Have you ever had a locket? I think I had one as a child, but I haven't had one in my adulthood. The origin of the locket has been lost, though some think the concept may have started in the medieval times when people wore special things in trinket boxes near the skin. The Victorian Age, however, is when the locket began mounting in popularity.
Initially, people during the Victorian times used lockets to remember a loved one, with a lock of hair or a handpainted portrait of the deceased enclosed inside. The paintings eventually turned to photographs as they became more popular and attainable, and people began giving lockets as reminders of those who love each other. The lovestruck couple would have a photo on either side of the locket, oftentimes facing each other.
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Lockets remained a classic piece of jewelry, but popularity waned until the 1940's when WWII sweetheart jewelry became the fashion. These lockets were sold everywhere, even the post office!
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And of course, this may be the most famous locket ever. That Miss Hannigan and her shenanigans...
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Today, the locket is still a source of sentimentality, and it will remain so. Keeping our loved ones near our hearts will always be in style. The locket has come a long way from its Victorian styling, and there are some really great options out there! I have rounded them up for you in one place, and with Love Day quickly approaching, maybe you could drop a hint to your significant other!
Here are my favorite modern day lockets...