Heart Shaped Lockets–Sentimental and Lovely Gifts
When I was a little girl, my parents gave me a heart shaped locket. It was small, and I was always looking for small pictures of the people I loved to put inside. Lockets have always been the type of sentimental gift that people who love you give to help you remember them, and although the idea of saving mementos inside a locket is a bit old fashioned, it is still just as true today as when I received that heart shaped locket from my parents.
When you are searching for the perfect romantic gift for your wife or girlfriend, or a loving gift to give to a child or grandchild, a heart shaped locket is still one of the best loving gifts to give to someone.
Traditionally, heart shaped lockets were small, usually made of gold, and came on a delicate chain, and those types of lockets still are very popular, however, if you do some searching, you will also find some less traditional lockets, some made by local artists, that have a more modern, funky feel.
Heart shaped lockets do not only come in gold these days, although gold is still quite popular. You can also find lovely heart shaped lockets in sterling silver like the one pictured above. Sterling silver heart shaped lockets are a good gift for children, or if you just don’t want to spend the money for gold. Sterling silver is also the precious metal of choice for many women who wear jewelry.
Where to Look for Heart Shaped Lockets
Heart shaped lockets are not as easy to find as you might believe. If you are looking for a store locally, you will probably have your best luck finding a heart shaped locket in a traditional jewelry store.
There are some good online sources for heart shaped lockets. I have listed my two best sources for heart shaped lockets below as links. And Amazon is another terrific place to find beautiful heart shaped lockets in both yellow and white gold, and silver.
All of the lockets pictured in this article can be purchased online from Amazon, and I was extremely pleased to see the high quality, and large selection that I could find on Amazon. If you click any of the links listed you will see a larger picture and get the full information about that particular locket.
Heart Shaped Lockets
Gold Lockets are a Sentimental Tradition
There is something to be said about the sentimental value of a gold heart shaped locket. When you care about someone enough to buy them a gold heart shaped locket, it is a really meaningful gesture, because gold has both monetary and sentimental value.
Yellow gold heart shaped lockets are the most traditional choice, although white gold has become increasingly popular over the years. Some people like to mix the metals that they wear on a regular basis, while others still wear only one color metal at a time.
Gold heart shaped lockets come just plain or can also be decorated with patterns embedded in the gold, as well as varying stones including diamonds.
Yellow Gold Heart Shaped Lockets
14k Yellow Gold Filled Diamond Accent Heart Locket Pendant14k Yellow Gold Filled Engraved Heart Locket14k Yellow Gold Filled Engraved Flowers Heart Locket14k Yellow Gold-Filled Crystal Heart Locket Necklace
White Gold is Increasingly Popular
In the last 20 years, white gold has increased in popularity, probably due to the popularity of sterling silver. There are many lovely choices of white gold heart shaped lockets available from Amazon including those pictured here below.
When shopping for someone you love, find out their jewelry preferences before you buy, so that they will be enticed to wear the heart shaped locket often with their other favorite jewelry.
White Gold Heart Shaped Lockets
Sterling Silver is Beautiful and Affordable
If you prefer silver, or are looking for a more affordable gift, sterling silver heart shaped lockets are the best choice. Sterling silver, while high in price right now, is still much more affordable than gold, and there are some beautiful sterling silver heart shaped lockets available.
Sterling silver has come into its own as a valued metal, and many women prefer sterling over gold for the way it looks. I have to admit that I am a silver lover myself, and would wear a sterling heart shaped locket more than I would a gold one.
The key is knowing the person who you are buying the heart shaped locket for, to help you decide which is the best choice.
Sterling Silver Heart Shaped Lockets
Sterling Silver Polished Heart Locket NecklaceSterling Silver EngravedSterling Silver Satin-Finish Engraved Heart LocketSterling Silver Engraved Heart Locket NecklaceSterling Silver Engraved Flowers Heart Locket PendantSterling Silver Double Hearts Locket Pendant NecklaceSterling Silver Italian Red Heart Locket Necklace
It is Really the Thought That Counts
Whatever type of heart shaped locket you choose, it is really the thought that counts when it comes to a Valentine’s Day gift or a gift for any other occasion. Choose the most meaningful locket, and it will be cherished by the recipient.