The Education of Waris Ahluwalia



The actor/socialite/designer behind House of Waris mines the intersection between love and historyMeet Waris Ahluwalia, founder of the House of Waris jewelry line, and you ­wonder whether you’ve just met a spiritual guru or Hollywood’s latest It Boy.Adorned in a black turban (the signature of his Sikh faith), Ahluwalia will tell you, in a the-universe-is-speaking-to-you sort of way, that he didn’t find jewelry; jewelry found him. “Two months before it all happened, if you said to me, ‘You’re going to make jewelry,’ I’d have said, ‘You’re going to be an astronaut,’?” he says. “There’s nothing in my life that led me to that. It just happened.”Mark Von Holden/Getty ImagesWaris Ahluwalia, Chiara Clemente, and Wes Anderson at a 2007 party for Anderson’s Darjeeling LimitedAhluwalia was born in Punjab, India, but moved to New York City at age 5. He grew up to be
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