Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland – the California park opened on the 31th May. Princess Leia´s Planetoid Valleys necklace is now also available in the park for all Star Wars fans. The necklace is designed and made in Finland and is also available in Helsinki at Lapponia Jewelry flagship store.
Finnish Lapponia Jewelry became internationally known when the Planetoid Valleys necklace and Darina’s Bracelet were selected for Princess Leia to wear in the final scene of George Lucas’ first Star Wars movie in 1977.
Planetoid Valleys and Darina´s Bracelet were originally parts of the Lapponia Space Silver collection and were created already in 1969 – in the same year, when the first man walked on the moon.
Producer George Lucas was interested in the unique design of Lapponia. Although Space Silver collection already existed, Lapponia´s designer Björn Weckström started to sketch new pieces for the new movie in a very short schedule.
The filming schedule of the movie was tighter than expected and Lucas´ team had to find the jewelry sooner than planned. Weckström could not finish his job in time. The time was far too short for that.
At the time Lapponia was already sold in many European countries. One of the Lapponia´s retailers was located on Bond Street in London, near the Elstree studios where the filming took place. The Star Wars team visited Bond Street and the iconic jewelry for the movies were found.
Planetoid Valleys and Darina’s Bracelet are still available in Lapponia´s collection. These two pieces of jewelry are manufactured in Finland and available also in Helsinki flagship store.
Planetoid Valleys necklace will also be available at Disney World in Florida at the end of August where a similar Star Wars park will open its doors.
More info: https://www.lapponia.com/fi_en/