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In our summer collection you will find accessories made from beautiful fabrics. But did you know that these accessories also tell a beautiful story?
This week our colleague Marieke cycles the Alpe d'Huzes. We are so proud. If you are going to climb a mountain without any cycling experience, you need all our core values. Especially Believe in Magic and Never ever give up. She gets into action for a cause she truly believes in: a world without cancer.

Dare to be you

With the 4 gemstones of this season, you dare to be yourself. Founder Cathelijne Lania tells what the new collection means to her, and how you make a difference with jewelry in places where it's badly needed.
She’s one of the models in our Dare to be You campaign and runs her own eco-friendly modelling and influencer agency Belle & Co: Elize. If there’s anyone who stays true to herself, it’s Elize. She shares her journey to self-discovery and who inspires her.
Sajna is the Executive Director at HattiHatti, one of our Nepali producers. Sajna is sure about one thing: if you dare to be yourself, you can change the world. Sajna's story continues to inspire us every day.
Lisa works for Ralf Gohr. One of the agents in Germany we work with. Self-care rituals boost her confidence and self-love. They enable her to stand in her power and be herself. She shared her story with us.

The adventure of Gaby

Gaby is a sales support employee at A Beautiful Story. She turned her life around and moved from Mexico to the Netherlands. Her story keeps inspiring us: stay true to yourself and follow your dreams.
Moonstone represents girlpower, protection and personal growth. It’s a true woman’s stone. This magical gemstone is a perfect gift for pregnant women and new moms. Or just for yourself.

citrine makes you shine

Citrine is always sunny. Light, positive and full of optimism, citrine is a star among gemstones. With citrine close to you, you will shine bright.
Tiger’s eye reassures you. Do you constantly worry or are your thoughts always wandering? Tiger’s eye whispers to you that you can just follow your feelings. This is how tiger’s eye gets your life back into balance.
The name agate comes from the Latin word Achates, a river in Sicily where this gemstone was first found. Blue agate, with its white-blue color, keeps her head cool.
In need of some extra confidence for an exciting step you’re about to take? A trip, a new job, or a new house? Aventurine goes with you, and together, you can start something festive. Because aventurine gives you that little extra push you need.
Smokey quartz grounds you and helps to manifest your true self. Do you want to take a break? Consider smoky quartz. Do you want to achieve your goals? Smokey quartz. Discover the mysteries of smokey quartz and move forward. What do you want smokey quartz to help you with?
Labradorite brings out the best in you and contributes to a beautiful radiance. Breathe in, breathe out. Follow your intuition. Are you ready?

focus with black onyx

Black onyx evokes the feeling of 1001 nights. Black, deep, mysterious. A gemstone that you can’t help but admire. Which makes perfect sense, as black onyx is powerful and serious.
Carnelian gives you energy and cheers you up. Your personal coach among gemstones. With carnelian you move forward with confidence. You surrender to change. That’s because carnelian gives you creativity and the courage to make your dreams come true.
Rose quartz is the sweetest. The stone of love. For yourself and for others. We tend to be strict with ourselves. Rose quartz embraces you and loves you. With its loving and feminine energy, rose quartz is a source of peace and harmony. In relationships with others, and even more important, in relationship with yourself.

jewelry with garnet

Garnet is not to be missed. A powerful and energizing stone in an intense red color. In the Middle Ages, the stone was called ‘carbuncle’. ‘Car’ stands for darkness and ‘buncle’ for spark. Garnet is like candlelight in the dark, full of passion, motivation and creativity. When problems pile up, garnet gives you courage and perseverance. With passion comes desire and romance, and garnet is a big fan of these feelings as well.
Whether it's a sincere friendship or a deep connection with a family member, lapis lazuli is here for the two of you. Lapis helps you connect. From your wisdom and the way you communicate.
At A Beautiful Story, we think it's important that - wherever you live - you get the same opportunities. Women and men. But in March, we are especially in solidarity with all women all over the world, because March 8th is International Women's Day.
Valentine's Day is more than secret lovers, cupids, and roses. It’s the day when you think about how much someone means to you. Nienke, our content specialist, does this together with her sister, Ilse. In this blog they talk about their special connection.

symbol - dragonfly

Dragonfly is your guide in times of change. Wherever you go, dragonfly floats with you. She shows you that often it's the journey that counts. How? Dragonfly knows all about it.

7 ways of going inside

The new year has begun. Everywhere we talk about good intentions and want to do all kinds of things. But what if you didn't set the bar so high for yourself this season? And bring some peace into the busy days. That way you'll get into a positive flow and the rest will almost happen by itself. Cathelijne, founder of A Beautiful Story, takes you through her favorite ways to go within.
It’s the season to go inside. But sometimes you don’t feel the way you’d like. Fortunately, there’s always help if you're stuck. Just look for it. Eva Kapitany is a trainer and coach. From the very beginning, she has been by our side. Eva helps us to go inward. And to find solutions there. We jokingly call it our periodic checkup. Our founder Cathelijne and Eva talk about this process.

a dream in jaipur

Our notebooks can't wait for your stories. You can entrust them with all your inspiration and thoughts. But did you know that they tell a special story themselves?
The jewelry brand will double the additional proceeds to support financial education in Nepal.

how we make an impact

"Empowerment is independence," is a quote from Nimdiki Sherpa, one of our Nepali producers. It seems a funny contradiction: you need several people to be independent. You can’t make an impact by yourself. Read our impact principles here.

together we rise

Every woman has her own story. From Kathmandu to Amsterdam. A story can inspire. And motivate. A story that sticks with you is a story that does something. It shows you that anything is possible. This season, we celebrate the connection women can have and all their unique stories. Cathelijne, founder of A Beautiful Story, talks about what this theme means to her in this blog.
There are over 5,500 organizations around the world that can call themselves Benefit Corporations, including recently A Beautiful Story. A B Corp meets strict requirements when it comes to social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. B Corps prove that they are making a positive contribution to society, and that making a profit goes hand in hand with that.
Esther is buying and production coordinator at A Beautiful Story. She often collaborates with Bhavani, the production coordinator at Artisans workshop. Many of our lucky tools are made in this Nepali workshop. Due to the long distance, Esther and Bhavani mainly communicate over the phone. Last April, when Esther visited Nepal, they were finally able to meet in person.
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