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

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

Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2017
by ESQUELETO TEAM
Happy Holidays from the whole team at ESQUELETO! We want to extend our most sincere gratitude to all of our customers and the artists who share their gifts with us — many of whom traveled to Los Angeles and Oakland this year to showcase their products in-person at trunk shows and gallery openings in 2017. We truly appreciate all of you, our community, and wish you health, adventure and peace in the new year! HOLIDAY HOURS: Oakland: 482 A 49TH St Oakland, CA 94609 CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY CLOSED Los Angeles: 1298 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED DEC 26TH ... Read More

Good Karma

November 20, 2017
by Lauren Wolf
This coming weekend we will be participating in the Good Karma sale where we will be donating 10% of all in-store and online sales to our charity of choice, Sloan Kettering. We’ve run this sale over the past few years (thanks to the ladies who thought this one up) in place of Black Friday and have always donated to the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and Research Center is one close to my heart. I’ve lost two young, female friends to their battles with cancer over the past few years and donating a small amount of funds to continue the research into fighting this disease is the least we can do. These funds will go to help fuel future... 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!

Piercing Party w/ J. Colby

October 16, 2017
by Lauren Wolf
We hosted LA/NY piercer, J Colby Smith, over the weekend at ESQUELETO Oakland and we had a blast! We raised over $1600 in donations to the American Red Cross for the fire relief efforts in Northern California. Thanks again for coming out and showing your support over the weekend!

Spotlight: Scosha

October 2, 2017
by Jessie Zechnowitz
We’re so pleased to host a trunk show for Scosha on Sunday October 15th from 10am-5pm at the Oakland shop! An Aussie native living in Brooklyn, Scosha Woolridge’s jewelry designs embody an intercontinental feel that reflect her life experiences. Both playful and personal, Scosha’s work is perfect for marking milestones and creating beauty in your everyday look. I chatted with Scosha here about the collection she’ll be bringing, and her design philosophy. Jessie Z: We are so pumped to have you back at ESQUELETO for a trunk show in October, can you tell us a bit about the collection you’ll be showcasing? Scosha: I’m thrilled to be back again this year! I will be presenting... Read More

Summertime in the City

September 5, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Last week Lauren, Isabel and I traveled to New York City, with designer Rebecca Overmann in tow, for a jewelry industry trade show. On our first day, Isabel and I were able to totally nerd out in the New York Jewelry District while Rebecca and Lauren set up for the trade show (and Lauren discovered a hidden talent for floral arranging). The trade show, dubbed Melee and started by Lauren and Rebecca, was a great success! We picked up some stunning new things for the ESQUELETO shops from some of our favorite artists, including WWake, Satomi Kawakita and AILI. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for these gorgeous new items! It wasn’t all work and no play though: We of course ate all... Read More