About

Phoebe Shang

A gem lover and writer, Phoebe holds a graduate gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America and masters in writing from Columbia University. She got her start in gemology translating and editing Colored Stone and Mineral Highlights for a professor based in Shanghai. Whether in LA, Taipei, or New York, Phoebe spends her time searching for gems to design and being lost in good books.

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Phoebe Shang

Garnet Symbolism

Garnet symbolism is rich and varied. This gemstone has inspired many legends and popular associations with love, friendship, light, and vitality.…

An Introduction to Fancy Gem Cuts

Although rounds and other standard shapes dominate the gemstone market, fancy gem cuts offer many beautiful alternatives that can also improve…