You may have seen the Tiffany Love locket and necklace set and fallen madly in love with this sterling silver duo. It isn't surprising. Tiffany jewelry has long been highly prized for its style and quality.
Tiffany and Company
In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company, Tiffany and Company in New York City as a luxury store. Tiffany's quickly became known for the rare and incredible diamonds it sold. In fact, Charles Tiffany purchased a rare yellow diamond and named it "The Tiffany Diamond". This was just the beginning of a man's dream to put his store on the international map.
He later purchased the French Crown Jewels, and as a result, the press dubbed him as the "King of Diamonds". He went on to introduce the Tiffany setting for engagement rings that created what is widely accepted as the ideal engagement ring. Audrey Hepburn made Tiffany a household word with her role in the movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," in which she received a custom-made diamond engagement ring from Tiffany's. Soon every bride envisioned receiving the Tiffany blue box.
Tiffany Love Locket and Necklace
Tiffany still promotes love and romance with its jewelry, and the sterling silver Tiffany Love locket and necklace carries on the tradition of fine jewelry and exquisite design. The locket is in sterling silver, yet it isn't large or bulky. It's the right size for wearing as a locket or as a charm on a bracelet. It's also an ideal size for photos. The locket and chain are sold separately.
The chain is available in several different lengths, giving you lots of flexibility in when you wear this item. Choose from one of the following:
- 16 inches
- 18 inches
- 20 inches
- 24 inches
- 30 inches
- 36 inches
The locket itself is a very simple heart design and features the word "Love" engraved on the front. The surface of the piece is very shiny, making this an eye-catching accessory. A subtle hinge mechanism on one side of the heart allows the locket to swing open, displaying your chosen photograph or memento. One challenge you may have with adding a photo to your locket is sizing the photo. Tiffany and Company offers a photo sizing option to help you create the perfect sized photo.
As with most designer items, there are always knockoffs and imitations. If shopping at Tiffany's isn't in your current budget, then you can find several Tiffany-inspired love lockets and necklaces at discount stores and online sites like Amazon.com or Overstock.com.
Add a Bracelet into the Mix
You may also want to purchase the matching sterling silver bracelet that can also be used with the locket. This gives you an added piece of jewelry for those times you don't want to wear your Love locket as a necklace.
The bracelet is made out of link clasps. This design is extremely helpful for charm bracelets, since you can change charms easily. All you need to do is open the link, add the charm and close the clasp. With this link mechanism you don't have to worry with a traditional bracelet clasp. The link clasp design allows for a continuous chain link look.
Making Your Purchase an Event
Thanks to the Internet, you don't have to travel to New York City or call the store to place your order at the famous store the way Audrey Hepburn's generation did. If you want the real thing and your credit card can take the squeeze, then you can purchase the locket and necklace directly from Tiffany and Company online and have it delivered to your home.
When you make a purchase at Tiffany and Company, you still have the option of picking up the package at the store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. If you're just dying to have an Audrey Hepburn moment and it's convenient, then by all means, pick up your purchase in person. Regardless of whether you choose in-store pick-up or another shipping option, your Love locket will be displayed in the iconic Tiffany blue box and accompanied by a Tiffany card.