Trends from the 90's are back – and that includes the revival of the choker! Chokers are a type of necklace that actually date back to the late 1800s. Fun fact: These pieces of jewelry were typically only worn by upper class women and were used to represent protection and power. Chokers became extremely popular in the 90s, but fell out of style in the following years. However, chokers have made a comeback in recent fashion trends!
What kind of choker styles are there?
Chokers come in a variety of different styles. Instead of dangling, chokers typically surround and encompass the skin. Some chokers are as simple as solid colored bands, while others are adorned with jewelry. Some chokers are minimal, while others are extravagant. Chokers can be used to dress up or dress down – it all depends on personal preference.
PURPOSE Jewelry Chokers
We are so excited to have four fun chokers: the Coastal Choker in turquoise and black, the Trust Necklace, and our new XOXO Choker. All PURPOSE jewelry is handmade by survivors of human trafficking. Each piece is created to empower women and support their journey to freedom.
The Coastal choker is a simple choker adorned with circular turquoise or black beads. Each individual bead is hand strung and carefully constructed to make this complete choker. The Coastal choker combines colored beads with a golden chain and features a smooth 1” metal bar pendant. It also features a 6 ½” drop and has a 3” extender (for adjustments).
This choker makes a great accent piece and works with all different types of outfits – from simple to dressy. It can be worn with jeans and a simple t-shirt for the day and can be paired with a dress for a night out. At $32, this necklace is a steal! This choker also pairs well with a longer brass necklace such as the Chevron Necklace and any of our brass earrings. We love the look of the coastal choker and Horizon Earrings! Together, these pieces perfectly complement each other for a polished, minimal look.
At $32, these necklaces are part of our One Day of Hope Collection. It costs just $32 to provide a day of hope for a women in one of our Sanctuaries around the world.