Lovers all over the world celebrate their love for one another with love heart locks. They usually attach their engraved love lock to a bridge and then throw the key into the river to seal their eternal love. The engraving and also often the shape of the lock (e.g. a heart) allow the couple to recognise their lock when they revisit the place time and again over the years. It is a visible sign of their love.
In Hungary, the tradition has been going since the 1980s. It became popular after Federico Moccia published his book "I want you" in 2006. He described how two lovers declare their love for each other with a padlock on Ponte Milvio in Rome and throw the key into the Tiber. In 2008, the first padlocks with individual engravings appeared on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, and many more followed. Most cities allow this romantic tradition. However, padlocks have also had to be removed from bridges because they threatened the stability of the structure. Now that this tradition has become so popular, most local authorities are looking for creative alternatives. For example, the large number of love locks on Heringsdorf pier on the island of Usedom had to be removed due to damage to the railings. To solve the problem, a glass cylinder with these locks inside was installed in the middle of the pier. Couples on Usedom can continue to display their love by attaching their padlocks to the metal bars around the glass cylinder!
Other couples also keep the padlocks as a lucky charm and a sign of their love and give the key to their partner as a symbolic key to their heart!
Whether couples hang the love lock on a bridge together or keep it as a symbol of their love, every lock is a unique gift whether it’s for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, Mother's Day, for freshly lovestruck couples, married couples, the list goes on! With a love lock, locksmiths and other suppliers are selling far more than a simple padlock. They are selling emotions! By engraving the padlock, they provide the finishing touch and turn the love lock into an unforgettable personalised gift.
Not every padlock is suitable for engraving and can be used as a love lock. BASI has several love locks in its collection. Thanks to our wide range, every couple is sure to find the right love lock for them. With the love heart lock, even the head of the key comes in the shape of the heart – we supply love heart locks in silver, gold, rose and red. Our classic VHS 619 padlock is also suitable for personal engraving. It is available in blue, yellow, green, purple, red and black.
Create some examples with engravings and display them clearly in the shop. See for yourself: the love locks will become impulse buys and you can personalise them in just a few minutes.
On the sample locks, you can engrave the names of a couple and a date, for example:
Lara & Antonio
The phrase "I love you" in different languages is also popular. Some examples:
French: Je t’aime
Italian: Ti amo
Turkish: Seni seviyorum
Dutch: Ik hou van jou
Danish: Jeg elsker dig
Polish: Kocham cię
Love is in season all year round! Our tip: have a stock of various inexpensive love locks from BASI ready. Then you’re sure to have something for everyone! And if Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or the wedding season is just around the corner, you will be perfectly prepared with us. If you order by 2 p.m., we will deliver within Germany the next working day!