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A modern approach to the era-spanning idea of a keepsake locket

Loquet Stories
Sheherezade Goldsmith & Laura Bailey
in the Loquet Studio

What is a Loquet?

A personal talisman,
A joyful secret,
A bottled feeling,
A miniature memoir,
A moment suspended,
A memory cherished,
A milestone marked.

A modern approach to the era-spanning idea of a keepsake locket, Loquet is a London-based, fine jewellery concept, founded by Sheherazade Goldsmith and Laura Bailey.

Each Loquet tells a story. The clear sapphire crystal face, encased in solid gold, is designed to open and be personalised with collectable handmade charms and birthstones. From a lucky horseshoe, a gold initial, a June pearl or a diamond-studded shooting star, every Loquet is a bespoke gift, a precious memento, a love letter coded in charms.

In addition to necklace lockets, Loquet has introduced ring, bracelet and earring collections that evoke the playful spirit of the brand. Loquet also offers a truly custom service in the Bespoke Room, allowing you the opportunity to create entirely unique pieces. Ever-changing or never-changing, you can collect and add charms to your Loquet as you celebrate new personal life milestones.

Today, Loquet is sold worldwide by some of the very finest international jewellery specialists, including Selfridges London, Net-a-Porter, Broken English New York and Los Angeles, White Bird Paris, Lane Crawford Hong Kong and Goop USA.

2013

Sheherazade and Laura Launch Loquet, working very closely with jeweller Michael Ventura.
2013
Adwoa Aboah shot by Nick Haddow for the first Loquet campaign

2014

Loquet launch charm earrings.
2013
Lily Newmark shot by Nick Haddow for the 2014 campaign.

2016

Loquet opens its first brick and mortar store in the form of a pop-up shop in the heart of London’s Belgravia.
2013

2017

Loquet launch Talisman bracelets and charms.
2013
Amber Anderson shot by Jesse Jenkins for the 2017 campaign.

2017

Loquet collaborates with NY restaurant Dimes creating a collection of playful enamel charms
2013

2018

Loquet is stocked in over 100 stores worldwide including Selfridges & Co
2013

Our Story

It Began as a conversation between friends

Loquet Stories

I’d been given a perspex pendant from my son and wore it all the time. It had some tiny dried flowers enclosed inside and, enamoured with it, I started wondering at its possibilities. Soon after, at Laura’s house, chatting about favourite vintage pieces, memories became conversations, that turned into planning, followed by a course in jewellery design at the Central Saint Martins. With no experience in production I enlisted the advice of my uncle, a jeweller himself, who I’d often assisted as a teenager in Grays Antiques Market in London, and together we took a trip across the world to see if the locket we dreamt up could be achieved.

Much time, persistence, sampling and responsible-sourcing followed

—securing the ethical origins of all elements of each Loquet was paramount to our process. Finally, the first Loquet was born—elegant, fine and yet resilient. Its innovative side opening became a cue for the name: meaning a simple door fastening in French.

Loquet started as a conversation and continues as such. It's a cross-generational creative collaboration between friends and lovers, artists and children. Each Loquet is one-of-a-kind, like all the best love stories. A piece to last forever, and be handed on.

I wear my loquet everyday, it has my children’s birthstones, a rainbow to make me smile and a tiny piece of quartz I found at the top of a mountain in Alaska. I’m never without it as it makes me feel close to the people I love and those memories that make me smile.

Loquet Stories

“Every single charm is inspired by our experience or our travels. It's something we've seen or stumbled upon”

Sheherezade Goldsmith
Loquet Stories

“The locket I return to , although I love to try new styles, and mix and layer my jewellery, is my first; a medium yellow gold heart, with my kids’ initials and birthstones, and a moon and shooting star. For me, it symbolises love and family, and stories to cherish.. Sometimes I hang a small round locket with just a single ruby on the same chain. My locket is always unique to me, and will evolve with time, and adventures.”

Laura Bailey

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