Lock-Themed Jewels Are Clicking with Customers

Fastener fashion: Clipping onto charms or hanging on their own, these adornments combine function and flair.

April 3, 2023  |  Rachael Taylor

Tiffany & Co. enjoyed record sales in 2022, and one of its star performers was the Lock collection it launched that year. The Lock bracelets are sleek, minimalist gold designs that some have hailed as the brand’s answer to the Cartier Love bangle. Designed to suit all genders, these versatile stackers swivel open and lock in place — a pleasing function that does indeed recall the Love bangle, though Tiffany’s offering lets you easily unlock yourself.

Lock bracelet in 18-karat gold
and diamonds.

The lock motif is proving popular elsewhere in the industry, too. “It ties into people’s love of utilitarian design, being such a classic piece of hardware,” comments Eéra cofounder Romy Blanga, who says her customers often layer up the brand’s Lock designs. Eéra’s Chiara and Romy collections also tap into this trend, featuring snap-hook-inspired jewels with working hinges.

Diamond Lock
pendant in
18-karat gold.

Designer Marla Aaron’s precious carabiner-style Locks have a similar functionality, which makes them highly collectible; besides serving as standalone charms, they can link and extend chains or suspend smaller charms or Locks. Over the past decade, Aaron has experimented with this motif, creating 10,000 SKUs — and the style’s popularity only continues to grow.

A selection of carabiner-style Locks in 14-karat gold
with diamonds and colored gemstones.
Rainbow Fantaisie
padlock pendant in
18-karat gold with
rainbow sapphires.
Lock Stories – Love
necklace with 14-karat gold
combination-lock pendant.
Love Explosion
pendant in 14-karat
gold and diamonds.
PVD-coated silver
Cuban Sky chain with
carabiner clip closure
in 18-karat white gold
and diamonds.
Lucchetto padlock charm necklace
in 14-karat gold with turquoise
beads, pearls and diamonds.

This article is from the March-April 2023 issue of Rapaport Magazine. View other articles here.

Image: : Eéra lock pendant in 18-karat gold, and Key pendant with diamonds in 18-karat gold and enamel. (Eéra)


Lock-Themed Jewels Are Clicking with Customers

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