This is the Countess' take on the Sewing Chatelaine Scissors. Chatelaine is a French term, dating back to the Medieval Age, meaning 'mistress of a castle or chateau'. The mistress of the house would have a clasp or hook at her waist from which hung maybe a purse, watch,keys, scissors, or a thimble. This idea became popular in the Victorian Age and women had charms of said items hanging from their waists, thought not as practical as their Medieval counterparts.
The Countess recommends wearing this choker for when the weather begins to cool and it will get a bit uncomfortable in hot weather.