Vintage original Lapponia ring, by the world famous Bjorn Weckstrom of Finland. This ring came out in 1974. It is an original piece of the Space Jewellery Series from Weckstrom's famous line of jewellery known as ARA. Weckstrom became very popular among the Beautiful People in the early 1970's when Yoko Ono wore his Petrified Lake ring on Dick Cavett. George Lukas chose the 1969 necklace and bracelet Planetary Valley set to be worn by Princess Leia in Star Wars in 1977.
The ring is a sterling silver abstract sculptural piece set with cabochon pear shaped acrylic. The acrylic stone has blue depths and bubbles. The ring is open at the front which makes it more comfortable to wear. It sits neatly on the hand. It feels and looks like a work of art when worn.
It is size six and one half, and weighs 12.8 grams. The front of the ring at the acrylic setting, measures seven eighths of an inch wide, and the back shank measures two eighths of an inch.
There are hallmarks inside the ring: 925 The Crown With The Heart V7 Lapponia
Lapponia is a company from Turku, Finland. A contemporary of Weckstrom started it and the collaboration between Bjorn Weckstrom and Lapponia goes back a long way. The ring is a Twentieth Century treasure! It is in excellent condition. By the way ,the dark spot on the ring in the photograph is not tarnish, it is the reflection of my camera in the shiny silver surface.