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Why wear Personalised locket necklaces? The Sentimental Value

Few pieces of jewellery hold the power to encapsulate memories and emotions quite like a custom locket necklace. These small but beautiful accessories have adorned the necks of people for centuries to show love, loss, and cherished moments.

These statements of love have been around for hundreds (maybe thousands) of years. Throughout history and popular culture, they are known to show the highest level of affection as you can carry around a special moment forever inside.

At Under the Rose, we understand the profound significance that these timeless treasures hold for our customers. We sell custom jewellery, of all kinds including rings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Many of them allow you to customise the piece so it completely unique for you or a loved one. Our custom lockets allow you to add messages, fingerprints and images inside.

How long have locket necklaces been around?

The history of the locket necklace traces back centuries, with its origins rooted in ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians and Romans. Early iterations of lockets were crafted from materials like gold, silver, and precious gemstones, often adorned with intricate designs and symbols. These lockets served not only as decorative accessories but also as protective amulets, believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune to the wearer.

During the Middle Ages and Renaissance period, lockets evolved to become symbols of status and wealth among the nobility. Elaborately decorated lockets adorned with intricate engravings and miniature paintings became coveted treasures, passed down through generations as heirlooms. It was during this time that lockets began to take on a more sentimental significance, with individuals using them to hold locks of hair, miniature portraits, or secret messages from loved ones. Today, the tradition of wearing locket necklaces as expressions of love, remembrance, and personal connection continues to endure, with modern designs offering a blend of timeless elegance and contemporary flair. At Under the Rose, we continue this history by crafting personalised locket necklaces that capture the essence of our customers’ most cherished memories and sentiments. Our locket necklaces allow you to customise it in a number of ways including, adding fingerprints, messages, dates, we’ll even add the photos you want in the locket for you!

custom locket necklace

Why a Locket Necklace is the perfect gift

Locket necklaces have always been a way of showing real love to whoever it is gifted to. Within the beautiful design, usually a heart, it holds a picture of a loved one or a cherished memory. The idea of this is that the memory or person is always close to your heart.

Love and Affection: Perhaps the most ubiquitous symbol associated with locket necklaces is love. From romantic gestures to familial bonds, lockets are often exchanged as tokens of affection, symbolising the enduring nature of relationships. Whether gifted between partners on special occasions or passed down through generations as family heirlooms, these treasured keepsakes serve as reminders of the love that binds us together.

Memories and Remembrance: Beyond their symbolic representation of love, locket necklaces also serve as repositories of memories. Within the locket, individuals often place photographs, locks of hair, or other mementos that hold deep personal significance. These precious relics serve as tangible connections to cherished moments, allowing wearers to carry a piece of their past with them wherever they go.

Connection and Continuity: In a world that often feels fleeting and transient, locket necklaces offer a sense of continuity and connection. Whether used to honor the memory of a lost loved one or to celebrate the milestones of life, these timeless treasures serve as anchors to our most cherished relationships and experiences. With each glance at their pendant, wearers are reminded of the enduring bonds that shape their lives.

At Under the Rose, we understand the profound symbolism and sentimentality that locket necklaces hold for our customers. That’s why we take pride in crafting bespoke pieces that capture the essence of your most precious memories and sentiments, ensuring that your locket necklace becomes a cherished keepsake for generations to come.

Most famous locket necklaces in the world

Throughout history and across cultures, locket necklaces have captured the imagination of people worldwide, becoming iconic symbols in both pop culture and historical narratives. From legendary romances to cinematic masterpieces, these miniature treasures have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness.

Queen Victoria’s Locket

Queen Victoria, known for her enduring love for Prince Albert, popularised the trend of mourning jewellery during the Victorian era. Following Albert’s untimely death in 1861, Victoria famously wore lockets containing miniature portraits of her beloved husband, keeping his memory close to her heart. This practice of wearing mourning lockets became fashionable among the Victorian aristocracy, cementing the locket’s status as a symbol of enduring love and remembrance.

queen Victoria's Prince Albert locket

The Titanic Locket

In James Cameron’s epic film “Titanic,” the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater is depicted wearing a distinctive heart-shaped locket throughout the story. This locket, containing a portrait of her forbidden love, Jack Dawson, serves as a poignant symbol of their star-crossed romance and the enduring power of love across social barriers. The image of Rose clutching the locket as she stands on the bow of the Titanic has become an iconic cinematic moment, further solidifying the locket’s association with themes of love, sacrifice, and destiny.

titanic locket

Harry Potter Horcrux Locket

In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, the locket serves as a Horcrux, a dark relic infused with Voldemort’s soul in his quest for immortality. Originally belonging to Salazar Slytherin, one of Hogwarts’ founders, the locket embodies themes of power, corruption, and redemption as Harry and his friends strive to destroy it along with other Horcruxes. Despite its fictional origins, the locket’s significance resonates deeply with fans, symbolising the struggle between good and evil.

harry potter horcrux locket

Custom Locket Necklace with Picture

At Under the Rose we have a range of custom lockets available. Depending on the types you can customise various aspects of it, including the ability to add messages on them as well as engrave fingerprints. We’ll also add the picture in the locket for you, you just need to upload an image when purchasing it. Below are a few of our favourites.

Personalised Engraved Gold Plated Photo Locket

A highly polished locket with a hidden hinge ensures the flow of the circle isn’t broken. Personalise the locket with a message or name engraved onto the front and inside can be personalised further with text  (i.e. name or date) and one photo, or two photos, all you need to do is upload and we’ll take care of the rest!You can view it here.

Personalised Fingerprint Photo Locket

Capture and enhance the beautiful detail of a fingerprint with our stunning locket necklace. The lines and grooves that make a fingerprint unique are enhanced and lasered onto the front of this stunning locket. Perfect for preserving something special from a child or remembering someone who is no longer with us.

The inside can be personalised further and couldn’t be simpler, just add text  (i.e. name or date) and one photo, or upload two photos, we’ll take care of the rest!

A highly polished locket with a hidden hinge ensures the flow of the circle isn’t broken. The locket is 16mm flat with softly contoured edges and holds 12mm photos.You can view the locket here.

personalised fingerprint locket

Personalised Blaze Silver Photo Locket

A highly polished locket with a hidden hinge ensures the flow of the circle isn’t broken. Time to shine with our sun blaze engraved on the front, and inside can be personalised with text  (i.e. name or date) and one photo, or two photos, all you need to do is upload and we’ll take care of the rest!You can view the locket here.

Personalised Locket Necklace

In conclusion, the sentimental value of custom locket necklace can be massive if you give it to the right person and the right time. It has the power to show love, memories, and timeless connections. From historical icons to cherished family heirlooms, each locket carries a story waiting to be told. At Under the Rose, we understand the profound significance of custom locket necklaces, crafting bespoke pieces that capture the essence of your most precious memories. Embrace the tradition and create your own legacy with a custom locket necklace from Under the Rose.