Since the 90’s fashion is back, there is no wonder how the choker is fastly becoming the ultimate statement jewelry piece of the season. We took a moment to
deeply analyze this item and decide if we are going to somehow adapt it to our closets and realized two fundamental facts. First, there is no way we are bringing back that plastic braided choker from our childhood. And second, before pop culture embraced that accessory it was Lady Diana who made the choker a signature piece of her style early in the 80’s. We decided to dig the archives and bring you some really interesting and inspiring facts about Princess Diana’s love for chokers.
Probably one of her most recognizable piece of jewelry ever was her beloved seven-strand diamond and sapphire pearl choker. The large sapphire with two rows of diamonds was originally a brooch that Diana received as a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth. The Princess wore it as a brooch on two occasions but ultimately had it altered to a choker. She famously wore it with a little black dress with a beautiful off the shoulder neckline and during a formal meeting with the Reagans early in the 80’s.
Another piece she wore a lot was the Delhi Durbar Emerald Choker. She was frequently spotted wearing the art deco diamond and emerald choker from the Delhi Durbar parure. Along with wearing this as a traditional choker necklace, Diana also famously used it as a headband. How cool this could possibly be?
Lady Diana was a declared fan of ribbon chokers and she also used to wear many of them as headbands.
Her collection would also include a few statement chokers like The Sultan of Oman Sapphire necklace and the Diamond Ribbed Collar necklace.
But nothing could beat her love for classic pearls.