MY JEWELRY BOX: JUSTINE MALICK

April 24, 2018
by Alexis Adams
This week we are launching a 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. First up is Silver Lake-based Justine Malick, an accomplished yoga + pilates instructor and all-around movement explorer and body adventurer. Through her classes at Wanderlust in Hollywood and Samarasa Center right here in Echo Park, Justine strives to teach respect for the body by creating a safe and playful environment for students to explore mind-body connection as well as develop a keener sense of awareness both on and off the... Read More

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

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

Age of Aquarius

January 23, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Artistic, intuitive and creative, those born under the Aquarius sign are known for their curious and affectionate personalities. Take inspo from this water sign with these unique designs featuring deep oceanic blues and soft aqua greens. Aquarius Signet by Talon A must for any Aquarian, Talon’s silver signet ring is emblazoned with an enchanting bathing maiden. Rainbow Moonstone Studs by Lauren Wolf These silver and moonstone studs by Lauren Wolf Jewelry are like bottomless, shimmering pools for your lobes. Five Stone Diamond Ring by Ruth Tomlinson Ruth Tomlinson is known for her artistically imaginative designs, and this champagne diamond ring features her signature golden... Read More

Spotlight: Karen Karch

January 16, 2018
by GRACE WILCOX
We’re thrilled to announce that ESQUELETO is now carrying Karen Karch in our Oakland location and online! Karen has been designing jewelry for 25+ years. From Karen’s website: “Karen Karch’s sensibility is inspired by contradiction: glamorous & gritty, feminine & masculine, opulent & restrained. Then, filtered through her fashion forward sensibility, additional inspirations include a range of historical influences from Gothic to Victorian.” We sat down with Karen to discuss how technology has impacted her latest line, her favorite combination of stones, changes she’s seen the industry throughout her career and more! Grace: Your latest line... Read More

First Look // Latest Vintage

January 8, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
There is nothing quite like slipping on a vintage treasure; instantly you find yourself turning the piece over and over again in your mind, wondering about it’s past life, the people that have worn it, the countless stories it holds. We are constantly adding new vintage pieces to our inventory at ESQUELETO and below we’re showcasing a few of our newest pieces. Just remember – if something catches your eye act quickly as each piece is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure that can’t be restocked! Victorian Albert Necklace This Victorian 9k gold necklace features a hand and key pendant, because you own the key to your own damn heart! Bonus points: this piece features... Read More

Spotlight: Ruth Tomlinson

November 6, 2017
by Alexis Adams
London-based jeweler Ruth Tomlinson is making her first West Coast appearance in our L.A. shop this coming weekend! We are thrilled to have Ruth here in person with her full collection of nature-inspired fine jewelry, including many unique bridal and engagement styles and one of a kind items. Ruth’s creativity is driven by her passion for the earth’s treasures and the magic of minutiae and tiny treasures, and this is reflected in her utterly unique, sculptural designs. I was so excited to get to chat with Ruth a bit about her process and inspirations. Alexis: How did you get started in the world of fine jewelry? What are some of the challenges and joys for you of working in... Read More

LookBook Sneak Peek

October 30, 2017
by Kayla Andrews
We can’t wait to show you all the images from our latest lookbook shoot with photographer Ramon Felix! Our team traveled to the Pulgas Water Temple to photograph two statuesque models amongst the Corinthian towers and tree-lined reflecting pool.The California sun made the jewelry glow, creating a distinctly ESQUELETO mood. We’ll be sharing the full lookbook soon so make sure to follow us on Instagram for updates!

Opal Obsessions

October 10, 2017
by Alexis Adams
I’m always jealous of October babies, because I think they’ve got the best birthstone. I’ve long loved opals for their confetti-like party of colors, their way of shifting and changing with the light, and their overall ethereal beauty. Dainty, delicate little opal studs by Scosha and WWake are some of my personal favorites for upper lobe piercings. Please join us in the Oakland shop on Saturday, October 14th for a piercing party with master piercer J. Colby Smith – link to book below! Schedule Appointment Seedling Studs by Scosha These sweet little seedlings by Aussie-native Scosha are the perfect tiny drops to light up your lobes. Mini Eye of Warrior... Read More