Lockets have been a popular jewelry choice for centuries, but they're also incredibly contemporary. Over the centuries, lockets have been continuously updated to include modern designs and the latest trends. Byzantine lockets from the 6th century and more recent antique Victorian lockets of the 1800s did not exactly contain photos, but they demonstrate the time-honored symbolism of locket necklaces. These pieces were often made of gold and adorned on the front with ornate carvings or gemstones
. Today's lockets carry locket tradition with designs ranging from simple to beautifully ornate. They can be classic, antique-inspired, contemporary or even customized.