Is There Jewellery For Hikers?

If you’re looking for a gift for the special hiker in your life, or if you just want to bling yourself up a bit, you have come to the right place. This post will show you what Hiking Jewellery is available, where to find suitable Jewellery for Hikers, how much it should cost and much more. Read on…

Firstly, Let’s Clear this up. Is the Correct Spelling Jewellery or Jewelry?

That’s an easy one to answer. If you are from the UK as I am, it’s Jewellery. However, some other countries that also speak English as their first language, such as our friends in the USA prefer to use the spelling Jewelry. It’s all the same to me, as both spellings mean exactly the same thing. As I am English and from the UK, I will use the spelling that I’m most familiar with.

Is there Specialist Jewellery for Hikers?

We are talking about decorative jewellery here, not things such as Watches, as there are loads of specialist hiking watches with an equally large number of features such as Pace Counting, GPS, Route Recording, Heart Rate Monitoring, Calorie Counting and many more. I’ll research and write a post on those in the future, as it is a vast subject of it’s own.

So on to the Specialist Jewellery for Hikers – It appears that there is definitely a Niche Market for this, and a lucrative one too looking at some of the prices!

A quick Google Search gives out multiple providers, with some of the more interesting pieces being provided by Jewellers on the following list:

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Necklace
Jewellery for Hikers - St Christopher

The most popular piece of jewellery for hikers that I’ve come across is the religious figure of St Christopher on a pendant worn around the neck. He was the Patron Saint of Travellers in the Christian Religion so it seems very apt that so many people choose this piece of jewellery over others.

Where can I buy Hiking Jewellery from?

Hiking Jewellery can be picked up from High Street Jewellers, more specialist Bespoke Jewellers, less commonly Big Box and Department Stores and of course the big three online retailers of Etsy, Amazon and eBay where some real bargains can be had.

Hiking Jewellery on Etsy

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Jewellery on Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace where independent artists and crafters can sell their goods. Etsy is primarily associated with handmade toys, collectibles, art, home goods, vintage furniture, jewellery, clothing, and holiday items, in addition to crafts and craft supplies.

A quick Google Image Search shown in the image above for “Hiking Jewellery on Etsy” will surely unearth enough ideas to help you find what you are looking for.

Hiking Jewellery on Amazon

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Jewellery on Amazon

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and one of the largest companies on the planet. You will almost certainly be able to find something suitable on Amazon.

Above are my results from the Google Image search “Hiking Jewellery on Amazon”, the list literally went on for multiple pages.

Hiking Jewellery on eBay

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Jewellery on eBay

eBay is a massive worldwide online auction site. You can bid on and buy items either local to you, or at the other side of the world. Due to the nature of eBay being an Auction Site, some real bargains can be had if no one else is bidding. Just be aware of low item cost with high postage. I have been caught out on that before myself.

What types of Hiking Jewellery are there?

Hiking Jewellery comes in many forms but the most common items are St Christopher Pendants on Chains and Necklaces, Bracelets or Bangles (fabric and metallic), Earrings and Finger Rings. We’ll have a closer look at each of them below.

Hiking Chains and Necklaces

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Chains and Necklaces

Hiking Chains and Necklaces with pendants or stones on them appear to be the most popular items of jewellery for hikers. They come in all shapes and sizes and with the chains and necklaces being made from everything from shoe laces to 24 Carat Gold.

There are a multitude of Hiking Chains and Necklaces to choose from that cover every conceivable price range. I actually prefer many of the handmade cheaper items from Etsy myself, but check out some of the sites mentioned above for gift ideas.

Hiking Rings

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Ring

Trying to find a Hiking Ring is a little more difficult than finding a chain. But, as there is obviously a demand for them, more and more suppliers are popping up.

Traditionally hiking rings have been made from Gold, but lately I have seen rings made from more exotic (and cheaper) materials appearing.

Silver, Amber, Jade and Tungsten (above) all make extremely “comment worthy” jewellery IMHO.

Hiking Bangles

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Bangles or Bracelets

Hiking Bangles, Bracelets and Hiking Themed Friendship Bracelets are becoming extremely popular too lately.

I used to wear my prayer bracelets that were given to me by a monk when we were travelling in Thailand. They were made from a flimsy material but lasted about 8 years before the last one of the five eventually broke.

I love this Hand Made Bespoke Mountain Themed Copper Bracelet shown above, which is currently for sale on Etsy for $96 Canadian. That’s around £56 for me here in the UK or $75 US, a great buy IMHO.

Hiking Earrings

Jewellery for Hikers - Hiking Earrings

Wow, I’m actually quite surprised at the sheer volume of Hiking Earring Designs available. There are designs to suit any taste and I think there were almost as many Earring offerings as there were Necklaces.

I had my ear pierced for a few years back when I as 17, I’m 58 now, so it’s been a while since I bought myself an Earring.

I really liked this set I found on Etsy by Bette Lambert though. Definitely worth checking out her site by clicking on her name. There’s some fabulous stuff on there.

How Can I Design and Make my own Hiking Jewellery?

Finally, for those of you with some artistic flair and time on your hands, you could learn to make your own Jewellery.

I am not artistic at all, but my wife is and my daughter is currently at art college. It got me wondering if there were any online courses or similar where someone could learn to make their own jewellery for hikers.

It turns out there are loads of instructional courses on my favourite learning platform Udemy.

Here’s an example of one of the courses I browsed through below, a snip at only £15.99 for a 9 video instructional course.

Jewellery for Hikers - Make your own with an Online Course
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