Grandma’s locket

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a treasures post. Last week, I wore one of my most precious treasures, my grandmother’s locket.

Antique gold locket

Like most of my treasures this is inherited from family. I don’t know the exact heritage of this locket but I can see its history just by looking at it. The back and front both have several dents.

Dented antique gold locket

My Mom’s memory is that my grandmother was wearing this one day when she fell down the stairs while carrying my Mom. My Mom was tossed through the air and somehow ended up landing on a pile of towels in the linen closet. My grandmother was also alright, but the locket was dented.

Antique gold locket

Inside the locket, I’ve placed my two favourite photos of my grandmother: one from Matt’s and my wedding and one from when she was a young woman.

Photos of my grandmother inside her locket

I always wanted a locket, so I was really honoured to inherit this one from my grandmother. When I wear it, I find myself opening it every so often to look at the photos and remember her.

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10 thoughts on “Grandma’s locket

  1. Julia,

    What a beautiful and wonderful piece to cherish !! Your grandmother was a lovely lady and I know you remember her fondly. I also have a locket; unfortunately, it is not an heirloom. However, inside I have pictures of my mother and aunt when they were youngsters and I, too, look at them from time to time and have fond memories of both of them. I was fortunate enough to have “two” mothers — my birth mother and later, my aunt.

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece.

    Lynn

  2. I just love your locket! Especially because it means so much as an heirloom! I have my grandmother’s tiny little cameo. My aunt had it made into a ring for me. Other than my engagement ring, it is the most important piece of jewelry in my house!

  3. Aww, that is so sweet and special. I’m so glad you have that locket. My grandmas are so special to me. One passed away a few years ago and one is still with us and doing well. I know I am lucky to have known them both.

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