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Jewelry: Seven Tips to Pick the Right Photo For Your Locket

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Jewelry: Seven Tips to Pick the Right Photo For Your Locket

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Locket necklaces are a beautiful type of accessory item for women to wear. They can hold your most sentimental photos inside of a pendant compartment. This helps you to feel that your loved ones are close to your heart at all times.

Whether you have purchased a locket for yourself or have received one as a gift, selecting a photo for the inside of the locket is necessary. This may seem like a difficult task. By following these 7 steps, you can help to make the process of selecting a locket photo a little bit easier for yourself.

1. High-Resolution Photo

If you are printing out a specific photo to place into your locket, it is usually a good idea to choose a high-resolution photo that is not blurry or grainy. When looking at the photo on your phone or computer before printing it out, you will want to zoom in as much as possible to check for any image flaws that may bother you later. You can also check the photo resolution in the image details of the photo.

2. The Originals

If you have a very sentimental photo that cannot be folded, cut, or damaged, it is usually not a good idea to put that photo in your locket. For example, original copies of old photos can often be torn or damaged when placed into locket cavities. To preserve family heirloom photos and other sentimental photos that cannot be replaced, it is best to scan the photo and make a photocopy or scan of it to place in the locket. This will keep the same sentiment for your locket and keep your original items safe and protected.

3. Shape

Choose a photo that fits well with the shape of your locket. If you have a round or oval-shaped locket, that is usually the perfect shape to include a photo of one person’s face per side. If you have a heart-shaped locket or another differently shaped locket, you still want to make sure that your photos can still be easily seen. Try different photos inside the locket to make sure they are easily visible.

4. Theme

Choose a photo that fits well with the theme of your necklace. For example, some pieces are more romantic-looking than others. A heart-shaped locket would most appropriately contain photos of you and your husband or wife. A classic oval-shaped locket could contain photos of a treasured family member like a grandmother or a great grandmother.

5. One Or Two Photos

Decide if you are putting one photo or two photos into your locket. Some lockets have compartments for two separate photos. These would be on the inside of the front of the pendant and inside the back of the pendant. Other pieces can only fit one single photo. These styles may have transparent covers to see the photo inside. They may also enclose a single photo without room for a second photo.

If you are putting a single photo into your locket, you will want to choose just one photo through the narrowing down process of your choice. If you are selecting two photos, make sure that the two photos are relevant to one another. For example, in a two-compartment locket, you may want to include photos of both your parents or of yourself and your husband or wife.

6. Color/Black & White Photo

Decide if you want to use a color photo or a black and white photo. Color photos and black and white photos can each lend different effects to the interior of any locket. A color photo will give your locket a more modern appearance. You can use black and white photos for a more vintage-inspired, subtle look. It may be irresponsible to fold or cut genuine black and white photos that are old, irreplaceable, or sentimental. You can still get this look by printing out copies of color photos in black and white replica.

7. Sentiments

Choose a photo that is likely to remain sentimental to you for a long time. You do not want to select a picture for the interior of your locket to have to replace it immediately because you regret your choice. For this reason, it is a good idea to make sure that the photo will remain sentimental to you for as long as possible. If you have only been dating someone for a short period, you may prefer not to include their photo in a locket. Opt for a parent instead.

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