Choker necklaces have the sort of bizarre history you'd expect from a piece of jewelry with such an unsavory name. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the choker became popular in the 19th century , but it was around as early as Anne Boleyn's famous "B" necklace of the s. And speaking of beheading, women during the French Revolution would wear a red ribbon around their necks to symbolize solitary with those who'd been guillotined. Cute, right?
Sorry Internet, But Men Have Been Wearing Chokers For Decades | HuffPost Life
Sorry Internet, But Men Have Been Wearing Chokers For Decades
Here we take a look at everything you need to get started, from picking the right pendant and length of chain to how you can fit it effortlessly into your already assembled wardrobe. Ryan Gosling. The ancient Egyptians were proponents, studding their sheet gold neck wraps and strung beads with amulets and talismans to protect and bring luck to the wearer. Men of the Renaissance period were also fans with the extremely wealthy lavishing all manner of plaques, chains and pendants upon themselves as well as stupendous gem-laden creations that would stretch to their shoulders. This male love-in with the necklace died out in the s, but returned in the second half of the 20th century when chains once again went from pious symbols of religion to conspicuous signifiers of wealth. The first step to making like the Pharaohs and the catwalk waifs is to pick out your necklace — starting with the material of your chain and then the pendant to add the unique styling that has made them so popular. An oxidised sterling silver chain offers a more masculine and timeless vibe with the colour shade working best in winter months underneath tailoring and next to navy blues and grey.
Hidden Meaning of Wearing a Choker
The choker is a necklace that fits closely around your neck. Usually made from a black plastic. There was a time in the 19th century when the only people who would wear chokers were the rich and famous. Only Queens and people who were important enough to wear them were allowed. It wasn't until the s when the choker made a huge fashion statement, not only did celebrities wear them but so did teenagers around the world.
Some industry figures say Instagram has had a lot to do with the appeal. Instagram and Snapchat changed the game. In talking about her hottest new jewelry finds, the examples that Mimi Hoppen, the London-based director of jewelry, gave turned out to be all about rings. And Castro, an English engraver making rings. And the Tokyo jeweler Natural Instinct with their big, chunky silver carved bracelets and rings.