In pre-historic times, pendants representing gods and goddesses were first worn as protective amulets. They later assumed a sacred character before becoming purely decorative objects. In the 19th century, lockets — small medallions that open to reveal a miniature portrait or a strand of a loved one’s hair — became highly fashionable.
Today, the pendant has been democratized and has taken on various meanings. The British brand Lockets of London offers designs inspired by Victorian lockets personalized with symbolic charms and birthstones that can be personalized with symbolic charms and birthstones.
Dezso creates pendants from shells adorned with raw stones, polki diamonds, fossilized corals and shark teeth while Cathy Waterman’s whimsical pendants takes us into her dream world.