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Lockets - Anyone own or ever buy one?

aptheislandgirlaptheislandgirl Posts: 636Registered Users
I am thinking about buying a locket for my mother for her birthday. Every time I ask her what she wants/needs she says pictures. I have done the picture & frame gift to death & need a new idea.

I went to a jewelry store today & looked through a catalog. They had quite a few heart shaped that I liked. The problem with these is that you have to cut the picture in a heart shape as well and since it will be a small picture part of my face will probably be cut.

They have the oval shaped lockets as well. The good thing with these is that the pictures can be bigger. They had a couple I liked but none that said something like "I love you" or "Mom".

Anyone own a locket or ever buy one? If so, what shape? Do they even make good gifts? I am all out of ideas!
Location: Bluffton, SC

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  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    I have two oval shaped. You can always get one with a smooth back and have it engraved.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have one, but never wear it. Not even sure if there is a picture in it.

    Along the lines of the photos & jewelery idea though, last year for Mothers day I gave my Grandmother a bracelet with photos of all the grand kids. She wears it a lot and says people are always asking to see it :D

    Something like this....

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  • aptheislandgirlaptheislandgirl Posts: 636Registered Users
    Something like this....

    photo_bracelet-2T.jpg

    Now that is cool. Thanks! :D
    Location: Bluffton, SC
  • lauraloolauraloo Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I bought a locket for my best friend for her 16th birthday. I went to a store called "Things Remembered" in the mall-- I opted for the oval one for the same reasons you mentioned, and you could engrave whatever you wanted on it. I had her initials engraved on the front and a sentimental message on the back. The necklace also came with a free "jewelry box" that they engraved with her initials with the purchase. You may be able to find a similar deal at a silver shop in the mall where you are.

    To get the correct size pictures I went to a Perfect Photo and told them what I needed it for. I had traced the size of the oval on a piece of paper and gave them the pictures I wanted. It only cost a few bucks and the guy put several sizes of the picture on each photo sheet to choose from... all in all it worked out really well.

    Good luck!
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  • three rivers curlythree rivers curly Posts: 994Registered Users
    Love the bracelet.

    I sold jewelry for a long time - unless you mom is seriously into hearts, don't get it. They are notoriously hard to fit for pics. Oval is the better choice for picture options - easier to fit and make changes over time.
    Better everyone think your a fool, than to open your mouth and prove them right.

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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    Now you made me want a locket! Here are some I found that I like:

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    I do not like heart shaped jewelry - never have. I think the oval shape would be the easiest to fit a picture into, so I'd probably go with that, but I really like this one as well:

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Love the three you posted babywavy....even to just wear as a pendant :D
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    Love the three you posted babywavy....even to just wear as a pendant :D


    Thank you. Now I'm beginning to wonder if it would be better to just get a plain polished one like this:

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    Either way, I'd get sterling silver rather than any kind of gold. Cheaper, and less of a chance that I'd be allergic to the metal. I really like the marcasite one I posted (second one), but marcasite has a tendency to chip, and pieces fall out. The first one - the onyx one - was my first choice, cause it looks really different, but I'd be afraid it would look too trendy and I'd grow out of it.

    Decisions, Decisions! I guess I'd have to try some on before I made a decision!
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  • EliciaElicia Posts: 881Registered Users
    that bracelet with photos is cool maybe i will get my mom something like that for mother's day . where did you buy it ?
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    I have a heart shaped locket with a picture of Snotter in it. I just shrunk his picture on the computer and VOILA!!

    I love lockets.
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