Michelle Obama’s “VOTE” Necklace Is Going Viral. Here’s Where to Find It.

Let's hope democracy is more than a fashion trend.

Photo courtesy of BYCHARI.

Michelle Obama stole the virtual show Monday night with a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention, but she also let her fashion choices do some of the talking. The former First Lady donned a now-viral necklace spelling out “VOTE,” proving democracy can be as chic as it is dire.

Twitter immediately clamored over the ballot-friendly bling. The author, attorney, and podcaster’s necklace comes from Black-owned jewelry company Bychari. Available in a mix of metals, Obama’s gold version retails for between $295 and $430, depending on letter size and chain length—there’s even a glitzy diamond rendition. If the real deal is out of your price range, custom jewelers on Etsy are offering the enfranchisement-themed design on a budget.

While the “I Voted” sticker is typically the in-vogue accessory of the season, our election needle has a prediction of its own: A strong chance of vote-themed chains spotted at the polls this November.

The viral VOTE necklace from BYCHARI. Photo courtesy of BYCHARI.
The viral VOTE necklace from BYCHARI. Photo courtesy of BYCHARI.



Daniella Byck
Lifestyle Editor

Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in 2022. She was previously with Outside Magazine and lives in Northeast DC.