Pictures on Gold

I make it no secret that I love jewelry and I love unique jewelry.  Well, Pictures on Gold has a great selection and you can read about how to create your own PERSONALIZED locket!

Christmas will be here in flash. I have been shopping like a madwoman for weeks, and I have gotten a bunch of great stuff for my kids and my husband, and most everyone else on my list. However there was one name I just could not cross off. I could not find anything to get my Mother-in-law.

Unlike a lot of people, I actually adore my mother-in-law, and she really likes me. We are not super close though, since she lives in New Jersey and has only visit Florida a few times. I mean, we are close in how we care for one another, but I do not know her well enough to knew her taste in gifts very well.

I wanted to get her something classy and elegant since his family has much more money than we do or I ever had. She already has nice things, I certainly don't want to get her something cheap, or that presents as a cheap gift. I don't want something impersonal and thoughtless like a gift card. I did not want to get her something she would hate because it would seem as if I don't care enough to know what to get.

It is actually quite stressful, and I was so worried I would have to settle for a fragrance or something of that nature, when I thought of the perfect thing. I got her a photo canvas for Mother's Day, and she loved it. I figured photo gifts are personal and tasteful, and it would be nice to do another.

I did not want to get another canvas though, and photo books require way too many photos, photo mugs and shirts and such are nice, but they just didn't feel special enough to me. So what is left? Well, I happened to discover is an online retailer that offers custom made jewelry, namely lockets and such. A locket on it's own is a lovely gift, and an engraved locket seemed incredibly special. A piece of jewelry created just for her, that seemed like a slam dunk.

Specifically, I chose the Build Your Own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket. That locket is available in three sizes, and I chose the largest, which is 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". As the name states, it is made of stunning sterling silver.

It is so easy to add a personal message to the locket. You can choose a monogram, clipart or text. I decided to make this as if it was from our kids, her grand kids, because she loves them to pieces, and they adore her. I had it engraved it with "We love you grandma". You can even choose between block letters or script, I chose the script because I think it looks more sophisticated.

The personalization does not end there, however. Not even close. The next step is to choose the inside. You can leave it empty so the recipient can add their own photos or add a paper photo by uploading, emailing or mailing a photo. will print the photo to size and place it in the locket for you.

That alone would be pretty great, but you also have the option to engrave the inside, or to have your photo(s) laser etched into the metal. They can even still be done in color, which was astounding to me. Laser etched photos cannot fall out, fade or be effected by water, plus they are incredibly clear and crisp.

I added a photo of our son and one of our daughter, and I could tell the locket would be stunning as soon as I previewed it on the website. It was so stunning that I wanted one for myself as well.

I left the back blank because I did not want it to be too ornate and end up looking tacky, but you can have the back engraved as well if you wish.

As beautiful as this necklace looks online, I never imagined that it would be even more impressive in person. I literally gasped when I opened the box, because it was so breathtaking.

I know that she will love that gift, which is what matters most to me. I love it too though. I love that it is unique - one of a kind, in fact. I love that it is incredibly high quality. I love that the color laser photos are waterproof AND scratch-proof. I love the way it shines. I love the chain, I love everything about this locket.

If you are looking for a gift that is truly special, something that will not only be liked, but cherished, then the Build Your Own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket is perfect!! I actually plan to get one for my daughter with pictures of her grandma and grandpa(hubby's side) in it. Of course I cannot exclude my son from such a special family keepsake. Thankfully, has Dog Tag Lockets too, so I will make him one with the same photos.

Of course they are both too young to treat them properly at present time, but I still plan to get them soon for the to see and know they own. My grandmother did that for me with a necklace when I was young. She told me I would get it when I was old enough, and they day she finally gave it to me, it was more special than it ever would have been had she given it to be that first time I saw it.

I can think of no more special gift than giving someone a piece of your heart, shaped like a hear to wear near their heart. I am so glad that I was able to find this incredible gift from, and I am more excited than my kids are for Christmas now, because the stress of finding the perfect gift is gone, and the anticipation of seeing her open this beautiful locket is building every day.

I hope you were able to find such a special gift for everyone on your list, but if you are still looking, you cannot go wrong with a locket(or other gift) from As a gift to all of you, has generously offered to give away a Build Your Own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket to one very lucky winner. Enter below for your chance to win this fabulous prize.

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  1. Niccole Angelique9:57 AM

    Absolutely breathtaking piece!!!! Beautiful Gift for my Momma! She would adore this!

  2. Apri Ralene10:13 AM

    I would give to my mother, even though she doesnt come around, i want her to know she is loved unconditionally

  3. I would love to win this locket for my granddaughter. From the day she was born we had a very special bond and we are still very close..we spend alot of time together. She deserves this beautiful locket.

  4. Anonymous10:56 AM

    my mom because she is amazing. Ashley Domes

  5. I would like to win this for my mother. She now has 2 grandsons and this would be a great gift for her that I know she will love to wear being the proud grandma she is.

  6. My granddaughter !! She has always had a special place in my heart!!!!

  7. ME! I have two girls growing up way too fast.

  8. Anonymous7:41 PM

    I would love to win it for my mother because she holds so many people's hearts close to hers

  9. Rosemary McFarland8:01 PM

    My Mom...because we have been through so much together icluding almost losing her a few years ago and then last year we lost our home, belongings and sweet cat in a fire that destroyed our community. She has always been the strong one.

  10. I would like to win this for my daughter because she's the light of my life!

  11. I would love to win this for my granddaughter. Her mother and I would love to be able to give her something this beautiful. Thank you

  12. I would love to win lost my mom and just lost my dad would love to win for them and I would be able to have them close thank you for this chance!!!

  13. peggy fedison3:08 AM

    my best friend cos shes been there for me thru 45 yrs of everything!!!!

  14. i would give it to my mom with pics of her 2 grandchildren since we live far away and she doesnt see them too often.

  15. Anonymous7:25 PM

    I would keep it with a picture of me and my idol, my grandmother's picture in it.....

  16. Anonymous1:14 AM

    Kimberley Thomas:
    My Mom, she just turned 72 and I would love to put her parents photo's in a locket for her as her dementia is increasing.

  17. This would be perfect for putting loved ones pictures in, a life long memory! Great idea. thanks!

  18. My daughter in-law. She is such a great mom and would love receiving such a beautiful locket.

  19. I would love the locket for myself. I guess I am special because I just love being a wife to my loving husband and Mom to my awesome beautiful girls.

  20. I would give it to my daughter so she can put her kids pictures in it

  21. I'd love it for myself, since my current locket that I wear every day is definitely on its last leg.