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A Peek Inside Judy Murray's Memory Keeper Locket

By Gillian Crawford 2 July 2018 No comments

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Judy Murray, the tennis coach and Strictly Come Dancing star has been a great supporter and encourager of Lily Blanche over the years, so when we heard that she had lost her treasured Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket, we were determined to get a replacement to her. This unique locket opens up to reveal six secret photographs and is our bestseller. It comes in silver, gold, rose gold and white gold vermeil. Judy had bought the Memory Keeper in sterling silver some years ago - she was one of our first customers - and had worn it to all her sons' Andy and Jamie’s big tennis matches. We were thrilled when she tweeted to let us know how much she loved it. "It's my absolute fave piece of jewellery," she wrote.

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So when a friend told us she was seeing Judy at a conference and offered to bring her a replacement locket we were delighted. A few days later we got an email from Judy telling us how pleased she was to be reunited with her Memory Keeper Locket.

What Judy didn’t initially realise was that, using our new photo insertion service, we had filled her locket with Andy and Jamie’s finest moments and, of course, Anton du Beke and Strictly Come Dancing were in there too.

Inside Judy Murray's Memory Keeper Locket

When Judy opened the locket and discovered the photos she was thrilled. “OMG I love it,” she emailed. “That is amazing”. Then it was our turn to be surprised and delighted. “Would you like to come up and have afternoon tea at Cromlix House Hotel?” she asked. Cromlix is the hotel Andy bought near the family's home town of Dunblane and it is just a 20 minute drive from the Lily Blanche studio.

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We had a wonderful afternoon, sipping Pimms,eating the most delicious Wimbledon themed tea and meeting some of Andy and Jamie’s biggest fans. (The tennis ball lollipop cake below is called a Murray Mound) We were delighted when Judy showed everyone the pictures inside her locket.

Wimbledon themed Afternoon Tea at Cromlix House Hotel

Judy likes the brand so much she also bought the Lily Blanche Birkin Handbag Locket which she is wearing on the cover of her autobiography.

Lily Blanche Birkin Handbag Locket

Judy told us that she always sits alone at Wimbledon so that she isn’t distracted and doesn’t hear other people passing judgement on her boys. The one silver lining to Andy’s injury has been the fact that he has been able to spend so much time with his family, wife Kim, daughter Sophia and baby Edie. We even came away with a copy of Andy's granny's (Shirley Erskine's) famous shortbread.

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The Story Of The Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Locket

By lilyblanche 19 March 2018 2 comments

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DO YOU REMEMBER the first piece of jewellery which really meant something to you? The piece you knew you would always treasure and eventually pass on to somone you love?

This is the feeling I wanted to recreate with the Memory Keeper Locket. Family is everything to me and I wanted to create a locket with heirloom quality which was a precious symbol of life, love and continuity.

Memory Keeper Lockets

"We Want Our Lockets To Surprise And Delight"

We know that what makes your locket really precious is not the materials it is made from but the photographs inside it. Jewellery which is treasured are the pieces that mark important moments on life's journey - a special birthday, a new baby, a wedding, the passing of a loved one.

Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Lockets

At the heart of the Memory Keeper Locket is the idea of keeping loved ones close and of treasuring precious memories. In a fast-paced culture, we don't always take time to cherish these moments. I also wanted the Memory Keeper Locket to be something that is passed on through the generations. Quality and craftsmanship are important to us. We were delighted when the Memory Keeper Locket was selected for the shops at Kensington Palace and the Tower of London ahead of the Royal Wedding.

"Jewellery Connects Us With The Past In An Intimate Way"

Lily Blanche Memory Keeper Lockets are made in small batches and take just over three months to complete. The Lockets are made of sterling silver and the gold versions feature 18 carat gold in a traditional technique known as vermeil. You can read more about this on our website.

Each Memory Keeper Locket uses seven times as much precious metal as it takes to make a £300 Tiffany Atlas pendant. After the Memory Keeper Lockets are given a final polish, they are sent to the Edinburgh Assay Office for hallmarking, which guarantees the quality and authenticity of the piece. This Locket is often bought to mark a special occasion – a birthday, anniversary, wedding or the arrival of a new member of the family. It also makes a lovely gift from a bride to a mother of the bride.

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" Judy Tweeted That The Memory Keeper Locket Was Her Favourite Piece"

We were delighted when Judy Murray, the tennis coach and Strictly star, bought the Memory Keeper Locket and wore it to Wimbledon to watch her sons Andy & Jamie become champions. We were even more thrilled when Judy tweeted that the Memory Keeper Locket was her favourite piece of jewellery and wore it on the finale of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. It was just as thrilling to see the actress Hermione Norris wear the Memory Keeper Locket in the series Cold Feet.

Judy Murray wears Lily Blanche Memory Keeper

However, every customer is special to us. Our Memory Keeper Lockets are our bestsellers and we often get to hear amazing stories. Some are heart-breaking; others are joyful but all are really personal and precious.

Our jewellery is not for everyone. We are not interested in mass-producing these lockets. We want them to remain special and we want people to feel special when they wear a Lily Blanche piece. The lockets are priced according to precious metal. Sterling silver is £250. Gold is £300 and rose gold or white gold is £325

You can see what our customers are saying about the Memory Keeper below and you can read over 200 five star reviews on Trustpilot and on our Facebook page where we would love to connect with you. Please take a moment to discover the collection by clicking the link below which will give details and prices for the Memory Keeper Lockets.


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Gillian Crawford, Founder and Creative Director at Lily Blanche

“Fabulous lady, fabulous jewels” Judy Murray tennis coach and Strictly Come Dancing star.

“I absolutely love it as do my family and friends. I’ve been singing your praises to anyone who will listen” Diane C.Our customer Diane's Memory Keeper.

Love, love, love mine. It’s probably the best necklace I have,” Carole S.

“Excellent customer service, absolutely amazing delivery of a very special piece of jewellery and fantastic after care. Would definitely purchase again from Lily Blanche,”Emma L.

“I have the silver one for my birthday and absolutely love, love, love it,” Stephanie L.

“Amazing service and beautifully wrapped and packed. A joyful gift,” Lesley McP.

“I have bought for my 2 daughters and myself. Love them,” Pauline S.

Actress Hermione Norris wears the Lily Blanche gold Memory Keeper Locket in the TV series Cold FeetOur Photo insertion service is now up and running. You can order pictures at the same time as you order your locket or choose the "fill my locket" option to order them seperately.

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