Satomi Kawakita in LA!

April 17, 2017
by Alexis Adams
  This coming weekend we welcome Satomi Kawakita to our Los Angeles shop for her annual trunk show. We are so thrilled to have Satomi here along with her full line of beautiful engagement rings, stackable bands, men’s and women’s wedding bands, and delicate earrings. This is a perfect opportunity to meet the artist in person and get her assistance in creating your dream ring stack. Since she’ll be bringing every variation of her rings in each metal, it’s also a great time to shop for wedding bands, getting to see all the options at once and compare styles. Don’t miss this rare West Coast appearance by Satomi!   Saturday and Sunday April 22 + 23 11am to 6pm each day ... Read More

Aries Inspiration

April 3, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Spring is officially here, and we’re feeling all things Aries right now! The first sign of the Zodiac, Aries is often equated symbolically with the season, representing all the vitality, new growth, and sexy stamina of a welcome springtime after a long winter. Aries is a Fire sign, ruled by Mars, and as such is full of energy, passion, courage and a zest for life. Here are some of our fav pieces for those fierce, self-assured, adventurous Aries. Aries Signet by Talon Emily Hirsh, the talented designer behind the Talon Zodiac line, has created a beautifully detailed rendering of a ram, the strong and stubborn astrological symbol of the Aries house. Topaz & Diamond... Read More

SPOTLIGHT: T.Kahres

March 20, 2017
by Kayla Andrews
This week we’re featuring one of ESQUELETO’s favorite friends in this blog: Teresa of T.Kahres Jewelry! Teresa has been tight with ESQUELETO founder Lauren Wolf since before ESQUELETO was even an idea. The two jewelers started out together in New York City sharing tools, skills, and ideas that would help build the foundation of both T.Kahres Jewelry and Lauren Wolf Jewelry. Here’s a little more about Teresa’s journey as a designer and business woman: Kayla: Hi Teresa! When I met you in person, I immediately noticed your lovely personal style. I believe you were wearing an amazing pair of clogs and a velvet blazer. Can you tell us about your taste in fashion? What do... Read More

New Arrivals

February 27, 2017
by Alexis Adams
So many amazing new items have been hitting the shops for the spring season! It’s hard to highlight only a few, but here are five of my favs. Postcard Charm Necklace by AILI I am obsessed with the new pieces being crafted by Monica of AILI right now – dainty and minimal enough for daily wear, but with a whimsical, playful attitude – like this darling beach scene postcard necklace. Dutch Georgian Diamond Ring Vintage This antique Dutch ring, dating back to 1820, is one of the most stunning and unique vintage finds to ever come through our shop. It features a pairing of rose cut round and pear-shaped diamonds, ringed by a melee diamond border, all set in a beautifully... Read More

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

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

We Love Lou

November 29, 2016
by Alexis Adams
Lou Zeldis: master craftsman, visionary artist, creative genius, exceptionally kind human being. Since his passing in 2012, Lou’s work has garnered a cult following of collectors all over the globe who are drawn to his ruggedly elegant pieces, evocative of the natural landscape of his adopted home, Indonesia. Lou left a successful career in musical theater on Broadway (he was in the original cast of Hello, Dolly!) to move to Bali in the mid-1960s. There he discovered a passion for the traditional jewelry- and textile-making of local artisans. He became much-beloved as an “artist’s artist,” with a boundless creativity and prolific output in many media. His distinctively... Read More

Spotlight Rebecca Overmann

November 21, 2016
by Lindsay Olson
When I first started working at Esqueleto five years ago (crazy!) Rebecca Overmann was the first artist I met. A longtime friend of Lauren’s, she dropped by the shop on a Saturday and though I was a bit star struck at first, I was immediately captured by her warmth and devious smile. She’s become a good friend since then, and I’ve enjoyed watching her collection grow and evolve over the years. Nothing has been more fun, however, than getting to hang with Lauren and Rebecca together. Whether it’s sharing a bottle of wine on a rooftop in New York, or visiting with our favorite stone dealers in Tucson, those two have an infectious energy and sense of humor that make you feel lucky to... Read More

Jaw Dropping Holiday Gifts

November 14, 2016
by Lindsay Olson
And just like that, the holidays are upon us. As we all know, sometimes the biggest gifts come in the tiniest boxes. Below, find a curated selection of our most jaw-dropping stunners in every category: those extra special pieces you covet all year long until they ultimately grace the top of your wish lists. RINGS Polaris Teardrop Halo Ring A glowing salt and pepper teardrop nestled in Polly’s signature 18k gold droplets.   Diamond Shield Ring Rebecca Overmann’s elegantly modern take on a classic three stone ring design, with a stunning emerald cut white diamond flanked by two trillion sides, set in Rebecca’s iconic satin 18k gold. Three... Read More

Spotlight: AILI JEWELRY

October 31, 2016
by Alexis Adams
At ESQUELETO, we love the dichotomy between bold and delicate, dark and light, special occasion and everyday favorites. The AILI collection, designed and handcrafted by Monica Ruzansky, falls on the light end of the spectrum, both in concept and execution.It was such a pleasure to chat with one of my fav designers about her work, artistic practice and the inspiration behind her gorgeous, effortless pieces. Alexis: AILI means “light” in Gaelic. Can you explain why you chose this name for your line, and how that is expressed in your work? Monica: The presence of light has always been a profound influence on my creative life. Everything that we see is revealed by light, and the... Read More