Gee Backhouse

Gee Backhouse

The Compass Lady

My Story

I started making jewellery after a chance meeting with a talented goldsmith and Master Craftsman of London’s Goldsmiths’ Hall. Leaving behind the safety of my professional career and old life, I became his apprentice and later moved to France to set up my own studio.

OK, so it wasn’t quite so easy as those two sentences make it sound, it’s been quite a journey! I’ve always had a thing for compasses and now specialise in creating wearable compasses, symbolic of life’s adventures. My own came into existence because I wanted a real working compass that was attractive and a pleasure to wear, too.

After well over a decade, I still feel super lucky to be creating compass jewellery for people all over the world. Being able take my dogs to work with me is a dream come true, too.

Inspired by the change in my own life’s path I have created a unique style of wearable compass pendants in gold and silver, each one sprinkled with hope, commitment and love.

Gold Texas Star for Compass Locket

Wearable Compass Jewellery

Gold and silver compass pendants designed for life.

Each one is individually handmade, unique and with a quality working compass inside.

I’ve always had a thing for compasses and, inspired by the change in my own life’s path, these have become my signature piece. There’s something about the symbolism as well as the certainty of knowing which way is north.

Custom Made Jewellery

Meaningful jewellery creations

Making jewellery the traditional way, I design and create commissioned pieces in my workshop studio.

Handmade jewellery in gold, silver and gemstones. Whether a wedding ring or wedding anniversary gift, yours will be unique and handmade especially for you.