Dear Golden: Keep It Like A Secret
Hello! It’s Lauren from Dear Golden dropping by to do a little guest post. Enjoy!
Though lockets have been around for centuries, originally used to carry potions, ashes or charms it was the Victorians and their penchant for sentimentality that gave us the locket as we know it today–symbols of affection with photos of loved ones or even a lock of hair stashed inside. Heart-shaped lockets were very popular in the Victorian era as was embellishing lockets with seed pearls & gem stones.
I myself have a weakness for Victorian lockets and wanted to share my collection with you. I love the ones with the cutouts and gems, my favorite lockets is probably the one with the crescent moon. Of course the first thing I do when I find a locket is look for a photo already inside, needless to say it’s oddly thrilling to open a locket and see the face of someone’s affection staring back at you. You start to build a little narrative around that person–what was their name? Where did they live? Who wore “them” around their neck?
Images courtesy of Lauren Naimola of Dear Golden.