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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Victorian garnet and diamond star locket pendant, 18ct yellow gold, cabochon garnet centring a star embellished with old mine cut diamonds, weight approximately 15 grams

A lovely garnet set padlock locket, 9ct yellow gold, Victorian style, crafted as an oversized padlock shaped locket, engraved work decorating the front panel, set with three oval garnets, each intense red in colour and a single centred pearl, to reverse an

A Victorian 15ct gold locket pendant & chain; front set with turquoise and a garnet to rear locket compartment on a rope chain. Length 42 cm. Wt. 20.3g

A Victorian 15ct gold locket pendant: set with a carved garnet centring an approx. 0.17ct old Mine cut diamond (chipped,) on a 9ct rope chain. Wt. 23.1g.

Heavy 9ct yellow gold circle link neck chain, with a Georgian yellow gold embossed heart shaped locket mounted with a cabochon cut garnet, 40gm total

An Australian antique 'Regard' locket, the heart shaped locket set with ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby and diamond in raised floral and foliate decoration with engraved reverse, all in 18ct gold, hallmarked W.A. Jelfs, with original box.

A 9ct locket pendant set with cabachon garnet surrounded by seed pearls

An Australian 9ct gold and garnet 'Night & day' locket

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