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During Monday night’s Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama delivered a striking speech urging everybody, especially groups with disproportionately low voter turnout like young people, to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
In true Michelle Obama fashion, the former FLOTUS used her sartorial choices to double down on her message. Wearing a gold necklace garnished with the word “VOTE,” she urged Americans to “vote early, in person if we can. We've got to request our mail-in ballots right now, tonight, and send them back immediately and follow-up to make sure they're received. And then, make sure our friends and families do the same.”
The country heard Obama’s message loud and clear, and paid special attention to her always-on point sense of fashion. Today, the fourth most searched topic on Google Trends is “VOTE necklace,” which has garnered over 20,000 searches and counting since her speech aired.
Michelle Obama’s particular necklace was custom made for her by Jamaica-born, L.A.-based designer BYCHARI. “I had created a VOTE necklace for the last election and knew I was going to do it again,” said designer Chari Cuthbert in a statement. “As we started our outreach, I was honored when Michelle Obama’s stylist asked for one and am thrilled she is wearing it!”
After Obama wore the necklace at the DNC, Cuthbert made it available for purchase on her site for $295. Want to get the look? Keep scrolling for our favorite affordable alternatives.
This necklace features 24k gold-plated letters on a 16-inch chain with a 3-inch extender.
Shop it: Larissa Loden Vote Necklace in 24k Gold, $60, amazon.com
Handcrafted in Minneapolis, Minnesota of sterling silver.
Shop it: Larissa Loden Vote Necklace in Silver, $60, amazon.com
This handcrafted piece is made of 925 silver; choose from gold, silver or rose gold.
Choose from gold vermeil or sterling silver on a 14k gold-filled or sterling silver chain. “VOTER” is also available.
Feel good about this buy: $5 from every purchase goes to support the League of Women Voters. Available in silver or brass.
Shop it: Uncommon Goods The Vote Necklace, $50, uncommongoods.com
Handmade to order, in sterling silver or 14K gold filled.
Champagne-colored crystal beads add some sparkle.
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