Silver Heart Locket Necklaces 

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More


A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~ Washington Irving

Recognized the world over as a symbol of romantic love, the heart shape’s origin and history is on the obscure side. Nevertheless, when someone presents a gift or a card with the beloved icon, our own hearts beat faster. And when the gift is crafted from sterling silver, it is even more special.

This polished and plain heart locket necklace is simple and sleek, a totally modern look for a classic that will make any jewelry wardrobe seem extraordinary. It measures 1” x ¾” and is the perfect size to contain 2 small portraits or a lock of hair. When you combine it with one of our Silver Box Chains (optional), you have a ready-made gift that will delight your lady love. Shipped free in the United States (international shipping is available), it comes with our unconditional money-back guarantee for 45 days. See more Silver Lockets Necklaces for more inspiration.


A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ~ Thomas Carlyle

One accounting of the origins of the heart symbol says that it comes from a species of giant fennel that used to grow near the Greek colony of Cyrene. Silphium, with seed pods that resemble the heart shape, was used by ancient Greeks and Romans as both a food flavoring and a medicine. It was used as an early form of birth control and became so sought after that is was cultivated right into extinction. The heart shape was used on the money of the ancient city of Cyrene which grew wealthy from the silphium trade.

This unique, vintage-style, sterling silver heart locket features round diamonds and is beaded with silver studs that are repeated in the uncommon bale that is also heart shaped, creating an unusual locket necklace that will be appreciated for its many distinctive traits. Two pictures fit into the blue-lined spaces in the heart to hold a memento that is precious to you. Traditionally, it contains portraits of lovers, but images of her children could also be held in the 1” square jewelry. We also have a wide variety of Silver Heart Necklaces for your consideration.


The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed. ~ Charlotte Bronte

Where the heart shape came from has another theory; one perhaps closer to the real truth. Certain scholars (Pierre Vinken and Martin Kemp for two) believe that the symbol came from the writings of Galen and Aristotle. Both of these philosophers described the human heart with 3 chambers and a small dent in the middle at the top. Perhaps artists and scientists in the Middle Ages attempted to depict anatomy by drawing diagrams based on these descriptions.

The design of this locket, however, hails from the Victorian era, when the paisley shapes etched on the heart were extremely popular. The crosshatch background makes the smooth swirls more prominent on the face of the locket. To keep the brilliant shine of the sterling silver, the piece has been rhodium plated to prevent tarnishing. At a generous size of 1.14” x ¾”, it will easily hold two pictures. Of course, a Sterling Silver Rope Chain (optional) would be an especially thoughtful addition to it as a gift. Be sure to see our lovely collection of Silver Heart Jewelry, too!


Grant thee according to thine own heart,  and fulfil all thy counsel. ~ Psalms 20:4

Long associated with emotion and pleasure, the human heart was eventually depicted as a symbol of romance and love in the current shape. It was especially popular when it was used in religious art during the Renaissance, illustrating the Sacred Heart of Christ. By the 18th and 18th centuries, the heart shape was used as a recurring motif whenever a display of love was used in Valentine’s Day cards and love notes.

This particular silver locket has a beautifully simple cross etched in the center and a zig-zag design resembling stitching around the edge. It does double duty as a beautiful setting for mementos of your love and as a testament to your faith. Reflect upon our broad collection of Silver Cross Pendants as well!


Category: Antique-Style Jewelry, Christian Jewelry, Heart Jewelry, Silver Jewelry

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Susannah Wollman is first and foremost a Christian, dedicated to her God and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lives in Lewisville, TX, with her husband. They attend Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, where they are involved in the Messianic Ministry.

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