Get Choked Up: 10 Collar Necklaces Worthy of Happy Tears

November 23, 2011  |  
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Need a conversation-starter at the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table? Then look no further than the collar necklace!

The collar necklace, also known as the ‘choker necklace’, has come a long way since the late 80’s and early 90’s. We can rest assured because modern versions are oh-so-chic as they are molded out of metals, decked out in pearls, or covered in gems — sometimes all at once! Rock any of our trendy picks with a collared button-up or use them to jazz up a simple tee. Go on, and let your collar necklace pop!

Facet Beaded Collar Necklace by Freedom at Topshop  -$40

Whoever thought multi-color beads hanging from a black twisted cord could look so elegant? Not us. Yet, that’s exactly the vibe this collar necklace emits.

Pleated Leather Collar Necklace by ASOS  – $33

When it comes to accessories, this statement necklace proves that leather shouldn’t be limited to shoes and purses any longer. The pleated detailing and natural tan color work together to create a simple piece, despite it’s large size. This one goes with anything!


Chained Collar Necklace  by Nasty Gal – $20

Get fancy with this crystalized necklace! With all the sparkle of a jeweled royal family heirloom, drape this beauty around your neck and unleash your inner queen.



 Dagger Necklace by K. Amato – $88

This tribal-inspired piece would look gorgeous against bare skin. The gold metal spikes, natural wood and speckled stones combine to reveal a texture-heavy work of art. Dare to be fierce!

Jet Necklace by Simply Vera Vera Wang – $21

Purple reigns! Purple flowered gemstones and a silver chain mesh together to create of cluster of fabulousness. This jewel toned dazzler will really stand out this holiday season if you pair it with your favorite hot outfits.

Merante Collar Necklace by Aldo – $25

Clean lines and animal print, anyone? Snakeskin and gold modernize this art deco-influenced piece. Wearing this necklace will ensure that you won’t have to slither into the land of fashionistas… you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

Sienna Collar Necklace by Threadsence – $22

Naturalists unite!  Varying shades of wood create a natural contrast with the gold. The materials of this necklace blend seamlessly to create a unified piece.  This one is an easy pick to add to your collection.

Turquoise Spike Gold Collar Necklace by Quinta Del Sordo – $40

These spikes are done right! This edgy necklace created by Etsy shop owner, Kate Haberbusch, is easy on the eyes. Turquoise is a beautiful stone and in small slivers like this, adds just enough color to any outfit. Plus, the gold pearls and beads add pop! What more cam you ask for?!

Metal Choker by Natasha Couture – $48

“Excuse me, your highness!” Get used to hearing that phrase because this gold plated necklace reminds us of something that would be worn by an Egyptian princess. Its luxe appearance will surely capture the attention of whomever you’re around.

Bead Twist Necklace by Dorothy Perkins – $17

Raise you’re hand if you’re ready to combat the gray skies! Red and gold beads intertwine to create a pretty necklace that will battle dreary days. Toss this one on for an effortless look. Hello, chic and easy! Do you like any of these looks? Is the choker look for you? We think you’d look dazzling in it.

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