Forever Crushing On: Lockets

One of my most prized possessions is a solid 18k heart locket that I had engraved with three little stars over 10 years ago. There was a period, several years ago, when I had it stored away in a jewelry box, nearly forgotten about. That was, until I became a mom. Today, the locket holds photos of my two babies and has taken on immense sentimental value. It's a piece I wear frequently and never travel without. Although I bought it new, I know that it will eventually become a family heirloom - a treasured memento of the past that will be passed down to future generations. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite locket collectors and designers . . . you know, a little something for everyone.

ANTIQUE

Rhode Island based Luna & Stella curates the most stunning collection of antique lockets, mostly from the Victorian Era and dating as far back as 1880. Each piece is unique and one of a kind, so it's definitely worth checking back to find that piece that speaks to you most. Luna & Stella is also offering a new feature where customers can send in their own photos, which they will scale, print and insert into a locket of choice. So sweet! Be sure to also check out some of my favorite treasure hunters - they'll occasionally have an extraordinary antique heirloom in their repertoire!

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VINTAGE INSPIRED

Ariel Gordon recently collaborated with blogger Taylor Sterling to design a capsule locket collection inspired by their mutual love of antique and vintage jewelry. Each of the solid 14k gold Lumière lockets are embellished with scallops, modeled off of vintage engine-turned jewelry, and hand engraved with a personalized message, name or monogram. They're incredibly sweet and feminine, while still beautifully understated and very, very layerable.

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MODERN

Designer Monica Rich Kosann has been designing her signature 18k gold and sterling silver lockets for over a decade, with the belief that every woman has a story to tell. Her lockets are designed down to the finest detail, with every moving part and hinge meant to last a lifetime - if not, multiple generations. I'm loving her latest collection, with gold lockets suspended on edgy, black steel chains.

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10 Comments

  1. Michelle wrote:

    I’m definitely a fan of the vintage inspired lockets, although the modern ones do look stylish as well. I just love the idea of carrying the photo of a loved one around your neck!

    10.24.18
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    • Erica wrote:

      Yes! I wear mine ALL the time 🙂

      10.24.18
  2. Isabel wrote:

    Thank you so much for this story. I have been following your beautifully captured journey for several years. Today it has led me to Luna & Stella where I found the most perfect gift for my difficult to shop for husband. I noted the story on my order. Very best regards, Isabel

    10.24.18
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    • Erica wrote:

      Wow, Isabel. Thank you so much! I can totally relate about the difficult to shop for husband and so happy I was of help 🙂 xx

      10.24.18
  3. Noemi wrote:

    I love lockets and I’d love to have an antique one because I love Victorian Era jewelry (I even like mourning jewelry) but I also like new, minimalist ones like those by Monica Rich Kosann, I like the black chains.

    10.24.18
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  4. Love these! Thank you for sharing.

    10.30.18
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  5. Astha wrote:

    Wow Wonderful & inspired lockets
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    10.30.18
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