A choker is a close-fitting necklace, worn high on the neck. This type of jewellery can consist of one or more bands circling the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, metal, and leather. They are often adorned in a variety of ways, including with sequins, studs, a pendant, or a cameo. It was first invented in China and, later on, it expanded throughout the world. In culture, it is associated with various subcultures, such as modern wiccan.