The Joyful Heart Foundation

for sure, I’ve seen every episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. and if you’re like me, and love the show, you might have also noticed that Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) always wears the same two gold necklaces. she wears them in her real life as well.

the gold rectangle pendant says FEARLESSNESS and is a symbol for The Joyful Heart Foundation, of which Hargitay is the president and founder. it’s a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing, educating and, above all, empowering of the survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. their other goal is to bring light to these dark issues. they dedicate resources to individuals and families that have been impacted by these issues; and they seek to ignite and foster an open dialogue about how to collaboratively end the cycle of violence and abuse. The Joyful Heart Foundation provides an extensive network of resources and groundbreaking retreats that complement traditional counseling and therapy.

the company that manufactures this necklace is Me&Ro and you can purchase the exact necklace here for $700. sure, it’s a little steep for a 3/8″ x 3/4″ 10K gold rectangle on a 16″ chain, but consider that ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds to directly to the charity! still can’t swing that price? why not try the recycled sterling silver version? I’d like to get one soon myself.

but if you think that $700 is expensive, you may wish to skip over this next part! the other necklace that Hargitay wears is also made by Me&Ro. it’s their 18K gold small Lotus Mandala amulet with Indian diamond and it costs about $1,500.

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