Down the home stretch of the campaign trail, Mrs. O was regularly spotted wearing a distinctive and optimistic pair of necklaces - one displaying a silver "Hope" charm and the other a petite diamond peace sign. The latter, in particular, has drawn an impressive following on this site. We've received several impassioned emails exclaiming, "I must have that necklace!" in eager search of the designer information.
And while the designer remained a mystery at the time, we're happy to finally shed some light. The party responsible is Lena Wald, a Los Angeles based jewelry designer whose necklaces and earrings are favored by the fashion forward celebrity set including Gwyneth Paltrow, Katie Holmes and Charlize Theron. Mrs. O purchased the white gold and diamond peace sign necklace as Trabert & Hoeffer Jewels on East Oak St. in Chicago. We do love Mrs. O's local shopping habits.
Should you want your very own, you can check out LenaWald.com, with an online boutique "coming soon" or AlohaRag.com, which has the necklace in-stock and available in both white and yellow gold. At $320, the necklace is a bit of an investment, but perfect for a holiday wish-list.