CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

April 16, 2018
by Marisela Feldman
APRIL 22, 1970: America’s first Earth Day. Twenty million Americans demonstrate across the country in an effort to pressure the government into creating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DECEMBER 1970: Congress authorizes the EPA, new organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Earth Day is a celebration of the power of the people and our collective respect for the environment. While metalsmithing and gemstone mining is a historically opaque and dirty business, emerging and established designers are changing this by employing new techniques and processes, joining organizations, and taking action to remedy the negative impacts of the jewelry... Read More

WHAT TO WEAR ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

April 9, 2018
by Alexis Adams
You’ve chosen your wedding bands, the venue, the caterers, invited Great Aunt Sue… but what jewelry do you wear on your wedding day? Here we’ve gathered some of our most elegant and exquisite pieces – adornments that will enhance your bridal ensemble, make you feel absolutely gorgeous, and also be treasured heirlooms that will forever remind you of that most special of days. Georgian Diamond Earrings Vintage Whether your style leans towards elegant formal attire, or towards a more bohemian ensemble, these incredible Georgian era diamond earrings would be a beautiful accent. White Pearl Drops by Kimberlin Brown A minimal, modernist design, enhanced in an... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

April 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This April brings fresh art into both shops! First up is Stephanie Del Monte, an artist working in wood, wool, and cotton rope to create handcrafted wall hangings that are imbued with spirit and intention. In the Oakland space Stephanie will be showcasing her new series, ANGELS, on Friday, April 6th from 5:30 to 8pm. At ESQUELETO LA, Luke Forsyth will exhibit colored pencil + oil pastel drawings, taking as his subject the interior spaces and objects of the American West. Luke’s work is rendered in a fantasy palette of candy colors – a total treat for the eyes! Join us in LA for the opening reception celebrating Luke’s new drawings on April 13th from 4pm to 7pm.

Satomi is Coming!

March 26, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome Satomi Kawakita back to our Los Angeles location for a 2-day trunk show for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th. Satomi’s supremely stackable designs are renowned for their organically original design sensibility and expert craftsmanship. Delicately detailed, each ring is certainly its own perfect expression, but they really shine when piled on in multiples. Satomi is also ESQUELETO’s most popular bridal designer, and with good reason: her selection of women’s and men’s wedding bands is unrivaled. If you’ve been thinking about creating a dream “Satomi Stack,” are searching for a unique yet timeless engagement ring, or are picking... Read More

Wedding Bands // Perfect Pairings

March 12, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Wedding season is almost upon us, which means that many of our clients are planning their big days right now. Shopping for bands together can be one of the most fun parts of the process (“Yay, new jewelry!”) or can feel super stressful (“I have to choose something to wear FOREVER?!”). Never fear, the ESQUELETO staff is here to help you choose something amazing, beautiful and unique that you really will treasure for a lifetime. You might decide to go with a matching set, or you may choose very different rings, from different artists, that express each of your own unique tastes. Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite pairings to help you achieve wedded bliss. CONFETTI... Read More

SPOTLIGHT: REBECCA OVERMANN

March 5, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We just received a fresh batch of Spring beauties from Rebecca Overmann! Rebecca’s classic-with-a-twist designs are highly praised for her appreciation of unusual stone cuts, affinity for naturally-colored diamonds, and signature matte finish. Rebecca’s airy San Francisco studio is where all the magic happens – each ring is handcrafted from start to finish right there. Carved by hand in wax, each design is inspired by natural forms, which are reduced to their essence, and void of overly ornate details. This allows the materials to speak for themselves, in all their effortless beauty.

LOOKBOOK LAUNCH: THE TEMPLE COLLECTION

February 28, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
Pop the champagne – today we’re officially launching ESQUELETO’s latest lookbook, The Temple Collection! We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a visual journey to the Pulgas Water Temple, where we styled not one, but two gorgeous models for this aquatic adventure in jewelry. The Pulgas Water Temple was built as a monument to the engineering feat that brought water 160 miles across California from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Bay Area. The frieze above the Corinthian columns is inscribed with the phrase, “I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people.” As an homage to the magnificent monument, our models were styled... Read More

Pisces Inspiration

February 20, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
As winter thaws into spring, we find ourselves swimming into Pisces season. Pisces are ruled by the planet Neptune, making them sensitive, intuitive, and deeply emotive – and for those reasons, easily overstimulated. As a water sign, it’s important for a Pisces to have a calm space to escape to for meditation, contemplation, and restoration. Though it can be hard to pin a Pisces down since they tend to ebb and flow with their feelings, they are selfless and willing to help and empathize with those they love. Keep scrolling to peruse a few of our Pisces-inspired picks. DIAMOND SEA ANEMONE RING by Kimberlin Brown This 14k gold ring, cast in a sea anemone shape and dotted with... Read More

Shop Local this Valentine’s Day // ESQUELETO x Crimson

February 13, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This Valentine’s Day, ESQUELETO Oakland is partnering with our favorite florist and neighbor, Crimson Horticultural Rarities. Here’s the lowdown: make a $250+ in-store purchase at ESQUELETO on or before Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14th) and receive a complimentary $35 bouquet from Crimson – to be picked up at Crimson between February 12-14th. Romance your sweetheart with a classic amorous pairing of jewels and flowers, and feel good about your purchases by shopping local! P.S. This sweet deal is only available while supplies last, so hustle over to our Oakland shop. ESQUELETO Oakland 482 A 49th St. Oakland, CA 94609 Crimson Horticultural Rarities 470 49th St. Oakland, CA... Read More

Gifts for the one you love // Valentine’s day

February 6, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
It’s officially February, the season of love. To help you celebrate we’ve rounded up some special pieces to be gifted to your loved one – or yourself! Below you’ll find rubies, hearts, diamonds and more! RUBY SLICE EARRINGS by Lauren Wolf Jewelry Two inches high, these ruby slice statement earrings are Valentine’s Day approved with their earthy tones of muted purple and dusty pink. TRIPLE SQUARE GRAY DIAMOND STUDS by Melissa Joy Manning If you’re aiming to truly dazzle your Valentine, these 18k white gold studs each featuring 3 gray diamonds will definitely do the trick. VINTAGE HEART OF GOLD RING Gift this heart shaped signet ring as is... Read More