I have two themed travel necklaces that I wear on every trip I’ve ever taken. My two favorite people in the world gave them to me. One is an airplane that my love, Lindsay gave to me. On each wing is a map pattern. One side is her hometown and the other side is Seoul. She said it was to remind me of her on my journeys. The other is a simple round locket with the Brooklyn Bridge hand painted on the inside. My best friend and roommate gave it to me before I left my home in New York City for long-term travel. Giving a necklace like this to a traveler is a way for them to carry you close to their heart and shows you respect their passion for travel, even when it means being apart. Check out some of my favorites below.
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Nicole Parker King was living in New Delhi, India with her Australian husband when she was inspired to create this line of premium travel themed jewelry. Her items are so beautiful that I couldn’t pick just one. You have to check them out. The price is reflective of the beautiful design and craftsmanship. All pieces are made of solid gold, sterling silver or 14k vermeil. $50-$130
I love this dainty compass necklace by Minimal2BoHo. It’s just dressy enough to wear out for a nice dinner but not too much of a showstopper to wear on an average day. It’s on a 16” chain and comes in 18K plated rose gold or silver so you can pick the tone that compliments your esthetic. $24.27
Silver Statements is not a travel themed jewelry shop. They specialize in handmade sterling silver pieces. This Wanderlust bar necklace is simple and minimal. This necklace was created by hand stamping each individual letter with a chisel and hammer. $28.00
I stumbled on Livin’ Freely and immediately fell in love with their handmade vintage globe necklaces. They have tons of styles with and without quotes. $19.99
The Gorgeous Dru Rooks runs the boho- First Peoples and South East Asian inspired Art and Arrow. Her designs look like they could have been bought at the Chiang Mai night bazaar or found in a side street stall while wandering Ensenada. I love the way she uses bright colors and subdued metals to craft perfectly on trend handmade accessories. $65.00
I bought one for Lindsay our first Christmas together and I loved it so much that I bought myself one. You can get one in copper or nickel at ULoveJewelry. I wear it with my Alex and Ani bangles and love the way it looks stacked with the bracelets I picked up in Bangkok. I love that it can be a very masculine or very feminine look depending on what you pair it with. $35.00
I have to admit this one made my heart beat a bit faster, it could be because NYC is my home and thus where my heart lives or it could be because I haven’t seen any travel themed jewelry like this. It’s original, thoughtful and comes in your choice of gold or silver-plated. $14.00
This mixed metal pendant is made with a real transit token from the city of Austin. I love the androgynous feel to the necklace and the more subtle homage to beloved cities. $26.95
An authentic, one of a kind vintage watch component is set into an antiqued brass camera. It’s super cute for all those Instagram superstars out there. $26.00
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