Carrie Fisher's final gift to the Star Wars franchise was space jewelry

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Nov 3, 2017

Sharp-eyed viewers of Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and previews have noticed that the film is resplendent with jewels, gems and general bling.

Luke Skywalker is rumored to wear a red crystal some are speculating to be Darth Vader's Kyber crystal, which would have been the heart of his lightsaber. Snoke is also seen wearing a giant black ring, also thought to be a Kyber crystal by some fans. Kyber crystals are so in this season. And new character Rose (played by Kelly Marie Tran) sports a necklace the actress says is "significant to Rose's backstory." 

So why all the jewelry? Did the Star Wars franchise get into a sponsorship deal with Neil Lane á la The Bachelor? Or was there something far more heroic at play?

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Yes, according to director Rian Johnson, Carrie Fisher herself was the impetus for what should now only be referred to as "space jewelry."

Kyber crystals are out; space jewelry is in. What Carrie says goes. Heavens knows our girl loved to accessorize.

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