Art in almost every form has always drawn my attention and inspired me. As a child I was fascinated by the cartoons on my school text book labels and would sketch them almost all day. It was the stepping stone towards the drawing board. I pursued character animation along with my graduation in commerce. Alongside the world of jewelry and watches was beginning to grow on me during my teens. Hailing from a traditional Marwari background, the fondness for jewelry and styling it came naturally to me.
Back in 2002 the opportunities for character animation in India were limited. That’s when I decided to take my passion for jewelry to the next level and took formal education in Jewelry Designing, Graduate Diamonds, Gemology, Pearl Grading, AJP and Jewelry Manufacturing from GIA, GII and SNDT. As an enthusiast I immediately started freelance designing and jewelry manufacturing under my brand Prernaa Makhariaa. Later I got an opportunity to work with H. Ajoomal Fine Jewellery and Tara Jewellers which enhanced my skills to new heights.
Articulating thoughts with ease on paper, regularly writing articles for various newspapers, magazines, print, digital, social media and being featured on TV shows and news channels for jewelry while working at Tara made me notice my flair for writing.
Adherence towards excellence helped me back awards and recognition in the gems and jewelry industry. It’s an honour to guest lecture the GIA, India – Jewelry Design students, spread knowledge and share my experience as an ex GIA graduate. Currently I am an active member of the GIA Alumini and Women’s Jewellery Association (WJA).
Jewelry designing, travelling, trying world cuisine’s, music, watching sports is something I enjoy. Adventure sports give me an adrenal rush. Expressing my thoughts is something I believe in, at times also being critical only to thrive them for perfection. Networking and knowing people’s journey of life is something that teaches me a lot. It has given me an urge to write. My dream came true when a close friend motivated me to pen down my thoughts. That’s the birth of “StylePrer”.
StylePrer is a blog library that has an eclectic blend of experiences from the world of jewelry, watches, art, food, experiences. It’s about a common man/woman, it’s about “US”
Being stylish is not about following a celebrity or fashionista. It’s about creating your own style quotient. It’s about being elegant and tasteful, evolving yourself than changing the natural you. Just let loose and unleash the stylish you!