Raquel Leviss, now known by her real name, Rachel, is parting ways with the notorious lightning bolt necklace she sported during her clandestine affair with Tom Sandoval on the reality show “Vanderpump Rules.” Sandoval, who was in a long-term relationship with her close friend Ariana Maddox, had a matching piece.
On a recent Tuesday, Rachel took to her social media to announce that she would be auctioning off the necklace, along with other items she wishes to forget. “I am currently in the process of letting go, letting go of the things that no longer serve me anymore, and as I’m cleaning out my closet, I have found a few items that are a little bit triggering,” she confessed in the video. The items in question are the lightning bolt necklace and two TomTom sweatshirts she donned during the scandal.
Rachel plans to turn this emotionally charged situation into a charitable act for Mental Health Day. The reality star, who eventually blocked Sandoval, listed the items on eBay, stating it’s a fundraiser and all the proceeds will go to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, an organization she says is “all about creating a better mindset, changing your environment so that you can set yourself up for success.” National Alliance of Mental Illness
At the time of writing, the necklace has received 88 bids and is currently priced at $1825. It still has 6 days left, and once Vanderpump Rules superfans discover they can own a piece of reality show history, the bidding could skyrocket.
As reported by Page Six, the 29-year-old bought the 14K gold lightning bolt necklace by Caitlin Nicole Jewelry for $765 while filming season 10 to match her 40-year-old former flame. “This necklace was symbolic of my devotion to another person who I allowed to have power over me. He no longer does,” she wrote in the eBay listing’s description.
The second item she has listed is a pair of hoodies from Sandoval and Tom Schwartz’s restaurant and bar, TomTom. She wore the hoodie before the affair was made public. Sandoval even dressed up as Rachel in the same outfit for Halloween during their secret romance. The hoodies seem to be the hot ticket item, already fetching $7200 with 107 bids at the time of this publication.