Things to Engrave on a Locket


A locket is more than just a beautiful necklace; it is an intimate keepsake. Along with looking lovely, many lockets open to reveal a picture that has been placed inside of something or someone important to the wearer. Having the locket engraved will make this personal piece of jewelry even more special.


  • Having a name engraved is one way to add a personal touch to a locket. To make a statement or show off who she is, the wearer may wish to have her own name engraved on the outside of the locket. Often, lockets hold a picture of an individual who is dear to the wearer, such as a parent, husband or child. For example, a mother may consider having the locket engraved with the name of her child.


  • Having an important date engraved on the locket will help the wearer commemorate the occasion. An engraving of the wearer's birthday makes it a thoughtful birthday gift, or an heirloom that can be passed down. The locket can also celebrate other important dates, such as a wedding or anniversary, by having it engraved and even featuring a picture from the day, such as a wedding portrait. A locket that boasts the picture of a loved one, such as a daughter, may benefit from an engraving of her birthday.


  • Various designs and symbols make a plain locket more interesting, as well as prettier. The wearer can select an icon or symbol that is particularly significant to him or her. Religious symbols, such as a cross or star of David, give the locket spiritual importance. A family crest or a Celtic knot may also mean something to the wearer. Engravings on lockets do not need to contribute significance to the jewelry; sometimes they can just add aesthetic value. For instance, a flower will give a delicate detail to a locket.

Messages or Quotes

  • People wishing to give a locket as a gift may opt to have a message engraved on it. Although the message will likely need to be short, because of the limited space on a locket, it is sure to make an impression on the person who receives it. Even a simple sentence, such as "I love you!" will make the locket much dearer. Others may opt to have a short quote added to their locket, to inspire them or simply to enjoy.

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