Compass Features

Not Your Average Compass

waterproof silver compass pendant that really works

A Survival Compass Like No Other

I’ve taken one of the most advanced survival compasses in the world today … and made it better.

Waterproof Compass

I’ve customised a button compass, precision built to military specifications for the Special Forces, to incorporate a scratch resistant quartz face and make it waterproof.

A Compass for Life

Each of these little marvels is then uniquely encased in gold or silver, individually designed and handmade in my workshop studio here in France.

Faithful, always there for you

Since these are small compass pendants, they can be worn easily around the neck to provide quick direction checks whilst on the move. With a lightweight and compact design, its appearance as a stunning necklace means it can be worn at all times without looking out of place.

My Compass Necklaces are a compact navigation accessories designed to keep working when other devices may have failed. Due to their small size, low weight and thoughtful design they’re a delight to wear every single day, comfortably.

Truly Working Compasses

Very accurate for its size, the 15mm diameter compass inside was specially designed and is very different from many other ‘button’ compasses available.  Equally capable of both day and night navigation thanks to the very best in photoluminescent GITD (glow-in-the-dark) material. The compass is easily readable in the dark, and just a few seconds of light from a flashlight will ‘recharge’ it.

These compasses have been designed to meet the exacting accuracy and high specifications demanded by military users. Built utilising specialist equipment and personnel, each compass is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a real working compass because it’s simple in concept and yet accurate in use.  The compasses are built to be used – and to last.

Beautiful, and reliable

Beautiful compass necklaces that are also a strong, reliable navigation aids. Can be used day and night, in all weather conditions. Featuring a military-grade compass and precision luminous dial, these compasses are also waterproof.

Keeping you safe

Ideal for daily wear around the neck, or alternatively can be attached to your hiking rucksack or jacket if you prefer the silver carabiner option; either way your compass will be easily on hand for making quick checks of heading, to make sure you are not off-course.


The waterproof construction ensures wearability wherever you are, be it snorkelling or taking a shower. The ideal backup to other, larger navigation devices such as GPS or a lensatic compass, which could fail to work due to flat batteries, extreme conditions or damage.

I took a NATO compass

I started with a Francis Barker NATO Survival Compass…

and made it even better.

Added a quartz face

A scratch resistant quartz face means my compasses can take more wear and tear than most.

Made it waterproof*

Being able to wear your compass in the sea or when you take a shower means you never have to take it off.

To Create your Life Compass

Designed for life, my compasses are for people who want one they can wear wherever they go.

Compass Pendants you can Trust

The button compass inside resists corrosion and is NOT liquid filled, so it won’t leak or get a bubble inside.
Designed for life, these are for people who are serious about their choice of compass.

People who want a compass pendant they can trust to show them north every single day, wherever they go.

botanical compass necklace with moonstone and sapphire

Your Life. Your Compass.

People have many reasons for choosing a compass pendant.   Mine came into existence because I wanted a working compass that was attractive as well as functional. I love the outdoors, fresh air and feeling free, so created a compass up to the task of being with me wherever I go. One I could rely on, that looked good and was a pleasure to wear. A compass pendant to put on ~ and a leave on.

The best survival compass

I chose the best compass as my starting point, the Francis Barker NATO Survival Compass. Here’s what the company I buy them from says about them

“When your life depends on it you need the best. Built to Military specifications and in-service worldwide, the Francis Barker model 160501 NATO button compass out performs all others in the most extreme situations. All brass and glass construction. North and south seeking luminous points. Niva tipped brass pivot.”

Then I made them even better.

Jasper puppy in the river

How waterproof?

Early on, as part of my quality control, I discovered the compasses weren’t waterproof so I developed a way to fix that.

Today, you can wear your compass in the rain, in the shower, swimming, snorkelling (and other wet and watery places yet to be added to the list…!)

I’m not allowed to use the term “waterproof” without evidence from formal pressure tests from the big guys. For now, I can call them water resistant.

Rest assured, my compasses have been tested extensively and are “waterproof” enough for me and the 100s of customers who wear them.

Why does waterproof matter?

Being able to wear your compass in the sea or when you take a shower means you never have to take it off. My husband wears his non-stop, year in year out, everywhere. 

Some of my customers need a waterproof compass because they sail. Others find having their compass on them at all times gives them comfort, a sense of direction.

Whatever your reason, if you never have to take your compass off, you’re never at risk of being without it.

francis barker silver compass pendant necklace

Choose your compass

Navigate life in style. Always.