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The Latest Lockets to Treasure Forever


Locket jewelry certainly makes for a sentimental Valentine’s Day gift (see our coverage of lockets for Valentine’s Day from last year around this same time), but this most thoughtful style is no one-holiday wonder.

“Lockets have always had such a special, personal meaning, representing love or a cherished memory,” says Jessica Olds, a designer whose brand, Future Fortune, offers lockets as a staple of its collections. “I think collectors want something that can hold that special meaning—whatever it may be—close to their hearts, which makes lockets desirable.”

With extensive possibilities, from the design—heart shape or oval? gemstone, engraving, or both?—to what to keep on the inside, lockets are some of the most personal treasures a jewelry-wearer can enjoy.

“I took an alternative approach to the traditional locket and created a modern twist to this memento-driven talisman,” says Olds, when asked how someone could personalize a locket. “Each piece opens to reveal a unique design using gemstones and symbols, so you can custom-create your own special memory. This makes the locket an extra-special piece that can then be passed down through the generations.”


Stone vintage star locket
Vintage star locket in 18k gold with 0.6 ct. t.w. gray diamonds, $5,000; Stone Fine Jewelry


Syna Mogul locket
Mogul locket in 18k yellow gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. champagne diamonds, $4,850; Syna


Toi emerald heart locket
Heart locket in 18k white gold with emeralds, price on request; TOi Fine Jewelry


Walters Faith heart locket
Engravable heart locket in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $3,500; Walters Faith
Cameo Italiano locket pendant
Locket in 18k yellow gold–plated sterling silver with hand-carved seashell cameo, price on request; Cameo Italiano
Ashley Zhang pearl heart locket
Circa 1890 locket in 14k rose gold with pearl, $650; Ashley Zhang
Briony Raymond heart locket
Memoir Lovers heart locket in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, price on request; Briony Raymond

Though the heart shape is indeed beloved (and ideal for Valentine’s Day), lockets come in all manner of shapes and sizes equally meaningful. Katkim’s Boob locket, for example, was inspired by a friend battling stage 4 breast cancer, with 20 percent of its proceeds donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Katkim boob locket necklace
Boob locket necklace in 18k yellow gold with 0.04 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,800; Katkim
Ali Grace Nugget locket
Nugget locket in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $3,300; Ali Grace


Pamela Love locket
Astrid locket in 14k gold-plated silver with lapis, $280; Pamela Love


KC Designs angel wing locket
Angel Wing memory locket in 14k yellow gold with 0.42 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,875; KC Designs
Latitude Greatest Love locket
Greatest Love in the World locket pendant in sterling silver with rose gold and black rhodium with diamond, price on request; Latitude Jewelry


Dallas Prince Remembrance locket
Remembrance locket in 14k rose gold with 4.1 ct. heart-shape spessartite garnet and 0.41 ct. t.w. diamonds, $11,500; Dallas Prince


Arman Sarkisyan star locket
Starburst sliding locket in 22k yellow gold and oxidized silver with mint tourmaline and diamonds, $12,850; Arman Sarkisyan
Anatoli Arabesque locket
Arabesque locket in sterling silver with diamonds, $350; Anatoli

And if pendants aren’t your thing, how about a locket in ring form? Graziela’s and EF Collection’s offerings (below) are prime examples of how the latest lockets give us even more choices when it comes to finding jewelry that’s deeply personal and customizable. Isn’t meaning really what jewelry’s all about?

Graziela locket ring
Pawsitivity locket ring in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $3,490; Graziela
EF Collection locket ring
Locket ring in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,850; EF Collection

Top: Wonder locket in 18k yellow gold with emerald and diamonds, $11,000; Future Fortune

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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