What Exactly are Bejewelled Chokers, and How Can You Wear Them?


One-strand chokers or clingy gold chains are fine for daily wear, but when it comes to occasion wear, the younger crowd wants something a little more dramatic and Instagrammable. Enter: Bejewelled chokers. To put it simply, bejewelled chokers are just more ornate alternatives to a standard choker, as it is more elaborate, perhaps more heavily embellished, or tiered or maybe includes several different elements together. This also means there’s more room for creativity and that is the reason why some major jewellery houses like Cartier, Bulgari and Sabyasachi Mukherjee are leaning towards the runway-approved fashion trend. Here’s some bejewelled choker inspiration you can learn from.

The glimmer is blinding

This Elie Saab diamond choker has a serious rock and roll vibe, and yet has a classical finish. This 18K white gold choker features intricate mesh detailing and quirky accents. This is obviously a very trendy option. If you are looking for something more old school, or heavy-set, take a look at the exquisite chunky choker (below). It has a futuristic silhouette, and yet includes some retro details. It’s made of yellow gold and sapphires, which makes it the perfect summer jewellery. You can easily pair something like this with an A-line dress or a sharp jumpsuit.

Can we go all out?

When it comes to major soirees or bridal get-ups, we all want something show-stopping, that will make heads turn. Clingy bejewelled chokers are something that can really transform your traditional look too. The gorgeous Firebird choker from Messika is entirely made of hundreds of marquise-cut diamonds, with a statement 5 carat cushion-cut dangling pendant at the centre. Something like this can easily be a part of your elaborate traditional or fusion ensemble.

Dippy can school us



Deepika Padukone’s heritage Sabyasachi Mukherjee choker featuring oversized well-cut garnet centrepieces is an ideal example of a bejewelled choker. We love how Deepika pairs this exquisite and traditional piece with an understated pink saree. Deepika has always been a fan of statement bejewelled chokers, especially ethnic Rajasthani craftsmanship which lets her ditch any other accent statement accessories.

Sonam’s choker is on-point

Remember when Sonam Kapoor reigned the Cannes red carpet with a totally traditional kundan and polki choker with a sheer saree trouser? Most millennials overlook the potential of a fancy, ethnic fitted necklace made with precious gemstones, or even old heirloom jewels. Old school chokers are a great way to spruce up your minimal attire, and Sonam’s look is right on the mark.


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