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Finnish modernist jeweler Bjorn Weckstrom

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Finnish modernist jeweler Bjorn Weckstrom

Man and child sterling silver brooch. Finnish modernist jeweler Bjorn Weckstrom

Finnish modernist jeweler Bjorn Weckstrom
Born in 1935, Björn Weckström graduated from Helsinki Goldsmith’s school in 1956. He is a renowned Finnish sculptor and artist-jeweler known for his “organic” style in jewelry. According to Weckström, his jewelry is more like three-dimensional small sculptures inspired by the brutal Finnish nature. Indeed, in his designs you can see snow drifts, roots, bark of trees, ice-covered surfaces and the figures of people. The designer worked with a wide variety of materials: precious and semi-precious metals, glass, textiles, stone, and fiberglass.

Weckström created jewelry for the Finnish company Lapponia since 1963, and brought the company the international recognition and success. As an art director of Lapponia, he won the Grand Prix in 1965 in the International Jewelry Contest in Rio de Janeiro. Lapponia’s products were sold on Bond Street in London.

Launched in 1969, “Space Silver” became the designer’s most famous collection. When creating this collection, Weckström could not have imagined that it would become part of a cult phenomenon. Thus, “Planetoid Valleys” and “Darina’s Bracelet” became his most famous jewelry in 1977 after being featured in George Lucas’ film “Star Wars.”

1970s fire bronze 'Mustang' pendant

1970s fire bronze ‘Mustang’ pendant

Maker's mark 3

Maker’s mark

Finnish modernist jeweler Bjorn Weckstrom

Cuff bracelet

Cuff bracelet

Miniature sculpture in sterling silver ring

Miniature sculpture in sterling silver ring

Organic design gold brooch with natural stone

Organic design gold brooch with natural stone

Planetoid Valleys silver necklace designed for Lapponia in 1969 and featured in George Lucas’ film Star Wars in 1977

Planetoid Valleys silver necklace designed for Lapponia in 1969 and featured in George Lucas’ film Star Wars in 1977

Sculptural design sterling silver ring

Sculptural design sterling silver ring

Abstract design sterling silver pierced earrings

Abstract design sterling silver pierced earrings

Aries Zodiac sign sterling silver pendant

Aries Zodiac sign sterling silver pendant

Ebony wood sterling silver clip-on earrings

Ebony wood sterling silver clip-on earrings

Gold necklace

Gold necklace

Mask design sterling silver ring

Mask design sterling silver ring

Modernist sterling silver brooch. 1970s

Modernist sterling silver brooch. 1970s

Space Apple sterling silver pendant. 1979

Space Apple sterling silver pendant. 1979

Sterling silver modernist pendant. 4 cm. 1970s

Sterling silver modernist pendant. 4 cm. 1970s

Striped sterling silver pierced earrings

Striped sterling silver pierced earrings

Vintage modernist sterling silver necklace pendant

Vintage modernist sterling silver necklace pendant

Finnish sculptor and artist-jeweler Björn Weckström

Finnish sculptor and artist-jeweler Björn Weckström

Maker's mark

Maker’s mark