A pretty locket for the digital age

A lovely timeless keepsake locket necklace has been given a digital kick by artist and industrial designer Emily Rothchild.

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What is it

The locket has been around for centuries with the height of its popularity in the Victorian times. Locket pieces are often used as pendants on necklaces, but you can sometimes find ring lockets too. During WWI and WWII occasionally you may even encounter locket buttons on a soldier’s uniform. The most common contents of a locket pendant are small portraits of loved ones, but back in the day, lockets were sometimes used as vessels to hold ashes and hair of the deceased to be kept close to the heart.

Why we love it

In the 21st century, we use little USB sticks to hold anything from sentimental photos, videos, music, to important documents. USB pendants and accessories are nothing new, but as technology is advancing everyday, what used to be a USB stick has become a USB chip allowing it to fit right into a locket.

I don’t know about you, but I always misplace my USB at the times when I need it most, but now with Emily Rothchild‘s adorable antique-inspired USB pendants, I can always have my USB handy (around my neck) during work without sacrificing style.

Who said geeky can’t be super chic? Who said fashion and style can’t be practical?

These Emily Rothchild USB lockets make great gifts, particularly for proud moms sending daughters off to university for the first time. And if you’re the proud mother of a graduate, the lockets are a perfect “Congratulations on your first job” gift!

Where to buy

Emily Rothchild Mini 4GB USB 24k Gold-Plated Locket, $170

Emily Rothchild 4GB USB 24k Gold-Plated Locket, $240

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