DISCOVERING THE ENIGMA BEHIND THE SPARKLE!

More often than not, it's the caliber of an individual which charts the growth of an organization. P.N.G. Diamonds is no different. Behind all that glitter and shimmer lies the story of a woman who has transformed Pune's jewellery scenario completely.

Gritty, determined impeccable values, true visionary and a never say die attitude are just some of the adjectives which can be used to describe the persona of Smt. Padmini Gadgil. Born as Padmavati Apte, she finished her formal education in Mumbai before marrying Late. Shrikrishna alias Rajabhau Gadgil in 1978.

UNRAVELLING THE PERSONA

A housewife to start with, Smt. Padmini Gadgil's awareness and involvement in the jewellery business was negligible initially. But her burning desire to learn and her constant exposure to the various aspects of the business not only helped her understand the finer nuances of jewellery but also gave her a ringside view of the business as a whole. When asked how her journey began, Padminitai says, "My father-in-law always inspected and selected pearls at home. I learned so much by just observing the whole process". As time passed by, she started working on sieving pearls at home and along with that, she also started spending most of her free time at the showroom observing and learning how the business works.

Late. Shri. Shirikrishna Gadgil recognized the spark in his wife and encouraged her to pursue a course in Gemology which not just strengthen her knowledge further, but will also give her invaluable practical experience. And the rest as they say is history. She completed her course from Mumbai and turned into a certified grader at the age of 45.

CONTINUING THE JOURNEY

After the sudden demise of Shri. Shrikrishna Gadgil, Smt. Gadgil (Wahini) took over the business and not just expanded it successfully, but also ensured that the tradition and the goodwill acquired by the brand remained intact. With her unflagging commitment and crucial insights, she forged enduring bonds with her customers and steadily created a strong and loyal customer base for the brand. Even now when both her sons are totally involved in the business, her passion remains the same and she is still actively involved with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and diamond assessment.

Not just her passion and dedication. But it was her deep insight into the world of jewellery which paved the way to the brand's phenomenal success. She feels customers mostly prefer jewellery which is made of nine gemstones while some customers strategically invest in diamonds. Investing in diamonds is always a smart option as the price of diamonds is constantly on the rise.

She further adds, "Quality should be given utmost importance while purchasing diamonds and other precious stones. P.N. G Diamonds has its own state of the art laboratory in Pune and every gemstone and diamond is inspected by a series of special equipments which have been imported from Germany. These equipments consist of a microscope, a spectroscope, refract meter ultra violet laps, a dichroscope apart from other machineries".

Smt. Padmini Gadgil continues to be a pillar of strength at P. N. G. Diamonds and is a vital part of their transformation into a futuristic and sophisticated brand synonymous with glory and style.

Smt. Padmini Gadgil continues to be a pillar of strength at P. N. G. Diamonds and is a vital part of their transformation into a futuristic and sophisticated brand synonymous with glory and style.