By Hindustan Times
New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- There' s no doubt that US First Lady Michelle Obama has a knack for fashion. If Jackie O gave the world the pill box hat and over-sized sunglasses, then Mrs O showed them how to mix couture dresses with high street labels. A few days before Michelle lands in India, her favourite necklace - made in Delhi - is already making waves with the Capital's swish set.
Designed by South Africaborn, Delhi-based jewellery designer, Pieter Erasmus, the necklace costs R17,000 to R18,000. It first came into the limelight when Michelle wore it for the White House Correspondents dinner in 2009. It was then dubbed the MObama necklace by UK's Grazia magazine. "It was just sheer luck. Just a month before Mrs Obama bought it, the store in Chicago where she bought it had placed an order with us," says Erasmus.