Although chokers are getting all the press, a much stronger and wider jewelry trend is the collar necklace. What’s the difference? Although the lines blur, I’m going to draw them between a necklace that wraps the neck like a ribbon and a necklace that rings it, resting on the shoulder. Collars are much more wearable than chokers, lovely to layer with other necklaces (lariats in particular for those on top of all the trends.) And collars with space in front, let’s call them open collars, are part of the overall trend for open rings and open cuff bracelets. So as jewelry week approaches, let’s celebrate the collar necklace and raise our hopes for lots of new designs. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite collars. Many combine the sleek geometry inherent in the collar shape with a bit of organic chaos that feels fresh and very of the moment.