Celebrating Yourself Through Jewellery Is a Lovely Thought: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja


Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja illuminates the room with an unapologetic confidence and self-assurance that seems to accessorise everything she adorns – be it an oversized blazer or a traditional saree – effortlessly transforming each ensemble into a distinctive statement. Unequivocally comfortable in her skin, Sonam’s sartorial choices have always been a means of self-expression and her interpretation of fashion has revolved around embracing one’s own comfort and identity. So it’s not surprising that she was the first choice for luxury jeweller Zoya’s campaign that introduces its beautiful, new autograph collection ‘My Embrace’. The collection features 26 pieces rich with the evocative symbolism of the brand’s philosophy of celebrating simply being yourself.

High gloss bangles, bracelets, pendants, rings and earring hoops translate the emotional inspiration of a self-embrace with rich sculptural dynamism in Zoya’s trademarked design in this young and spirited collection. A combination of platinum and rose gold, further enhances the collection’s graphic modernism, with a choice of wearing this timeless symbol of a self-embrace  in gold or in gold and diamond combinations. 

Sonam Kapoor-Ahuja talks to Elle about her love for jewellery, favourite pieces and this beautiful collection:

Have you always loved jewellery?

Yes, always!  My mother designing jewellery and it’s a love that I have inherited.  

What is the most treasured piece you own?

There is a necklace that my father had gifted to my mother on her 50th birthday that she has given to me. That’s very precious because it’s beautiful and because  the story behind it makes it even more meaningful.

Why is your association with Zoya special?

Zoya is a brand I have long admired. In many ways, Zoya is redefining the way fine jewellery is experienced in India. Every piece from Zoya has a story behind it. It is meaningful, and beautifully crafted, like wearable art. I have been to their stores, and the experience is very luxurious, and very warm. It’s an honour to represent the brand as its ambassador.

What do you love most about this collection?

I love a good design story, and this is a beautiful thought translated in simple design with great craftsmanship into timeless jewellery. Women today play so many roles, and deal with many expectations from society. The design inspiration for My Embrace comes from the idea of a woman embracing all her hues and just joyfully celebrating herself. That’s lovely. 

What’s your favourite piece from Zoya?

I love this necklace I’m wearing… I think it’s a very beautiful piece with a distinctive shape. It can be worn singularly or stacked,  and it effortlessly elevates your everyday style.   It’s a signature design from Zoya that I’m certain will become a classic.

The next thing you have your eye on?

I’m looking forward to creating a bespoke piece of fine jewellery with Zoya. The brand has very talented designers, and I have always loved jewellery – I would like to create something that is uniquely me with Zoya. 


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