Our newest necklace length and one that is quickly becoming a best seller, we predict the choker necklace is set to become a modern classic. Ultimately it's incredible versatility, being both extremely layerable and easy to wear with different necklines, that is making it so appealing. What you might not know is this length has an established 500 year history, making it a true jewellery classic and one that makes a strong statement.
Wether you wore it first in the 1970's, in the early 1990s or this is your first time wearing the length it has a remarkable history dating back to the courts of King Henry, with evidence of Anne Boleyn portrayed with a choker style necklace with her family initial on it. Worn also in the late 1700's by the French Revolutionists as a red ribbon to pay tribute to those who fell by the way of the Guillotine it became extremely popular again during the Victorian era when the suffragette movement started to gain momentum.
Many of the classic Masters Manet; Vermeer; Renoir, have painted their subjects wearing this neck hugging length be it ribbon or jewel. Often associated with racier women in history it was seen a statement of confidence to draw such attention to ones face and accentuate the femininity of the neck. Popular again in the daring 1920's and in the freedom years of the 1970's, there is little wonder the choker is popular again with the recent progress and positivity of the women's movement.
The length itself is very flattering, whilst some women aren't happy wearing longer necklaces drawing attention to their cleavage, the choker allows the wearer to draw the eye to the neck and face. As an additional length to a layered look it works beautifully allowing plenty of scope for the wearer to add different lengths and styles.
The history of jewellery is always fascinating and wether you wear it as a statement of confidence, because its a great piece to layer or it just particularly suits you, it's one length whilst certainly very fashionable now looks like it's becoming a new classic.