Scarves are so last year. Long gone are the 90s era of the ribbon and velvet-style chokers with the small pendant. Chokers are not a dying fashion accessory. No, statement chokers are back with a vengeance. The trend is so powerful that runway models, celebrities and even everyday cool girls are adding them to their wardrobe. And who can forget the powerful amulet worn by Carice van Houten’s character Melisandre in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Here are a few chic options that caught our attention.

— Life & Style in Southern Illinois

Schield Fluid Choker

This gold galvanized brass necklace is handmade in Italy. It features an adjustable clasp closure.

Cost: $1,677.00, www.luisaviaroma.com

Gold-Tone Ring Pendant Choker Necklace

This open-style collar is simply elegant by Ralph Lauren.

Cost: $68.00, Macy's

Dannijo ‘Marianna’ choker necklace

Sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder founded New York-based Dannijo which offers an eclectic array of handmade designs that successfully combine bohemian, rocker vibe with timeless sophistication.

This statement piece features oxidized silver plated brass and Swarovski crystals

Cost: $495.00, www.neimanmarcus.com

Beaded Choker Statement Necklace

A striking black-and-gold beaded choker makes a statement with an eye-catching triangle pendant and dangling coin fringe. It’s also available in silver with blue beads.

Cost: $30.00, nordstrom.com

‘Lace’ Diamond choker

This collar is naughty but nice, featuring delicate filigree diamonds set in a spiky scalloped open collar necklace. Diamond total weight: 3.80 carats. It is a piece that is custom-made by Joelle Jewellery.

Cost: $11,800, www.plukka.com

Snake Chain Collar Necklace

Belgian designer Diane von Furstenberg designed this collar necklace with 17-karat yellow gold plated brass. It has draping chains at the front and an opening in the back for easy slip-on style.

Cost: $428.00, www.neimanmarcus.com

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