In 2007, the owner of a magnificent Jeanneau sailboat commissioned a custom pendant to match the emblem of her beloved yacht. The emblem was a compass rose. As I researched the origins of this ancient symbol, I was astonished by how it represented what I strive for in life — true north, adventure, exploration, staying the course, journeys — all with direction and guidance.
As I make each new compass, I find myself contemplating the many ways it can relate to different aspects of people’s lives. For my sailing clients, it’s a classic nautical motif symbolizing the adventure we call life; for others, it’s worn as a Talisman, reminding them to stay the course through the many challenges we navigate in life; as an anniversary gift, commemorating your journey together.
Thanks to that original commission, the ever-evolving Compass Rose Collection was born.