There is scarcely a woman alive who, at one time in her life or another, hasn’t wished for a locket. Silver lockets are more than just a fine piece of jewelry. They have a deeper meaning than other necklaces, because of what they represent, and what they contain.
Silver lockets remind us of a long ago, simpler time. A locket was often the only piece of jewelry a woman had. It may have been passed down to her from her own mother, who got it from her mother before that. Photographs were expensive and not easy to come by, so a photo inside a locket was worth its weight in gold. It had real significance and was irreplaceable. In our world of digital images and cameras in our phones, we don’t value photos the same way as they did back then. A locket is a nice reminder of a simpler time.
Even though photographs are easier to come by, today, having one in a locket around your neck is a sweet way to carry someone you love with you always. Its light pressure against your skin is a constant reminder of love shared. A quick brush of your fingertips against it is like a touchstone, taking you back home to connecting you with someone who may have passed. That little photo can come to mean a great deal.
Because a locket has the ability to evoke strong emotion, it is forever linked to the person who chose to give it as a gift. From mother to daughter, from husband to wife, or any other combination, the relationships and bonds are captured in the locket with the gift giving gesture. It is truly the gift of love.