A LOVELOX silver locket is made with solid 925 sterling silver and then plated with a further layer of silver to achieve an exquisite finish.One of the original metals of antiquity, sterling silver has been associated with value and ornamentation since pre-history. In ancient Egypt, silver was more expensive than gold, and its appeal has continued for over a millenia.
Its lustre and shine has attracted the interest of the wealthy, while its malleability has fired the imagination of artisans, earning silver’s place as perhaps the most popular material for jewellery.Today, LOVELOX builds on the tradition of exquisite silversmithing, re-interpreting the silver locket by combining contemporary styling alongside timeless designs.
Plain Silver Lockets
The LOVELOX collection is built around three exquisitely crafted silver locket constructions, in both small and large sizes. The Plain Round, Heart and Oval lockets are perhaps the most popular models in the range, paring the lockets back to their essential forms.
The minimally embellished lockets most beautifully showcase the elegant engineering of the pieces. A hidden, four-piece hinge runs seamlessly into the curve of the silver locket casing, an integrated bail sands proud at the top of the piece and the pendant is brilliantly buffed to a bright polish.Scroll LocketsThe inherent softness of silver has made it a favoured material for artisans to showcase their skill, none more so than through the process of scroll engraving.Scroll engraving on a silver locket is a highly skilled craft which requires years of training and experience. It involves the use of a hand cutting tool to create relief designs into the surface of the silver, employing bevelling, burring and stipling techniques to achieve sparkling results. It has the ability to greatly enhance the appeal of a silver locket. The finish brings a sense of individuality and collectability to a piece, and the style became particularly popular in the nineteenth century as jewellery houses competed to distinguish their designs in new markets.
Today, scroll engravings are enjoying a renaissance as new and exciting brands emerge to offer more personalised propositions.
Silver Diamond Lockets
There is no more perfect a pairing than silver and diamond. The cool colour of 925 sterling silver is the ideal backdrop for a cleanly cut and glistening diamond, enhancing its clarity and fire.
LOVELOX lockets are set with real diamonds. Our range of silver lockets feature round, single cut diamonds and they are graded G-H in colour, meaning that they are considered a ‘white’ diamond and are at the high end of the near-colourless scale. Each diamond is then elevated by a star setting. This catches the light, directing it through the stone and bringing further luminescence to the focal-point of the silver locket. The designs are otherwise simple and understated, letting the diamond take centre stage on the front of the silver pendant.
LOVELOX is proud to present one of the most accomplished collections of gemstone silver lockets available. The natural beauty of polished crystals has been appreciated for millenia. The first grading system was developed by the Ancient Greeks, and the appeal continues into modern designs.
The silver locket collection currently offers mother of pearl, rose quartz and malachite, bringing deep and sensuous colours alongside the cleaness of 925 sterling silver. The slimline designs have been developed to seamlessly integrate the precious gemstone into the flow of the case, making it centre stage.
Tree of Life Silver Locket
At its best, a locket forms connections. The concept for a locket is to bring together people, a place and a time through photos and engravings, commemorating a particular occasion. It is designed to be grounding, and no silver locket better encapsulates this purpose than the Tree of Locket. The Tree of Life represents life and growth. Intricate branches symbolise relationships and the development of life, constantly evolving through generations as a family would multiply over time.
The symbology has a deep resonance, and our Tree of Life silver locket beautifully encapsulates the sentiment behind the concept. Two treasured photos sit inside the piece, complemented by an engraving on the reverse, all wrapped together in the branches of the Tree of Life.
Each of our lockets are designed to stand the test of time as many become family heirlooms passed through the generations. As such we need to work with a metal that will endure the wear and tear of everyday like which is why we use 925 sterling silver as the foundation of all our lockets as it allows for the perfect combination of:
Malleability - to make our women's lockets ornate and delicate in design.
Beauty - silver’s natural gloss and shine is eye catching.
Durability - sterling silver is strong and when maintained correctly, it will look the same after 80 years.
Oval Silver Lockets
The first is an elegant piece that will never go out of fashion - the Oval Locket - Silver. With its clean and contemporary lines it makes for a timeless silver locket pendant and a stable in any lady’s jewellery box. This locket is available in two sizes, the smaller version is 15mm at widest, 20mm in height and the bigger version, the Large Oval Locket - Silver, is 18mm at widest, 24mm in height. The second oval locket has a flourishing scroll design etched into the front, again, available in two sizes - the Large Oval Scroll Silver Locket and the Little Oval Scroll Locket - Silver. This silver oval locket pendant showcases the intricate detail of highly skilled craftsmen who engrave the motif by hand, making for an extra special item.
Round Silver Lockets
Our silver round locket collection is perhaps our most varied with four different sterling silver locket necklaces. This starts with the Round Personalised Locket - Silver, a simple yet impactful piece. Coin shaped and sleek it has two flat surfaces on either side making for a perfect canvas for engraving. Similar to all the lockets the hinge is masterfully disguised into the curvature of the locket’s side making it hard to identify from a regular women's pendant necklace. The Diamond Round Engraved Locket - Silver, is identical but with a diamond set in the centre of the 925 silver locket at the heart of a star shaped design, which really draws the eye and gives extra sparkle.
The last round silver lockets for women in the collection are the Tree of Life lockets. The Tree of Life Locket - Silver is the smaller of the two items measuring 19mm in diameter. It's a neat silver locket for ladies with a modern take design. With two photos placed within the locket and engraved message on the back it's the perfect gift for any occasion. The Large Tree of Life Locket - Silver is the biggest locket in the collection measuring 33mm in diameter, so the perfect solution if you have a photo that requires it to be housed in a larger frame. Again it consists of real silver (925) and this particular item is styled better with the longer silver locket chain.
Heart Silver Lockets
LOVELOX heart shaped lockets silver necklaces are amongst some of the most popular in all our collections and with 5 different pieces, they are our most varied. The Little Silver Heart Locket is small but perfectly formed, the discreet hinge is seamlessly designed into the flow of the heart while the clasp offers a balance on the opposite side.
A slightly larger silver heart locket is the Heart Personalised Silver Locket, being 5mm wider than the Little Silver Locket, this is a good choice to house larger photos and a longer engraved message on the rear. If you want to make the gift extra special then this design is available with the diamond set in the heart of the etched star and placed in the centre of the locket with the Diamond Set Personalised Heart Locket - Silver.
If you are after a traditional looking heart silver locket then consider the Full Scroll Heart Engraved Locket - Silver, or the Scroll Heart Gold Locket, which has half the scroll. They are small pieces of art with the scroll design beautifully etched into the front surface of the locket. The flat surface on the back means that it’s a personalised heart locket as we can engrave a custom message on the back and two photos.