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Sterling Silver Antiqued Memento-Mori Locket

Sterling Silver Antiqued Memento-Mori Locket

$220.00

This piece is part of our memory series and plays with ways to hold onto memory and keep loved ones close.

Inspired by Victorian mourning lockets, each hand-crafted sterling silver locket holds a miniature diorama, such as pressed flowers, stitched locks of hair, or dried lady bugs. Each locket also contains a tiny tea stained simple phrase. The locket is composed of two parts, the locket itself and the interior diorama casing that is closed off with a crystal plane of glass.

Here the lockets read “in dreams we play”, “I think of you”, “my love” and “just like heaven”. The lady bug version is available (lady bugs are said to be lucky), but we can also mount custom items or phrases for you. (Phrases can read up to 17 characters long including spaces). Some ideas are: locks of hair to keep a loved one close, eyelashes for wishes, a clipping of a sentimental piece of lace or fabric, sand or soil from a place you hold dear in your heart, a beloved pet's whisker, or even a chunk of someone significant's familiar old sweater.

If you would like a custom phrase or would like a personal memento put in a locket for you, and have questions on limitations, please contact us by email. When purchasing, select 'custom' on the drop down box and note your phrase in the paypal 'notes to seller' box. Space is limited for the number of characters used in the phrase, but we have many suggestions depending on the memento you are using or the situation at hand.

If you are crafty and enjoy doing things yourself, or of you are hesitant to send off something of meaning through the post, creating your own diorama within the locket at home is also an option and we provide directions with each locket purchased on how you can do this yourself.

Each locket is approximately 5/8" in diameter. The interior diorama casing is approximately 1/2" in diameter and 1/8" deep. Each locket comes on a 30" sterling silver simple cable chain.

(designed 2010)

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  • Image of Sterling Silver Antiqued Memento-Mori Locket