Learn about Locket

A locket is an item of jewellery, usually a pendant worn on a chain around the neck, that is hinged and opens to reveal a space, sometimes called a "keepsake compartment", used for storing a a personal memento, such as a miniature, a photograph or strands of hair. Other styles of lockets are worn as a brooch or bracelet. They have been around in various forms since the 15th century, but reached the peak of their popularity in the 19th century, when sentimentality was part of the national psyche. They are most commonly made of gold or silver, often decorated with precious or semi-precious stones and come in many shapes including ovals, hearts and circles.
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A Russian gold locket, circular form with ribbed gold work and cabochon sapphire; stamped 56 (14ct gold). Weight 15.3g.

Two silver pendants; one in camphor glass with central blue sapphire, other an onyx and seed pearl set locket. Weight 8g.

An Australian 9ct yellow gold double sided locket four round synthetic sapphire with eight seed pearls, made by Robert Rollason, Sydney

A ruby, sapphire, diamond and 9ct gold locket. Weight (all in) 30.4g.

A Victorian collar and locket the oval locket set with a white sapphire and two small pearls in original fitted box. Gilded silver. Changed