Here at the studio we have a lot of jewelry available for our clients to play with and borrow during their photo shoot. Girls love pretty things and we all know that adding that perfect accessory can make an outfit.
It seems that lately, the locket has been making a comeback. There are new, modern versions and nods to traditional styles that we remember our grandmothers and mothers wearing when we were little. I especially love these new designs from Taylor Sterling. They are romantic and vintage-inspired and absolutely beautiful! They are crafted from 14k yellow gold and the delicate, serpentine chains measure 22″ in length. Small lockets are 1/2″ and large lockets are 3/4″. I just love the designs. However, they are pricey which may make them out of reach for some people.
*Lockets by Taylor Sterling. Photo by Em Scott
Have no fear! If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, there are plenty of great places to find wonderful assortments of lockets, right in your own neighborhood. For example, Kohls fine jewelry has a multitude to choose from. For those of you who have a Pandora collection, they have their own take on the locket, as well, with various styles, sizes and creative versions for all kinds of occasions! If you’re a lover of all things Brighton they also have a few styles to choose from here. Or, if you really want to devote about 2 hours to “surfing the net”, check out lockets on Amazon.
Once you purchase your beautiful necklace then comes the hard part-selecting a picture and putting the picture into the locket. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Check out this link to a great DIY page with examples for several different ways to place your photos inside your locket.
My husband has given me a couple of lockets as anniversary gifts and I love them. They are beautiful reminders of very important times in my life and of the most important people in my life, which makes those necklaces very special keepsakes.
Lockets are pretty and charming and personal and they can make the perfect gift for just about anyone, not to mention the fact that they can also serve as a fabulous accompaniment to a great dress, sweater or blouse.
As we turn the corner and head into the 2018 holiday season, keep them in mind for your next gift!