My father believed that his children had to go to school and learn the essentials of the industry so that the art of the jewelry making would remain as a family legacy. Today, I am thankful and indebted to my father because he shared his knowledge with his children. That’s why it is indeed the greatest asset of my life, and it is my pleasure to continue my father’s path. As my father planned, from the early years of my childhood, I started to learn from him about the jewelry and gold industry. In 1980 my father recommended that I should go US to study the modern art of jewelry design and manufacture at the Gemological Institute of America, where I learned great techniques from the masters of the industry.
In 2001, because of my keen interest in the jewelry industry, I joined the Trade Union of Gold, Jewelry, Silver and Coin Dealers and Manufacturers of Tehran and was in charge of the union for nine years consecutively. I believed that art has originated from Iran, and the art of jewelry, which had seven thousand years of history in Iran, must flourish again. I also firmly believed that we must sell jewels and gems made by our craftsmen, not the ones made in other countries.
I am delighted with my nine years of functioning in the union, where I was able to develop specific patterns in this industry and was able to regulate the business of the members and show to the public that this profession must be built upon honesty and trustworthiness. It was regrettable to see that many new-comers to this profession ignored this critical principle and failed to succeed and had to shut down their business.
I take pride in manufacturing high-quality products, honoring the public trust, respecting the norms, and safeguarding my fathers’ legacy. Over the years, I have always served the community with a well-versed and skillful staff and my dear family -my spouse and three children – who have always been learning from me and taking courses overseas. I am thrilled that they are among masters of this industry, and I am confident that like their father and grandfathers, they will share everything about their artistic and social skills and techniques with their children, and my future generations will proudly continue this career.