An enduring symbol of love and affection, the locket necklace has a long history dating from ancient times to the present day.
In the ancient time, these talismans often held a collection of small, meaningful objects or powerful herbs and were used to identify an individual’s tribe or clan affiliation or to protect the wearer from harm. Later, the first recognizable metal lockets carried important things best kept nearby, including secret messages and medicines or, in rare cases, poison. Still later, the rise in popularity of portrait painting in the royal courts of Europe led to often elaborately worked and jeweled locket pendants that contained miniature likenesses that were works of art.
In Victoria’s time, the locket necklace took on a new significance as it became both a symbol of enduring love and a remembrance of the deceased.
I just love locket necklaces, they are full of meaning and bring a flair of vintage to the outfit. Isn’t a nice idea for Mother’s Day? Put your photo inside or a little love note to your mother…<3 <3 <3.
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