I like diamonds. I really do. But give me a shimmering sapphire or a serene aquamarine and I’ll trade you all my highly complex carbons!
I can peer into the depths of a diamond with my eye lens and evaluate it, but place a luscious ruby or a neon peridot in my hand and watch me sing as it dances! Gemstones have personalities of their own and wearing them gives us a chance to live in those colorful worlds of myriad possibilities.
Aparna Pednekar is a Mumbai-based travel and lifestyle journalist,
and has contributed to Vogue, GQ, Travel Plus, Verve, Hindustan Times
Brunch, Lonely Planet, Elle, OK!, BBC Good Food and Jetwings International.
She is also an IGI-qualified gemologist and jewellery designe, with a studio in Pune.
She works with customized (and off the shelf) 18 karat gold studded jewelry as well as a high-quality, affordable range of fashion jewelry.
Her first book - Strike@36 – published by Harper Collins India released earlier this year,.