Viktoriya Sus

·Smith College, BA in History and Economics

·Parsons School of Design - The New School, Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising

·Assistant Buyer for a high-end jewelry retailer (2008-2012)

·Sales Manager for a luxury jewelry brand (2012-2014)

·VP of Sales and Buyer for various companies in the jewelry industry, specializing in precious jewelry (2015 - present)

·Regular Contributor, White Victoria Fashion and Lifestyle Blog (2019-present)

·Excellent communication and writing abilities, with a keen eye for fashion and lifestyle trends

We all know the '90s as a decade full of fashion, from grunge to pop culture. However, one style that has made a strong comeback in recent years is the pearl choker necklace. 

The choker was popularized in the early '90s and has since returned strongly. This timeless and elegant style is perfect for any occasion, from a night out to a special event.

As a fashion stylist, I'm often asked why this particular style has made such a strong comeback. The answer is simple: it's both classy and timeless, making it perfect for any season. 

Still don't believe me? Read on to learn more about why you should invest in a pearl choker necklace.

What Is a Pearl Choker Necklace?

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A pearl choker necklace is a type of jewelry that typically consists of multiple strands of pearls strung together with a clasp. It can be made of any pearl, from fresh to saltwater. Timeless yet trendsetting, classic but modern – with an ageless sophistication that never goes out of style.

The pearl choker necklace is quite popular due to its versatility. It can be worn casually with a t-shirt and jeans or dressed in an evening gown. Either way, you are sure to look your best.

Besides, its unique design adds a feminine touch to any outfit, making it the perfect accessory for any woman. Many celebrities such as Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, and Kim Kardashian have been seen wearing pearl choker necklaces on the red carpet, further solidifying its status as a must-have fashion item.

What Are the Common Characteristics of Pearl Choker Necklace?

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Pearl choker necklaces are typically made with multiple strands of pearls. These pearls' number, size, and shape vary, giving them a distinctive and unique look. Here are some of the common characteristics of a pearl choker necklace:


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Pearl choker necklace differentiates from other pearl necklaces by their length. Unlike a traditional necklace, which usually hangs around the neckline, a pearl chocker is designed to fit snuggly near the base of the neck. The common length for a pearl choker necklace is about 12-14 inches.

Size of Pearls

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Besides, the size of the pearl usually used in pearl choker necklaces is also different. They are usually quite small and range from 1mm to 7mm. This small size makes the necklace lightweight and comfortable to wear, even for long periods.

Matching Clothes

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The beauty of a pearl choker necklace is that it matches almost any type of clothing. It can be worn as an accessory to dress up an evening gown or even paired with casual clothing to add a bit of sophistication. The possibilities are endless!


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The color of pearls used in a pearl choker necklace can also vary. From creamy white to pink and even black, there is something for everyone.

Overall, pearl choker necklaces are a great way to embrace the '90s trend in your wardrobe. They are stylish, timeless, and lightweight, making them the perfect accessory for any occasion.

What Kinds of Pearl Choker Necklaces Are Available?

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Hundreds of different styles of pearl choker necklaces are available on the market. From delicate single-strand designs to more elaborate multiple-strand pieces, there is something for everyone.

From '90s-style chokers with dangling charms to modern minimalist designs, there is a pearl choker necklace to suit any taste.

Here are some common kinds:

'90s Style Choker

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Elevate your style with a '90s-inspired pearl choker necklace, which can be tailored to any look. Such a necklace differentiates itself from the classic pearl choker necklaces by featuring dangling charms and unique clasps, giving it a more vintage vibe. 

Whether you opt for something dainty and delicate or are in the mood for an edgier chunkier piece - perfect for those special occasions – this timeless accessory is sure to bring some vintage vibes back into your wardrobe.

For example, this COMPLETED WORKS Pearl, crystal & 14kt gold-vermeil choker necklace is an excellent example of a modern take on the classic '90s style.

If you want something more unique and versatile, opt for this PAMELA LOVE Althea Necklace choker in sterling silver with baroque pearls.

Classic Chokers

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The classic choker necklace is the most common type of pearl choker necklace. Typically, it features an array of pearls clustered together, with a clasp at the back. These classic designs are perfect for any special occasion and can be dressed up or down depending on the look you are going for.

For example, this SOPHIE BUHAI Sterling silver necklace with freshwater pearls and faux pearls is a beautiful classic option!

If you want something more sophisticated, this Vintage Pearl Bridal Choker Vintage Pearls 3 Strand Pearls is a perfect choice.

Creative Chokers

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Looking for something bold and daring? Why not opt to make a statement with an eye-catching necklace? Such chokers are perfect for those who want to stand out.

Forget the conventional pearl strand; these artful necklaces are sure to add a pop of color and unexpected design element that will look amazing on you!

For example, this éliou Lottie Necklace features a striking combination of freshwater pearls and cat-eye glass crystals. Or take a look at this Handmade Rainbow Evil Eye Pearl Clavicle Chain Creative Ethnic Style Choker to add a touch of creativity to your look.

Adorned with hot pink freshwater pearls, beads, silver-tone accents, and plush velvet stripes - the Bellus Domina Pink Flower Necklace is a luxury piece symbolizing purity, harmony, humility, and love. The magical hue of pink imparts feelings of tenderness and romance, while the playful design creates an aura of joy.

Multistrand Chokers

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Want to add some extra sparkle to your pearl choker necklace? Get creative and choose a multistrand design. Multistrand chockers differentiate themselves from other types of chokers thanks to their multiple strands of pearls. They are usually much longer and rest at the collarbone or chest area. 

Whether you opt for two or three strands, this timeless accessory is perfect for adding something special when dressing up for an evening out.

For example, this OSCAR DE LA RENTA Pearly Magnetic Necklace is an excellent choice for an extra unique look. 

Or add some statement style with this Marina J Multi-Strand Woven Pearl Choker with Rhodium Plated Silver Clasp, featuring five strands of cultured pearls.

Pearl Chokers with Pendant

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If you want to make a bold statement, why not add a pendant to your pearl choker necklace? It is the perfect way to personalize your look and add a unique touch. 

The characteristic of such chokers is that the pendant adds color and glamour to your already stunning pearl necklace. It can also be a focal point of the entire look, drawing all eyes to its beauty.

For example, this Smilla Brav The Gold Teddy Bear Pearl Necklace features a cute teddy bear pendant that adds a playful and fun element to your look. This exquisite piece is composed of luscious freshwater pearls and eco-friendly recycled brass.

Besides, you can opt for this Pearl Toggle Choker by Essentials Jewels. This classic toggle pendant choker will make you feel like a true glam queen. Its regal gold vermeil finish gives it extra luxury, while the delicate freshwater pearl adornments add to its luxe motif. This vintage-inspired piece will turn heads - wear it confidently and rock your royal look!

How to Wear Pearl Choker Necklaces?

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From classic, modern, and bohemian to preppy or business-chic looks, pearls always lend a touch of elegance and style. However, even the most devoted jewelry lovers will agree that these gems from the sea are far more than merely timeless classics.

Want to know how to wear pearl choker necklaces? Here are five tips:

With a White T-Shirt and Blue Jeans

For modern women constantly on the move, there is no better choice than an urban uniform comprising jeans, a t-shirt, and a stylish casual jacket for optimal comfort and versatility. To add a touch of class, layer your ensemble with pearls. The pearl choker is the perfect accessory to tie it all together.

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Match this Vedern Pearl Choker Necklace with a white t-shirt and blue jeans for an effortlessly chic look.

With a Simple Day Dress

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Pearls add a touch of elegance to even the simplest day dress. So throw on your favorite dress of any color, and add a classic pearl choker necklace from Lily & Roo to add a bit of sparkle.

You can easily match it with a pair of ballet flats for an effortless yet stylish look. If you want to look more stylish, wear heeled sandals.

With a Classic Black & White Office Outfit

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For a classic business look, reach for black and white staples like blazers, trousers, and a crisp white shirt. Perfect your professional look with the right accessories: a luxurious gold watch, a versatile office bag, and glamorous heels that exude sophistication and strength.

Top off your look with a pearl choker from FELIZIST, and you'll be ready to take on the boardroom confidently.

With a Boho Outfit

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For the ultimate bohemian look, don a statement-making geometric dress in vibrant colors and pair it with an effortless pair of slide sandals. Whether you're headed on weekend getaways or running errands around town, this ensemble epitomizes joy and will bring good vibes your way!

Layer this GISEL B Tour De Cou Ellie for that extra touch of stylishness. Its subtle golden accents and organic shape will make you look and feel beautiful.

With an Evening Dress

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Nothing says glamour like a classic evening dress. You can wear it for a formal event or to jazz up your look for an evening out.

Choose a timeless piece - black, navy blue, or red - and add elegance with a pearl choker necklace. For instance, this Platinum and 22 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace is the perfect combination of luxury and sophistication. So let it shine and be the star of your look!

Where to Buy Pearl Choker Necklaces?

If you're looking for stylish and quality pearl choker necklaces, there are plenty of places to get them. Here are some popular websites where you can get your hands on the perfect pearl choker necklace:

· Matches Fashion - Here, you can find an array of luxurious pearl necklaces from top designer brands like Gucci, Mateo, Khaite, and more!

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· MyTheresa - Although this online store does not specialize in statement-making pieces, its selection of pearl chokers is awe-inspiring. From timeless diamond and pearl necklaces to modern designs, you can find something to match every occasion.

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· Tiffany & Co - Tiffany has various classic pearl chokers and pendants styles. So whether you're looking for subtle or statement-making pieces, this is the place to go.

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· éliou - For those looking for unique pieces, éliou is the place to be. This online store offers an array of unique and creative pearl jewelry pieces that will make a statement.

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· Net-A-Porter - Net-A-Porter is known for its selection of designer and luxury pieces, and its pearl choker collection is no exception. You can find pearl chokers from brands like Oscar de la Renta, Maison Margiela, and more!

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No matter what style you prefer, there will surely be something for everyone. With an array of designs, it's easy to find the perfect pearl choker necklace for any occasion!

Bottom Line

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Pearl choker necklaces are the perfect way to take your look from ordinary to extraordinary. From classic evening dresses to boho and office outfits, add a touch of glamour to any ensemble with the right pearl choker necklace.

Shop around, and you'll find something that suits your style and budget. You're sure to look chic with the right pearl choker necklace!