If you love travel and jewelry you’re probably going to love this guide to jewelry for travelers! We focus primarily on handmade and unique travel jewelry, and cover jewelry that will suit any budget and style.
I fell in love with travel themed jewelry while searching for travel themed wedding rings for Laurence and I’s wedding. I have since acquired more travel jewelry pieces and love using jewelry as a way of expressing my passion for travel.
We’ve put together a list of a wide range of travel jewelry items in this article for those looking for a way to express their own love for travel, searching for a gift for a traveler, or just looking for inspiration about what types of travel themed jewelry are out there.
Our list contains dozens of items that span the range of jewelry types, budgets, and fashion tastes. Although many of the jewelry pieces are designed with women in mind, we’ve also included a number of unisex and men’s jewelry pieces.
We have physically reviewed many of these items and hope you enjoy this list of wonderful travel themed jewelry items and perhaps you’ll discover your new favorite pieces of jewelry along the way!
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Travel Inspired Jewelry: Best Jewelry for Travelers
As I said, I got a bit obsessed with travel inspired jewelry when searching for a design for our engagement/wedding rings (we purchased a customized version of these World Map rings). After planning our wedding, I wrote a post on handmade travel themed wedding products, which included a few travel themed jewelry items. I wanted to expand on that to write a full article focused solely on travel jewelry, so here we go!
Just so you know, many of the items on this list we physically reviewed. Some were items we purchased or received as gifts, and others were given to us by artists for review. The other pieces are just ones I loved when searching for travel related jewelry online.
The majority of the items on our list are handmade or hand customized items, made by a single artist, family, or a small business. We love supporting these great individual artists and small businesses, and many of the jewelry pieces featured were inspired by the wanderlust and travels of the artists’ themselves!
But we have also included jewelry from national and international fine jewelry stores as well to provide a range of jewelry options. Prices of pieces on the list range from under $10 to over $500, with the vast majority of jewelry falling in the $25 to $75 range.
If you are looking for a traveler gift idea, but don’t find it here, consider checking out our guide to gifts for travelers. It has over 75 gift suggestions that range across budgets and traveler types.
We also have a guide to gifts for travelers made in the USA and British made gift ideas for travelers, if you are looking for items specifically made in the USA or the United Kingdom. Both guides include several travel-inspired jewelry suggestions.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about any of these items included. We hope that this list helps inspire you to show your wanderlust in your own jewelry collection!
Travel Inspired Jewelry: Travel Themed Necklaces
Necklaces are some of the most commonly worn pieces of jewelry. Whether you love long pendant necklaces, dainty sterling silver necklaces, chunky chokers, or personalized lockets, there are plenty of ways to show of your love for travel.
Here are a number of travel themed necklaces for some excellent ideas:
State & Country Love Necklaces
This delicate sterling silver necklace is in the shape of the state of Ohio with a heart cutout. Any country, U.S. state, or continent is possible and pieces are also available in 14K gold or rose gold. Most pendants are available in three sizes, the heart location can be moved (or removed), various chain lengths are available, and text engraving options are available.
Ivy By Design is one of my favorite shops on Etsy for state, country, or continent-related jewelry. Ivy can also do custom designs.
Vintage Style Travel Themed Pendant Necklaces
These whimsical handcrafted pendant necklaces are made from quality printed images covered by a clear domed glass cabochon that protects and magnifies the printed image underneath. Each pendant includes a matching 24″ necklace with a lobster-style clasp. Lots of designs with maps, quotes, and travel attractions available.
In addition to pendant necklaces, the pendant designs can also be ordered as bracelets, brooches, wine stoppers, key rings, and other products. Rosie can also do custom orders for most of the pieces. See more at Rosie’s Design Studio
Compass Rose Necklace
This dainty compass rose necklace has a small sterling silver charm and chain that is perfect for those who prefer small and more discreet jewelry. I wear this necklace a lot.
Comes with gift packaging so perfect for gift giving, especially for graduations and going away parties. You can see more jewelry by EfyTal here.
Globe Bead Necklace
This sapphire blue globe necklace features a small round sapphire blue Czech glass bead, antique pewter charm, and silver plated chain. Charm can be purchased alone or with a chain. Other globe designs in various shapes and sizes available.
This store has a large selection of travel themed jewelry and charms, and you can see more at Evelyn Mae Creations.
Jet World Pendant Necklace
Show off your wanderlust with this popular pendant necklace that features two pendants, one of a globe and one of a compass rose. Available in sterling silver, yellow gold, or rose gold. The chain is available in a number of different lengths so you can get the perfect fit.
See more travel related jewelry in Rani’s store here. She has matching world map earrings and bracelets as well.
World Map Necklace
This handmade world map necklace features multiple pieces joined together to create a world map design. Necklace and chain is made from sterling silver of 14K filled yellow or rose gold. Personalization possible.
This is one of the better quality world map necklaces out there. You can see more travel related jewelry at Ivy’s shop Ivy By Design.
Tiny Book Necklace
This tiny book necklace features a miniature copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Several chain styles and 3 book sizes are available. Other books include Paper Towns, Huckleberry Finn, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Alice in Wonderland.
Great necklace idea for someone who loves both books and travel. If you loves books, you can explore the miniature book jewelry from the Tiny Book Town shop.
Working Compass Necklace
This working compass necklace allow you to engrave the back of the compass with any sort of quote, text, or image of your choice. Compass is made from antique looking brass and comes on a brass chain. A leather case for the compass necklace can be added.
A travel-related necklace that doubles as a working compass—what is not to love as an adventurer?! Do note that the pendants do have a bit of weight to them since they are actual compasses. The Elite Custom Design USA shop makes several other working compass products, including custom orders.
Saint Christopher Pendant Necklace
This sterling silver pendant with stainless steel chain depicts the Christian saint Saint Christopher who is known as the patron saint of travel. He is depicted with a staff and carrying Jesus as a baby on his shoulders.
Many Christians display a token of Saint Christopher to show devotion and to aid in safe travels, and my grandmother always kept one in her car. You can see more St. Christopher jewelry here.
Double-Sided World Map Locket
This world map locket is made of vintage brass and enamel. It is double sided and shows the western hemisphere on one side and the eastern hemisphere on the other. Locket is also available in silver.
If you know what quote, images, or photos you want to have inside the locket, I would get the option to have them added into the locket. See more lockets by Silk Purse Sows Ear for more design options.
Mountain Range Necklace
This stainless steel mountain necklace features a mountain range, and is available in black, rose, silver, or gold colors. Perfect for mountain and outdoor lovers.
The store also sells matching earrings, bracelets, and rings. See more mountain and travel-related jewelry online by Rose Vila Jewelry.
Custom Map Locket
This vintage map locket allows you to choose any town, city, or region to include in the front of the locket for a unique piece of jewelry at an affordable price. Available in Antique Brass or Silver finish and chain has 6 length options.
If you like the look at these lockets, Jennifer has lots of custom map based jewelry and keychains on offer in her Brass and Chain store.
Custom Coordinates Bar Necklace
This custom coordinates necklace can be customized with coordinates to indicate any special destination you wish. Available in sterling silver, 14K filled gold, or 14K rose gold. Matching chains are available in various lengths.
Audrey also makes other coordinates necklaces and bracelets. See more personalized jewelry options at Jewelry Blues.
Wooden Country Pendant Necklace
This wooden painted pendant necklace has a laser etched wooden pendant with the silhouette of the country of your choice. It is then painted the color of your choice. The metal bezel is available in different shapes and color and the pendant come on a 24 inch chain. The laser etching can be customed with any country, state, or other shape of your choice.
A great way to show off your love for a particular country (or state). Check out Sarah’s store, Once Again Sam, for a number of personalized wooden jewelry items.
Africa Charm Necklace
This inexpensive engraved Africa necklace depicts some of the animals, people, and resources of Africa. The pendant and chain are made of stainless steel and the pendant is available in black, silver, rose, or gold.
A good option for those looking for an affordable necklace to show off their love of Africa. See more Africa themed necklaces here.
City Skyline Engraved Bar Necklaces
These personalized city skyline necklaces feature an engraved city skyline and can also include a word or phrase. They can be engraved on one-side or both sides and are available in sterling silver, 14k filled yellow gold, or 14K filled rose gold. Can show almost any major city skyline.
See more personalized travel and coordinates related jewelry at the Boston-based Danique Trends shop.
Scottish Sea Glass Necklace
This Scottish sea glass necklace contains a piece of sea glass collected off of a beach in Scotland and then wrapped with silver coated wire and place on a silver plated chain. Each piece is unique and you can choose the location where the glass was found.
A unique necklace for a traveler who loves Scotland. But also may give you ideas for jewelry that may be from other destinations you love. See more Scottish sea glass jewelry at the Glasgow based store By Rois.
Travel Inspired Jewelry: Travel Themed Bracelets
Travel jewelry can also fit around your wrist. Think handstamped travel quote bracelets, map designs, charm bracelets, thin stacking bracelets, and thick leather cuffs.
Here are several designs to get you thinking of travel bracelets that might be a good fit for you:
Bohemian Silk Wrap Bracelets
These silk wrap bracelets are made with a hand-stamped aluminum tag that is then attached to a multi-colored hand dyed silk ribbon. This specific bracelet pictured says “Wanderlust” but the ribbon color and wording on the tag can be customized as you wish with any phrase, name, date, or icon.
Great for any bohemian traveler and these can be customized to include any word, name, coordinates, or phrase you wish. See more colorful wrap bracelets by Mystique Sieraden here.
Aluminum Map Bracelets
These silver aluminum bracelets have map designs on them that are created using a dye process that fuses the ink into the surface of the aluminum. The bracelets can be adjusted to fit different size wrists, and the cuff bracelets come in both a wide design (1.5 inches) and a narrow design (3/4 inches wide). The bracelets are hypoallergenic, unisex, and waterproof. Hundreds of map designs are available.
These bracelets are a great way to commemorate a city, a region, a hometown, a national park, a hiking trail, or your favorite road trip. Doreen is great to work with and can put just about anything map-related on the bracelets, and she can also do custom designs. You can see more at her shop December Moon Design.
Leather Cuff Bracelets
These handmade leather cuff bracelets are made using recycled leather and handstamped pewter metal. A lot of travel-inspired designs and quotes are available. The store offers both narrow leather cuff and wide leather cuff bracelets.
All the items are handmade by Meghan in Spokane, Washington. In addition to bracelets, she also makes rings, necklaces, keychains, and other items. See more in her store Love Your Journey.
Gold World Map Cuff
This wide metal cuff contains a laser cut-out of the world map. Available in 24K gold plated or rhodium plated brass. Made to fit almost any arm.
A beautiful cuff for a globetrotter with a fine taste in jewelry. See more Christina Ramella bracelets here.
Custom Map Bracelet
This custom map bracelet using vintage maps and is made of antique or silver finished brass. You select which six map destinations you want to include, whether it be a city, a state, or a country.
Great affordable bracelet for showing off multiple destinations that are important to you. See more map related jewelry at Jennifer’s shop Brass & Chain.
Pura Vida String Bracelets
Pura Vida is known for its colorful string and braided bracelets made by artisans in several countries. The one below is the Wanderlust Bracelet Pack, which includes a set of 3 bracelets with a travel-related theme.
The string and braided bracelets are coated in mineral oil to make them waterproof and beach-friendly. However, best to keep the bracelets with metal charms dry and out of the water.
Pura Vida’s goal is to provide sustainable jobs to artisans worldwide and raises awareness for numerous charities.
Note that the Wanderlust bracelet set is one of their most popular sets so is often sold out, so you may need to wait until it is back in stock. But they also have several other travel-related bracelets that we love, including the Beach Princess, Happy Camper, Dreaming Outloud, Jetsetter, Pretty Peaks, and North Shore packs. The styles change regularly, and you can check them all out here.
Pandora Disney Charm Bracelets
Do you or someone you know love visiting the Disney parks? Consider getting a Pandora Disney bracelet and filling it with Disney charms over time. This makes a great gift for any Disney lover who likes to wear bracelets. Most charms and bracelets are made of sterling silver.
Pandora also makes a number of travel related charms and other charms, which you can explore here.
Leather Wrist Wallet Cuff
Looking for a bracelet that doubles as both a wrist accessory and a place to store your money and credit cards? These leather wrist wallets have a hidden pocket that can store cash, cards, and tickets and closes shut with metal snaps. Available in different colors, sizes, and designs.
Great when you want to travel purse or bag free. See more wrist wallets at the Colorado-based The Wearable Wallet shop.
Custom Photo Bracelet
This custom photo bracelet lets you upload your own photos or images to be placed on the bracelet. Each photo component is interchangeable and attached by magnets so you can add and remove the “hexes” containing the images as you wish, and you could add updated photos in the future! The bracelet is made of a zinc alloy.
A great bracelet for displaying your favorite vacation photos. You can see more of the custom photo jewelry in the Hexlets store.
These airplane bracelets are made of a variety of sterling silver and gold chains and cuffs with airline pendants. Most of the bracelets are adjustable. Engraving is possible on some designs. Most of the designs are more suited to men, but can work for women as well.
For more pilot and airplane related jewelry, see the Tomer M Jewelry store.
Travel Themed Charms & Charm Bracelets
Consider collecting charms based on your travels for a charm bracelet. This Eiffel Tower charm is available in a variety of metals including sterling silver, 22K gold plated, 10K yellow gold fill, 14K white gold fill. Can be used for a charm bracelet or attached to a necklace.
This Eiffel Tower charm is just one of many attractions, flags, passports, and travel themed charms you can collect. See more travel related Rembrandt Charms here.
Leather Map Bracelet
This understated leather bracelet is a wrap bracelet made of green leather with a silver world map pendant. The world map is made of silver rhodium-plated stainless steel. The bracelet is adjustable in length. Also available in white leather.
You can see more travel-related jewelry by Cristina Ramella.
Travel Inspired Jewelry: Travel Themed Rings
Rings are another terrific way to show off your love for travel and adventure, whether it be a statement ring, a funky wooden ring, a hand-stamped silver ring, or a custom laser-cut titanium ring.
Here are a number of rings for travelers to get you thinking:
Handstamped Adjustable Wrap Ring
This handstamped wrap ring has the quote “to travel is to live” stamped on it as well as a small airplane outline stamped on the inside. Rings are made of aluminum which is lightweight and doesn’t tarnish.
The handstamped nature of the rings ensures that each one is unique and Carissa can customize just about any ring for you if you have a specific date, coordinates, phrase, or name you would like handstamped on a ring. Check out Stampin Off the Path for a large selection of handstamped travel themed rings!
Stacking Coordinates Rings
These dainty coordinates rings are thin and designed to be stacked. Great for collecting and adding the coordinates to your favorite destinations. Available in solid sterling silver, rose gold fill or yellow gold fill.
The Emily J Design shop specializes in dainty jewelry and has several coordinates and mountains related pieces.
Titanium Laser-Etched World Map Rings
This titanium map ring has been laser cut with a world map design, and this is repeated 3 times around the ring. The intricate map details are laser etched with a very high power laser and these are the most detailed world map rings we’ve ever seen. Can be engraved. Great for men or women.
We did a custom version of these for our wedding rings. Boone Titanium Rings can also etch fingerprints, photos, and custom images onto the rings. The world map design is also available as a spinner ring.
Wooden Mountain Rings
These wooden mountain rings are made from laser-cut high-quality birch plywood that are painted and finished to look like mountain peaks. You can arrange this set of three awesome rings as you wish, wearing all three on one finger or splitting them up across fingers.
Clive also makes miniature house and tree rings that you can buy if you want to mix and match them on your fingers as they are all interchangeable! See more of the unique wooden jewelry made by Clive Roddy.
Statement Map Ring
This dainty silver Africa ring has a silhouette of Africa and metal band, both made of silver (Argentium silver 935). The ring comes in any size and a heart cutout can be added to the ring. The ring is also available in 18k gold plate.
Africa Dreamland has loads of Africa-inspired jewelry, including rings, necklaces, earrings, and brooches. Mar can also do custom jewelry designs.
Sterling Silver State Outline Rings
This sterling silver state ring shows the outline of Texas, but is available to depict any USA state. Design can also be customized to show other countries as well.
Eugene also makes a number of country and continent outline rings as well as many other travel-related pieces of jewelry! He can also personalize many of these pieces. See more here.
Adjustable Oxidized Silver Map Ring
This adjustable oxidized sterling silver ring is a great budget-friendly world map ring that is perfect for everyday wear.
Also available in a number of other metals and designs. Bubble Box also carries a number of other affordable map and globe related jewelry pieces great for every day wear. See more of their jewelry here.
City Skyline Ring
This handmade city skyline ring lets you wear the skyline of your favorite city around your finger. They can do any major city skyline. Available in sterling silver, 18K gold fill, or 18K rose gold fill. Inside engraving also available.
See more cityscape jewelry on Amazon Handmade here.
Dainty Mountain Peaks Ring
This sterling silver mountain ring is subtle and dainty depicting two mountain peaks. Available in sterling silver, brass, or gold plated.
The Ruth Ryan Jewelry shop makes a lot of other mountain rings, as well as necklaces and earrings.
Sterling Silver World Map Cutout Ring
This white gold map ring features the continents attached to two silver bands giving it a unique look.
These rings are available in sterling silver as well as in 14K yellow, rose, and white gold for those with a bigger budget. See more at the aptly named World Map Ring Co store here.
Custom Mountain Range Ring
This custom mountain ring allows the buyer have the shape and details of the ring tailored to a specific mountain or mountain range for a unique ring. Available in gold or sterling silver.
If you love the mountains, you will want to check out all the mountain-inspired jewelry by Denver-based Lovely Baubles Jewelry.
Celebrate your love of the ocean with a wave ring. This handmade sterling silver ring forms the shape of a wave. Available in different thicknesses. Popular with men and women.
A popular piece of jewelry for surfers and beach lovers. Check out more Hawaii and beach-inspired jewelry at the Jonara Blu Maui Jewelry shop based in Maui.
Silver State Coin Ring
These state coin rings are made from real 90% silver state quarters from various U.S. states and territories. You choose which state or territory and the finish of the ring. Available in wide and narrow widths. Great for men or women.
Interesting way to show off your love for a particular state in the USA. See more coin jewelry at the Midnight Jo shop.
Silver Airplane Ring
This dainty airplane ring is made of sterling silver and has an open back so that it can be adjusted to be worn on most fingers.
Shop also makes matching bracelets and necklaces and can do customized pieces. See more of Black Tied’s handmade jewelry pieces here.
Gold-Plated Map Long Ring
This 24K gold-plated world map long ring creates a unique and classy look with the world map cutout and long ring design.
Also available as a platinum-plated ring. See more travel-related jewelry by Cristina Ramella.
Travel Inspired Jewelry: Travel Themed Brooches & Pins
Brooches and pins are another great way to show your love for travel, and look great on sweaters, scarfs, and coats. You can also pin them on backpacks, luggage, and other travel gear. Many brooch designs are perfect for those who have a vintage or retro style.
Here are a number of great travel themed brooches to get you thinking:
Fun Travel Pin Set
This set of 3 fun pins has a travel and adventure theme and each is made of high-quality enamel. They include a caravan, diamond-shaped pin with word Traveler, and a pin with scenery that says “Life of Adventure”. Can be worn on clothing, jackets, backpacks, etc.
The company also makes other travel-related pins as well as vinyl stickers, patches, and other items. You can see more here (Amazon) and here (Etsy).
Custom Flag Brooch
These country flag brooches are made using a flag image under glass set on antique brass. You can choose any flag to display from any country.
Artists can also makes custom map brooches. See more travel-related jewelry in their store Bjeweled Vintage.
Wooden Mountain Pin
This handpainted and laser-etched wooden pin depicts a colorful mountain scene and tent. Hand drawn design is engraved onto alder plywood with metal backing. This design is available as a brooch or in a smaller lapel pin size.
Great for the outdoorsy traveler who wears pins. See more whimsical wooden brooches and lapel pin designs by Min in her Bottle of Clouds shop.
This small camera pin is made of enamel and nickel plated. It has a simple camera design and is 1 inch wide and 0.5 inches high. Perfect for the photography loving traveler.
The company makes hundreds of different pin designs, and you can see more pins by PinMart here. You can also see lots more photographer gift ideas here.
Vintage Postcard Brooch
This handmade brooch is made from high-quality digitally printed cotton linen and is attached to a safety catch brooch bar. Five different vintage postcard designs are available.
This is a unique brooch that goes great with any vintage inspired outfit. Check out Rachael’s store Grace and Favour for lots of other vintage travel inspired products!
Vintage Inspired Wooden Brooches
These vintage-inspired wooden brooches are all made from printed images on paper applied to a laser cut wooden backing and then attached to a metal brooch pin. The three brooches in the photo depict a vintage caravan, a compass, and a vintage suitcase but dozens of designs are available.
Lavinia has designed hundreds of wooden brooches, and you can see more vintage-style brooches at Lavinia’s Tea Party
U.S. State Pins Collection
If you like to display pins places you’ve visited in the United States, you might consider this pin set that includes pins from all 50 states of the United States. Pins are enamel and gold plated.
This set will save you a lot of money versus purchasing each pin individually. The company also makes state and country flags and other travel related pins. See more here.
Stained Glass Lighthouse Brooch
This lighthouse brooch is handmade using stained glass and metal. Various lighthouse designs available. Perfect for the lighthouse or sea lover.
The Russian based artists also do many other ocean, travel, and animal themed stained glass brooches. You can see more at Art Brothers Glass.
Travel Inspired Jewelry: Travel Themed Earrings
When thinking about travel jewelry, don’t forget your ears! Whether you like dainty studs or big dangles, we hope some of these designs get you excited to travel.
Here are a number of earring designs to get you thinking about the perfect travel inspired earrings for you:
Sterling Silver Country or State Earrings
These solid sterling silver stud earrings are cut in the shape of any desired state, country or continent. These earrings are available in two sizes: mini and standard. Almost any state, country, state, or continent is possible.
See more state and country jewelry at Austin’s store Macek Metals.
Set of Laser Cut Wooden Earrings
These wood earrings are laser cut from birch wood and handpainted. The backings are made of surgical steel and are hypoallergenic. The shop sells a variety of nature and geometric inspired wooden cutouts of mountains, clouds, birds, toadstools, animals, leaves, and hot air balloons.
Check out Anne’s store, Birch Street Studio, for lots of other great wooden earrings and other products.
Airplane and Cloud Gold Earrings
These tiny gold earrings are shaped like an airplane and a cloud. The statement earrings are made of 18K gold with a diamond accent. They come in a gift box so are great for those looking for a special travel jewelry gift.
See more fashion and fine jewelry designed by NYC-based Carleen here.
These dangle passport earrings are designed to look like real mini United States passports, complete with a blue cover and paper passport pages with mini passport stamps. They come on sterling silver hooked posts.
Cute earrings for American travelers. See more earrings at Cheryl’s store My Earring Lady.
Camping Inspired Earrings
These handmade camping-inspired stud earrings are made from resin covered polystyrene with titanium backings. One earring features a tent design and the other a campfire. Great earrings for any lover of camping.
See lots of quirky outdoors inspired jewelry at Poptone.
NASA Spaceship Earrings
Dreaming of space travel? These NASA dangle earrings have a vintage NASA design depicting a space shuttle launching into space and a rainbow. The hooks are silver plated.
These space-age dangle earrings are perfect for those who see the world in terms of the universe rather than the earth. See more space travel related jewelry for more options.
Road Trip Earrings
These lovely road trip inspired earrings are made of fine silver and sterling silver with sterling silver hooks. The textures give these earrings some depth and dimension. Also available as a necklace pendant.
See more of Kris’s fine silver and sterling silver jewelry in her shop The Silver Pendant. There are many different road related earring designs in the shop.
Tiny Globe Earrings
If you love globes, you’ll probably fall in love with these tiny realistic mini desktop globe earrings! The stud earrings are made of plastic with titanium earring posts, stainless steel flat pads, and stainless steel nut backs. All earrings in the shop are hypoallergic and nickel free.
Obsessories is a USA based shop that offers stud earrings depicting a range of realistic objects from animals to travel to food. Custom designs are also possible.
Nautical Anchor Earrings
These dangle anchor earrings are made of white and navy blue enamel on a silver plated brass backing. Matching necklace also available.
These anchor earrings are perfect for those who prefer their travel to be on the high seas rather than on land. See more nautical jewelry here.
These silver camera earrings are composed of pewter camera charms attached to surgical steel hooks. Perfect for a photographer.
Rebekah specialized in geeky, steampunk, and retro jewelry designs, and you can see more at her shop The Robot Princess. Also if you buying for a photographer, see our guide to gifts for photographers.
Compass Rose Earrings
These compass rose stud earrings are made of stainless steel and are available in three colors. Matching bracelet and necklace also available.
Perfect for gift giving. See more jewelry by Rosa Vila Jewelry here.
World Map Earrings
These lovely world map dangle earrings are made of either sterling silver or gold fill. Available in silver, rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold.
Matching necklaces and bracelets are also available in the shop. See more travel-inspired jewelry at Rani’s London-based shop here.
Hot Air Balloon Earrings
These handmade dangle earrings depict a laser-engraved hot air balloon design on wood with French style hooks. Buyer chooses the color of paint in design and the finish of the metal.
This store has a number of really cool travel-themed cameo style jewelry and many pieces can be personalized. See more of Sarah’s work at Once Again Sam.
These vintage campervan earrings are made of stainless steel and plastic. Perfect for those who love traveling in their campervan or RV. Multiple campervan designs and colors available.
See lots of interesting and funky earrings designs in the Montreal-based store La Méchante Sorcière.
Handpainted Wooden Mountain Earrings
These cute snow-capped mountain earrings are made from laser-cut bamboo and are handpainted. They have silver-coated ear posts.
See more colorful wooden jewelry handmade by Claire at her UK-based studio at The Mountain and Me shop.
Travel Inspired Accessories: Cufflinks
If you or someone you know wears cufflinks, these can be the perfect way to add a touch of travel to a traditional French cuff. A great accessory to show’s ones love of travel when dressed up, whether you are headed to a business meeting, a wedding, or a fancy dinner.
Whether you prefer to travel by train, bike, or airplane, here are some travel inspired cufflinks to get you thinking:
Train Locomotive Cufflinks
These train cufflinks feature a colored image of a train locomotive under flat glass with pure bronze metal parts. Available in four finishes including silver plated stainless steel, pure bronze, or sterling silver. Several other train designs available.
This store has a lifetime guarantee on all its products. Definitely a shop to check out if you are searching for cufflinks as they can make hundreds of travel and transportation related ones. See more at Oakmont Cufflinks.
Wooden Laser Location Cufflinks
These British Isles wooden cufflinks are laser etched with designs on a thin piece of British wood that is varnished and then attached to a metal bezel. Customers can choose whether they want a rhodium plated or silver plated bezel. Engraving can be added to the back of the earrings.
See more travel-related cuff links, jewelry, and accessories at Maria Allen Boutique.
Round Globe Cuff Links
These globe cuff links feature a small round blue and yellow novelty globe on rhodium plated steel. The small globes actually spin!
See more unique cufflinks designs from LBFeel on Amazon here.
Airplane Cuff Links
These airplane cuff links are handmade of sterling silver. Similar designs are available in 24K gold plated brass. Personal engraving possible.
Tomer makes a lot of high quality airplane and pilot themed jewelry and accessories, and you can check out more in his store here.
Personalized Map Cufflinks
These handcrafted custom map cufflinks are made using a small clear glass dome, vintage maps, and silver plated stainless steel backing. Maps can be customized to any map location. Two sizes available.
See more map related jewelry at the Bjeweled Vintage shop.
If you prefer to travel by bike rather than car, then these cufflinks might be for you. These sterling silver bicycle cufflinks are made of sterling silver and come in 3 finish options (sterling silver, yellow gold, or rose gold). The cufflinks can be engraved and personalized.
A perfect gift option for the well-dressed cyclist in your life! See a lot more metal cufflink designs at Personal Cufflinks.
Silver Country Coastline Cufflinks
This pair of silver Scotland cufflinks show off the coastline of Scotland, but can be customized with the coastline of any country you wish. They are made of sterling silver and hand pierced with positive and negative images of Scotland’s outline. Available in different finishes and can be created with other metals.
See more of Hannah’s coastline and skyline jewelry in her shop here.
Travel Inspired Jewelry: Other Travel Jewelry Pieces & Accessories
When thinking about jewelry, most of us think about earrings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and rings. But there are other pieces of jewelry and accessories that can also express one’s love for travel, whether it be anklets, tie clips, lapel pins, wristwatches, belt buckles, hair clips, hat pins, or belly button rings. Many of these are also well-suited for men as well as women.
Here are several pieces that fall outside the most common categories of travel jewelry to get you thinking about new ways to express your love for travel:
This map wristwatch is made with a Japan quartz movement timepiece with a glass dome and a leather band. Customers can choose from either a high-quality synthetic leather band or genuine leather band in over 10 colors for each watch design. The watch designs shown is the World Map design.
Both men and women’s watches are available. Carmen focuses on travel-related watch designs, and you can see more in her store Ayo Bijou.
This handmade aluminum belt buckle is made using a dye process that fuses ink onto the surface of aluminum. Will fit onto a snap belt up to a width of 1 3/4 inch (4.4 cm). This one depicts a vintage map image of Cleveland, Ohio, but almost any map location, National Park, or trail map can be depicted on a belt buckle. Custom designs possible.
See more handmade map related belt buckles at Doreen’s store December Moon Design.
This dainty simple anklet features a small silver-plated compass pendant and a Korean silk cord. Anklet is adjustable and the cord comes in several colors.
See more anklets and other dainty jewelry at Kerry’s UK-based store Despicably Charming.
World Map Neck Tie
This map tie is a hand sewn tie made from a light blue cotton fabric with a world map design. The tie is made to standard size but can be made wider or more narrow by request. Also available as a bow tie.
See more neck ties and bow ties at VIVID Clothing Toronto.
Adventurer Shoelace Tags
Looking for a gift for the person who doesn’t wear much jewelry but loves hiking? These shoelace tags are made of pewter and the personalized wording and designs are hand stamped. You can customize them with any wording or icons. For example, of the ones pictured, the tags one says “Live Your Adventure” and the other depicts an evening mountain scene. They simply slide onto one’s shoelaces.
See more handstamped shoelace tags at Crystal and Kristin’s Nebraska-based store Hammer and Black.
Gold Airplane Hair Pins
This set of two hair pins features gold colored brass airplanes on gold bobby pins.The airplane portion measures about 1.5 inches in length and is mounted on a 2.16 inch (55mm) length bobby pin.
See more hair pin designs at Luxe Buffalo.
So that is our guide to jewelry for travelers, and hopefully we have helped you find the perfect piece of travel jewelry for yourself or for that special traveler in your life!
If you are looking for more gift ideas for travelers, check out our travel gift guide for over 75 gift ideas that are perfect for travelers. Ideas for every budget and type of traveler.
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Did any of these travel inspired jewelry items catch your eye? Do you own any travel jewelry pieces yourself, or have any tips for traveling with jewelry?
If you have any questions about any of these travel jewelry items, just ask us and we’re happy to share our thoughts or provide any advice.
**Disclosure: As noted earlier in this post, we received several complimentary items in order to review them for this post and some we received and then returned to the artists. Others were purchased by us or given to us. This article contains only our own honest thoughts and opinions. Check out our Ethical Code for more information about how we work. **
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Zadok Post author
This is such a great list!! I Love the stuff you’ve picked!! Especially the Sterling Silver necklace!! Thanks for sharing!!
Jessica & Laurence Norah Post author
Glad you enjoyed our travel-inspired jewelry list, and thanks for taking the time to comment.
Priya Sharma Post author
My brother is a travel junkie and I am sure he will surely love many of these jewelry pieces. Will surely try adding them to his collection, and also share it with my friends and family as well.
Jessica & Laurence Norah Post author
Hi Priya, Glad you enjoyed our post and I am hope you find some lovely travel inspired jewelry to gift to your brother! Best, Jessica
Amanda Blake Post author
Great guide to so much travel themed jewelry, who knew there were so many options! I am wondering if you have any suggestions for anklets for a trendy young woman who loves to travel?
Jessica & Laurence Norah Post author
I would suggest something fairly simply like a nice chain with a compass, compass rose, globe, or airplane charm. For an anklet, especially if gifting, I’d recommend something made of either a fairly strong metal that doesn’t tarnish easily or a strong cord material as anklets can get a lot of wear and tear and are often more exposed to dirt/moisture than other types of jewelry. You can explore some options on Etsy here.
Hope that helps!
Luke Smith Post author
I like how comprehensive this guide is because it enumerated the perfect jewelry for each type of travel. Since my best friend is a big fan of jewelry and traveler herself, she wanted to buy additional pieces for her growing collection. I think I need to share this list with her so that she can check what type of jewelry will she be buying to help her save time and resources.
Jessica & Laurence Norah Post author
Glad you are enjoying our travel jewelry guide! Yes, we’d love if you’d share with your best friend and it sounds like she buys a lot of jewelry!
Victoria Post author
LOVE this list of travel jewellery!! I just bought the world map globe locket necklace from your list as a gift and my mum and she loved it. Can’t wait to get some pieces for myself!
Jessica & Laurence Norah Post author
Hi Victoria, Glad you found our travel jewelry list helpful and so glad your mother loved the globe locket, it is a beautiful piece and a great way to store a special photo or image! Best, Jessica
Mariya Anikanova Post author
Many many thanks for sharing this great list of travel jewelry – gave me some good ideas!
Jessica & Laurence Norah Post author
You’re welcome Mariya, glad you enjoyed it!
Laurie Emerson Post author
#1 I love the Alice in Wonderland Quote “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there Pendant.
#2. Africa Necklace – I heart Africa necklace
#3, Wanderlust Ring
#4, Saint Christopher Pendant.
#5. Travel Storage Wristlet
Kristina N. Post author
The Travel Storage Wristlet is my favorite, Smart idea!
Vikki Billings Post author
I love the Texas outline love necklace, its where the love of my life is living!
Jillian Too Post author
I love the Luggage Necklaces and the Aluminum Map Bracelets. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this amazing list together. I’m going to keep coming back to this for gift ideas.
Lisa Vanhook Post author
I love the Jewelry Travel Pouch but I would have to fill it with an assortment of your beautiful items. The bluebird necklace and world watch caught my eye the most…:)
KateS Post author
The compass necklaces are my absolute favorites! They are adorable, make a great accessory plus they can be very useful when traveling!
Melissa Post author
i love the awesome Travel & Globe Pendant Necklaces! 🙂
Bilqees Bano Post author
I really love World Traveler watch
Kristy Graboski Post author
I love the Anchor earrings! They would be perfect for our next cruise!
nicole bwoers Post author
WOW! What great jewelry! This single working mama of 3 is always on the go and I really love the Map Wristwatch to help me Stay on Point!
Senna Kory Post author
I love the world map rings and the sparrow necklace- so adorable!
Karen Propes Post author
I love all the jewelry, so unique and beautiful. I put the Travel Storage Wristlet as my favorite because I think it’s so useful. I have MS and it’s hard to use my cane and carry a purse. This would be great, funny how many clothes I don’t have pockets on. Thanks for sharing all these fabulous pieces.
Nancy Post author
I love the Wanderlust Ring, the World Map ring and the Wooden Vintage Travel Brooches.
LeAnn Harbert Post author
I like the hot air balloon necklace the most.
Margaret S Porter Post author
Love the camera earrings and the map watches
Grant D Post author
I really like the travel watches, and the state shaped earings are really cool too.
Ahila Post author
Lovely list of travel themed jewellery!
Susan Chester Post author
I am crazy about the Hot Air Balloon Locket!
Jamie Williams Post author
Another one of my favorite items is the wanderlust bracelet. So beautiful and unique.
Kelsey Post author
I love the travel jewelry roll. It is so pretty and looks so helpful
kim s Post author
Since I’m from Texas I gotta say the Texas Outline Love Necklace is my favorite!! Thank you!
Laura Post author
My favorite is the Handstamped Patina Blue Sparrow Necklace. I absolutely love it!
Pam H. Post author
I like the Silk Jewelry Travel Roll, the Blue Sparrow Necklace, and the Custom Travel Photo Bracelet.
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard Post author
I love all the personalized bracelets!
Edye Post author
I love the wanderlust wrap bracelet. So nice 🙂
Terry Poage Post author
I love the Compass watch the most if I had a choice.
Kelly McGrew Post author
my favorite are the working compass necklaces! such a good idea as a decorative piece but also a survival tool!!
Bailey Dexter Post author
I have never seen the Travel Storage Wristlet Bracelets, LOVE IT! Perfect for stopping in little villages or just when you don’t want to carry a purse!
wendy browne Post author
This is such a comprehensive travel jewelry list, great for gift ideas. I like the Texas pendant best but I’m biased.
jenny stratton Post author
I like the wooden I love UK necklace but want it for Ecuador. Ecuador is my favorite place to travel.
travelcats Post author
Hi Jenny, They can definitely customize that necklace for you to have a silhouette of Ecuador on it – just contact Bridget at Clouds and Currents and tell them before placing an order! You can also change the heart to another shape or add any extra wooden charm if you wish. It is great that most of these pieces are quite customizable! Best, Jessica
Holly Post author
I like the Dublin Cufflinks.
Theresa C. Post author
Love everything! But most of all the “Let’s Be Adventurers!” locket 🙂
Melissa Post author
I loved the cheshire cat necklace. I’m a huge alice in Wonderland fan so that’s perfect.
Fiona N Post author
I also love the World Traveler watch
Thank You for this awesome review and giveaway
Stephanie LaPlante Post author
I would love the Happiness is a Direction Compass Necklace
Anne Post author
What a lovely idea! Wearing your passion is a great way to make you feel good about yourself and your appearance.
Shane Post author
The watches are my favorite!
Jennifer H. Post author
I love the state necklace, coordinates necklace, St. Christopher medal. map wristwatch and the travel jewelry roll.
angie w Post author
There are lots of fun and interesting pieces featured here! I really like the pendants and the blue sparrow necklace 🙂
Julie Waldron Post author
My favorite is the Wanderlust wrap bracelet. So cute!
Corinne @ ReflectionsEnroute Post author
I really like that world map watch. I don’t really travel with jewelry but some of these pieces are gorgeous!
Kathy Clark Post author
I just love these pieces! I love long chains and oversized lockets and the world watches are ????????????
Anna Post author
Such a cool selection of jewelry items: all so unique and full of meaning! Travel Pendant Necklaces look absolutely awesome, dreamy, romantic and vintage! Thanks for sharing, got some new ideas!
Marlene V Post author
I really like the Blue heart World Map Pendant
Tami Post author
Two favorite? Wow that’s tough! How about the California State earrings, and the World Map Ring. Oh! But I also love the Custom coordinates globe necklace!
Wehaf Post author
I love the hot air balloon locket – one of my good friends proposed to his wife on a hot-air balloon and ever since they’ve seemed pretty romantic to me. 🙂
travelcats Post author
Hi Wehaf, I definitely agree as my husband and I have taken 3 hot air balloon rides together 🙂 I’ve always loved the look and idea of hot air balloons and love them on this locket – the locket is one of my favorite items as you can add so much customization and make it truly unique and special. There are also some really nice hot air balloon earrings on Etsy as well! Jessica
Pamela Post author
I love the Coordinates Necklace. It would make a unique gift and a conversation piece to wear!
Ruth Post author
You killed me with this article! Looks like somebody is going to spend some money on jewelry (me! me!). I checked some of the products and I like that they are affordable. I can’t wait to get some of these!
travelcats Post author
Hi Ruth! Sorry to “force” you to spend some money but I think you’ll love some of these pieces. And yes, the jewelry we selected are a very good value for the price (in our opinion!) and many of these sell for under $20. Even our wedding rings were an excellent value and under $400 each. Let me know what you order, and feel free to message me if you have any questions about a specific piece! Best, Jessica
Dawn gordon Post author
I love the mountain rings !!! The passport earrings !
Ashley Post author
The World Map Watch is so awesome and interesting!! I would love matching ones for my husband & I!! We plan to travel the world one day together 🙂
Renee Rousseau Post author
For myself, I love all the compass items available. For gifts, I really like the camera brooch and earrings for the camera lovers on my gift list.
Anisa Post author
I love all these items, but my favorite is definitely the Texas Love necklace – so cute! Thanks so much for sharing.
travelcats Post author
Hi Anisa, Haha, not surprising you traveling Texans like the Texas state necklace the best! ~ Jessica
Richard Brandt Post author
I really like that compass watch.
travelcats Post author
Hi Richard, Yes, Laurence really loves the compass watch and has been wearing it everyday! The only downside is that it is difficult to tell the exact time as it just had the compass directions for 12, 3, 6, and 9, but the in between hours/minutes can be a bit trickier. But Laurence still loves wearing it. If you want a watch for both a cool accessory and to tell exact time, I would choose one of Carmen’s designs with numbers. You can also message Carmen as she may be able to do a compass design with numbers or have other suggestions; she is always adding new designs. ~ Jessica
Upeksha Post author
That’s a great collection. I think I like the World pendants the best. Thank you for sharing!
Anda Post author
Oh, Jessica, I can tell you are really into traveling and you love showing it off. You have some beautiful stuff here, it looks very tempting. I particularly like the map bracelets, but I haven’t decided yet. Thanks for sharing this.
diana Post author
Wanderlust wrap bracelet
Daryl Post author
I love the Texas outline love necklace because that is where my girlfriend lives.
Samantha Scarlett Post author
I’m crazy for Mountain rings!
Natalie Post author
I LOVE both of the watches! I like the world traveler and the world map watch.
Christina G. Post author
I really love the passport earrings. They are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!
travelcats Post author
You’re very welcome Christina! Those passport earrings are really cute 🙂
Rajeeva Post author
i love all the watches.
Marcella Gaskill Post author
The travel pieces are lovely! So glad I found these and will definately consider when purchasing gifts! Thanks
Jenny Scheldberg Post author
I love the Blue Sparrow Necklace. Also the Anchor Earrings! The Blue Heart necklace too.
MARTHAIA Post author
World map rings are my pick.,
Lucille Jeanne Lanuza Post author
I really like the coordinates necklace! It’s pretty!
shannon fowler Post author
I really love the texas necklace because that is where I am from originally. All the pieces shown are amazing, and given my love of traveling I want many of them. They also would make great gifts for some of my family members.
Rosanne Post author
I love the Travel Jewelry roll
Marty Post author
I love the stuff you picked so much! This jewelry is a lot of fun, I am actually wearing a silver cuff with a map of the New York City subway system right now and I think I get more questions and compliments about it from strangers on the streetcar or at the grocery store than with anything else I ever wear. Travel jewelry is a great conversation starter.
travelcats Post author
Hi Marty – Yes, it is! Laurence has been wearing a few pieces as have I during our recent 6 weeks of travels and people often comment. A NYC subway map bracelet is a great idea as well – I think Doreen at Decemeber Moon Designs makes those on Etsy! Jessica
Katt Lewis Post author
I think the heart shaped world is the best and would be great if it were a set with earrings, necklace and bracelet or charm for bracelet.
travelcats Post author
Hi Katt, Yes, that is a nice pendant. Perfect for daily wear or even a wedding! Since the blue heart shaped world is a pendant you could buy multiple pendants and easily convert them into earrings, necklace, and a bracelet. You can also contact Kristen to see if she could do a custom order for you if you’d like the pieces made for you. Best, Jessica
Kyra Post author
Such a nice article! Carefully selected, I love travel jewelry and you did a wonderful job picking these pieces! Thank you 🙂
Amy Post author
I want all of these things!
Meredith Post author
Wow – love the round up of all the great travel-related items! I’m always amazed at all of the different things people can come up with. Thanks for sharing some great ideas!
travelcats Post author
Hi Meredith, Glad you loved so many of the travel jewelry items! Hope they got your thinking about some great holiday wish-list or gift ideas 😉 ~ Jessica
Meredith Post author
This list was great for holiday gift ideas! Always good to get ahead on that as well 🙂
Also received my package this week = very exciting package! Love the gypsy wrap-bracelet particularly 🙂 Now off to Etsy to leave feedback there for great products.
travelcats Post author
Hi Meredith, It was my pleasure and I am so happy you won these great items and are loving them! We love promoting the artists on Etsy and I am sure they will greatly appreciate any support/feedback/sales you send their way! Definitely some great holiday gift ideas here for travelers, a few of these pieces are definitely going to be gifts for our own loved ones. Jessica
Seana Turner Post author
I got the cuff links for my husband a couple of years ago because I thought they were so neat. I like the state outline idea, but I have to say that CT doesn’t have a very interesting state. Sort of makes me want to be from Texas:) The wristlet is something totally new to me – that is a great idea!
travelcats Post author
Hi Seana, Yes, Laurence loves his map cufflinks as well as the UK ones! Yes, some states definitely have better outlines (thinking Texas, Ohio, Florida…) haha. The wristlet is definitely a great idea for those who want to go handsfree and don’t need many items! ~ Jessica