Lockets have been worn for centuries, to carry around all sorts of keepsakes, from a lock of hair to a photo, a good-luck charm to a love note.
When Elizabeth I wore a locket ring with a portrait of her late mother Anne Boleyn, the royal seal of approval led to a huge surge of popularity for the style. Since then, a host of super-stylish modern-day celebrities, including Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Nicole Richie have embraced locket wearing.
New Jewellery Trend
But, while traditionally, the contents of lockets have been kept hidden, a new jewellery trend has emerged, which shows off what’s inside to the world. The Memory Locket opens to allow you to put inside your own carefully chosen charms and has a transparent front so everyone can see what means the most to you.
Memory Lockets have quickly become the must-have trend for celebrities this year, with Jennifer Aniston’s silver circle pendant clearly visible when she appeared on a recent chat show while American actress Maria Menounos was seen wearing a gold circular Memory Locket pendant on a chunky gold chain, teamed with an orange bikini top and a floral hair garland for her birthday. Hollywood A-lister Sandra Bullock wore a similar style, but with a long, sleek chain on the US show LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
Back on UK soil, EastEnders actress Cheryl Ferguson has also shown she is a fan of the Memory Locket, opting to place her birth stone and silver charms with the words “family” and “love” in hers while X-Factor winner Sam Bailey has also been spotted in the style.
So, just why have Memory Lockets, which are available from Seasons Online, captured the imagination?
Well, quite simply, it’s because they combine the trend for statement necklaces with allowing you to customise your jewellery, truly personalising it for yourself or to create a very special gift for a loved one.
First, you choose the locket itself, whether you want a circle or heart shaped pendant, in silver or rose gold, with or without crystals.
Then, it’s time to pick out the Memory Locket floating charms you wish to put inside. This step means a Memory Locket is the perfect gift for all ages and all occasions.
For younger children, you could opt to put a charm of their favourite movie character in there, whether that’s Elsa from Frozen or one of the minions from Despicable Me. For a new mum, you could choose a baby feet charm with the words ‘family’ and ‘mum’ or for a bride, you could opt for a bride-and-groom charm.
For a special birthday, you could get crystal numbers, a birth stone and star sign or if you’re struggling to choose a present for an inspirational teacher, you could pick an apple and books charm.
You can include charms which depict hobbies such as ballet shoes, a cello, bike, art palette or camera, or you could go for charms which suit the season. For Christmas, there’s a star, mini Christmas tree and snowman.
Then, as the years go by, you can add additional charms to mark or celebrate life’s happy, and poignant, milestones.
The finished result is a unique piece of jewellery which has real meaning. No one else will have one quite like it. No wonder, then, that the Memory Locket has become such a favourite with on-trend celebrities.