StarWars.com updates us today with news of a brand new RockLove Jewelry sterling silver necklace featuring a sculpt of The Child (aka Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian Disney+ TV series. Priced at $135 and available for pre-order now, the three-dimensional pendant comes with an adjustable 24-inch sterling silver curb chain and checks in with a weight of 19 grams.
Pre-orders are expected to begin shipping out to customers on March 15.
RockLove CEO and designer Allison Cimino says she barely made it through the credits of the first chapter in the new live-action Disney+ series before she was emailing Lucasfilm “begging if we could work on this adorable new character.”
While fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of new products featuring the pint-sized member of the clan of two, Cimino and her team were hard at work trying to capture every precise detail. “This is an extremely challenging project — tweaking over and over, trying to make one perfect sculpt that celebrates an entire season’s worth of love for the Child,” Cimino says. “We were particularly focused on all the minute details, from his tiny button nose to each finger and toe nail. His mouth is down-turned but we didn’t want him to look sad or stern.”
The biggest challenge was capturing the detail in the eyes. “Most difficult was the shape of the eyes and brows, which express fragility, concern, and curiosity all at once,” Cimino says. “We had to keep tweaking the eyes and forehead wrinkles to get it right, adding hand-painted glossy black enamel to the pupils, so that the Child looked content…like he’s eagerly reaching for Mando’s silver ball.” And the final step, to distress and antique each one by hand, means no two pendants are alike.