Off the Map Jewellery has a collection of customised co-ordinate jewellery for men with a range of solid sterling silver rings and necklaces. But what exactly are coordinates, why are they significant and how can you use them to commemorate a special place or person?
Find out in this post and discover 8 of our unique pieces of coordinate jewellery which are perfect for men who love to travel!
Jewellery with customised coordinates engraved onto them is significant because it is very meaningful and truly one-of-a-kind as it is created with you or the person you are gifting it to in mind. Coordinate jewellery allows you to commemorate a special place either for yourself or for a special man in your life.
Special coordinates represent a significant place where a significant part of someone’s life occurred. They can celebrate a special place or a special time or event. Coordinate jewellery is the perfect gift for him if you are wanting to give a gift that is very sentimental, unique, custom-made and can be treasured for a lifetime.
What are coordinates and their significance?
Latitude and longitude are used together in alphanumeric characters to specify the coordinate of a precise geographic location on Earth. They pinpoint specific locations as they are unique to each location on a map. Coordinates can be written in a variety of formats, we can engrave your coordinates in decimal or DMS.
Decimal coordinates: 50.830720, -0.205390
DMS/GPS coordinates: 50° 49' 50.592'' N, 0° 12' 19.404'' W
The Global Positioning System (or GSP) is a constellation of 30 different satellites that orbit Earth. GPS coordinates are the points of intersection on a grid system, either of a 2D surface or in 3D space.
There is an infinite number of coordinates with each representing a specific location. This means that the coordinates you have engraved will most likely have never been engraved before or again by us. This is truly custom-made jewellery! This represents your story or the person to who you are gifting the jewellery to’s story.
When you take a moment to think about the most special times in your life, your favourite memories, does a specific place come to mind? Maybe it was the favourite city or town you ever visited, perhaps it was an epic adventure to the top of a mountain. Or maybe it was an amazing year you spent living abroad or perhaps a special event or occasion, maybe it is where one of your closest loved ones lives. It may even be the street that you grew up on.
There are so many different ways that specific locations, such as the house you lived in for that year spent in Italy, can become incredibly significant to us. Places are the landmarks of our lives that are etched into our minds as incredible memories that we hold close to our hearts. This is why jewellery engraved with coordinates can be so special and so personal.
What are Latitude and Longitude?
Together the latitude and longitude compose a set of numbers that identify the unique position of a point on the surface of our planet. Latitude is defined according to the equatorial reference plane which marks the horizontal positioning of the geographic location. The Equator is the latitudinal which divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Longitude is defined by meridians that run from pole to pole which mark the vertical position of the location. The Prime Meridian is a longitudinal line that divides the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Ideas for locations you can use for jewellery coordinates
When it comes to choosing coordinates to get engraved on a ring or necklace as a gift for him, the options are endless. Since this is all about location, this makes a great gift for someone who adores travelling and has a favourite place in the world or a place they aspire to travel or move to. This is exactly why we have a range of coordinate jewellery available in our travel-inspired store.
Coordinate jewellery always represents a specific place but there are many things, people and events that we associate with locations. People, times in your life, significant events can all make us think of specific places. Perhaps you’re in a long-distance relationship or live far away from your family, coordinate jewellery can make you feel close even with the distance just by looking at the coordinates of your finger.
Whether we want to feel closer to a person, a time in our life or a place that we absolutely adore, coordinate jewellery can help us feel more connected.
Some popular choices and ideas are:
- Their favourite hotel, hostel or Airbnb
- A significant place in their favourite city
- Their favourite place they’ve ever travelled to
- A specific place they aspire to travel to the most
- The house where they lived abroad or on exchange
- The venue of where they got married or engaged
- The coordinates of the house they grew up in
- Celebrate a graduate with the coordinates of their university
- Where a special milestone was achieved
- Where they met someone special
- Where a pet was adopted
- Anywhere where you shared amazing memories with them
- To honour someone in a long-distance relationship
- To honour the place a lost loved one lived
- The coordinates for family or friends who live far away
- Where children were born
- Their first home
- Where their honeymoon was
- Where they dream to live
How do I find the coordinates?
There are many different websites and applications that can be used to determine coordinates and many differ on the formats that they use. It can be confusing, we want to make it easy. Click here for our guide on how to find coordinates using Google Maps.
We offer a range of unique, handcrafted and high-quality pieces of coordinate rings and necklaces which are the perfect gift for men who love travelling or to commemorate a special location in their life.
Coordinates Latitude Longitude 3mm Silver Band Ring
A solid silver personalised band ring engraved with your favourite latitude & longitude coordinates. These solid silver cast band rings come with a brushed matte finish.
This is a unique gift for boyfriends or husbands engraved with the location of where you met, a wedding band or promise ring engraved with the coordinates of where you got married oran 18th or 21st birthday with coordinates of home.
Latitude Longitude Coordinates Bar Silver Signet Ring
This chunky hexagon bar-shaped solid silver signet ring can be custom engraved with your coordinates of choice with a compass symbol. This could commemorate where you met or your favourite place in the world.
This is a wonderful ring for a birthday or bon voyage gift, engraved with where you met, where home is or the destination of the journey,This can be engraved either with coordinates and a compass symbol on the end or with coordinates without a compass symbol, it's up to you!
Latitude Longitude Coordinates Large Square Silver Signet Ring
This unique solid silver signet ringhas a chunky square face and is ready to be made yours with your favourite coordinates in latitude and longitude. It could be home, your favourite beach or the place you love to visit the most. The ring can be finished with an optional tiny compass symbol.
This is a unique gift for men or for someone going off to university or a long trip abroad to remind them of home.
Coordinates Latitude Longitude Silver Band Ring
This is a skinny solid silver personalised band ring engraved with latitude & longitude coordinates of a special place of your choice.
These slim-fit sterling silver rings are the perfect gift for dad with the coordinates of home or a wedding band engraved with coordinates of where you met or a birthday gift with the location of their favourite place.
Coordinates Latitude Longitude Silver Signet Ring
Our solid silver signet ring can be personalised with your choice of location to commemorate a special place. On this circular face, we deeply engrave the coordinates in a circle with a compass symbol in the centre. Choose from a brushed matte or bold oxidised finish.
Latitude Longitude Coordinates Silver Signet Ring
This unique solid silver signet ringhas a chunky square face and can be finished with an optional tiny compass symbol. The perfect gift to commemorate a special place for him.
Travel Safe Compass Coordinates Long Tag Silver Necklace
A long silver tag pendant engraved with latitude & longitude coordinates with a Travel Safe silver compass pendant. One side has the words Travel Safe - Adventure Awaits written around the border and the reverse is a simple polished cutout compass.
The solid silver long tag pendant is engraved with your coordinates and can also be engraved on the back with a personal message. Finished in a contemporary matte.
The chain is a stylish ball chain that works perfectly with this style of pendant.
Travel Safe Compass Coordinates Dog Tag Silver Necklace
A skinny dog tag pendant engraved with latitude & longitude coordinates with a Travel Safe silver compass pendant. This necklace also has the words Travel Safe - Adventure Awaits written around the border and the reverse is a simple polished cut-out compass.
This lightweight & skinny silver dog tag pendant is engraved with your coordinates and can also be engraved on the back. The dog tag is given a contemporary matte finish.
The chain is a stylish ball chain that works perfectly with this slim dog tag pendant.