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The best choker necklaces come in all shapes, sizes, and components. This closely fitting neck adornment has taken on many shapes over the years, from wrapped ribbons of the French Revolution era to bold beads of the Jazz Age and even the ’90s mall-favorite plastic tattoos and ’00s diamond tennis necklaces. One thing is for certain, chokers are a permanent fashion fixture and won’t be going away trend-wise anytime soon.

Today, the choker is a closet classic, always offered in many jewelry brands’ permanent collections. Jennifer Fisher’s oversized gold chain link necklace and Alexis Bittar’s heavy metal collar shapes have become synonymous with the brand’s evergreen offerings. Candy raver-inspired chokers have also seen a revival, perhaps inspired by Roxanne Assouline’s rainbow-colored beaded baubles, and the rise of beachy mix and match jewelry has been trending for a few seasons, like those from Éliou and SVNR Shop, all available in choker proportions.

Even runway designers are leaning heavily into the necklace shape for Pre Fall 2022. Saint Laurent featured a skinny black ribbon-like version, complete with a diamante square buckle, in their lookbook, while Valentino showed oversized cage chain styles alongside many of their looks. Chanel took things up a notch, showing numerous styles varying in composition, from tight leather collars to hanging pendants, on many of the catwalk models. Whatever your personal taste, there are options galore, proving you will want to add a few of these pieces into your own bijoux box stat.

Keep scrolling to shop 25 best choker necklaces to layer into your personal jewelry rotation.

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