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With the arrival of autumn comes the most awaited time of the year for all Nepalis: Dashain. It’s one of the main festivals of Nepal and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. One of our friends in Nepal, Sim, takes us through the traditions during this magical time of year.

symbol - heart

We don’t have to tell you that the heart is the symbol of love. You can feel it in your veins. When you are in love, your heart skips a beat. If you open your heart, there’s room for love. And if you listen carefully, you can hear that your heart has a voice. That voice will show you the way.

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.

the key as a symbol

The key is an ancient mystical symbol. However, its meaning is actually very practical. Wondering what the key can do for you?
Have you ever noticed symbols on your life’s path? Maybe a star, a hamsa hand or a dreamcatcher? The Unalome should not be missing from that list. At first glance, the Unalome looks like a cute little scribble you draw during a phone call. A doodle. But there is just so much more to it than that.
Smoky 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? Smoky quartz. Discover the mysteries of smoky quartz and move forward. What do you want smoky quartz to help you with?

the wisdom of a leaf

You will surely recognize it, something attracts your attention: a butterfly, a dragonfly, a feather. And leaves, as well. They are all signposts on your journey. Wisdom, that's what the leaf represents. What wisdom do you carry with you?
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 message of the bee

Bees are a source of life. Bee-ing great pollinators, they are employed by the entire cosmos. By everything that grows and blooms. If you look closely at bees, you realize that we depend on this magical creature. If the bee catches your eye, she invites you to look at the bigger picture.
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.
After two years of postponed celebrations, weddings are back on. Finally. The wedding season is booming and we are celebrating love! After a two-year hiatus, what are the wedding trends?
Feathers appeal to us. The magic of flying, the mystical sky, and the rustle of the wind. Some stories say that a feather is a gift from an angel. It feels like an oh-so-soft caress on your skin. What if you find a feather?
Red hair and freckles, that describes fresh-faced Elize Been best. She is vegan, lives in Utrecht and works with green, organic and sustainable labels. Does she look familiar to you? She’s one of the faces of A Beautiful Story, so that’s why!
By 2030, the world should be a better place. This is what all United Nations Member States have agreed on. At the heart of the program are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have listed the 8 goals we are currently contributing to.
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.
The most beautiful stories, fun people, and delicious cocktails. Add our 52 questions card game and you'll create an evening to remember.

seahorse symbol

Throughout the ages, people all over the world have used symbols. For courage, happiness, strength, and perseverance. Seahorse makes you happy. But how? Just take a good look at a sea horse. Fun guaranteed.
Whether it's sending a WhatsApp, polishing your cutlery, or loading the dishwasher: everything becomes more beautiful with attention. And yes, that sounds like a slogan on a bumper sticker. You could also say that everything remains beautiful with attention. Including our jewelry, which is handmade in Nepal. With these tips you keep your jewelry beautiful.
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.

7 festival look tips

The evenings are getting longer and sultrier. It’s tempting to stay outside and dance until the sun goes down. Listening to catchy tunes at a festival. Our jewelry matches perfectly with your summer jitters. Rings, bracelets, necklaces with colorful stones and summery symbols. With the next tips you’ll hit the right note.
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.

hamsa hand symbol

A symbol helps and protects you. Or it teaches you something. You probably recognize the hamsa hand from vacations, or yoga schools, or you’ve seen it dangling from the rear-view mirror of a car. What does this mysterious symbol bring you? And where does it come from?
It's quite something to produce jewelry on the other side of the world. It demands a lot from everyone. You don't tell stories on your own. But who are all these people who share the story of A Beautiful Story with such enthusiasm? In this section we introduce them to you.
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.
Mother's Day is all about being a mother or having a mother. Or about someone else you have a special bond with. A bond that can be sweet and loving but also challenging or complicated. One thing is certain: we all need a mother figure in our lives. Show how much you love that special woman.

celebrate spring

You’ll find the most beautiful gifts for spring in our new collection. Besides jewelry, we now also have cheerful scrunchies, symbolic napkin rings and glass markers and bookmarks with gemstones. All handmade by craftsmen in Nepal and India. What’s your favorite?
We make jewelry, greeting cards, and gifts that make an impact. They are our lucky tools: a gemstone that gives strength, a bracelet that brings happiness, a greeting card that offers comfort. But what makes them lucky tools?

symbol - swallow

You will surely recognize it, suddenly something attracts your attention: beautiful feathers, a butterfly that sits on your hand for a moment, a four-leaf clover that you discover in the grass. If you look up, you see a swallow. And she is also happy to see you again after a long journey.
Have you noticed the cheerful spring flowers in our collection? They are integrated into our handmade jewelry from Nepal. Created especially for you so you can bloom beautifully this spring. No matter the weather.

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.
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