Mariska Hargitay Reveals the Powerful Meaning Behind Benson’s Compass Necklace in ‘Law and Order: SVU’ Interview

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay recently discussed the significance of Benson’s compass necklace in an interview. The actress shared her thoughts on the necklace and its meaning for her character, Captain Olivia Benson. The necklace, which was given to Benson by Detective Elliot Stabler at the end of Season 24, serves as a daily reminder for the character.

Hargitay explained that when Benson fastens the chain around her neck every morning, she is thinking about what she wants, and the values she strives to embody such as balance, compassion, and love. The necklace serves as a symbol of being loved and supported by someone who understands her better than anyone else – Stabler.

The golden compass necklace was custom-made and designed to mean something special. Crafted by Me&Ro’s Robin Renzi, it is made of 18K recycled gold with rose-cut diamonds that move behind a sapphire crystal disc. The compass itself is unique, representing Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity – the Four Immeasurables.

Hargitay also mentioned the significance of the Stabler/Benson scene in Olivia’s kitchen from Season 24 and how it will impact the upcoming season. While details about the storyline were not revealed, the actress encouraged viewers to watch and see how it unfolds.

Law & Order: SVU returns for its 25th season, and fans can expect to see Benson wearing her meaningful compass necklace as she tackles new cases and continues to fight for justice.