Choker Necklaces

Designed to closely hug one’s neck, choker necklaces offer a showcase of shimmer for even the highest of necklines. Finding their origins in the ancient world, choker necklaces have experienced surges in popularity over the course of history that have guaranteed their presence in the pantheon of “must-have” jewelry pieces.

Choker necklaces adorned wearers throughout the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean as well as those of Native America, but the varied implications of chokers accelerated in the more recent 18th and 19th centuries. In the days leading up to the French Revolution of 1789, for example, choker necklaces took on a political reference, as those who wore red ribbons around their neck did so as a commemoration of those rebels who lost their life to the French guillotine.

By the following century, the choker had become a true fashion staple, with everyone from royals to regular ladies wearing different versions of the style.


Quick Facts

  • Famed French Impressionist Edgar Degas often depicted his famous ballerinas as wearing chokers, a common accessory for dancers in the late 19th century
  • Alexandra of Denmark, 19th-century Princess of Wales, was self conscious in her early adult years about a small scar on her neck. She took to wearing chokers frequently to hide it, and though chosen for practicality, her accessory became instantly fashionable
  • The “collier du chien,” or dog collar, was introduced in the late 19th century and could be designed to custom fit one’s neck. These dog collars experienced a resurgence in popularity in the mid-20th century and are still produced by high-end brands like Hermès today

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14k Yellow Gold Brushed Choker Necklace
Oct 17, 10:00 AM CDT
14k Yellow Gold Brushed Choker Necklace
by Leonard Auction
Est: $700- $800
$5003 Bids
Vintage Modernist Sterling Silver Choker Necklace
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Modernist Sterling Silver Choker Necklace
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$162 Bids
Goldtone Choker Pendant Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Goldtone Choker Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
CHRISTIAN LACROIX FRANCE CHOKER NECKLACE.
Oct 27, 6:00 PM IDT
CHRISTIAN LACROIX FRANCE CHOKER NECKLACE.
by Pasarel
Est: $500- $1,000
$1001 Bid
HAMMERED SILVER 200+ CARATS AMETHYST 10MM BEAD NECKLACE
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
HAMMERED SILVER 200+ CARATS AMETHYST 10MM BEAD NECKLACE
by Kotler Galleries & Auctioneers
Est: $765- $1,000
$6000 Bids
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$4500 Bids
Finola & Milor Vintage Designer Silver Necklaces
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Finola & Milor Vintage Designer Silver Necklaces
by Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids
Milor Designer Sterling Silver Choker Necklaces
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Milor Designer Sterling Silver Choker Necklaces
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
Gold-Tone Flex Choker / Necklace C. 1940.
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold-Tone Flex Choker / Necklace C. 1940.
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
Italian Silver Vermeil & Hematite Pendant Choker
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Italian Silver Vermeil & Hematite Pendant Choker
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
An antique amethyst and eighteen karat gold suite
Oct 28, 12:00 PM EDT
An antique amethyst and eighteen karat gold suite
by Freeman's
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,6000 Bids
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
Oct 20, 6:00 PM EDT
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$4500 Bids
STERLING MEXICO CHOKER STYLE NECKLACE
Oct 24, 2:00 PM EDT
STERLING MEXICO CHOKER STYLE NECKLACE
by Lakelands Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$150 Bids
Platinum Aqua Chocker
Oct 26, 2:00 PM EDT
Platinum Aqua Chocker
by Intervendue
Est: $4,000- $8,000
$6000 Bids
Howlite Flower Choker Necklace
Oct 18, 8:00 PM CDT
Howlite Flower Choker Necklace
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $100- $180
$50 Bids
A Snapper Choker
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Snapper Choker
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
FANI GIOIELLI …
Oct 28, 5:00 PM CEST
FANI GIOIELLI …
by Subastas Segre
Est: €2,400- €3,600
€2,4000 Bids
14ct gold pearl choker, 4.6 grams
Oct 17, 12:00 PM AEST
14ct gold pearl choker, 4.6 grams
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD180- AUD280
AUD1800 Bids

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