Jewellery Stories
By Niki Bruce
9 Dec 2019

How to wear your grandmother’s choker necklace on your wedding day

Who says a choker necklace has to be reserved for light occasions and casual evenings only? You can rock a choker necklace with a dainty dress at a ball, even with your trousseau on your wedding day. All you need is to know how to wear it and you will be a star.

According to history, the first choker necklaces were worn during the French Revolution in 1798, but they have now become an international bridal jewellery trend, but what’s even better than a wedding choker necklace is an antique choker. If you are lucky enough to have inherited a choker necklace from your grandmother, then you already have the focal piece of your wedding jewellery. 

Here is some style advice on how to wear your grandmother’s choker necklace with your wedding dress. 

A Vintage Braided Choker Necklace

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Discover the traditionally inspired Choker Necklaces from our Heritage Temple collection of fine jewellery.

Choker necklaces of all styles are being designed and sold today, but in the time of our grandmothers, variety wasn’t exactly as profuse as today. Only a few styles prevailed, and of those, the braided choker necklace was a popular one. If your grandmother left you with a braided vintage choker necklace, then this is your chance to take the bridal choker trend one step further. A braided choker necklace is an elegant piece of jewellery, edgy but polished, flashy but demure and of course elegant. That means you can wear it on your wedding day, and keep it on until your honeymoon. 

Discover the traditionally inspired Choker Necklaces from our Heritage Temple collection of fine jewellery.

A Victorian Rose Choker Necklace

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See some of our Victorian-inspired choker necklaces from our Mughal Heritage collection of bespoke fine jewellery pieces.

When a choker necklace is antique and from the Victorian era, it is likely to bear the sophisticated details so prominent in the jewellery of that time. A Victorian rose choker necklace featuring an array of pearl beads strung to a delicate lacey choker is every bride’s dream. It goes beautifully with all kinds of bridal dresses, no matter the fabric or the neckline. Having a Victorian rose choker necklace in your collection is an advantage of sorts for a bride. Although the choker necklace won’t be the first thing everybody will see, it is something they will all notice the moment they get close. 

See some of our Victorian-inspired choker necklaces from our Mughal Heritage collection of bespoke fine jewellery pieces.

A Haute Couture Choker Necklace

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Our Wild Whimsy Onyx and Turquoise Choker Necklace has the styling of a haute couture piece of fine jewellery.

Lastly, if it’s a traditional fine jewellery choker necklace you have received from your grandmother, then your bridal look is going to be one of understated luxury. No matter your choice of bridal dress, it’s always nice to glam it up with some traditional embellishments, in this case, a heritage haute couture choker necklace. While haute couture brands are now launching their own collection of choker necklaces, to have one handy to accessorise your bridal costume with is the privilege of a few. With such a piece embracing your neck, any bride will look angelic. Traditional choker necklaces are often a glittery affair of dangling pearls and shimmering diamonds. Whichever is yours, you are sure to dazzle wearing it.

Our Wild Whimsy Onyx and Turquoise Choker Necklace has the styling of a haute couture piece of fine jewellery.

There is no better way to style your grandmother’s choker necklace than by wearing it just as it is. For your earrings, try something petite and matching. They don’t have to be vintage as long as they match with the necklace. With that, you are all set to light up the celebration with a bridal look that all brides-to-be will turn to for inspiration. 

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