Floating Charm Necklace Lockets – The History Of The Locket

Floating charm necklace lockets are widely available today. They are the modern version of the memory locket, which is a piece of jewellery that has been cherished for centuries. Below, we are going to take a look at the history of the locket, so read on for further information.

The lockets we are becoming familiar with today hold gorgeous charms, which appear like they are ‘floating’ inside a glass pendant. However, the lockets that have been popular through history have opened up to reveal a space that is used to store a photograph or another small item, for example, a lock of hair. Lockets were most noticeably given during the Victorian Age, and it is a trend that has evolved in the modern day. Lockets are given to loved ones for special occasions, such as weddings and christenings, as well as special holidays, for example Valentine’s Day. A different type of locket, which you may not be as familiar with is the perfume locket. This was typically made in a filigree style, featuring a small cushion in the middle. This was where you would add a few drops of perfume. These lockets aren’t very well known today, and are viewed as more of an antique or a keepsake. They were popular in times when there was restricted personal hygiene, so people masked the odour of themselves or their companions with sweet smelling perfume.

So, now you know a bit more about the history of the locket, and how we got to the floating charm necklace lockets we have fallen in love with today. At Encanto Jewellery, we sell a stunning range of floating charm lockets and charms. To see the collection in full detail, simply head to https://encantojewellery.co.uk. If you have any queries, give us a call on 01562 884450.