As a gal who lived out her teens in the 90s, the choker is a piece of jewellery very close to my heart. They always felt a bit naughty and rebellious - the one piece of jewellery your mum would disapprove of when you tried to leave the house with skirt too short and make-up too much. The world (well, the UK at least) was just starting it's everlasting love affair with all things Kate Moss and a choker was a part of her signature style.
I added a range of chokers to my collection of handmade jewellery to help connect women to the power of their sexuality. There is a strength in the sexiness of the choker.
The most alluring thing about a choker is that it draws attention to the most sensual and erotic parts of the body - the neck and decolletage. The kinkiness of it also comes from some of the sexual connotations it has always held. Leather chokers are big in the BDSM world and a black ribbon around the neck way way back could signify that a woman was a lady of the night (see Manets "Olympia" below). Not that we want people trying to solicit our services in the street, but we all like a little nod to our naughty sides, don't we?