The Modern Locket For The New Generation April 15, 2023 – Posted in: Blog
Lockets are classic jewellery items. They enable you to always have significant mementoes with you. You keep whatever you want close to your heart by wearing it around your neck. A locket is most frequently described as a container for photos. What else can you put in a locket besides a picture, you might be wondering. The fact is, it has a lot more capacity than it realises. I’ll discuss both images and other sentimental objects in this piece.
THE HISTORY OF LOCKET NECKLACES
Not to go too nerdy, but it’s always interesting to know the original significance of jewellery and how frequently things start out with one meaning and evolve over time to even richer or newer meanings while frequently maintaining the original emotion.
When it comes to locket necklaces, their original use was as a talisman or family crest to assist people to distinguish between different family groups. Early locket necklaces from the 16th century frequently featured hand painting and carvings of monograms or family crests on the surface.
As things evolved into the 18th century, locket necklaces became a little more visible and literal in their connection to people, with real-life hair from a loved one stored and worn in the centre of a translucent encased locket.
It was said that the locks of hair were from loved ones who had passed which is why they were held inside a heart-shaped locket to represent the love for that person no longer. Interestingly, an original locket with Marie Antoinette’s hair is stored in the British Museum archives – if ever in London.
By the 20th century, the question of “What is a locket necklace?” was no longer relevant. It was more “Oh what photo or / who is worthy of being retained in the locket?” than anything else. Locket necklaces acquired a more emotive connotation in the 20th and 21st centuries as they became a symbol of love, whether romantic, familial, or friendship-based.
ARE PENDANTS AND PHOTO LOCKETS THE SAME THING?
This question does not have a straightforward yes or no response. Both a locket and a pendant are necklaces that may contain photos, but there are several important distinctions between the two.
Pendants typically dangle down from the chain and are smaller than lockets. Comparatively, lockets are typically circular or oval in shape and can be either chain-attached or hinged to open. In addition, pendants typically feature a simple, unadorned style. In contrast, lockets frequently have elaborate designs and can be personalised with a loved one’s name or initials.
In essence, both pendants and lockets are photo necklaces, but they come in various sizes, shapes, and styles.
THE MODERN APPEAL
The wearing of lockets has seen a noticeable resurgence in recent years. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz have been spotted in Hollywood sporting lovely lockets on the red carpet. And the locket effect, which manages to be both nostalgic and stylish, has filtered down into bridal wear and is now a cornerstone of high-street fashion as well.
It may come as a surprise that there is some allure to wearing an image in your jewellery in the social media age where personal photos are constantly available to the public. Nonetheless, there is something enticing about a locket’s privacy. It’s an opportunity to conceal a photo that holds special meaning for you. A locket allows you to keep a special memory.
A new generation that is concerned with fashion has noticed a subtle change in the meaning of the locket, and they are drawn to it because it can tell a story. Consumers of jewellery can now add highly personalised elements like a miniature portrait, a message or affirmation, a personal goal, or an image of a destination they’d like to visit.
The modern locket, which was formerly just an emotional object, now has a narrative. To wear a locket, you don’t need to be in a committed relationship. You don’t have to be in a relationship, have kids, or be engaged. Whatever the tale, your locket can convey it.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHOTO LOCKET NECKLACES
There are many different types of photo lockets on the market, each having special qualities of its own. Some of the more common varieties are listed below:
- Traditional photo locket: Usually round or oval in shape, this type of locket includes a small window on the front that can be opened to expose a photo.
- Heart-shaped picture locket: True to its name, this style of the locket is shaped like a heart and often includes two tiny windows on either side that can be used to show photos.
- Locket necklace: This is a necklace that has a locket pendant attached to it, which can be opened to reveal a photo.
- A floating photo locket is especially distinctive since it has a glass dome on top that lets you see the picture inside while it floats in water.
- Picture album locket: This style of locket holds numerous photos inside like a photo album, as opposed to having one photo displayed in a small window.
- Custom photo locket: If there isn’t a locket available that suits your needs, you can always have one produced just for you.
IS A PHOTO LOCKET THE GREATEST GIFT?
In our opinion, yes. It is an ideal present for both yourself and others because they are so deeply personal. To begin with, each piece is special. No one else will have your memories stored inside, even if they have the same design as you have on the exterior. Unless they have taken your jewellery, which is a different matter. They have a plethora of potential applications. They may be moving, motivating, or even humorous.
The ideal personalised gifts for every occasion are picture and photo locket necklaces! These exquisite necklaces make excellent Mother’s Day gifts, unique presents for your wife or girlfriend, or wonderful presents for your daughter or grandchild. Simply select a picture that holds a special value for the recipient and upload it to our design tool online. Even text can be added to the image if you want. You may find the ideal photo locket necklace for everyone on your list thanks to our selection of styles and hues.
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