Michelle Obama delivered a stirring speech for the first night of the Democratic National Convention, talking about empathy and the importance of the upcoming election. But one part of her speech that caught many people’s attention was the VOTE necklace she was wearing. Read on to learn who made the necklace and how you can get a similar one.
Her Necklace Was Made by ByChari
Here’s a closeup of the necklace.
Michelle Obama’s VOTE necklace is made by ByChari, shared Vanessa Friedman of the New York Times. Friedman is also the INYT fashion director. She wrote on Twitter: “For all those who want to know, Michelle Obama’s V-O-T-E necklace is from By Chari.”
Meena Harris, Kamala Harris’ niece, also shared how to get the necklace.
And Chari Cuthbert, owner of ByChari, confirmed the necklace is their design.
People can’t stop talking about the necklace on social media. One person tweeted that Joe Biden’s campaign could raise a lot of money if they sold the necklace.
ByChari shared a post about a similar necklace that also says VOTE on their Facebook page in 2018.
The necklace that Michelle Obama wore is the Space Letter Necklace, which is available on the website in sizes small or large. ByChari’s Spaced Letter Necklace (size small) is for sale on its website here, where you can pick the number of letters you want and what you want the necklace to say. The price varies by how many letters you order and the chain length.
The description reads: “Undoubtedly our best selling style. Nothing spells luxe like something made just for you. This piece will grow with you, is always in style, on trend and age appropriate. Customize your heart out and get it in the worlds finest metals.”
There’s another version with larger letters too. This is called “The Original Spaced Letter Necklace – Large.” If you’re looking for the same necklace, this might be closer. The webpage where you can buy that necklace is here. You can also add a diamond if that’s your preference.
On Twitter, some people found a similar necklace that costs less on Etsy, in case the ByChari version is out of your price range.
The necklace is definitely a big hit on social media.
The Top Michelle Obama Was Wearing Is By Nanushka
Friedman also confirmed that the top Obama was wearing during her speech is by Nanushka. You can get it here.
ByChari, the maker of the VOTE necklace, has a webpage devoted to helping the community, including links to petitions for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and links to where you can donate to their families. It also includes links to where you can donate to Black Lives Matter, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, NAACP, the Equal Justice Initiative, and where you can register to vote.
ByChari put the page up in June, accompanied by this note:
When this was first posted, ByChari also said they were donating 25% of their profits over that weekend to the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, and other organizations.
In a statement about Obama’s necklace to The New York Post, Chari Cuthbert of ByChari wrote: “I was honored when Michelle Obama’s stylist asked for one and am thrilled she is wearing it!”
She said she designed the necklace originally in 2016.