Spotlight: AILI JEWELRY

October 31, 2016
by Alexis Adams
At ESQUELETO, we love the dichotomy between bold and delicate, dark and light, special occasion and everyday favorites. The AILI collection, designed and handcrafted by Monica Ruzansky, falls on the light end of the spectrum, both in concept and execution.It was such a pleasure to chat with one of my fav designers about her work, artistic practice and the inspiration behind her gorgeous, effortless pieces. Alexis: AILI means “light” in Gaelic. Can you explain why you chose this name for your line, and how that is expressed in your work? Monica: The presence of light has always been a profound influence on my creative life. Everything that we see is revealed by light, and the... Read More

ESQUELETO X THE LANE

October 24, 2016
by ESQUELETO
Our LA store manager, Alexis Adams, curated five gorgeous stacks for the LANE this week! Here’s a peak: The Wild at Heart This stack is for the gypsy, the nomadic soul who is guided by the light of the silver moon along the road less traveled. Imbued with the untamed essence of the serpent, ancient symbol of intuitive wisdom, she is fueled by an unquenchable wanderlust for far off lands and exotic experiences.The voyager’s spirit is expressed in this wild stack by pairing shimmering white gold with edgy black diamonds and animalistic sculpture. Enchanting vintage-style settings are updated for the modern warrior with claw-like prongs and cloudy diamonds. Top to bottom: 1. Lauren... 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

Staff Stacks

October 10, 2016
by Lindsay, Alexis & Sha-Ron
THE URBANIST STACK Always drawn to interesting architectural shapes, I created a stack that’s clean, edgy and geometric, with just a whisper of raw texture. Saturn Ring: One of my favorites from my own collection, Adeline Jewelry, the Saturn ring is a playful experiment in shape and form. I love the versatility of the asymmetrical knife edge. Braid Ring: Katrina’s braid rings are simply the perfect addition to any stack. In this case, the soft texture warms and softens the stark lines of the other rings. Black Diamond Eternity Band: Make no mistake – Lauren Wolf knows how to design a badass ring. This one, with its spiky black diamonds, toughens up my finger with a... Read More

Fall Art Shows

October 3, 2016
by ESQUELETO
  HECTOR FONG in Oakland Opening reception Friday, October 7th 5:30-8PM Esqueleto Oakland at 482 A 49TH St, Oakland, CA Works on view through November 28 This year’s October show in Oakland zeros in on the work of renowned Oakland tattoo artist Hector Fong. Fong brings his phantasmagoric linework to our walls with a series of large scale black and white drawings, each one representing many hours of painstaking detail.     ESQUELETO’s 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos group art show in LA Opening reception Thursday, October 6th 5-8pm at Esqueleto LA. 1298 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Works on view through November 27 We are thrilled to bring our 5th annual Day of... Read More