The Top 5 Locket Necklaces

There's something so whimsical and romantic about wearing a locket necklace. Traditionally meant to hold a photo or keepsake of someone you love, locket necklaces hold a special place in our hearts. They don't all have to have a romantic backstory, however. In fact, pendant necklaces are making a major comeback, locket necklaces included. The inside can hold a photo of someone you love, or even just a sweet keepsake from a personal memory. They can symbolize travel, goals, a special friend or family member, or even a time in our own lives we want to hold near to our hearts. Regardless of your reasons, wearing a locket necklace is both a statement and a romantic gesture, and we can't get enough of the look. Here are 5 that we're really loving.

PicturesOnGold Forever in My Heart Locket Necklace

Simplicity and Beauty

The gorgeous, heartfelt engraving of this simple locket necklace is ideal for anyone wanting to carry around a keepsake of someone they love.
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When it comes to romance, a locket really does symbolize such a sweet and authentic gesture of love. And out of all of the locket necklaces, this one is perhaps the most romantic, sweet gesture of all. With an engraved ‘Forever in My Heart’ displayed in delicate letters on the outside of the heart, there’s just something special about this meaningful locket necklace. With a chain made of sterling silver and a .925 solid sterling silver pendant, this darling heart locket won’t tarnish, fade, or lose its appeal. And while you can choose no photos with this locket, it is possible to get a highly detailed, laser-engraved photo on the inside.


  • Includes a gift box.
  • Nickel-free.
  • Locket pendant is 3/4in x 3/4in.
  • Chain is 18 inches.


  • While we personally love the engraving, there isn’t an option to not have the outer shell of the heart engraved.

LooPop Women’s Custom Locket Pendant

Something for Everyone

From wolves to flowers to compasses, this locket necklace has enough options for designs to fit even the most unique senses of style.

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If hearts and other romantic shapes aren’t really your thing, but you love a locket necklace, you’ll wanna get in on this one. Its fabulous retro-style circular design features an outer compass, special animal, or other design of your choosing, in the center. The intricate engravings around the outer edges add a whimsical, antique appeal. On the inside, you can display a photo or a special keepsake. We love that there are multiple designs and colors available—you can find one that truly speaks to your personal meaning behind your locket.

The chain is 50cms long, and adjustable. With the pendant swinging in the middle, this locket necklace easily becomes a statement piece of jewelry that can be dressed up or down.


  • The center pieces feature a wide range of design.
  • Locket pendant has a diameter of 1.18″.
  • Can be personalized.


  • For the compass design, it would be an added bonus if the compass actually worked. Instead, it’s an ornamental picture of a compass.

YOUFENG Locket Necklace

A Monogrammed Heart

The simple design of this heart shaped locket necklace has us swooning.
Best Engraved Locket

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This unique, silver heart-shaped locket necklace has an ornate decorative engraving on the outside of the heart. Once opened, there are two spots for photos. In the center of the outside heart, there is a spot for engraving an initial…a lovely way to honor a loved one or a romantic partner (or even a long-distance BFF).

Made from anti-allergenic, platinum-plated stainless steel, this beautiful locket necklace is a keepsake. It comes in a red gift box, as well, so it’s the perfect gift for yourself or someone dear to you.


  • 45cm mini chainlink necklace.
  • Seller Warranty (90 Days).
  • Fits a cut-to-size photo that is .86 x .86 inches.


  • It’d be nice if there were a variety of tones available.

1928 Jewelry Rotating Trio Locket Necklace

Vintage Appeal with Quality Craftsmanship

We are loving this vintage-inspired design by 1928.
Best Vintage-Inspired Locket

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This vintage-inspired locket features a pendant that has a trio of locket windows. This means that, basically, you’re getting three lockets in one…but in a unique, antique-style design. It goes beyond just the design, however. As a jewelry company, 1928 creates classic, vintage-inspired pieces crafted by using time-honored methods. This not only makes each piece look authentic, but also higher quality than typical quick-production replicas.

We love that this locket necklace is fashionably long. Plus, it’s set on a rope chain that adds a bit of rugged beauty to the entire look. This truly special locket necklace is available in three color tones; silver-tone, rose gold-tone, and gold-tone.


  • Made in the USA.
  • Three color tone options available.
  • Durable lobster claw clasp.


  • The size of the locket itself is a bit small…about the size of a dime.

YOUFENG Birthstones Locket Necklace

A Locket with a Birthstone

If you want to honor someone's birth month (or your own!), this is a lovely option.
Best Birthstone Locket

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This stunning heart-shaped locket pendant features miniature birthstones around the perimeter of the heart. Once the locket opens, there is space on each side for a photo. We especially love the idea of carrying this locket as a new mom or a mama of multiples.

Made from alloy and sparkly CZ birthstones, this locket necklace is plated in 18k white gold which keeps it bright, shiny, and fade-free. It’s lightweight, with the heart about the size of a quarter. The chain itself is 45cm, making it the perfect size to wear as a fashion statement or to keep this close to your heart. Either way, we love the understated glam of this beautiful heart locket.


  • Comes in a purple velvet drawstring bag.
  • Lobster-claw clasps keep this pendant secure.
  • There is a rose gold option, as well.


  • You’ll need to remove this locket anytime you’re in a super humid or moist environment. This means removing before the gym, washing your face, or any time you’re swimming.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I put in a locket?

Your locket is just for you and what you desire to carry in it. Typically, a locket is for carrying a photo of someone you love. However, lockets can be used for reminders of anything you love. This could be someone’s hair, a sweet note or message, or even a goal that’s very personal to you. The possibilities are endless. It is your piece of jewelry and you have your very own reason for carrying its contents close to your heart.

What types of lockets are there, and what do they symbolize?

Typically, lockets carry sweet reminders of the one you love. However, a locket doesn’t have to always symbolize a romantic interest. In fact, lockets can symbolize whatever you’d like for them to symbolize. Some of our favorite ideas include a compass locket for symbolizing travel or for reaching a personal goal. You can also keep a locket for yourself that contains notes of self-love, encouragement, or anything that’s deeply personal to you. A locket can be a beautiful keepsake for your own personal reasons.