The chic black velvet choker– a modernly stylish piece, yet a classic that has had its shining moments throughout history! This beauty is from its Victorian resurgence into high fashion. Three 18k white gold slides adorn the velvet, set with a total of 32 rose cut diamonds. Natural pearls add a playful contrast to the piece, acting as eggs or flowers in the basket motifs that make up the slides. Though a black choker was often worn through mourning, the bountiful baskets of pearls and diamonds symbolize abundance, fertility, and wealth, giving this piece a very hopeful energy! We believe this piece to have been made in France. The choker is about 5/8 inch wide and 13 inches long, fitting a small to average sized neck. The velvet can be shortened upon request. Making it larger is possible, though it would require a new piece of velvet ribbon.