For all you Star Wars fans out there!
One of Björn Weckströms designs was worn by Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in George Lucas’s Star Wars in 1977. He was asked to design a piece for a film by Lucas and was given a deadline. He wasn’t aware of who George Lucas was but was interested in the theme. Production changed and Weckström was given a week to complete his design. This meant Weckström could not design something new and so the production team chose a design that was available at the time. In the closing scene Princess Leia awards medals to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Hans Solo (Harrison Ford) and can be seen wearing the Planetoid Valleys necklace and Darina’s bracelet.