Considered a classic and timeless piece of jewelry, the locket necklace has served many purposes through out the centuries. One of the original uses of a locket or locket type pendant was to carry powerful herbs or meaningful objects. Lockets were also used to “identify an individual’s trip or clan affiliation”.
|One of a kind lockets available if you contact me. Only one available of each of these.|
During England’s Queen Victorian rule, lockets became popular as a symbol of love and souvenir of deceased loved ones. Popular techniques of decorating a locket were repousse, engraving, set stones and engraved monograms. Cameos encased on locket covers also developed its popularity during this era.
|The customized Locket Combo necklace will be made just for you!|
Civil War soldiers often gifted their girlfriends or spouses with a locket necklace prior to departure, with the tradition that the photos remain empty as a “sign of hope for a soldier’s return”. Only if the soldier was lost in battle would a photograph or keepsake be included in the locket.
|Send me the photo when you order and I’ll resin it in for you.|
|Even just as a charm on your bracelet, lockets are simply timeless.|
The early 1900’s saw the rise in popularity of lockets as a fashion statement with either photos or perfume scented fabrics enclosed inside. To this day, lockets embody the ultimate in jewelry sentimentality with photos of families, lovers, or children inside. I have my locket necklace with my dog, Bruno, enclosed:
|This is my favorite locket shape.|
* Information originating from Peter Wendt’s article, A History of Locket Necklaces.