TENTHOUSANDTHINGS

September 28, 2015
by Kayla Ogden
We at ESQUELETO are beyond excited to carry the gorgeous designs of David Rees and Ron Anderson of TENTHOUSANDTHINGS. Though clearly modern in style, their work is made with the goal of being passed down from generation to generation, with the integrity and aesthetic staying power of antique heirlooms. Possessing a piece from TENTHOUSANDTHINGS means so much more than wearing something that’s on-trend, it means you own something that can be valued for hundreds of years. Edwardian Tapered Chain Necklace This beautiful, 22″ long necklace has a luxurious weight to it. There’s a great balance here between the industrial oxidized silver links and the distinctly feminine and... Read More

Spotlight: Sarah Swell

September 21, 2015
by Alexis Adams
Our Oakland location will be hosting a trunk show with Sarah Greenberg of Sarah Swell Jewelry this coming weekend! Please join us Friday the 25th from 1-6pm and Saturday the 26th from 11am-6pm, meet Sarah, and shop her full collection including some stunning new bridal designs. I had the opportunity to talk with Sarah a bit about her design and fabrication process, and the things that inspire and challenge her as a jeweler, artist and small business owner. A: How did you get your start as a jeweler, and what drew you to jewelry design over other media? S: I actually started off as a painter. While I was in art school, I was working in a jewelry store to make ends meet. They started having... Read More

1 Of A Kind: Lauren Wolf

September 15, 2015
by Kayla Ogden
Lauren Wolf’s line of jewelry always features highly coveted one of a kind diamond rings. As the precious collectables sell out, she sources more unique diamonds and crafts evolved settings. To Lauren, diamonds with inclusions are more beautiful than the manufactured-looking, completely transparent ones. The one of a kind rings drive the entire collection forward and, along with her iconic stock pieces, complete her line. We recently invited the super talented and creative photographer, Ramon Felix, to our Oakland courtyard to photograph Lauren’s newest work. He had his model lift her hands up to the summer sky, which captured the jewelry perfectly. Check out Ramon’s... Read More

SEPTEMBER PICKS: Femme Fatale

September 9, 2015
by Alexis Adams
As we transition into Fall, I’ve chosen deeper, darker pieces that will mix up my look sartorially for the season, but also be lasting heirlooms I’ll wear forever. Pade Vavra Shark’s Tooth Necklace I am obsessed with this rose gold and diamond-encrusted prehistoric shark’s tooth necklace from Pade Vavra. OBSESSED! This is the ultimate Cali-cool girl necklace. I’d wear it with a simple white tee and my fav vintage Levi’s. Georgian 5-Diamond Band A totally gorgeous vintage ring. I love looking at the super rare, old pieces and seeing how jewelry design has changed through the ages. This is so raw and powerful, it looks as though it could be a modern piece from Lauren Wolf... Read More