About the designer: 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. Weckström views jewelry as a small-scale form of high art; a view that is reflected in his designs that tend to resemble miniature sculptures. The Space designs he created for Lapponia in 1969 caught the attention of Star Wars director, George Lucas. Carrie Fishers 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. Among several awards, Weckström has received the Pro Finlandia medal in 1971 and most recently the Kaj Franck Design Prize in 2013. Bio & photo: Lapponia, Björn Weckström websites. X W 1.125 in. H 53.98 mm x W 28.58 mm.
The item "Lapponia Sterling Silver Pair of Darina Earrings by Bjorn Weckstrom" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Scandinavian". The seller is "dostrow78" and is located in New York, New York.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Iceland, Luxembourg, Macao, Viet nam, Uruguay.