L-R: Dolce & Gabbana; Alexis Bittar Vintage; Kojis
I love it when a timeless classic is thrust into the limelight and the locket is no exception moving from vintage keepsake to jewellery trend 2014. Most commonly associated with the idea of a personal memory or an image of a loved one, lockets have for centuries enabled the wearer to carry something of the person the love around with them. From locks of hair to black and white portraits and miniature paintings what lies behind the casing remains unique to the wearer. With the current vogue for personalisation so high on the jewellery agenda, we take a look at a few lockets that turn tradition on its head.
Dolce & Gabbana’s statement neckpiece mixes haberdashery finds with traditional engraved lockets suspended like charms from woven cord. Mira’s 18ct gold locket takes on a more minimalist look with her picture frame pendants free from any ornate casings. Looking back in time, Alexis Bittar’s tortoise shell locket dating to the 1800s shows that innovation is not a modern phenomenon whilst Irene Neuwirth’s black onyx and diamond rose gold locket has an edge of glamour that would appeal to both male and female.
L-R: Mira; Irene Neuwirth
Jewel shopping list
Irene Neuwirth black onyx and diamond locket
Kojis vintage enamel forget-me-knot locket
Dolce & Gabbana embellished raffia locket necklace
Alexis Bittar’s tortoise shell locket
Mira 18ct gold picture frame locket
Words: Juliet Hutton-Squire
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