In the days of the Victorian Era, artists did small portraits, which people wore in tiny gold lockets around their necks to keep loved ones close to the heart. Since the invention of photography, women have filled lockets with Kodak prints.
When I was a kid, Anastasia the Disney film came out and somewhere — likely McDonald’s — gave away plastic lockets. My mother cut out images of her and my father to fill the locket. I’m not sure whatever happened to it.
Now, we’ve got classier options with some staying power. Verabel Jewelry offers several locket options, including the cool “Pockets Full of Lockets” with three little lockets on one chain and a customizable option. Whether you have Verabel’s Leeann paint you a picture, fill it with pictures or insert a meaningful quote, these lockets are sure to mean a lot to their wearers. – Rosella Eleanor LaFevre