By Brecken Branstrator
Berlin--One German designer is gearing up for the new Star Wars movie coming out later this year with a line of jewelry featuring iconic characters and images from the uber-popular franchise.

star wars jewelryThis Darth Vader pendant in yellow gold is one of 20 new pieces in a Star Wars-themed collection that Malaika Raiss

Berlin-based designer Malaika Raiss has acquired a license from Lucasfilm, the production company behind the Star Wars space saga, to create a 20-piece themed collection under her MalaikaRaiss brand.

It will feature famous characters as well as numerous spaceships from the series, and is described by the brand as “part fashion, part fine”--some designs will be in 18-karat yellow or rose gold and some with diamonds.

So far two designs have been released--a Darth Vader pendant and a pair of Imperial Shuttle post earrings, both in yellow gold.

The launch is slated for November ahead of the new movie, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which is slated to hit theaters in December. 

Raiss’s collection will be available on the MalaikaRaiss website as well as in select stores, and will range in retail price from about $84 to $671.

Established in 2010, MalaikaRaiss creates contemporary women’s ready-to-wear and accessories. Over the past two seasons, high-end fashion jewelry has become a major part of the collection, according to the brand.

This isn’t the first time Raiss has had a little fun with the designs or included pop culture references in her jewelry. The existing collections also include necklaces in the form of King Kong, a DeLorean (the time machine vehicle from Back to the Future), a Popsicle and a variety of dinosaurs. 

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