Star Wars Setting on a Finger

Star Wars has become a legend and along with the iconic saga, a whole range of related accessory industry has developed. But before you could buy a diamond studded Darth Vader mask or R2D2 necklaces on or other character adornment there was a real SF thrill inspired by  Space Age which started with the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 and culminating with Apollo 11’s landing on the Moon in 1969.

The rapid progress of the period and the unlimited possibilities proposed by the space exploration determined 60s and 70s designers to approach themes like time travel, the universe or discovery of alien territories. It was this context in which Finnish designer Björn Weckström started  his jewellery creations of totems and distant planetary surfaces and the very reason George Lucas noticed his creations and proposed that Weckström created some pieces for his 1977 movie. Read the full story on how princess Leia got her Lapponia necklace here.

In the meantime, allow me to present another fabulous creation born in Weckström‘s Lapponia workshops in the mid 70s: the Diamond City ring. Close your eyes and imagine an alien landscape of sand and spartan constructions with high towers that reflect the light of foreign suns. Imagine a city like this suspended somewhere in the Universe. This is the world that you can wear on your finger.


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  1. Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was looking for!

    hedge | June 25, 2017 at 1:02 am () ()