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Locket Facts

The word "locket" is often used as a girl's first name - sometimes spelled Lockett.

The origin of the name Locket is French. The meaning of the word locket is a small case, usually metal, that is generally worn around the neck, and contains a special memento. Through the years, lockets have been made in many metals, such as brass, copper, aluminum, iron, sterling silver, gold and platinum.

Ancient cultures believed that by holding or viewing a symbol which represented a loved one, they were in close spiritual contact with that person.

As mechanical techniques improved around the turn of the 20th century, the locket was mass manufactured for costume jewelry.

Round and heart shaped lockets were probably the most popular at the time, with many of them being monogrammed with the owner’s initials.

Lockets were often used as tiny mausoleum to house hair, ashes, or other memorial artifacts.

In Victorian days, a locket was often used to carry powder or poisons, good luck charms, etc.

Our two most requested locket engravings are "My Life, My Love, My Forever" and "Always and Forever".