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MRM-accessories for both ladies and gents. We offer everything from classic vintage to re invented up-cycled designs. Our goal is to make great design and fashion elements affordable.

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The choker necklace re-invented

Tracy Xavier

The history of the choker or dog collar necklace is long and varied. They were worn by royalty, prostitutes &  ballerinas....quite the cross over piece of jewelry. We have put our efforts into re-inventing the choker! Below you will find several examples from our new line of chokers. We invented the magnetic brooch called a Mag TAK. Our "chick magnet" line can be worn as a scarf pin, a hat pin or a lapel pin brooch. NOW, you can use them as interchangeable embellishments on our line of choker necklaces. 4 different used in one product! Custom orders are welcome....Just convo us for pricing, style, fabric and color options.

Edgar Degas one of the founders of Impressionism and over half of his work depict dancers. Countless paintings which he created in the 1870s and 1880s is where the little black choker appears as part of the ballerinas attire.

Edgar Degas one of the founders of Impressionism and over half of his work depict dancers. Countless paintings which he created in the 1870s and 1880s is where the little black choker appears as part of the ballerinas attire.

Example of our suede style choker shown with two different Mag TAK "Chick Magnets" as embellishments

Example of our suede style choker shown with two different Mag TAK "Chick Magnets" as embellishments

Golden lace choker with elegant heavy dangle extension chain. Shown with the application of our exclusive Mag TAK "Chick Magnets". Buy the band and then add some interchangeable magnetic brooches for different looks.

Golden lace choker with elegant heavy dangle extension chain. Shown with the application of our exclusive Mag TAK "Chick Magnets". Buy the band and then add some interchangeable magnetic brooches for different looks.

Shown above with one of our interchangeable Leather magnetic Mag TAK flowers.

Shown above with one of our interchangeable Leather magnetic Mag TAK flowers.

Historically, it was associated with high fashion, but could take on different meanings under different circumstances. Ballerinas and the upper class in the late 19th century commonly wore certain types of chokers. However, at that same time, a plain, thin, red or black ribbon choker had ties to prostitution in the late 19th century, as seen in Manet's Olympia (1861), while a plain black woven choker or ribbon could signify secret lesbianism in the Depression

Chokers appeared in 1798 as a French cultural jewel that was worn by wealthy ladies. in 1874 it was worn by ballerinas and in the early 1880s by queens.

By the 1880s, the dog collar - the literal translation of the French collier du chien - had crossed the Channel into England, where it had been adopted by Alexandra, Princess of Wales. The Princess was self-conscious about a scar on her long neck; to hide it, she began wearing wide necklaces - composed of velvet bands or rows of pearls - under her chin. Where Alexandra led, fashionable ladies followed, and soon the dog collar was adorning necks throughout England, Europe and the United States
Some of our varies Mag TAK "Chick Magnets that are available as choker embellishments

Some of our varies Mag TAK "Chick Magnets that are available as choker embellishments

What ever your style, we have you covered! Antique gargoyle dangle with turquoise or very girlie pink and iridescent Czech glass crystal rhinestones.

What ever your style, we have you covered! Antique gargoyle dangle with turquoise or very girlie pink and iridescent Czech glass crystal rhinestones.

This is from our new choker collection: Woven classic black with attached clear rhinestone crystal embellishment

This is from our new choker collection: Woven classic black with attached clear rhinestone crystal embellishment

From our new choker collection: Woven BoHo design with Victorian brass embellishment

From our new choker collection: Woven BoHo design with Victorian brass embellishment

From our new choker collection: Woven navy with a modern mid century twist. Brilliant silver burst and pearl fixed embellishment.  

From our new choker collection: Woven navy with a modern mid century twist. Brilliant silver burst and pearl fixed embellishment.

 

Custom Orders are welcome!

Custom Orders are welcome!