Lapponia Sterling Silver Pendant with Acrylic Drop by Björn Weckström
Unique sterling silver pendant in satin finish with acrylic drop, characteristic of Weckström's designs. Featured on a matching hand-made sterling silver chain, measuring 26 inches.
Björn Weckström Bio: The Finnish sculptor and jewelry designer Ragnar Björn Weckström was born on February 8th, 1935 in Helsinki, Finland. Weckström trained as a goldsmith in the 1950s and has found great success with the famous company, Lapponia, for most of his career.
The ‘Space’ designs he created for Lapponia in 1969 caught the attention of Star Wars director, George Lucas. Carrie Fisher’s character, Princess Leia, is seen wearing the ‘Space’ necklace in the final scene of the 1977 film.
Beginning in the 1970s, Weckström began experimenting with acrylic plastic in his jewelry designs. John Lennon and Yoko Ono purchased some of these pieces, which quickly garnered media attention during a televised interview of the couple.
Among several awards, Weckström has received the Pro Finlandia medal in 1971 and most recently the Kaj Franck Design Prize in 2013.