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Traditionally given to a loved one, a locket signifies that you want to keep someone close to your heart, close enough to carry a picture of them or a locket of their hair.
Gold locket necklaces have timeless appeal and are well-received by all age groups. They are still as popular an item of jewellery for an 18th or 21st birthday gift as they are for a Christmas gift for your mother.
Here we look at the best gold locket necklaces that we could find. We have a similar article on silver locket necklaces here, if you prefer sterling silver.
Gold Locket with “Love You Always” Engraved on the Back
A pretty heart-shaped solid gold locket necklace with swirls of engraving on the front and the message, “Love you always” on the back is sure to be treasured for a lifetime.
Gold Heart Locket with Lapis Lazuli
With a beaded surround, a cabouchon lapis lazuli gemstone sits in the centre of this beautiful locket.
Solid Gold Heart Shaped Locket with Central Stone
Another pretty heart-shaped locket, this one with a stone set in the centre of the front of the locket.
Gold Vermeil Memory Keeper Locket
This stunning locket is fashioned on the vintage jewellery of the designer’s grandmother and folds out to hold no less than six, round photographs. Celebrating British design, it has the Edinburgh hallmarks and comes in 18ct rose gold or yellow gold vermeil (gold on sterling silver).
Gold Glass Gemstone Locket
With a lovely modern twist, this 18kt gold plated on silver round locket can be personalised with gemstones and letters of your choice. The recipient’s birthstone and initials would make a perfect and treasured gift.
Gold Angel Wings Locket
With gorgeous feathered angel wings which open to reveal a heart-shaped space to hold an image of your beloved, this locket will be treasured forever.
Solid Gold Ball Locket
With a lovely spherical design, this is an eye-catching locket for those who like to be a little different from the crowd.Sold Gold Ball Locket – Lily and Roo
Gold Heart Shaped Locket with Diamond
With a beautiful white gold swirl, set with a real diamond, across the front of this heart-shaped locket, which adds elegance without being too sparkly. Perfect for daywear or dressed up for an evening. It is available with or without a chain.
White Topaz and Pink Sapphire Rectangular Locket
If you love pink and sparkles you may love this gorgeous gold plated-on-silver rectangular locket with pink sapphires and sparkling white topaz. The rectangular shape is really contemporary and we think this is a lovely, young locket for someone to hold a couple of treasured photographs.
Octagonal Locket with Lapis Lazuli
This stunning locket is sure to turn heads. Lapis Lazuli, one of the birthstones for December, has been set within this beautiful octagonal-shaped locket, with a sunray effect on the gold vermeil around the gemstone.
Solid Gold Round or Square Lockets
These elegant solid 9ct gold locket can be engraved and, when opened, will hold two photographs. These are beautiful and luxurious locket that is sure to be treasured for a lifetime. They can also be purchased on different length chains, which is great for those that want a longer or shorter chain on their pendant.
Oval Filigree Locket with Silver Bird Charm
A unique locket in 18kt gold vermeil the design of which was a little bird leaving the nest. In a filigree style, it has a sterling silver bird charm hanging from the bale and comes on a gold 18″ chain. The locket opens to reveal space to hold a favourite momento or charm.
White Gold Locket in Heart-Shaped with Diamond
For those who love white gold, this solid gold heart-shaped locket will tick all the boxes – it has also been set with a real diamond.
Faberge 18ct Gold Diamond Palais Tsarskeyo Selo Yellow Gold Diamond White Locket Pendant
What has to be the ultimate in luxury lockets, this exquisitely crafted pendant, which is adorned with 16 white diamonds, draws its inspiration from the original pieces of art that were Faberge eggs.