Avedis Kendir was born in Istanbul in 1959. He began learning how to make jewelry from his master in his childhood. In 1980, Kendir founded “Biriz Jewellery” and has been making jewelry, specializing in Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Ottoman jewelry for over 40 years. He combines Turkish and foreign motifs in his jewelry work.
Reference: birizjewellery.com, istanbulunustalari.com, pirlantaturk.com, İstanbul’un Ustaları (Istanbul: İstanbul 2010 Avrupa Kültür Başkenti, 2010), p.119.