Michelle Obama’s 2020 Democratic National Convention statement VOTE necklace and satin blouse

Michelle Obama’s beautiful, dainty yellow-gold VOTE necklace was front and center during her powerful speech for the electric opening night of the Democratic National Convention on August 17, 2018. This statement piece was the first thing I noticed when she appeared and I absolutely loved it. This necklace comes from BYCHARI.COM (a black owned business) which was established in 2012 by designer and creative director Chari Cuthbert. In a recent interview with Mahita Gajanan for Time magazine Cuthbert stated “One of the most important things right now is being able to provide quality pieces at any price point,” she says. “Especially with the uncertainty of income and spending at the moment, we really focus our concerns on pieces that are attainable to anybody.”

All of By Chari’s products are handmade in downtown Los Angeles. You can snag this necklace in your choice of 14k yellow, rose or white gold in small letters for $295.00 or in large letters for $405.00, with the option to upgrade to fabulous diamond letters for $1,200.00. This design is available in chain lengths from 16” to 20”.


The brand also offers a customized necklace option in the same style. Michelle paired this necklace with dainty gold hoop earrings and a glossy “Ula” brown satin cropped twist-front, V-neck by Nanushka.

This top comes from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection. Though her fashion was fabulous, nothing outshined Obama’s important and elequant words which included “We have to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.” And they truly do.