New Mommy Approved

February 20, 2017
by Danica Stamenic
When I was pregnant, I was constantly smiling and nodding while veteran parents told me that nothing could prepare me for the journey ahead. I would smile and nod and moms and dads told me to enjoy my sleep while I could, and enjoy my free time- I was about to have very little of either. Of course, as most parents-to-be, I assumed that somehow things would be different for me. When I thought about my upcoming mom identity, I pictured something akin to Jane Birkin- effortlessly chic (making disheveled look so good), with a baby in one arm and a market basket on the other. Of course, the reality has been far more messy, challenging, and beautiful- just as I was warned. Still, there’s... Read More

Tucson Rocks 2017

February 13, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Another year has come and gone for our beloved Tucson Gem + Mineral Show! Each February the ESQUELETO ladies look forward to exploring the world’s largest collection of fossil, mineral and precious gems dealers. We totally scored again this year with an amazing selection of Peruvian pyrite, glowing smoky quartz crystals, antique kilim rugs, and many more treasures to sell in the shops. This year was my first time attending the uber-fancy diamond shows. Walking around with Lauren, buying the world’s most unusual and stunning diamonds for the Lauren Wolf Jewelry line, was an incredible experience. After a long day of treasure hunting, there’s nothing better than enjoying a cocktail at... Read More

Valentines Gifts

February 7, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Valentine’s Day is just one week away! Make sure to order your special someone something special to arrive in time for a sweet surprise. TINY HEART & KEY NECKLACE by Luana Coonen A perennial favorite here at ESQUELETO, this itty bitty anatomical heart and golden key are symbolically sweet without being overly saccharine. Hexagon Ruby Ring by Satomi Kawakita Evocative of passion and romance, rubies make an excellent choice to honor St. Valentine. This classic hexagon ring from Satomi Kawakita will be treasured for a lifetime. Gold Flying Heart Studs by Anthony Lent Jewelry When your love walks into the room, does your heart go all aflutter? These dreamy... Read More

2017 Lookbook Sneak Peek

January 30, 2017
by ESQUELETO
For the third consecutive year Ramon Felix came by to shoot the ESQUELETO lookbook. Here’s a sneak peak of the bold and vibrant photographs he created for ESQUELETO 2017:

Linda Fahey

January 25, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Linda is the artist behind the beautifully badass ceramic snakes that are so beloved in our Oakland shop, and she’s opening a solo show of her work in our Los Angeles location on February 4th. In preparation for her installation, I was able to chat with her about her influences and inspiration. Alexis: Tell me a bit about how you got your start in ceramics. What drew you to the medium? How does it satisfy your creative impulses? Linda: I have a graphic design/illustration background, but I used to install tile, kitchens, bathrooms, pools and began making my own tiles over 17 years ago which first ignited my interest in clay as a medium. I did spend some years throwing but found I... Read More

Megan & Zach

January 17, 2017
by Kayla Andrews
Zach worked with Lauren Wolf to create this beautiful and sentimental ring for his partner, Megan. Lauren added vibrant garnets to her iconic three stone setting to make a truly special custom engagement ring for the happy couple. Kayla: You did a custom project with Lauren Wolf for Megan’s engagement ring. What inspired you to do that? Zach: Not long after we started dating (May 2013) Megan showed me the Instagram account for Lauren Wolf Jewelry and she mentioned that she really liked the style of her work. I made a note of it along with any other ring/jewelry information that I could casually extract out of her over the next 3 years. I knew that she would want something... Read More

Staff Picks: Throwback Queen

January 9, 2017
by Sha-Ron Walker
I’m a one resolution type of lady. For 2017, my resolution is to keep my home a serene temple of relaxation and enjoyment. To help me in this effort, I plan to keep my purchases meaningful and local. Be it a ring on my finger or a mug in my hand, glancing at an object that I own made by someone that I know is a constant reminder of the dedication and passion that one has in life to do what they love. My picks this month are from some of the many artists that inspire me to get up and do what I do everyday. True North Diamond Ring by Adeline 14k yellow gold ring with a .27ct gray diamond and carving details. Rattle Band by Rebecca Overmann 14k yellow gold... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2017
by Alexis Adams
1. Buy Less but Better In a world filled with too much of the same old stuff, I am increasingly attracted to those well-designed, well-made, utterly unique items that I will treasure forever and wear daily. ABSOLUTE BLACK DIAMOND BAND Approximately 0.7 total carats of black diamonds channel-set in a 18k yellow gold band with black rhodium plating behind the stones. 3mm width. INVERTED DIAMOND STUDS 14k yellow gold bezel studs, each with a trio of inverted white diamonds. 18k yellow gold back earrings.   SAFETY PIN NECKLACE Oxidized and polished sterling silver cast safety pin links necklace. Sculptural toggle and ring. 23″ in length. 2.... Read More

Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2016
by ESQUELETO
…And that’s a wrap! Wishing the happiest of holidays to our lovely friends and customers. Please note our adjusted store hours for both locations this week: Oakland: 12/26: 11 am to 5 pm 12/27-12/30: 11 am to 6 pm 12/31: 11 am to 4 pm Closed New Year’s Day Los Angeles: 12/27-12/30: 11 am to 7 pm Closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Both shops will be back to regular store hours on January 2nd. A huge thank you to all of you for a wonderful year!

Last Chance

December 19, 2016
by Alexis Adams
  Hey all you last minute shoppers! ESQUELETO has got you covered. Here are some of our most-loved gifts, in stock and ready to ship out now. Enjoy free 2nd Day shipping on us through the end of the week – but make sure to place your orders in time! GET IT THERE IN TIME FREE 2nd Day Air: order by Thursday, 12/22/2016 at 3:00 p.m. PST Overnight: order by Friday, 12/23/2016 at 3:00 p.m. PST $125 – AKOYA PEARK RING A classic Lauren Wolf favorite reimagined with a silvery Akoya pearl from Japan. $330 – GOLD TRIANGLE STUDS The perfect wear-them-every-day studs!     $150 – BRASS CUFF This solid brass cuff is a minimalist’s... Read More