Lockets by their very nature hold a special story, known only to the woman wearing it. At the same time, it has often been said of lockets that they are the perfect piece of jewelry to hold that special story close to one’s “heart.” In that sense, a heart shaped locket, or heart locket necklace, brings a sentimental double meaning to one’s locket. To be able to carry a story within a heart, while close to the heart, is a unique jewelry experience. Whether offered in sterling silver, or as an 18k gold heart locket necklace, these iconic locket shapes are special and come from a rich history. The vintage heart locket is a timeless concept that dates back centuries. It is the kind of jewelry piece often found in vintage jewelry cases at antique fairs and flea markets. Monica has always cherished the sterling silver heart lockets she would find in her annual pilgrimages to Portobello Road in London. The dealers’ stalls would be filled with trays of heart photo locket necklaces dating back to the 1800’s. When one is considering a heart shaped locket necklace, they can also consider the chain options available. The shorter chains at 17-18” will easily allow for the locket to be worm at the neckline, close to the heart. When worn on a longer chain, say at 30’ or 32”, the piece can take on a different dimension, becoming a longer statement pendant necklace or long layering style. For ideas on how to style your heart shaped locket necklace, please reach out to one of our MRK stylists at email@example.com. If you want to take the perfect photo from your phone, tablet or desktop, and size it perfectly for your MRK heart locket necklace, please visit The Locket Bar, where you will find our web application that makes that process simple.