What is a Memory Locket?
A Memory Locket is a necklace or keychain with pendant in which you can store all your memories and important life events. The medallion has a glass front and back so you can see the coin, charms, stones and pearls all well. You can put together a Memory Locket exactly as you want. There are different types of medallions and chains. You can fill the medallions with charms, stones and a coin that all have their own meaning.
At monzaique you can choose from more than 200 coins and more than 600 charms (also called floating charms)! You can have beautiful photo charms made at monzaique.nl and have a photo or text engraving placed on a coin. This way you make your Memory locket completely unique!
What does a Memory Locket cost?
You can put together a Memory Locket yourself and it therefore has no fixed price. At monzaique.nl a complete metal (metal alloy) Memory Locket costs about € 10 to € 20 euros. A complete stainless steel Memory Locket costs about € 15 to € 30 euros.
Some examples of Memory Lockets
How do I put together a Memory Locket?
A Memory Locket consists of at least the following components:
- one pendant
- A necklace
- Some charms
You can make your Floating Locket even more personal with:
- One or more photo charms
- A coin
- One or a few dangles
- A text engraving on the coin
How do I make a Memory Locket even more personal?
You can give a truly personal touch to your Memory Locket by adding one or more photo charms or a coin with photo or text engraving in your Locket. Monzaique.nl can make these photo charms or engravings for you. Because the Memory Locket is on both sides of glass you can also place the engraving on the back of the coin.
Voorbeeld fotobedels en fotogravure op munt
How many charms fit in a Memory Locket?
Memory Lockets are available in different sizes and shapes. The charms have different sizes. It is also very important whether you place a coin in your Memory Locket. If you want to be able to read the text on the coin you can fit a less amount of charms in it. It is impossible to mention a precise number. We have therefore made a table below with guide numbers per size / shape. Furthermore, with a few charms, such as the photo charms, there is an additional instruction. In addition to the number of named charms, you can often add 2 to 4 birthstones or a set of pearls in the locket, because they take up much less space than the charms.
|Aantal bedels met munt*||Aantal bedels zonder munt|
|Pendant round 34mm||–||11 – 17|
|Pendant round 30mm||7 – 8||7 – 9|
|Pendant round 25mm||3 – 4||4 – 7|
|Pendant round 20mm||–||2 – 3|
|Pendant heart 30mm||5 – 6||7 – 9|
|Pendant square 28mm||–||7 – 10|
|Pendant drop||7 – 8||11 – 14|
*) If you find it important that you can keep reading the text
you should preferably fill the locket with slightly fewer charms.
What is the difference between a Twist Memory Locket and a Memory Locket with Magnetic closure?
With a ‘Twist’ Memory Locket, turn off the top half of the bottom half. A Memory Locket with magnetic closure has a hinge and opens up.
The advantage of a Twist Memory Locket is that it can not pop open when you hit the Memory Locket hard against something. The disadvantage is that you can not easily exchange the charms as with a Memory locket with stomach closure. It is also important to know that you can not use the memory locket with magnetic closure if you have a Pacemaker.
Which coin fits in the Medallions?
- In a round medallion of 30mm fits a round coin of 22mm, a half bow of 22mm or a ring of 22mm
- A round coin of 16mm fits in a round medallion of 25mm
- In a drop medallion a round coin of 22mm fits or the plate ‘Arrow’
- A heart coin of 22mm fits in a heart medallion of 30mm
- In the other medallions (pay attention to the smaller sizes) no coins fit!
What is the difference between a Memory Locket made of Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel and one made of Metal (alloy)?
The medallions of stainless steel / stainless steel remain beautiful for much longer than those of metal (alloy). For example, they will not discolour due to contact with the skin or other elements. Furthermore, the quality of the stainless steel products is better and the finish is also a lot nicer. Often the Memory Lockets, where it is not explicitly stated that they are made of stainless steel / stainless steel, are made of metal (alloy). Of course we always recommend to choose the stainless steel medallions and chains. Especially if you intend to wear the medallion on the skin or if you use cosmetics that can come into contact with the medallion.
Which chain-length should I choose?
You can wear the Memory Locket with both a long or short chain. Do you wear the Memory Locket with a short chain? Then choose a stainless steel medallion. On the picture below you will get an impression of the required length of the chain.
Which type of chain-link should I choose?
All chains that we sell with our Memory Lockets fit with the Medaillons. So it depends entirely on your personal preference. If you want to attach dangles on the chain links, it is important that they are large enough. This is indicated in the product description.
What is the difference between a stainless steel chain and a chain of metal (alloy)?
The stainless steel / stainless steel chains will last much longer than those of metal (alloy). For example, they will not discolour due to contact with the skin or other elements. Furthermore, the quality of the stainless steel products is better and the finish is also a lot nicer. Often the chains, where it is not explicitly stated that they are made of stainless steel / stainless steel, are made of metal (alloy). Of course we always recommend to choose the stainless steel chains. Especially if you use cosmetics that can come into contact with the chain.