Master Jeweler and Engraver Nerses Yağar was born in Kayseri, Turkey in 1959. In 1973, he began working as a kalemkar (engraver) apprentice at Çuhacı Han in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. After a year, Mr. Yağar moved to Zincirli Han.
When his Master Artar moved to the United States two years later, the workshop was left to Mr. Yağar and he trained himself.
Master Yağar has trained two apprentices in the years since.