21 Locket Necklaces for Sentimental — or Aesthetic — Purposes

From traditional heart shapes to more obscure, abstract styles.
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Frasier Sterling locket necklaces. Photo: Courtesy of Frasier Sterling

Frasier Sterling locket necklaces. Photo: Courtesy of Frasier Sterling

Locket necklaces were probably one of the first types of jewelry I coveted as a kid, dreaming up what photos (of my latest crush) I'd hold close to me in the shiny pendant. Historically, lockets served as a memento in accessory form, often gifted during special occasions, or, throughout Victorian times, a funeral. 

These days, they're still used for the same nostalgic reasons, which is why the locket necklace is one of the most charming pieces of jewelry out there. Whether or not you'd prefer to wear it as a sentimental keepsake or solely for aesthetic purposes is totally up to you. We won't judge. In fact, we've picked out a bunch of our favorite options out there within a range of prices and styles, from traditional heart shapes to more obscure, abstract silhouettes. Click and shop the gallery below to find out.

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