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 Victorian gold and ruby mourning locket, set with three rubies, oval form with a shield border; 9ct yellow gold. Weight 10.8g.

Victorian shield open locket with diamonds, can be worn as a pendant or brooch, diamonds are old cut

A 9ct yellow gold shield locket on silk cord c.1900. Locket weight: 8.5g

A collection of antique Lockets and a frame, comprising a shield shaped 15ct yellow gold locket with two photo panels under glass, fitted with bail, two rolled gold oval shaped lockets, each engraved and hinged and finally a small round mosaic picture fram

Victorian 9ct gold locket circa 1870, approx 8.5grams with shield and buckle design to front and rear

A 9ct gold locket; shield shape with monogram to front panel. Dimensions 30 x 17mm. Hallmarked Chester 1914. Wt. 4.4g

A vintage 9ct gold watch chain; curb links to two swivel clasps, t/bar and 9ct shield shape locket, front panel applied with a stone set horseshoe (two missing) with marks for Rosenthal, Aronson & Co. Length 37 cm. Wt. 33.5g.

A 22ct gold locket pendant; 55 x 40mm shield shape applied with leaf motifs set with two rubies and seed pearls. Wt.23.8g.

A 15ct gold locket; shield shape hinged locket with engraved front panel on an articulating surmount with 9ct gold bolt ringms weight 11.8gms

An antique Australian gold locket, the oval 15ct gold hinged locket with raised emu in an engraved foliate setting to the front and shield design to the reverse

An Australian 9ct gold shield locket with bead and milled wire decoration. Width 24 mm