There are certain things you remember from your childhood. Smells, songs, landmarks, old stories; they all serve as reminders of the simplest of times. One of my earliest fashion memories, is of my Grandmother Janice’s long silver engraved locket. My Grandmother is 100% Swedish and the necklace was a gift from her parents when she was young.
My Great-Grandfather Henning and Great-Grandmother Elsie were both from Småland, which is a province in Southern Sweden. They didn’t meet however until both families had migrated across the Atlantic, worked their way through Ellis Island and set up their homesteads in Providence, Rhode Island. (What a story that is but I will save it for a different post.)
Anyway, the locket seemed magical when I was young. To me, it represented our lineage, it held secrets from a distant time, it potentially had been passed down from generation to generation. Likely it was my youthful imagination that gave the locket it’s lore but nonetheless it is something I won’t ever forget. When my Grandmother wears it now, as she did on my wedding day in June, it reminds me of my childhood. It brings me back and makes me happy.
I sifted through the vintage wares on Etsy and found some beautiful antique lockets and pendant necklaces. They are absolute STEALS!! (almost all of them) Click on the photos to view all the details.
Luella says… Find a Keepsake.
Vintage Valentine Locket
Bird and a Book Locket
Emerald & Gold Bird Pendant
Antique Gold Black Bow Locket
Antique Gypsy Wood Beads
60's Mod Pendant
Antique Black Mourning Locket
Silver Multi-Strand with Pendant
Antique Peacock Locket
Yellow Magnolia Pendant
Blue Bird and Copper Locket
Antique Georgian Era Necklace
Vintage Lace and Copper Locket
Antique Rose Gold Pocket Watch Necklace
Brass Bird Locket
Carved Art Deco Pendant Necklace
Copper Key and Locket
Start creating a legacy, one piece of jewelry at a time. The best thing about vintage and antique finds is wondering all the places they have been. Now they can become a part of your story.