Quotes by: Waris Ahluwalia
If people want to think I'm an Indian prince, I don't want to dispel that notion.
I take my work seriously, but I don't necessarily take myself seriously.
My job is to put myself out there. It's beyond my control how I'm perceived.
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.
I work with gold that holds history, diamonds that see the future, and rubies that long for love.
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.
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.
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.
I create with my heart, so life and work inevitably intersect all too often.
I have so many friends and obligations, and I want to go out and support people. But we eat at home.
'Life Aquatic' was the first movie I did, and it's been an incredible adventure since then.
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.
People who know me know that there's a light-hearted side, humour... But you could easily say I am cheeky.
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.
I'm not super-patriotic, but the U.S. is where I live, and it's the passport that I carry.
I travel a lot, and I hunt for fabrics, then I have the tailor make me something.
I'm surprised as anyone about where I've ended up. Maybe it's because I say yes to things.