28 Oct 2016

Velvet has been creeping up on us for a while now as the new trend for AW 2016, however, in the last week, I feel I've seen it everywhere and everyone is talking about it. Jewellery lovers have adopted this trend with the resurgence of the classic velvet choker. It's a little bit nineties and classic for the season of Halloween if worn in black or a somewhat festive if worn in red.

I have also seen some stunning non-velvet chokers out in the shops and thought it was time to showcase the best of the best for those of you who want something, anything, but a velvet choker. I think many of these would like great with a modern blouse sitting under the collar. Alternatively, you could layer these neckalces with some longer jewellery.

Choker for the Modern Woman - Gabrilea Artigas Mini Tusk Choker - Jewellery Blog

I'm starting with my favourite piece in this edit. Not one for an understatement I would wear this necklace to work, on the weekends, and late at night. Its main appeal for me is that it's edgy but still very sophisticated meaning I can pair it with jeans and a top or a dress to an office. 

Choker for the Modern Woman - Mawi Bondage - Jewellery Blog

This bondage choker from Mawi comes with all the allure of the velvet choker but not to be worn by the faint of heart as this is one serious statement necklace. Wearing this with a simple bodycon dress on a night out is the way to go. 

Choker for the Modern Woman - Tada & Toy Basic Choker - Jewellery Blog

Tada and Toy have encapsulated all that the new choker is in this simple paired back piece for the modern woman who has opted for something sleeker and sophisticated. It's scandi minimalism, and delicate shape makes it perfect to wear with a blouse or shirt.

Very sleek and simple this cool bar necklace is modern and very understated. The thickness of the bar is what gives this choker a modern look. It's available in rose and gold.

So many people have said to me the velvet choker trend is too nineties or goth. They remember having one as a teenager, and the throwback is a bit too soon. This choker encompasses all the other jewellery trends at the moment. Dainty chains and pave set gemstones have been a staple part of our jewellery boxes for a few years. This piece could easily be worn again after the choker chain has been and gone as it's so simple and will sit on its own or next to all your other pieces. 

Worn by the likes of Sophie Turner and Rihanna this molten choker is a stand out piece. Chokers are traditionally very straight lined, with a stark contrast on your skin, while this still has a high impact statement the organic fluid look is unique and a fresh approach to the time-honoured classic choker.

This choker is a nod to all things deco and glam. A perfect piece to wear on a night out with a plunging neckline. I love how this choker mixes different types of chains and a thick band of metal.   

This choker neckalce is another one of my favourite pieces for similar reasons to the Gabriela Artigas Multi Mini Tusk Choker. It's a beautiful sculptural piece and very similar to a necklace that I have myself. This is entirely different from all the other choker pieces and what you imagine when you hear the words choker. I love the molten metal look and everything about this necklace. 

This twin pack of chokers is from River Island; it's super cute and playful. The chain bow is pretty and well structured reminding me of a pushy bow blouse.

This Zara necklace is the perfect piece of winter bling.  I think it would look great with a plain black roll neck t-shirt and hair up as it's super dramatic embellishment will do all the talking.
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Written by Odette Schofield

A passionate jewellery lover with a special interest in gemstones and three years of working with fashion and jewellery brands. Jewellery Curated showcases the best of jewellery trends and brands that you didn't know you loved.