Adorning neckline and collar has been a penchant for women folks in India since time immemorial. Rajasthani Aad, north Indian Kanthi, and Hansuli, south style Kantaabhushanam, Bengali Chik, or Maharashtrian Chinchpeti are some of the collar necklaces testimony to this very fact.
But with the influence of European culture, the term choker with french origin became a common term for this very style of jewellery even here today.
In other words, what popularised as a choker in France, was already part of Indian jewellery culture for ages albeit with different names. What’s in a name, the design, the pattern, and the technique used to create chokers for Indian bridal sets continue to capture Indian jewellery art.
However, jewellery designers from different times and cultures have given Indian bridal chokers their spin and rolled out a fusion that goes with different modern and traditional stylings. Of the many, here are the top nine Indian bridal choker designs picked by Jewelpedia that are big on uniqueness, creativity, and versatility.
Gold-finished choker by Aisshpra
Crafted with filigree pattern and adorned with Polki diamonds and gemstones, this beautiful 22k gold-finished choker from Aisshpra Gems & Jewels’ Nazakat collection is accented by impeccable Jadau-Kundan craftsmanship.
Antique-finish choker by Anmol
Inspired by ‘Rock-Cut Architecture of South Indian Temples’, this Radha & Krishna choker by Anmol is a masterpiece depicting a wedding scene with the bride and groom, and the Baaratis embossed on it.
Hazoorilal Legacy’s quirky floral choker
Embellished with diamonds and rare stones, this contemporary style choker by Hazoorilal Legacy a quirky floral design that makes a statement without sacrificing elegance.
SLG Jewellers’ classic choker
This classic choker embellished with Polki diamonds and gemstones by SLG Jewellers is truly opulence overloaded. However, the contrast of matte finish and glistening golden dews steal the show.
Temple inspired choker from Kashi Jewellers
The artistic interpretation of Lord Krishna and his life in this choker by Kashi Jewellers, is the divine combination of antique-finish and Meenakari. The elements like trees in the backdrop, peacock, swan… make it look more like a painting.
Gem-studded choker from P Mangatram
Inspired by temple jewellery, P Mangatram Jewellers’s this choker has Goddess Laxmi embossed in the centre and that is the highlight of this handmade jewel. However, the bright contrasting coloured gemstones used in its finish further add to its beauty.
A trendy choker by Azva
Featuring a trendy design, this designer choker by Azva stands out with its asymmetrical patterns and high gold sheen. In true contemporary style, this groovy choker is complete with layered golden buds.
Multi-layered choker by Aisshpra
Skillfully elaborated with traditional motifs, Aisshpra Gems & Jewels’ this choker redefines elegance with intricate Nakshi work, pastel Meenakari, use of pearls, and multi-layered framework.
Diamond choker by Chandubhai