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Discount Keepsake Heart Pendants and Lockets

Updated on October 26, 2012

Discount heart lockets and heart pendants

Heart pendants and heart lockets make a great addition to any jewelry collection. They're versatile enough to be worn with casual wear and for dressier occasions. Heart pendants are also very charming, adding a bit of nostalgia and classic design to any ensemble.

My mom was a classy Southern lady who didn’t care for costume jewelry. When she wore a necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings, they were the real thing. Not that she was dripping in diamonds and precious stones – but she did own several nice pieces, including a 1.75 karat diamond ring. Since I was her only daughter, Mom’s jewelry passed to me when she died.

I seldom wear jewelry. When I do, it’s usually a piece of turquoise or a fun and funky pair of earrings. In fact, I’ve never even worn Mom’s beautiful diamond ring. The only jewelry article of my mother’s that I ever wear is her keepsake locket.

The locket is my favorite piece among those I inherited. It’s a treasured heirloom. My father gave it to my mother in the 1940s. The beautiful old locket is gold, with a dainty scroll design around its heart-shaped edge. On the inside is a tiny black-and-white photograph of my parents in their youth. I’m sure that’s a major reason as to why the charm is so important to me.

Start your own tradition with heart pendants and lockets

You can start your own heirloom tradition by giving a heart-shaped locket to a loved one. Heart pendants and lockets are the perfect place for keeping a treasured photo or some other small memento close to your heart. Lockets and heart pendants make wonderful romantic Valentine’s Day gifts or anniversary gifts, Christmas gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, and birthday gifts. A locket would be an appropriate gift for just about any female, including wife, girlfriend, daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, or friend. And you can make it a personalized gift by having it engraved and by including a special something inside the locket or heart pendants.

Different types of heart pendants and lockets

You'll find all kinds of heart pendants and lockets for sale. Obviously, the heart pendants are in the shape of a heart. Lockets might be heart-shaped, round, or oval. The heart pendants might be made of silver, gold, platinum, glass, crystal, or semi-precious stones.

Since lockets open and close, they are almost always made of metal. The better lockets are crafted of gold, silver, or platinum.

Heart pendants and lockets might be plain, adorned with precious or semi-precious stones, or contain scrollwork or etching on the face.

Heart pendants made of precious metals are hung from a matching chain of precious metal. The length of the chain determines where the pendant will fall, so you'll need to decide if you prefer to wear the locket or pendant over your heart, close to your neck, or below your breastbone. As a general rule of thumb, the smaller heart pendants should be worn close to the neck, while larger heart pendants should be worn lower.

Heart pendants that are more casual in nature, including those crafted or carved from turquoise or other semi-precious stones, might be worn on a chain made of silver, leather, hemp twine, or suspended from a ribbon.

Where to buy lockets and heart pendants

Most jewelry stores and even some department stores that sell jewelry will probably offer a few lockets and heart pendants for sale. They might have a handful of different heart pendants from which to choose, but the selection will mostlikely be somewhat limited. For the widest array and the best prices on heart pendants and lockets, shop online.

Amazon has a lovely selection of heart lockets, and most are on sale at discount prices. A locket is a great delivery gift if the miles separate the two of you - Amazon will deliver the locket to your recipient! Check out the discount heart pendants lockets below. To see more, simply click on one of the products depicted.

To get more ideas about Valentine’s gifts and Valentine’s Day, click the article links found below the Amazon products.

Heart pendants make great romantic gifts!
Heart pendants make great romantic gifts!

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