Comet-like

Vintage ring "Kohoutek" by Björn Weckström for Lapponia, Finland 1974

When Björn Weckström designed the "Space Silver" collection in the early 1970s, there were many critical looks. These pieces of jewelry, inspired by science fiction films, seemed too daring, their expressive design leaving all jewelry conventions behind. The rings, whose showpieces were made of Plexiglas, caused a particular stir. Did the designer and co-founder of the famous Finnish jewelry manufacturer Lapponia want to break with their own traditions here? Lapponia was (and is) known for high-quality silver and gold jewelry in first-class designs. The jewellery often deals with the landscape of Finland and especially the untouched wilderness of Lapland and translates the impressions of nature into beautifully crafted, shimmering metal. The jewelry pieces in the "Space Silver" series are a logical development here and deal with the frozen landscapes of distant worlds. This ring, for example, is named after the comet "Kohoutek", which could be observed with the naked eye in the firmament around the turn of the year 1973/74. This extraterrestrial object, announced as the comet of the century, had a lasting influence on the spirit of the times and caused a real comet fever. With its air bubble, the drop made of Plexiglas looks like one of the false-color photographs of the celestial body that were printed in all the magazines. The silver setting, on the other hand, looks like cosmic spiral nebulae. Each ring in the series is different, unique. But each is an impressive, recognizable statement piece that quickly found many followers. Joko Ono, for example, also wore a ring from the series called "Petrified Lake". The year mark V7 in the ring band dates the piece of jewelry to 1974, and the ring has survived beautifully ever since. We discovered the ring in East Westphalia....

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