Just like a dazzling necklace can lift an outfit, a single decision can make all the difference in a person’s life. Norwegian jeweller Lill Bente Dahl-Pedersen is a living example of just that. After working for several large companies as a strategic buyer for more than a decade, she grew tired of staring at Excel sheets and decided to embrace her true trade and passion: making jewellery the old-fashioned way. “I needed to follow my heart, so I quit
my job and started Dahl-Pedersen Jewellery. I graduated as a jeweller with the best grade possible in 2000, but accepted several job offers during my career and suddenly found myself working with logistics – even outside my area.”