- What is a locket?
- What kinds of lockets are there?
- How can I fully personalize my locket?
Romantic history has always had a special attraction. Especially the luxury and individuality of jewellery throughout history give a glimpse of old-fashioned glory. A striking piece that acquired special meaning throughout the years and among many different people, is the locket. Why should I choose a locket as a gold necklace?
What is a locket?
A locket is a pendant, usually on a gold or diamond chain, that can be opened and in which you can store personal secrets or valuable trinkets. Photos, locks of hair or small messages are ideal for keeping in your mysterious gold necklace. Lockets, which are actually descended from amulets, became particularly popular and meaningful during the Victorian period in the 19th century, when they were given in memory of a beloved person. However, various European models have also been found to date back to as far as the 16th century.
With a gold necklace and a locket, you are not only choosing a stylish pendant, you also take part in a rich tradition.
What kinds of lockets are there?
First, you need to choose the right shape. The most common are the oval locket and the round locket. You can also choose them based on what their purpose will be. If you want to keep a lock of hair, you can select a locket made of transparent glass. Of course, you can also display different contents, such as precious stones and meaningful charms. Traditionally, a locket with a photo or meaningful message is very popular, which is why the shape of such a locket is often a heart.
In the 19th century, lockets were also used to envelop yourself in a pleasant smell. The locket was made of fine filigree and contained a small cushion onto which the wearer could apply a couple drops of perfume.
How can I fully personalize my locket?
You can not only personalize the inside, but also the outside of your locket. For example, you can choose whether you want to wear your locket on a simple gold chain or whether you prefer a some other type. The locket itself can also be engraved with initials, acronyms, meaningful words or the like. The diamonds and precious metals used to create the locket can also ensure that your diamond lockets suits you perfectly.
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