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

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

SATOMI IN SUMMER

June 4, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Satomi is coming – this time in the summer! It’s the first time we’ve welcomed Satomi to our Oakland shop in the summer season, and we couldn’t be more excited. Satomi herself will be here with her full line of incredible stacking rings, unique engagement rings with an organic-yet-timeless feel, and beautiful bridal designs. Satomi is ESQUELETO’s most popular wedding band designer for good reason – she makes more styles than anyone else, including so many amazing men’s designs! Read on below for some of our all-time favorite Satomi Kawakita designs, and please join us for the trunk show this weekend! Satomi Kawakita Trunk Show Saturday, June 9th 11am – 6pm Sunday, June... Read More

Sarah Swell L.A. Trunk Show

May 29, 2018
by Alexis Adams
This coming weekend we welcome the lovely Sarah Greenberg, designer and maker of Sarah Swell Jewelry, to our Los Angeles shop for a 2-day trunk show. Sarah will be here with her full line, which combines luxurious raw materials with hand-hammered textures and elegant shapes. This rough-luxe look gives Sarah’s pieces an eternal cool-girl appeal, and means that they’re items we will want to wear for years to come. Lately Sarah’s been expanding her already extensive bridal line, making lots of one-of-a-kind diamond engagement rings that are not to be missed! Join us all day Saturday and Sunday to sip champagne and shop Sarah’s stunning designs. Sarah Swell Trunk Show Saturday + Sunday... Read More

My Jewelry Box: Danica Stamenic

May 21, 2018
by by Alexis Adams
Welcome to our second 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. Danica has an amazing personal collection, heavy on the ESQUELETO artists (Danica used to be the manager of our Oakland shop!), including her Sarah Swell wedding band, everyday gold studs by Adeline, and lots of big + bold silver stingray pieces by Lauren Wolf. Danica’s jewelry box (or jewelry roll rather – easier to keep away from prying toddler hands!) mixes these statement contemporary designs with family... Read More

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

April 30, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Though we should shower our mothers with love and affection every day of the year, let’s face it – we can never show mom enough appreciation for all that she does! That’s why Mother’s Day means so much; it’s one day to show her that we’ve noticed all the amazing ways that she cares for us all year long. Local shoppers can pop into our Oakland and Los Angeles brick + mortar locations on Sunday May 13th to pick up a free blossom for Mom with every purchase. And out-of-towners can shop our online gift guide for all of our suggestions for the most mom-worthy gifts. Ship them straight to her door with our complimentary gift wrap! STINGRAY GODDESS by Lauren Wolf You know... Read More

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