Material Girl + The Bohème

March 6, 2017
by Madeline & Julia
Hi! We’re Madeline and Julia, the newest additions to the Los Angeles ESQUELETO team. We have a lot in common: we both have adorable Chihuahuas that we are obsessed with, we love the cinema, and love exploring the myriad culinary offerings of East L.A. But we are also different in a lot of ways, which is why we enjoy working with each other. After all, opposites attract! Maddie is really into 90s fashion, with a minimal and clean-lined aesthetic, while Jules has a very bohemian “more is more” attitude. Here are some of our first staff picks for the month of March, and why we selected them over all the many beautiful things in the shop. Madeline: Invisible Moon Face Studs by... Read More

Last Chance

December 19, 2016
by Alexis Adams
  Hey all you last minute shoppers! ESQUELETO has got you covered. Here are some of our most-loved gifts, in stock and ready to ship out now. Enjoy free 2nd Day shipping on us through the end of the week – but make sure to place your orders in time! GET IT THERE IN TIME FREE 2nd Day Air: order by Thursday, 12/22/2016 at 3:00 p.m. PST Overnight: order by Friday, 12/23/2016 at 3:00 p.m. PST $125 – AKOYA PEARK RING A classic Lauren Wolf favorite reimagined with a silvery Akoya pearl from Japan. $330 – GOLD TRIANGLE STUDS The perfect wear-them-every-day studs!     $150 – BRASS CUFF This solid brass cuff is a minimalist’s... Read More

Holiday Gifts Under $500

December 12, 2016
by Lindsay Olson
$400 – Starburst Brooch A great stocking stuffer that is the perfect exclamation point on the most festive of New Year’s outfits. $195 – RELIC ICOSAHEDRON John Sheppard’s minimalist geometric objects can elevate the vibe in even the tiniest of urban apartments. $120 – THE JUDGE PRINT Everyone knows someone who could use a Patrick Dunaway print. $330 – Gold Triangle Studs Every pierced ear should have a pair of everyday gold studs and these are the ultimate simple-yet-interesting design.   $400 – Silver Serpent Ring Great on its own or hugging the bottom of a stack. If you have a ring fanatic... Read More

Homey for the Holidays

December 5, 2016
by Alexis Adams
Here at ESQUELETO our first passion is obviously jewelry. But we also believe that beautiful adornment should not be limited to the body. Gifting lovely handcrafted items for the home can be especially meaningful and appreciated this time of year, as we gather with friends for dinners and parties, and cuddle up close with our loved ones. $50 – PORCELAIN CUP This elegant porcelain cup could be used for sipping afternoon tea, as a pen holder, a bud vase…the options are endless. The perfect little something for mom, dad, teacher or office mate. $975 – MOROCCAN RUG Our antique flat-woven rugs, sourced from Morocco and Turkey, make a thoughtful housewarming... 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

Engagement for Every Budget

October 17, 2016
by Alexis Adams
$990 – HEXAGON BROWN DIAMOND RING Our most popular engagement ring! Satomi’s signature brown diamond hexagon style, in an accessible carat weight and price point. The distinctive black rhodium detailing gives this tiny ring a mighty impact.   $1,980 – SPLIT LOVE DIAMOND RING This ring is one of the most unique, original designs in the shop. Modern, architectural, and just a bit dangerous, this ring will definitely stand out from the crowd.   $2,800 – QUINTET RING A sleek and ultra-wearable ring for the bride who doesn’t want a big solitaire. Five hexagon-cut gray diamonds set in a wide polished band exude understated... Read More

Layering Necklaces

August 22, 2016
by Alexis Adams
When it’s too hot out to breathe (a.k.a. August in Los Angeles) heavy jewelry sounds about as unappealing as sweaterpants. Instead we like to layer up delicate gold and simple silver chains. Pair with a threadbare tee and cutoff Levis for the ultimate late summer chill-out look, or a wispy floral dress for cool girl vibes. Chevron Necklace by Kaylin Hertel 14k gold necklace with a ⅜” wide chevron pendant on a 15″ gold chain. Tiny Gold Heart Necklace by Luana Coonen 14k yellow gold anatomical heart charm on a gold chain. Gold Sunshine Charm Necklace by Scosha 14k yellow gold pendant necklace with white diamond on a gold chain. Triple Pendant Necklace by Melissa Joy... Read More

Complimentary Gift Wrap

August 1, 2016
by Lindsay Olson
If you’ve been into our brick and mortar shops in Oakland or LA, you’re probably familiar with our beautifully designed ESQUELETO tote bags. Every customer, both in stores and online, receives one of these complimentary totes, most of which are designed by one of our favorite illustrators, Patrick Dunaway. We’re now pleased to announce that we’ve collaborated with Patrick once more to create custom ESQUELETO gift wrap, which we offer for free on all online orders (just select “gift wrapping” at checkout). Your lucky recipient’s package will come wrapped in black tissue paper and placed in a cream box printed with Patrick’s skull king design,... Read More

Father’s Day Picks

June 13, 2016
by Lindsay Olson
  Don’t worry – we didn’t forget the dads! Esqueleto has an impressively varied and extensive collection of interesting men’s jewelry, but even if your dad or partner isn’t much of an accessory guy, we’ve got you covered – check out our curated selection of Father’s Day gift ideas below!   Pelican Clip Bracelet by CAT BATES For the adventurous dad. This is my favorite style from Maine-based artist Cat Bates. Whether wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet or unclipped and draped as a necklace, this nautically-inspired piece perfectly combines masculine functionality with thoughtful design details.   Vintage Gold Signet For the dignified... Read More

Mother’s Day Gifts

May 2, 2016
by Alexis Adams
  Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Here are our top 10 selections for the wonderful women in our lives. Make sure to order by Wednesday and select 2-day shipping to win that World’s Most Thoughtful Child award.   Rutilated Quartz Studs by MELISSA JOY MANNING Both natural and super luxe, these freeform 14k gold studs are something she’ll wear everyday.   Large Bead Necklace by JESSICA NIELLO For the woman who always encouraged your artistic side, each ceramic bead necklace is totally unique, just like her.   Gold Urchin Studs by T. Kahres These delicate studs are perfect for new moms – simple, chic, and completely toddler... Read More