Posted on 8th Dec 2011 @ 8:35 AM
With so many people snapping pictures with their phones, they may be forgetting one of the most personal, elegant gifts you could give someone.
Lockets hanging from gold chains or sterling silver chains can hold a photo, a lock of hair, a flower petal or other mementoes of a person’s life. If you are close to a person, you’ll know what tiny items they have that deserve to be displayed in the elegant setting that a gold or sterling silver locket provides.
The history of lockets began hundreds of years ago, but their popularity spiked in the Victorian Era of the second half of the 18th century. The Victorians valued lockets for their storage capacity, but also refined them with beauty.
Lockets have been made using many different metals, but their value is greatest in gold and sterling silver. The design of the locking mechanism has improved over the years, although they can still be delicate. There also are a greater variety of designs now, ranging from the simple heart to complex gem-encrusted wonders.
Sarraf.com has a wide variety of lockets in yellow and white gold and sterling silver. Paired with gold chains and sterling silver chains, lockets can be great holiday gifts, but also gifts of love throughout the year.