Jewellery from Meadowlark’s Solis collection. Images supplied.
Meadowlark‘s latest jewellery collection called Solis is out now with the brand inspired by a trip to America’s vast yet peculiar Southwest. Creative directors Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont found the hypnotic influences of the region seeped into the design process of their range, with the red-rock towns, dreamy mountain ranges and saturated colours capturing the pair’s imaginations.
The collection itself has references to the craftsmanship of Arcosanti, ‘a prototype town in the dusty Arizona desert, founded in the optimism of the 70s as an experiment in architecture that respects ecology’. Solis features a series of styles that are a nod to Arcosanti’s famous bell foundry, with tiny bells adorning hoop and drop earrings, charm and pendant earrings, and a delicate ankle bracelet that has a decidedly summery feel.
Elsewhere in the range, the Thea and Dune styles represent the unique rock formations of Joshua Tree National Park, which continues the brand’s fascination with organic forms. The seemingly weather-smoothed, uneven shapes have been rendered in lustrous precious metals, finished with natural freshwater pearls to create elegant earrings and necklaces with elongated, slender lines.
A visit to Los Angeles helped inform a series of highly polished signet rings that are bold in shape and named after LA’s most iconic streets. The sleek styles with their shiny polish are a beautiful juxtaposition to the more organic shapes in the range. Continuing Meadowlark’s adoration of pearls are the stunning Juliet and Paris styles which feature lots of juicy freshwater pearls on eye-catching hoop earrings. For those after something subtle, the pearl earrings are also available as single studs too. Meadowlark expertly weave fantasy with modernity to make wearable works of art.