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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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STERLING AND TURQUOISE CHOKER NECKLACE
Sep 25, 5:00 PM EDT
STERLING AND TURQUOISE CHOKER NECKLACE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$37512 Bids
JIMMY LARRY 6 MEDALLION CHOKER W/ KINGMAN NUGGETS
Sep 25, 5:00 PM EDT
JIMMY LARRY 6 MEDALLION CHOKER W/ KINGMAN NUGGETS
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $525- $625
$3509 Bids
Choker Sterling & Turquoise 63g Signed DR 10” Inside Diameter63.7g
Sep 26, 6:00 PM CDT
Choker Sterling & Turquoise 63g Signed DR 10” Inside Diameter63.7g
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$707 Bids
MARGOT DE TAXCO STERLING HINGED COLLAR NECKLACE
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
MARGOT DE TAXCO STERLING HINGED COLLAR NECKLACE
by Imperial Auction
Est: $500- $700
$1006 Bids
Dyadema Gold Plate Bronze Choker Necklace, Italy
Oct 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Dyadema Gold Plate Bronze Choker Necklace, Italy
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $80
$55 Bids
Turquoise Chocker Necklace
Sep 26, 6:00 PM CDT
Turquoise Chocker Necklace
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$165 Bids
STERLING LEAF CHOKER
Sep 25, 5:00 PM EDT
STERLING LEAF CHOKER
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $420- $520
$2255 Bids
Very Fine 14K Gold UA Designer Omega Choker Necklace
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Very Fine 14K Gold UA Designer Omega Choker Necklace
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $10,000
$264 Bids
2 LADIES 14K YG CHOKERS
Sep 29, 4:00 PM EDT
2 LADIES 14K YG CHOKERS
by Diefenderfer Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$454 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD WIRE CHOKER NECKLACE Interior circumference: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.)
Oct 05, 10:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD WIRE CHOKER NECKLACE Interior circumference: 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.)
by Potomack Company
Est: $400- $600
$4754 Bids
13” Turquoise Chocker Necklace Vintage
Sep 26, 6:00 PM CDT
13” Turquoise Chocker Necklace Vintage
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
2 Old Pawn Turquoise and Shell Choker Necklace
Oct 21, 9:30 AM EDT
2 Old Pawn Turquoise and Shell Choker Necklace
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
STERLING SILVER AND CRYSTAL CHOKER
Sep 25, 5:00 PM EDT
STERLING SILVER AND CRYSTAL CHOKER
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$201 Bid
VINTAGE STERLING CHOKER
Sep 25, 5:00 PM EDT
VINTAGE STERLING CHOKER
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $250- $350
$501 Bid
PLAYFUL STERLING CHOCKER NECKLACE
Sep 25, 5:00 PM EDT
PLAYFUL STERLING CHOCKER NECKLACE
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $50- $150
$501 Bid
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Trifari Gold and Turquoise Tone Choker Necklace
Oct 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Trifari Gold and Turquoise Tone Choker Necklace
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$101 Bid
LAPIS LAZULI FLOWER CHOKER NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 08, 1:00 PM CST
LAPIS LAZULI FLOWER CHOKER NECKLACE ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
20" Solid 925 Silver & Diamond Tennis Chain Choker 8mm Width
Oct 10, 9:00 PM EDT
20" Solid 925 Silver & Diamond Tennis Chain Choker 8mm Width
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $450- $650
$2900 Bids
18K Yellow gold choker set with approx. 0.12 ct diamond.
Oct 11, 10:00 AM CEST
18K Yellow gold choker set with approx. 0.12 ct diamond.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €1,500- €1,800
€1,2500 Bids
TORQUE NECKLACE IN YELLOW GOLD AND PLATINUM WITH DIAMONDS ANTIQUE CUT
Oct 05, 5:00 PM CEST
TORQUE NECKLACE IN YELLOW GOLD AND PLATINUM WITH DIAMONDS ANTIQUE CUT
by Ansorena
Est: €27,000- €36,000
€18,0000 Bids
Flexibler Gelbgold 585 Halsreif, 18,8g, L. 39,7cm, ausgetragen
Sep 29, 10:00 AM CEST
Flexibler Gelbgold 585 Halsreif, 18,8g, L. 39,7cm, ausgetragen
by Kendzia
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
20" Solid 925 Silver & Diamond Tennis Chain Choker 8mm Width
Oct 04, 9:00 PM EDT
20" Solid 925 Silver & Diamond Tennis Chain Choker 8mm Width
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
14k Michael Dawkins Gold Choker Chain Necklace
Sep 26, 12:00 PM EDT
14k Michael Dawkins Gold Choker Chain Necklace
by Intervendue
Est: $5,500- $7,500
$1,0000 Bids

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