Ahluwalia and Forevermark first collaborated in 2012 on a single piece called ‘Light Emanating from the Heart’, which is a pendant necklace featuring a 14.58 carat oval diamond at the center. It was worn by actress Samantha Barks to the 2013 Academy Awards and I recall thinking at the time how unusual it was for the red carpet (big points for that), but also what a great necklace it was all things considered.
This time around, it is a 13 piece collection that came together after Ahluwalia took a journey in Spring 2013 to South Africa and Botswana to explore the diamond mining process. The three design themes are inspired by this trip, while keeping the exotic-old-world-meets-new aesthetic that the House of Waris is known for. A star-studded party was held at The Explorers Club in New York City on Monday to celebrate the launch and the rest of the collection will be revealed on the Forevermark website at the end of the month.