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Heart Locket: Guide to buying the perfect gift for her, everything you need to know

If you have a special woman in your life, it's important to show her how much she means to you. Taking her out to a fancy dinner, getting her a box of chocolates or surprising her with a bouquet of flowers are classic ways to show that you care.

Dinners are temporary, that box of chocolates will finish and the flowers will fade. If you want to get her something that will last her a lifetime, jewelry is by far the best option. You can take this a step further by giving her a piece of sentimental value, such as a locket/locket.

Lockets are a type of pendant that has a hidden space inside, giving you space to fill it with a special image or message that can stay close to her heart at all times. It's a romantic gesture that lasts a lifetime and means the world.

Before you decide to get that special someone a heart locket, make sure you get the best one possible.

The exterior

The thing about lockets is that no one really sees what's inside. It is an area reserved just for you and her. Everyone wants to see what's on the outside. You want to make sure your woman is proud to show off her gift.

Color

Most heart lockets are diamond studded on top of a gold or white gold base.

Traditional 18 carat gold finishes have the classic and modern look. The gold color is reminiscent of royalty, and a golden heart medallion is fit for a queen. This can be a great color option if your girl appreciates the style and essence of the past. Gold is also a safe choice if you're not quite sure what she likes.

Another popular locket color is white gold , which retains the metallic luster of 18-karat gold but favors a more polished, translucent appearance that looks just like platinum. It feels refined and polished, making it perfect for a professional woman who still likes to create a statement look. White gold is a great color if your special someone needs a neutral color to blend into both formal and casual environments.

But if you're buying for someone who likes to break out of the traditional boundaries, you might want to get the locket finished in rose gold. Rose gold is made when pure gold is mixed with silver and copper alloys , giving it a rosy pink hue. It feels feminine, making it a perfect option for a woman who likes to fit in with the trends and get tons of compliments along the way.

Diamonds

Choosing the right colored locket is important, but it can come second to making sure the locket is set with pristine gemstones.

Heart locket 18k gold

Heart Locket - 18k custom picture pendant

There are plenty of lockets that are made of pure gold or silver with a flat, glossy finish on the outside. While these are gorgeous, they don't quite catch the eye like lockets that are covered in diamonds from front to back . These are sure to reflect the light in all directions, ensuring that no one in a nearby radius fails to notice her prized possession.

Buying diamonds can be a difficult and expensive process. You should read up on the four characteristics of diamond quality to determine if you are getting your money's worth. That being said, getting lockets made with diamond alternatives like simulated diamonds is an affordable way to achieve almost the exact same brilliance and vibrancy.

It's not about how much you spend. It's about the thought behind making sure your locket best exemplifies your loved one's personality.

The interior

While the outer surface of the locket must look good, the inside of the locket must have a sentimental value that is representative of your love.

Custom locket images give you the ability to insert any image you want, giving you complete freedom to express how much you care. A great way to do this is to put a picture of yourself in the locket so that she can always have you close to her heart. If she's ever feeling down, lonely or homesick and can only open up the locket to be reminded of how much you care.

Heart Locket - 18k custom picture pendant

Of course, you can put whatever you want inside the locket. Maybe you can fill it with a picture of one of her loved ones who recently passed away, or fill it with a nice picture of the two of you together. You know your woman better than anyone, so think about what she would love and go with that.

The chain

Lockets make great gifts, but you can't just carry them around everywhere. You need to make sure your locket has a place to rest, and that means choosing a matching necklace to go with it.

When choosing a necklace, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you'll want to make sure it's thin enough to actually hold the locket. This usually means choosing one with a width of around 3mm.

Next, you'll want to make sure the necklace is the same color as the locket so they match. If you get an 18k gold locket, make sure the chain is also 18k gold. The only exception is rose gold, which can work with either a rose gold or a white gold chain.

Heart Locket - 18k custom picture pendant

Finally, you need to decide on the chain style. If she's a diamond lover and can't get enough of the brilliant gems, you'll definitely want to make sure her locket can sit on a flare necklace.

Either way, the most important thing to keep in mind is her personal preferences and her style. Take a look through her existing jewelry collection to see what kind of jewelry she usually wears.

Follow your heart

Buying a gift for that special someone in your life can be tough: but not if you know what you're doing. And getting her a locket is a great way to show that your gift giving skills are on point.

When it comes to choosing the right one, you want to make sure you think about the outside of the locket, as this is what everyone will see. However, you also need to consider what you will put inside, as this is what will give it its unique, sentimental value. Finally, you need to choose a proper necklace to go with it.

It's hard to let it go wrong when you get a personalized gift filled with heart and soul. Just keep these simple tips and tricks in mind to ensure your heart locket can seal the deal.

Sources:

What is White Gold? | US Geological Survey

Platinum vs. White Gold vs. Yellow Gold vs. Rose Gold | The Diamond Pro

Learn How to Buy a Diamond with the GIA Diamond Buying Guide | Gemological Institute of America



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