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Antique Victorian dutch choker necklace 14ct gold

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Antique Victorian dutch choker necklace 14ct gold

Many sources claim that chokers were first seen in 1798 during the French Revolution. Female French expatriates wore red ribbons around their necks as a way of paying tribute to those who had lost their lives to the guillotine.

During the Victorian era, Queen Victoria favored thick chokers that were then nicknamed 'dog collars'. Her love for such necklaces has been influenced by Indian jewelry during her many voyages to India. But her love for substantial diamonds, gemstones, and gold worn close to the throat wasn't just for aesthetic — it also served a purpose. It is said that she wore thick chokers because she had a scar on her neck from thyroid surgery and these collars supposed to cover it.

This gold Victorian Dutch choker in the listing will not specifically cover a scar, but it is too appealing to not wear it every single day!


14ct yellow gold
Length 43cm
Excellent condition
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