Collar necklaces have not looked this chic since the days of Dynasty. Not to be confused with a choker (which hugs your actual neck with a Victorian air), the collar is much more sophisticated and refined, especially when it’s delivered in a precious metal that sits strong and uncompromising. Collars elongate the neck and accentuate the sensuous collar bone, whilst a choker, well, makes you look like you’re choking.
Whether you choose Oscar de la Renta‘s boldly ornate golden leaf version ($695) or Alexis Bittar‘s minimalist orbiting necklace ($375) (so timeless, Game of Thrones Calisi would wear this as well as you!), the upside-down Art-Deco skyline emulated by Paige Novick ($465), one finished with Lanvin‘s trademark girlish ribbon ($590), or an intricate, gold-plated pewter take by Philippe Audibert ($255), a gold collar is a must this season.