Jewellery from the new Meadowlark x Babelogue collaboration. Images supplied.
A stylish new collaboration was released today from two uniquely creative women, Meadowlark’s Claire Hammon and Babelogue’s Charlotte Rust. The duo have collaborated on a jewellery collection called Venus which is inspired by the iconic Classical Greek sculpture the Venus de Milo. The result is a elegant pair of earrings and a necklace available in 9ct gold, sterling silver or gold plating.
Claire, a jewellery designer and creative director and Charlotte, a collector and business owner with an eye for singular vintage pieces, are longtime friends who share a love for exceptional design in all its forms. This beautiful collaboration came about as a natural evolution of past shared projects and ‘the desire to create something special that felt both enduring and of the moment’.
“The Venus head was Charlotte’s idea – it’s sort of a Babelogue signature,” says Claire. “She always has classical busts in the store, and a Venus permanently ornamenting the cafe. We considered also drawing on other iconic Babelogue objects for further pieces, but in the end it felt right to work solely with Venus.”
The Venus de Milo is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture and was thought to have been created around 100BC and rediscovered in 1820. The marble sculpture of the Greek goddess of love and beauty, whose captivating beauty and grace has resonated down the centuries, now rests in the Louvre in Paris, and is one of the most beloved and recognised works of art in the world.
Claire and Charlotte’s new jewellery is part of an ongoing series of creative collaborations connected to the Babelogue store (Claire also creates tiny hand-cast brass bowls and incense holders and artist Andrew McLeod recently released a range of captivating hand-painted lampshades). The Venus jewellery collection is available now at Babelogue and Meadowlark.