diamonds and corundum.

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