4 Ways to Personalize Locket Necklaces

I am so in love with locket necklaces! I'm sure you can tell from my collection that has grown quite a bit lately. I have a range of sizes, shapes and finishes - hopefully one to match every woman's style.

Obviously, lockets are meant to be keepsakes that hold special memories. They don't just have to hold photos, though. Actually, I think getting a photo printed and fitted into a locket can be a little difficult.

So, to make it easier for you to create a special keepsake for Mom, Bridesmaids, a Bride, or yourself, we can turn a plain locket into a one-of-a-kind necklace she'll love. We can personalized lockets in a few different ways. You choose the one that fits your style the best.

Ways to Personalize a Locket

1. Add an initial or monogram on the front.

This is the most classic way to customize a locket. Add a bride's new married initials to the front and she can either add an image, a dried petal from her bouquet or even a small snipped piece of material from her wedding dress.  


2. Add a symbol or icon with special meaning on the front.

We were recently asked to create this custom locket with an engraved semicolon. The semicolon holds special meaning to the customer and we were happy to accommodate. 

This chart shows different icons that we can engrave onto the front of a locket. We can also make them into charms, but that's a whole different story.

Story Icons

3. Add a silhouette(s) inside.

Our latest and greatest capability is to engrave silhouettes on the inside of lockets. You'd be surprised how easy it is for you to have one made. All you have to do is email a side profile picture to me and I can draw a silhouette from your image. We can add one on each side, which is great if you have two kids. Unfortunately, if you have more than two children, you'll need to get more than one locket. Sorry. Another option is we could create silhouette charms for each child and you can keep them in the locket. Hey, that's a good idea!


4. Add name, initials or date inside.

Not all, but most of the lockets are shaped so that I can engrave a name, initials or date on the inside. If you aren't sure, just ask me and I'll let you know whether I can or not engrave on the locket you want. It never hurts to ask! Just because the option isn't listed doesn't mean it can't happen.


The obvious way to create an extra special keepsake is to add a little something to keep inside the locket. What you add to the locket is up to you. As I mentioned before, for a Bride, a dried petal from her bouquet is perfect to tuck inside. For someone with strong faith, a mustard seed is ideal. For a Grandmother, tiny initialed hearts to represent each grandchild would be special. 

What unique things have you put in lockets?

See our complete locket necklace collection to find the style and finish that fits your style the most. 

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