Lockets are small, beautiful cases typically worn as a pendant that hold a keepsake or picture. The history of lockets is nearly as much of a secret as the contents. Lockets are thought to hold your deepest secrets and are always very sentimental and personal to the person wearing it.
A locket commonly contains a picture, love note, ashes, or a lock of hair. On the outside they are, in most cases, engraved with the initials of the owner and/or words expressing her affection for her lover.
It is nearly impossible to determine the exact date and/or place of origin of the locket because there is not a whole lot of documented evidence about them. However, one of the earliest historical references to lockets was around 1649 and 1660, when royal ladies wore lockets hidden under clothing. A few centuries later, the perfume locket – or vinaigrette locket – was very popular with genteel women.
Each and every locket has a secret hidden away or a story to tell behind that tiny hinged door. Lockets contain love, memories, happiness, and history. Lockets always entice our natural curiosity, and it’s interesting to anyone to find out why the locket is significant to the wearer, what is held inside, and the reason it was given. Maybe the romantic notions surrounding the locket draw us to it, or maybe it’s just the beauty and the fact that it’s a very personal memento of devotion and love, held so close to the heart.
While lockets are available in all shapes and sizes, the heart shaped is the most popular one. You can find them in a variety of metals also. Due to all the variety of lockets, these are the perfect gift for nearly anyone. Also, since they are so timeless, they match with nearly every attire.