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 the journey from then to now wasn’t quite so easy as those two sentences make it sound, but it’s been one of adventure! I’ve always had a thing for compasses and the wearable compass jewellery I make is symbolic of such adventure. My own came into existence because I wanted a working compass that was both attractive and functional. One I could rely on, that looked good and was a pleasure to wear.

Today, making jewellery in my workshop, and being able take my dogs to work with me, is living the dream.

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.

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.

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