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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Masonic heart shaped locket, approx 3.5 cm including bale, with carnelian and bloodstone, as inspected

18ct yellow gold heart locket with floral motif approx 5.4 grams

A 9K yellow gold heart shaped locket with two engraved birds sitting on a branch. Hinged with an inside space for photos

An enamel and diamond locket, the heart shaped hinged locket set with pink enamel, applied gold wirework and diamond detail, suspended on a flat curblink chain, in 18ct gold.

Sterling silver heart shaped locket on a fine double interlinked silver curb link chain. Hallmarked London 1982. Complete with safety chain. (17 grams).

A silver chain & locket; 50 x 40mm heart shape locket on an oval link chain. Length 60 cm. Wt. 21.4g.

An antique diamond pendant/locket and chain, the heart shaped locket set with a principal old European cut diamond weighing 0.45cts, within a surround of further diamonds totalling 2.57cts, in 18ct gold and silver, suspended on a diamond set chain, in 15ct

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

Victorian sterling silver Albert watch chain, decorated with engraved baubles and heart shaped locket

A gold muff chain, the rope twist chain in 14ct gold, suspending a diamond set slide and monogrammed heart locket in 10ct gold, total weight 31.1gms, total length 1240mm.

An 18ct gold chain with locket; 41 cm twist chain attached with a 9ct gold back and front heart shape locket. Wt. 10.0gm.

An 18ct gold heart shaped locket, approximately 27 x 22mm, 6.00gms.

An antique Regard locket, the heart shaped locket with applied foliate decoration and central cluster of gemstones with glazed panel to reverse, all in 15ct gold.

An Italian painted crystal and silver heart shaped locket, 16th-17th century

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.

18ct gold heart shaped locket with foliate engraving, made by E & JJ

A 18ct gold Georgian heart shaped chalcedony locket 9.6gms.

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