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Waris Ahluwalia
Born 1974 (age 42–43)
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Nationality Indian, American
Occupation Designer, actor
Years active 2004–present
Website houseofwaris.com

I just want to create, and socializing is part of the experience. It might sound crazy, but I don't see myself in the jewelry business. It's an experience.
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Supporting causes with whatever we do can be effective.
My inspiration is love and history.
I primarily live in New York City, a place that is about constants, not letting up and not stopping.
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I spent the first five years of my life in Punjab, India, and then moved to New York.
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My go-to jeans are a straight, narrow cut from A.P.C. or BLK DNM.
I got no hate in me.
My inspiration is always love and history, and my passion to a fault is craftsmanship and responsibility. Those are the simplest things. It goes beyond jewelry. It's every part of my life.
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I love driving in the city at night.
I'm driven by history and our past. That's why I work in gold. It's in your veins. We've been lusting after gold since the beginning of time. God, glory, and gold.
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I have always had a sense of curiosity and aspiration.
I don't think men get enough flowers. A deeper pink or red peonies are my favorite. But I'll take anything, really.
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There's more to me than fashion. I just don't want to be seen as fashion.
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I do believe in standing for something more than just a product.
I love my passport. I plan trips very last minute, so I always carry it with me.
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I didn't choose acting. The universe did.
I love anything to do with history.
I am less comfortable saying I am a jeweller and more comfortable saying I am a story teller.
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You don't have to become Mother Teresa to make an impact in the world. But nothing can be achieved if, at the very least, we are not talking about it.
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I do things because I enjoy it. That used to be my downfall, but now it's the upside.
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I went through different styles but realized Ray-Bans are the classics. You can't go wrong with them. I explore and cheat on them occasionally, but I always go back to the aviators.
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I'm an American searching for some sort of parameters, a way of life – I'm looking for a slight formality, for a place where you can never be overdressed.
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I like there to be some interest in every element of my life.
People think they have to give up things to make a difference to the world, but you don't have to.
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I won't do anything unless it's the absolute best.
I don't drink coffee.
If people want to think I'm an Indian prince, I don't want to dispel that notion.
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It took me a while to find myself.
I take my work seriously, but I don't necessarily take myself seriously.
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My job is to put myself out there. It's beyond my control how I'm perceived.
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I like the pause that tea allows.
My first workshop was in Rome, and that was the start of House of Waris. In a little magical atelier, a goldsmith, his apprentice, his stone setter – and that was where it began.
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I work with gold that holds history, diamonds that see the future, and rubies that long for love.
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I need my fill of Indian home cooking.
I wouldn't know how to think inside the box because I don't even know where it is. I wouldn't know how to do it any other way.
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I like having a tailor everywhere because I am everywhere.
I made two rings for myself, and when I was in Los Angeles, I walked into a store called Maxfields, and they essentially bought them off my hands.
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Someone gives jewelry, and there's a bit of romance. If you buy it from a store, the store is trying to romance you. Even when I'm making the jewelry, I have to be romanced.
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I create with my heart, so life and work inevitably intersect all too often.
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I'm an explorer.
I have so many friends and obligations, and I want to go out and support people. But we eat at home.
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'Life Aquatic' was the first movie I did, and it's been an incredible adventure since then.
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I work with gold that holds our past and diamonds that see the future and rubies that long for love. It's just a way of telling a story.
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People who know me know that there's a light-hearted side, humour… But you could easily say I am cheeky.
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I think the reason for my fascination with craft is what it represents, what it means in our culture, what it means in our history and in humanity. It was the idea that you could go to your butcher to get something, you could go to your tailor to get this, and you could go to your cobbler to get that.
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I'm not super-patriotic, but the U.S. is where I live, and it's the passport that I carry.
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I travel a lot, and I hunt for fabrics, then I have the tailor make me something.
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I'm surprised as anyone about where I've ended up. Maybe it's because I say yes to things.
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One of my favourite activities is eating.
I'm a traditionalist with suits. It doesn't need extra pockets, and I don't want headphone jacks in my jacket. I appreciate designers who do different things, but for me, the most basic version of that item is what I want.
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I'm a Sikh; it's part of my religious tradition to never cut my hair and keep it wrapped in a turban.
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I always like a good song: puts me in a good mood.
My mission in life is to preserve craftsmanship.
My friends are a huge part of my inspiration.

I always like a good song: puts me in a good mood.
Hold the door for a lady. Wait until a lady is out of the elevator.