Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wore a statement necklace gifted from a fan in her most recent Supreme Court portrait late last month.

Lawyer Susan Hyman told Town & Country this week that she was inspired to send Ginsburg the metallic collar the justice can be seen wearing in her recent portrait after she watched the recent documentary on Ginsburg's life, "RBG."

Hyman, who told the magazine she views the liberal justice as a mentor and role model, said she sent Ginsburg the limited-edition Silver Pegasus necklace from Stella and Dot, where she also works part-time, "in appreciation for her pioneering life’s work to advance women’s equality. I wrote that I hoped she would wear it with pride and joy."


"I wore the necklace in tribute to RBG because it reminded me of some of the 'dissent collars' she has worn," Hyman added.

Hyman said the piece of jewelry reminded her “of something a warrior princess like Wonder Woman would wear as armor into battle. It projects strength, confidence, and fearlessness." 

Though said she sent the jewelry “in a leap of faith” and didn’t expect a response from the justice, she later received "a lovely hand written note from RBG on her official stationery.”

“She warmly offered 'a thousand thanks' and expressed delight at her 'surprise package.' She described the necklace as 'exquisite' and promised to wear it on or off the bench,” she said. 

After seeing Ginsburg don the necklace in her most recent Supreme Court portrait, Hyman said she later shared the news with a group of lawyer moms she is a member of on Facebook. 

"We feel that RBG was giving us a secret wink and nod in solidarity with us, and an appeal to keep on fighting for women’s equality," she said. "She is one of us!" 

Hyman said Ginsburg is “larger than life” in her community of lawyer moms.

“She is revered as a patron saint, Wonder Woman, the original and ultimate lawyer mom... We collect RBG action figures, mugs, and 'dissent collar' pins ... A favorite mantra is 'WWRBGD'—What Would RBG Do?” Hyman added.