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by LeeAnn Herreid $140.00
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Always Be Prepared

Surprise the adventurer in your life with this whimsical compass necklace from LeeAnn Herreid. Featuring a decorative compass on a sterling silver chain, the compass necklace is a wonderful accent that symbolizes adventure, exploration and the importance of the journey. Handmade in Rhode Island.



Please note that although these are functioning compasses, they may not be accurate.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
10832
Made from
sterling silver, polystyrene extrusion
Measurements
24" L, .60" Diameter
Notes
sterling silver weight:0.36 oz
  • the maker
LeeAnn Herreid

LeeAnn Herreid

During high school in Concord, Massachusetts, LeeAnn Herreid's art teacher recognized her talent and fascination with metalwork and volunteered her time and torch to teach LeeAnn how to solder metal. As she progressed through high school, LeeAnn worked as a goldsmith in an antique repair and restoration shop.

After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, LeeAnn moved to Maine for a few years and gained experience working with 18-carat gold, platinum and diamonds. She moved back to Rhode Island and began working in Newport, where her business flourished. She chose the name Individual Icons to embody the notion that the wearer should find personal expression and functionality in her pieces. Her compass jewelry, for example, is more than just decorative; it helps people find their way.

Four years later, LeeAnn relocated her business to Santa Fe, New Mexico and absorbed inspiration from the different culture, topography and climate. Yet in another four years, she decided to return to New England, and settled in a seaside town in Rhode Island. collection

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COMPASS NECKLACE
 
4.2

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (43)
  • Stylish (34)
  • Unique (29)
  • Good length (28)
  • Versatile (27)

Cons

  • Too short (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (44)
  • Casual wear (41)
  • Office (27)
  • Travel (24)
  • Going out (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (54), Stylish (42), Classic style (35), Modern (29), Career (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24), No (13)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

Reviewed by 89 customers

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5.0

Perfect!!

By 

from Texas

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Put On
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday

    Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

    Beautiful necklace, great length, and nice chain!!! I bought this for myself as a reminder of a sermon I once heard to 'Stay on Course'.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Compass Necklace

    By 

    from Southern NJ

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On
    • High Quality
    • Lustrous
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Find Your Own Way In Life
      • Reminds One To Find Their

      Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

      Sometimes we lose our way and the compass necklace serves as a reminder of where we want to go.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great gift!

      By 

      from Newport Beach, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Stylish
      • Unique

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday
      • Night Out

      Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

      I purchased this as a gift and the recipient loved it! Very stylish, yet unique and practical. Can be worn every day with almost anything.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Unique and personal - perfect grad gift

      By 

      from oklahoma

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On
      • High Quality
      • Holds Shape
      • Lustrous
      • Stunning
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday

        Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

        Puchased for college graduation for a young lady who is pondering her future, she was touched by the unspoken meaning. Perfect! Great quality, small enough to tuck unoticed close to the heart, large enough to distinquish from a short distance. Great size.

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        had mine a long time

        By 

        from tennessee

        About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Put On
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

          I got mine years ago....I would like another,but the price is just way out of MY league..I agree with a previous poster that half the listed price would be more acceptable. I know they are hand crafted- and that it is a real piece of art- and that it contains sterling and metal prices(and everything else) is shooting up....but still....
          I love mine though. I wear it everyday along with my saint Chris pendant(patron saint of travelors) its been all over the world (more than once) with me....beaches in Italy to Sanibel,fl,bathtubs in Ireland to pools in Nashville.,Stonehenge,Hadrian's wall,Loch ness,high in the Swiss Alps,its gone everywhere and always been near my heart...I love it.it took me a while to save for it the first time...but I'm so glad I did...I look at it everyday,sleep,work,eat,ect and I look down and can hold my travel memories. I like the back on mine anyway because its rounded and very smooth.the chain is no problem for me and I like that its a little longer.it doesn't bother me and when I wear my uniforms for work its easily hidden in my shirt so I don't have to worry about it being visible in uniform( and don't have to take it off)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Compass crush

          By 

          from Central New York

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Eclectic, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stylish
          • Symbolic

          Cons

          • Lack Of Consistency

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Everyday
          • Night Out

          Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

          My husband bought this for me for our anniversary in June 2012. In March of 2013 the face had cracked. Uncommon Goods was great in their customer service. They quickly sent me a replacement. Unfortunately the pendent was almost twice as big as the original as well as having a different face. I was told that due to the nature of the creation process (handmade from recycled products) there will be inconsistencies. My original pendent looked exactly like the pendent in the catalogue. Uncommon Goods was more than happy to exchange the replacement for the "Follow Your Heart" compass, (upon my inquiry and request). Even though this compass is beautiful it is no where near as heavy and sturdy feeling as the original. Overall I absolutely loved the compass necklace, and miss it a little.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Bubble in compass

          By 

          from Azusa, ca

          About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Pros

          • Easy To Put On
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

            I bought this necklace for my wife a year ago and she loved it. There is a bubble in it now which prevents it from working. Loved it but for the money I would think it should have lasted longer. It was meant as a symbolic gift but now the compass doesn't work it is a little it frivolous.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Compass Necklace Wonderfulness

            By 

            from currently Bogota, Colombia

            About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

              Like so many other shoppers, I've wanted this necklace since seeing Jodie Foster wear one in Contact. A few months ago I was looking on Uncommon Goods, such an amazingly fun site to go through, and found this compass necklace. I put it on my Christmas list and gave it to my husband.

              Even though it had been on my list, I was still shocked to be unwrapping the box on our first married Christmas together. It was EVERYTHING I always hoped it would be and I absolutely LOVE it!

              And yes, the compass does work! The chain is long, but with shirts that are higher cut, it works perfectly. I switch to a shorter chain when wearing more low-cut shirts. I know some people think the chain looks cheap, but I think it goes really well with the design of the compass.

              This compass necklace is very meaningful to me. I'm very thankful to the artist for creating these necklaces and Uncommon Goods for selling it, not to mention my husband who bought it for me. :)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Compass Necklace

              By 

              from fort lauderdale

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

                  My daughter is a traveler,and this was her favorite Christmas gift! It's so unique and fitting for people who travel - great idea for a necklace. So glad I found it here - of course, I always find cool stuff on this website!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Fantastic Graduation Gift!

                  By 

                  from Nashville

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Pretty
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about COMPASS NECKLACE:

                      Bought this for a graduation gift--is lovely!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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