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

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

Design Inspiration: Samira

May 15, 2017
by Danica Stamenic
With years spent in Equatorial Guinea, Montreal, and New York, Samira Gagné Ludwin is something of a polymath – her work takes her from designing the interiors of well-appointed homes and startups to metalwork, creating adornments for both the home and the body. Samira’s gorgeous taste and creative background meet in her inviting Oakland walkup, which she shares with her husband and their 10-month-old son, Leo. I got the chance to swing by Samira’s place to talk about decorating, style, and- of course- our shared love of jewelry. Danica: Designing for someone’s space is such a personal partnership. How do you help people realize their individual style? And how would you describe... Read More

ESQUELETO x HonestlyWTF

May 3, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Honestly WTF in our L.A. location for a fun photo shoot. Photographer Marisa Vitale captured some really beautiful shots of our space! We had a great time modeling jewels and chatting about our shop. You can check out some of the images below and read all about their visit on the Honestly WTF blog here.

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

STREET STYLE: Keely

March 27, 2017
by Danica Stamenic
WEARING: Vintage dress from the general store and Sven clogs. TEMESCAL ALLEY, OAKLAND STREET STYLE AILAND KEELY BRUNS aka “KEELY” As an Esqueleto alum and longtime neighbor in Temescal Alley, we’ve long admired Keely’s dry humor, warm heart, and spot-on style. She keeps her color palette monochrome in black and white, with a generous smattering of yellow gold, diamonds and super cool tattoos from head to toe. We met up over iced tea (Keely skips the caffeine) so I could scope her enviable look. Danica: You’ve made jewelry, worked for jewelers (Love Adorned, ESQUELETO, and Marisa Mason), and are an avid collector. What sparked your interest in jewelry? Keely: (Laughs) Well, at... 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

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