Gold and Tourmaline Bracelet, Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia, 1971
A substantial bracelet of Abstract Design by Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia 1 1/8” x 6 3/4” part of a parure. Signed and dated with hallmark for 1971. This bracelet was worn with the “Flowering Wall” necklace – also in our inventory. Bjorn Weckstrom( b1935-) At age 16 Studied at Goldsmith’s School where he graduated in 1956. He proceeded to open his first workshop in Helsinki and began producing jewelry inspired by nature and featuring the use of rough cut gems. His Participation in “The International Exhibition of Modern Jewellery” , an exhibition formulated by Graham Hughes and the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1961, catapulted his career . He joined Pekka Antilla as a designer in 1963 and eventually in 1974 ,was made a partner in what is now called Lapponia. His career continued to blossom and in 1965, after winning the Rio competition with his design for the” Flowering Wall “necklace he became an Internationally known jeweler.
Height: 1 1/8″
Diameter: 6 3/4″
Materials/Technique: 18k yellow gold
Creator: Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia