Leo Inspiration

July 24, 2017
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This week the Sun and new moon enter Leo, ushering in eclipse season, which is all about transformation and growth. Leo the lion is a fire sign ruled by the sun, and is known to be courageous, romantic, and generous. Leos inspire us to be big-hearted and unafraid to express ourselves. Lions are regal royalty, and we have some fierce adornments to enrich your feline nature! Leo Signet by Talon This silver signet stamped with Leo will have you feeling ferocious whether the lion is your astrological sign, or you’re just a badass. Tiger Cuff Vintage The ultimate power piece for any femme fatale. Enter the cave of wonders with this vintage treasure, circa 1902.... Read More

Summer Fun Essentials

July 17, 2017
by Alexis Adams
We’re halfway between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which means we are literally in the thick of sunny Summertime. Whether you’re headed for sandy beaches, prepping for some poolside lounging, or packing for a mountain adventure, these are the ten essential pieces you’ll want to take along for those easy breezy summer days. Radiant Eye Ring by MQuan Ah, soak up those radiating sunshine rays (just slather on the sunscreen first). This radiant eye ring in richly golden 18k is the perfect complement for a tanned finger. Turquoise Friendship Bracelet by Scosha We love wearing turquoise in the summer season, and Scosha’s bohemian macramé bracelet is the perfect way... Read More

Introducing Jennie Kwon

July 11, 2017
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome our newest artist to ESQUELETO, Jennie Kwon! Jennie is a native Angeleno, and her effortlessly graceful designs are influenced by all the natural beauty and artistic culture that Southern California has to offer. We love how Jennie came by her career as a jewelry designer. After being raised from early childhood as an artist (she was an accomplished classical violinist) Jennie left her artistic roots behind to become an attorney. However, the birth of her twin daughter and son brought about that creative spark once again. Jennie was so inspired by their perfectly innocent beauty, and soon after launched her namesake jewelry line. Emerald Cut Diamond... Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Kimberlin Brown

June 27, 2017
by Kayla Ogden
Today I’m so thrilled to add the work of Kimberlin Brown to the collection of beautiful jewelry we select to showcase online to our international audience. Kimberlin’s work is fun and playful in a way that isn’t often seen in fine jewelry. The way that she juxtaposes different stones to create unexpected colorways is so exciting to us. Here’s an interview I did with her recently to help you get to know her: Kayla: Hi Kimberlin! Welcome to the ESQUELETO family. We’re so excited to showcase a collection of your work. For those who don’t know much about you as a designer yet, can you talk a little bit about how you got into jewelry design and... Read More

Gemini Inspiration

May 29, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Ah, Gemini – arguably the most dynamic of all the signs. I mean, you do get two personalities in one! Social, curious, intelligent….and also serious, pensive, restless. As a Gemini myself I know firsthand the adaptability and nomadic nature of the twinned sign. To celebrate the new moon in Gemini, I’ve gathered some of my fav items in the shop – light and dark, whimsical and serious, there’s something in here to please both sides of the ever-changing Gemini personality. Also, don’t miss our special event with designer Emily Hirsch of Talon and zodiac + tarot expert Marty Windahl in the Los Angeles store! Ojai native Emily is known for her intricately carved zodiac-themed signet... Read More

Vintage Trunk Show

May 23, 2017
by Alexis Adams
This coming weekend we welcome Marilyn Weiss of Marilyn & Co. Antiques to our Oakland shop for a trunk show, and we couldn’t be more excited. There’s nothing quite like the exquisite craftsmanship found in these antique jewels – they really don’t make ‘em like they used to! We love fantasizing about the incredible histories that may lay behind each of these pieces; whose fingers may have worn them, which forgotten artist’s hands created them. Here are a few of my favorite pieces currently in our shops, each a miniature masterwork that exemplifies the artistry and design hallmarks their era. Read through for a quick primer on antique jewelry styles, and join us on Saturday... Read More

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