Lockets belong to traditional sentimental jewellery, which was especially popular in the XIX century. Sentimental jewellery is called parlante from french, which means that it "speaks" of someone's affection. Now lockets are having a big come back and we are totally into it. There is nothing more romantic than keeping a reminder of your loved one close to your heart.
Interestingly, the function of the locket was not only medallions, but sometimes they also appeared in the form of a brooch, ring, or bracelet. Medallions were worn close to the neck.
The jewellers of this period crafted their small pieces to a very high standard. Owning such accessories was the privilege of the wealthy part of society and the aristocracy.
An oval, a circle, a rectangle, or a heart, such varied forms were taken by specially commissioned lockets. The decorations impressed with their ingenuity. Particularly interesting was the 'language of stones', which jewellers began to use in sentimental jewellery. Desirable words such as brides' names were formed by the first letters of the names of the precious stones used in a particular piece of jewellery.
These small pendants can keep inside vast emotions and memories. Lockets can be used to hide not only miniature photographs but also other tiny treasures like a love letter or a shell brought from the unforgettable trip.
Check our locket here and decide which secret you will keep inside :)