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Brief History of Lockets. #TinaTang #Jewelry

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.