Echo Park Rising Music Fest

August 13, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are so excited – this weekend is the EIGHTH annual Echo Park Rising! We are proud members of our Echo Park community and our chamber of commerce, who sponsor this awesome, all-ages, totally free event in L.A.’s coolest neighborhood. Featuring a lineup of over 450 bands spread over 4 days and multiple venues, Echo Park Rising is not to be missed. Our shop will be participating with a heavy-metal themed art show by painter Todd Ryan White. We’ll host a rockin’ opening party on Saturday the 18th with tunes from Todd’s record label, King Volume. If you’re not able to party with us in Echo Park, you can live that rock-n-roll lifestyle with these badass accessories. MOMENTO... Read More

My Jewelry Box: Alison Bennett

August 6, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Welcome to the third installment of our new blog feature, My Jewelry Box, where we chat with some of our favorite (and most stylish!) customers about their personal collections, their relationship to their jewelry, and their thoughts on adornment and the act of collecting. This month we feature Los Angeles-based Alison Bennett, a television + film writer and the driving force behind some of the funniest shows on TV, such as “You’re the Worst,” and “LA to Vegas.” Alison cut her comedy teeth at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, but she originally hails from central Pennsylvania where her father owns antique malls, giving her lots of early exposure to the art of... Read More

Art Deco Inspired Pieces

July 30, 2018
by JESSIE ZECHNOWITZ
The term “Art Deco” originated in 1920’s Paris, and is short for “Arts Décoratifs” – so it follows that the style is all about DECOration, decadence, and adornment. One of the most fashion-forward embodiments of the Art Deco genre is jewelry, a medium where the tenants of fine craftsmanship, geometric patterns, bright colors, and precious materials all come together – voilà! We love the era’s taste for glamour, and we have some stunning vintage Deco pieces on offer that will have you feeling like an absolute Modern Woman. ART DECO DIAMOND RING Pull out all the stops with this platinum bit of decadence! Like mythological Andromeda (translating... Read More

Nan Collymore Trunk Show

July 23, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite artists, Nan Collymore, to our Oakland shop for a trunk show! Nan is a multi-disciplinary fine artist whose line, NN by Nan Collymore, is influenced by her background in feminist and art theories. She loves building concepts and experimenting with different materials. The bold designs of NN are organic and elemental, a reflection of Nan’s adventurous travels and vibrant heritage. These are statement pieces, designed to give the wearer strength and empowerment. These are truly superhero goddess accessories! Join us this Saturday to meet Nan, chat about her work, and sip champagne while shopping her full collection. NN NAN COLLYMORE... Read More

Spotlight: Scosha

July 16, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This week, we’re spotlighting one of our all-time favorite designers – Scosha! Scosha Woolridge is based in Brooklyn, where she and her studio turn out creative, candy-colored designs like no other. Scosha is a life-long globe trotter, and her experiences immersing herself in other cultures have deeply informed her work. An eye for color, along with a keen sensibility towards evocative symbolism, ensure that her pieces are both delightful and timeless. Incredible statement pieces are literally wearable works of art – and you’ll definitely be able to find your new all day/everyday piece among Scosha’s collection of delicate classics. FLAME DIAMOND RING Light your campfire... Read More

Summer Travel Essentials

July 9, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Pack your bags, it’s time for fun in the sun! Whether you’re headed for a blanket on the beach, a hike in the woods, or just lounging poolside all day long (my personal summertime heaven), these summer staples will keep you chic and cool through all your summertime travels. SHARK TOOTH NECKLACE by Pade Vavre A perennial staff favorite here at ESQUELETO, this is the ultimate summer necklace! Crafted from a real prehistoric shark’s tooth, each necklace is totally unique and will bring a beachy summertime vibe all year long. AQUA STRIPE SHAWL by Garza Marfa For when those cool coastal breezes give you a little chill, throw on this lightweight striped scarf, made from... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

July 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
July is the final month to see the current exhibits in our galleries! Both artists on view celebrate incidents of “defeat” or “imperfection” as meaningful insights into the subconscious. Accidents are kismet. Failure is victory. On view in LA, John Sheppard’s revolutionary ceramics subvert typical ceramic tendencies by eschewing the realms of sculpture and pottery. Instead, Sheppard’s work inhabits a 2-D space, generally reserved for paintings and tapestry. His wall hangings possess a spare, modern sensibility that evokes elemental vibes by showcasing fissures and crackle glazes paired with metallic, bone, and obsidian hues. Sheppard’s embrace of wabi-sabi aesthetics is... Read More

How to Find Your Perfect Engagement Ring

June 25, 2018
by Alexis Adams
It’s easier now than ever to connect with hundreds of independent designers and artisans to find an engagement ring that is uniquely YOU. Gone are the days of simply heading to the mall and picking from a few standard settings. However, with more choice comes more….confusion. With so many options, how can you ever choose just one ring?! Here are my top tips for cutting though the noise and finding your oh-so-special engagement ring. RADIANCE RING 1. Don’t hesitate to be trendy. Today’s trends are tomorrow’s classic heirlooms! Each era has its fads, but those trends are what come to define a time period’s sense of style. No era was more fad-obsessed than the Victorians,... Read More

OUR FIRST ONLINE TRUNK SHOW! WITH RUTH TOMLINSON

June 20, 2018
by ALEXIS ADAMS
We are thrilled to host our first ever online trunk show with Ruth Tomlinson! Ruth has sent us some of her most stunning designs – beautiful bridal jewelry, engagement rings ranging from classic to avant-garde, gorgeously textured wedding bands, and elevated everyday staples – all the way from London. These exquisitely unique pieces are with us for a very limited time only. From now through July 2nd you can shop Ruth’s collection on our website and in-person at our Los Angeles location. Gathered below are some of my personal favorite highlights from the collection, and you can shop the full trunk show here: RUTH TOMLINSON ONLINE TRUNK SHOW SAPPHIRE AND AQUAMARINE RING This... Read More

NOTES FROM THE ROAD // COUTURE 2018

June 11, 2018
by Isabel Dennis
Last week Lauren and I hit the Las Vegas strip to show off the Lauren Wolf Jewelry line at Couture, an industry trade show that features established and up-and-coming fine jewelry designers. It was our second time at the show and a great success! We traveled with fellow designer Rebecca Overmann, and had a chance to catch up with other ESQUELETO designers also exhibiting at the show, like Wing Yau of Wwake, Anthony Lent, Polly Wales, Todd Pownell, and more. We spent the weeks leading up to the show in our studio, making lots of new one of a kind rings and necklaces – you’ll see some of those hitting the website very soon – and were glad to see a warm reception for the new... Read More