There is something special about giving a family member or a close friend a locket as a gift. Lockets are made to hold precious memories of your husband, lover, family member or close friend, secret places to keep what we hold most dear next to our hearts.
Lockets are an old-fashioned gift that has endured the test of time. Modern day lockets are still being made today. However, if you really intend on giving a locket to someone special in your life, then I highly recommend finding an antique locket or a vintage locket for that loved one.
Lockets go back at least a century to the Victorian times when women would wear a locket pinned to their dress or lapel. Jewelry was made by hand in the Victorian era, and each locket was a unique piece of jewelry.
Today we do not wear brooches as often as they did in the Victorian era, so many lockets are made as necklaces, but even if a vintage locket was originally designed as a brooch, you can convert a brooch locket easily into a locket necklace. Lockets have also been made as rings, cufflinks, and earrings.