Usually worn as a pendant suspended from a chain, historically, lockets are pendants which hinge open, and are designed to hold something significant – a lock of hair, portrait (in modern times a photo), love letter, or, with less romantic relevance, a drop of scent to ward off the bad smells prevalent in years gone by. Queen Elizabeth wore a ring locket containing portraits of herself and a woman thought to be her mother, Anne Boleyn.
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