The Lock-and-Key motif is a popular motif in the world of jewelry, and there are many variations on it.
But the symbolism is always basically the same: It signifies a trusting relationship between friends or lovers in which one allows the other into their innermost thoughts and feelings.
When you wear the lock and key together as a set – as in this necklace - it means you are looking for someone to love, the one person who you will cherish and trust with the key to your heart.
And when you give it to someone special, it is more than just a gift; you're asking that person for their trust and love.
This necklace is very simple and charm-like in character; it's free of superfluous ornament and detail, and relies instead on the unmistakable symbolism of the lock and key.
It comes with our inspirational quote card, 'My heart to you is given: Oh do give yours to me; We'll lock them up together, and throw away the key.'
- Material: Solid sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- Heart lock: 11/16 inch high (17 mm) x 7/16 inch wide (11 mm)
- Key: 5/8 inch long (15 mm)
- Chain: 18 inches (45 cm) with spring ring closure