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 19th century yellow gold, enamel, diamond and garnet puff heart ring, possibly constructed from a locket clasp, the raised floral design on the decorative enamel puff heart form, plain band.

A beautiful diamond set antique gold locket. Victorian, 15ct yellow gold, crafted as a large oval shaped locket measuring 47 x 37mm without bail of smooth plain polished gold, overlaid to front panel with an ornate and intricately arranged floral spray hel

An antique gold cased locket pendant, oval form with fine feather and leaf border, centre plaque with a star motif and central diamond.

A hallmarked 9ct gold locket, engraved panels, front applied with a ruby and old cut diamond cluster 30 x 17mm. Wt. 3.2g.

A Victorian gold mourning locket, tiered oval form, shaped border, central old cut diamond; 15ct yellow gold. Weight 7.5g.

A circular gilt locket with a paste gemstone together with a diamond shaped gilt locket with green and white paste Gemstones

A gilt star shaped locket with blue paste Gemstones together with a diamond shaped gilt locket with red and pearl paste Gemstones

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 15ct yellow gold large locket centrally set with a raised star decorated with seed pearls and an old mine cut diamond. Weight 41.5grams. Length 7 cm including bale, in original box. Gibson Goldsmiths Belfast

Gold egg form locket 18ct yellow gold, yellow and blue sapphires on each side, with brilliant-cut diamond collet weight approximately 3.9 grams

An antique 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond locket. Weight: 5.5g

A Victorian banded agate and enamel pendant, dated 1859, the heart-shaped banded agate mounted within a gold and black enamel snake surround, with rose-cut diamond eyes, to the enamel suspension hoop, the reverse comprising a glazed and green grosgrain loc

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

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.

Fine Victorian 15ct gold pendant/locket set enamel, pearls and diamond, circa 1890-1900

Gilt metal locket set with a single diamond in original Prouds box

Sterling silver, held on a decorative chain, crafted as a series of interlocking, engraved floral themed links. From the chain, the large oval locket is suspended by a vee shaped bail, and features, elaborate silver work to the front and a central set roun

9ct rose gold locket set with a diamond. 18.4 gm attached a chain and a rolled gold T-bar.

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.

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

A diamond pendant/locket, of circular cluster design set with round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.15cts, glazed to the reverse, in 18ct gold and silver.

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.

Gold and diamond pendant locket, circa 1880, designed as an opening plaque set to the front with an old European cut diamond set horse shoe motif, mounted in 18ct gold, suspended from a 15ct gold curb link chain. Length approximately 370mm, 61.0 grams.

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 Victorian emerald and diamond locket pendant set with two emeralds and 12 old cut diamonds, in a star design and engraved filigree decoration, 15ct yellow gold

An antique Continental diamond and ruby locket set to the front with a stylised flower with a pear shaped rose cut diamond weighing 1.20cts and two Burmese rubies with a further nine small rose cut diamonds to the stem and star points the hinged sliding pa

An antique diamond set locket, the 9ct gold hinged locket with engraved foliate and floral detail set with two small old single cut diamonds to a bale fitting

An antique gold diamond and ruby locket, the 18ct gold round hinged locket having a wreath set with square faceted rubies three engraved geometric lines and two engraved pendant drops set with rose and old cut diamonds.