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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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Natural Stone Choker Necklace, Sterling Clasp
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Natural Stone Choker Necklace, Sterling Clasp
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$208 Bids
Grazia Marica Signed BAROQUE Pearl Choker 14K Gold
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Grazia Marica Signed BAROQUE Pearl Choker 14K Gold
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $70
$408 Bids
BARRERA Freshwater Pearl and Rhinestone Choker
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
BARRERA Freshwater Pearl and Rhinestone Choker
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $100
$1258 Bids
SIGNED J COMES TC-38 STERLING ONYX NECKLACE 97GR
Oct 02, 10:00 AM EDT
SIGNED J COMES TC-38 STERLING ONYX NECKLACE 97GR
by Imperial Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1207 Bids
Handcrafted Large Pendant Choker Necklace, Jewelry
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Handcrafted Large Pendant Choker Necklace, Jewelry
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $100
$62 Bids
Gold Tone Curb Chain Choker Necklace, Jewelry
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Tone Curb Chain Choker Necklace, Jewelry
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $20- $40
$22 Bids
Gian Paolo Maria PARIS Fashion Choker, France
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Gian Paolo Maria PARIS Fashion Choker, France
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$102 Bids
TONI LAURA Vtg Silver & Gold Tone Choker NWT
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
TONI LAURA Vtg Silver & Gold Tone Choker NWT
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $30- $60
$11 Bid
SWATCH BIJOUX Vtg Silicon Choker Necklace
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
SWATCH BIJOUX Vtg Silicon Choker Necklace
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $30- $70
$11 Bid
Ted Baker London Acrylic Fashion Necklace
Oct 22, 2:00 PM EDT
Ted Baker London Acrylic Fashion Necklace
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $250
$1200 Bids
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
Sep 29, 10:00 PM EDT
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$4500 Bids
UNISEX CUBAN LINK CHAIN ICY STAINLESS HIP HOP FIGARUCCI CHOKER
Sep 27, 10:00 PM EDT
UNISEX CUBAN LINK CHAIN ICY STAINLESS HIP HOP FIGARUCCI CHOKER
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$4500 Bids
LAPIS LAZULI FLOWER CHOKER NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 23, 1:00 PM CST
LAPIS LAZULI FLOWER CHOKER NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
Vintage 1980's Metal Necklace
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage 1980's Metal Necklace
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $50- $100
$400 Bids
UNISEX CUBAN LINK CHAIN ICY STAINLESS HIP HOP FIGARUCCI CHOKER
Oct 06, 10:00 PM EDT
UNISEX CUBAN LINK CHAIN ICY STAINLESS HIP HOP FIGARUCCI CHOKER
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$4500 Bids
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Halsreif mit Brillanten
Oct 01, 11:00 AM CEST
Halsreif mit Brillanten
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€3,0000 Bids
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Halsreif mit Brillanten zus. ca. 2,2 ct,
Oct 01, 11:00 AM CEST
Halsreif mit Brillanten zus. ca. 2,2 ct,
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€9500 Bids
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
Sep 28, 10:00 PM EDT
Unisex Cuban Link Chain ICY Stainless Hip Hop Figarucci Choker
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $900
$4500 Bids
Gold choker with garnet
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Gold choker with garnet
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€4000 Bids
Silver choker with knot
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Silver choker with knot
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids
Gold choker with diamond and ruby
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Gold choker with diamond and ruby
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€1,2000 Bids
gold choker
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
gold choker
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€3,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Choker Necklaces


Twents Veilinghuis

Twents Veilinghuis

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Ripley Auctions

Ripley Auctions