Silver Treble Clef working Compass Pendant

Why Give your Wife a Compass?

Treble Clef Compass Pendant

Photo by Gee

Why give your wife a compass pendant?

Whether it’s for your wife’s 50th birthday or to help her find her direction, a compass pendant is a meaningful gift.

It’s a gift for your wife that’s more than just a pendant, and more than just a compass.


Because a compass pendant is symbolic.

How is a compass pendant symbolic?

The compass is symbolic because it carries a loving message.

The compass becomes the message.

Let’s take a look at what I mean.


Examples of the Compass as a Symbol

Are you and your wife are moving somewhere new? If so, giving her a compass pendant gift could be your way to say

“let’s navigate this new life together”

Has life been a struggle lately? A compass necklace gift could say

“I believe in you and know that together we’ll find a way through this”.

When you give her this gift you’ll say your words out loud. Her compass will remind your wife of those words every time she looks at it.

Choose a Compass Pendant

A meaningful gift for your wife

The Compass becomes the Message

Let’s say your wife has a new job. You want her to enjoy finding her way in her new role at work.

Or maybe she’s directionally challenged! You want her to have fun and not to get lost in her new surroundings.

How will you give her the compass?

The compass becomes the message because everytime your wife wears her compass necklace, she’ll remember the words you used when you presented it to her.

You could gift wrap the compass pendant with a message on a pretty label, hand it to her on a romantic evening over a candlelit meal, hide it somewhere you know she’ll find it or present it to her with surprise holiday travel tickets!

The thing is, the words you use and the way you give it to her will become a part of the compass necklace gift.


Peridot Gemstone Working Compass Pendant (g412)

Peridot Talisman Compass Pendant

A Compass Talisman Necklace on her Birthday

Pierguido chose the Peridot Talisman Compass Necklace for his wife’s birthday.

This one is a gemstone compass pendant where the working compass is worn facing the body.

Peridot is her birthstone (August) and he asked me to engrave the compass with “To my wife Elena, So you always find the right way”.x

I’m so happy to have bought this jewel. My wife is wearing the compass – she loves it so much and she didn’t want to take it off when she went to bed. She was really surprised about such a little compass and such a lovely jewel.

Compass Pendant Gifts for your Wife

Uniquely handmade wearable compass gifts for your wife

Photo by Gee

Can I give my wife a compass pendant for her birthday?

A compass pendant is a great birthday gift for your wife. Seriously, you could earn some serious brownie points here!

Why?  Because it’s such a cute way to remind her why you love her so much.

Here’s how.


Tell your wife what you love about her

Your wife probably likes pretty things but, the fact is, there’s more to her than that. Imagine her admiring a really pretty necklace and then being delighted when she realises it’s a compass, too!

Then there’s a connection between your message of love and the compass that makes it even better. Here’s what I’m talking about.

If you love the way your path of life unfolds with her, then tell her.

If your journey of life with her just gets better with each passing year, then tell her.

What would you say to your wife?

Francis Barker NATO compass set in Labradorite Necklace (g422)

Labradorite Compass Necklace for his Wife’s Birthday

Compass Necklace To Help Find Her Direction

A courageous couple from New Zealand who had moved to the other side of the world, Dean wanted to give his wife a gift that connected with this exciting time of change, something meaningful that resonated with new experiences ahead. He chose the Labradorite Compass Necklace to help her find her direction. The properties of the Labradorite stone were are part of the decision as it’s a mineral believed to dispel apprehension and to attract the strength and perseverance moving forward.

His 6 year old son helped choose one from the compass shop. Apparently, he thought the Labradorite Compass Necklace was “cool”!

The compass was a HUGE hit thank you very much. She loves it and it looks great on her. The significance, the detail, the compass, the stone, the colour, the pouch,  the chain, the uniqueness, the handmade quality, the artistic work – it all contributed to a great gift making for a great birthday.

Are Compasses for Outdoorsy Types?

Well, they can be, but there’s more to a compass necklace when it comes to your wife.

My compass pendants will definitely show you which way’s north.

But there’s more…

You won’t find this compass jewellery anywhere else.

Working Compass Necklaces

If your wife is outdoorsy then I’ve got you covered because these are good quality working compasses. We’re talking about a lovely gift for your wife here and so the compass has got to be high quality.

Individually Handmade Compass Gifts

You’re probably looking for something different, something special that she’s not going to see anywhere else.

Well, my compass jewellery is individually handmade here in my workshop.

Waterproof Compass Pendants

The survival compass inside my compass pendants is waterproof which makes it jewellery that you don’t have to take off when you shower!

Gold Waves Compass Pendant Gift

Gold Waves Compass Pendant Birthday Gift to his Wife

Because a Compass Pendant is a Neat Idea

Another gentleman chose the Gold Waves Compass pendant for his wife’s birthday. He’d originally planned to buy her a piece of regular jewellery, but once the lady had seen my compass creations she gave him plenty of hints that she really wanted one of them!!

I love all of your jewellery but I especially want one of these gorgeous compasses.  It’s just such a neat idea and I really like knowing that I’m not going to see anyone else wearing the same thing!

“My wife. The compass in our family.”
Gold Waves Compass Pendant Gift

Black Star Sapphire Compass Christmas Gift to his Wife

When your Wife is the Family Compass

Choosing a meaningful gift for your wife shows you want to celebrate who she is and what she means to you. She has the kind of personality that sets her apart from the rest, a direction in life, a way of living. Darren chose the Black Star Sapphire Compass Necklace for his wife.

The reason I went for this item is because I am looking for something unique but also something my wife can wear everyday. I really like the compass as a concept, a compass as the centre – you can always find the right path from. This is how I see my wife in our family.

Choose a Compass Gift for your Wife

A treasure forever

Gold Waves Compass Pendant Gift

Shackle Compass Necklace Wedding Anniversary Gift

A Compass Gift for your wife who’s Directionally Challenged!

Aaron chose a compass necklace for his wife’s wedding anniversary gift.

My wife has always been a) directionally challenged and b) enamored with the compass necklace and the comfort it provides in “showing you the way” in life and while on the road. She’s wanted one for years although not letting me know until recently. I wasn’t happy with the beauty of the jewelry until I found your site.

She absolutely loves it. Thanks so much!! It’s absolutely lovely. Your jewelry is really spectacular Gee.

“a compass necklace has wonderfully symbolic meaning”
gee backhouse
Gee Backhouse
Creator of Wearable Compasses & Meaningful Jewellery

I’m the Compass Lady & have a thing for compasses!

I should tell you that my husband gave me a compass, too, because I have a thing for compasses. I’d been looking for a wearable compass that looked good – as in pretty and attractive to wear as a pendant – but that was also a good quality compass that really worked. There are a lot of compass pendants out there, BUT very few have a compass that will stand the test of time and show you north today and into the future.

He found one of the best survival button compasses out there and said…

You’ve been searching for the compass necklace of your dreams because no one’s made it yet. I’m giving you this little survival compass so you can create something beautiful with it.

I took it, made it even better (you can see how here) and now use them inside my unique compass jewellery creations.

A good quality compass will show you which way is north, but a beautiful compass necklace has a wonderfully symbolic meaning, too.

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Thanks to Kiff for the various photos of my wearable compass creations.