Is it a passion or an enthusiasm that makes us follow our dreams and change of career or another one is a disappointment?
My conversation with Deepali Sawlani brought some lights into the question. As a jewellery blogger I am in a constant lookout for my next wonder, something of an unparalleled creation that makes me feel ecstatic, but we are quite often forget that the wonders come with undiscovered secrets or one can never think that one unscrupulous jewellery trader can be a reason for someone to change a career and begin journey in jewellery making.
Deepali Sawlani is the jewellery designer, gems enthusiast and the founder of 'Gardens of Dimonds'. Deepali stands out with her extraordinary portfolio management background in finance before stepping into the world of jewellery world. Deepali, already successful in a high-flying career has discovered her passion for rare and precious gemstones. Her passion led her to unknowingly purchase an uncertified diamond, for over twice its value. This was an eye opening experience for Deepali and the turning point in her life. She has enrolled in GIA (Graduate Gemmologist diploma course in California) the finest authority in diamond grading, after an advice from a Hong Kong based jewellery trader.
She wanted to gain an insight to the jewellery world and she wanted to be surrounded by her love for the dazzling gems. She wanted to forget her disappointment with the unethical behaviour of the diamond dealer and given new hope by a chance meeting with the Hong Kong business woman. After the graduation and obtaining her gemmology diploma at GIA (Carlsbad, California), she has returned to Dubai to work as an undercover CID agent, exposing unscrupulous dealers selling garnets as rubies—and worse. However, she recalls that there was something missing in this and she started seeking a new way to fulfil her passion and her dream!