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The Gold Bar

Liberty of London

For 20 years, my whole world has been designing and innovating jewellery. I catapulted into my dream when I became Liberty of London’s Millennium Designer, placing me on billboards all over the globe. I experienced the excitement of the fashion industry, working with brilliant minds and inspirational brands. That world collapsed in the blink of an eye.

I became a mother, but instead of this being a joyous occasion, I was abandoned and left alone with a sick boy. I lost my business, my source of income, my home, and everything I had built. My life fell apart, with all my choices being taken from me. Losing my independence shattered my self-esteem.

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This is my bar of strength

During this challenging time, I saw the world from a very different place. I reached an all-time low. I desperately needed to rebuild my esteem, my inspiration, and my passion. I missed what I loved doing most: designing.

An image kept appearing in my mind for no explainable reason: it was a gold bar. I started to draw it, imagining how I could bring it to a solid form. I didn’t realise for a long time what it meant, until I reflected on my journey. The bar was propelling me forward, back into my creativity and what I loved doing most.

Success

HOW DO YOU WEAR SUCCESS?

EVERYONE HAS A STORY

JACK - A GIFT TO HIS DAUGHTER

Testimonial:

“Give your daughter permission to be great. Surprise her and capture that moment of your commitment to her dream. I did that with my daughter Rachel at one of our private dinner meetings. I gave her a Success® Bracelet by Melissa Curry. I remember she cried when I told her she would be very successful, and she tells me she likes to wear it going to meetings on her left wrist.”

Bio:

Jack is an American businessman, father, and grandfather. Formerly based in Chicago, he returned to Ireland and watched his daughter grow to become the success she is today.

JEANNE - A GIFT FROM HER EMPLOYER

Testimonial:

“I never take off my bar of success. It pushes me forward and reminds me of my dream and how far I’ve come..”

Bio:

Jeanne grew up in the Ivory Coast but left to make a better life for herself. She arrived to Ireland with no English. Today, she works in public relations in Dublin, found the man of her dreams and is getting married soon!

MOONS YOGA- A GIFT FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

Testimonial:

“I wear my bar throughout my day and during practice, it reminds me that every time I get on the mat – it’s a success. No matter how strong or soft, short or slow my practice is…it’s always a success when I make time for myself to switch off, tune in and reconnect.”

Bio:

Moons teaches Hatha, Prenatal, MBSR Mindfulness, and Meditation. She strives to share Yoga derived from her personal experience of crippling stress and anxiety. With more people experiencing feelings of loneliness and disconnect in the digital age, Moons believes Yoga helps one reconnect with their inner self.

"EACH PIECE CHAMPIONS YOU"

MY THANKS...

Success started as a whisper but has grown into a shout.

BYOS would never have reached such volumes without the voices who carried it. I give thanks to my family, friends and colleagues and all who encouraged and supported us along the way.

The dream starts here…

Melissa X

#beyourownself

Brand Story

SHARING THE JOURNEY

Little did I know that the gold bar would spark new beginnings in my personal and professional lives. It became my strength, driving me to build it. The word “success” came later, representing something I needed and that everyone around me wanted.

Spearheaded by the bar of success, Be Your Own Self is a collection of jewellery built on human values and needs. Each piece becomes more than a message or reflection of a value, it acts as a physical companion to remind us of our potential for success, opportunity, balance, happiness, and a fighting spirit.

Now more than ever, we should strive to encourage ourselves and others. We must show compassion, kindness, and empathy. With inner strength and external support, we are all one step closer to achieving success.

YOU SHARE SUCCESS WITH

The very first gold bar was gifted to the former first lady of USA Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha, on her historical arrival to Ireland. The bar is now gifted and worn by some of the most inspirational female leaders in the BUSINESS and CREATIVE WORLD BYOS is happy to collaborate on the Give Work Campaign with KISANY Living Linens. KISANY has trained women of Kenya, the Congo, and Rwanda to become tailors, embroiders, and weavers. This work empowers, creating economic independence for the women and their families. The KISANY artisans create the beautiful pouches used by BYOS in our packaging. Each pouch = one day of work. With KISANY, we aim for these women to experience joy, pride, dignity, freedom, and life. http://www.kisany.com/

NO 10 best product on Virgin Atlantic

BYOS was launched as a unique gift on Virgin Atlantic’s Retail Therapy Magazine in August 2016. It quickly became the No. 10 best seller. Richard Branson personally invited and met Melissa Curry at the launch of Virgin Media Ireland in Dublin. BYOS has just launched a second product in the magazine. Holly Branson is also a proud wearer of the success bar.

Gift it. Tag it. Be it.

#beyourownself

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