"I'm Mohammad, but friends call me as Mohd. I was born and brought up in the beautiful city of Delhi, and my father is my inspiration. He started his own workshop as an artisan in the early '80s specializing in fashion jewelry. Eventually he offered work to other artisans and I loved spending time with him there.
"Out of the four siblings, I am the only son and I knew it would be my responsibility to carry forward this family tradition, and yet I really don't know if I wanted to do anything else. So, in 1996, I joined my father after graduation.
"We worked together as a great team. He had more experience in the craft while I had more knowledge in new design development and the latest trends. It was fun working together as at times, we would discuss a lot of what would work and what won't. However, it's been 5-6 years since he retired and entrusted it all on me. I do miss him but he is always there to guide me and give me valuable advises.
"We craft fashion jewelries from alternative materials like wood, bone, glass, plastic etc., and fortunately for us, we have received good reviews from our customers. We also make beautiful boxes that are an important part of our collections.
"We started participating in exhibitions in India and recently in international exhibitions too. I am so happy to be associated with Novica. It will surely help me reach globally and give a good platform."