Monawar Shah trained as a jeweller with Turquoise Mountain in Kabul, before going to Jaipur for 6 months to continue his studies and learn about specific jewellery techniques. He has also spent time in Qatar and created a collaboration with Qatar Museum. Monawar grew up around jewellery, he created pieces of jewellery for his father's jewellery shop. He made his first piece as a 9 year old boy. He has recently set up his own workshop on the site of an old silver bazaar in Kabul’s historic district of Murad Khani.