We Love Lou

November 29, 2016
by Alexis Adams
Lou Zeldis: master craftsman, visionary artist, creative genius, exceptionally kind human being. Since his passing in 2012, Lou’s work has garnered a cult following of collectors all over the globe who are drawn to his ruggedly elegant pieces, evocative of the natural landscape of his adopted home, Indonesia. Lou left a successful career in musical theater on Broadway (he was in the original cast of Hello, Dolly!) to move to Bali in the mid-1960s. There he discovered a passion for the traditional jewelry- and textile-making of local artisans. He became much-beloved as an “artist’s artist,” with a boundless creativity and prolific output in many media. His distinctively... Read More

Spotlight Rebecca Overmann

November 21, 2016
by Lindsay Olson
When I first started working at Esqueleto five years ago (crazy!) Rebecca Overmann was the first artist I met. A longtime friend of Lauren’s, she dropped by the shop on a Saturday and though I was a bit star struck at first, I was immediately captured by her warmth and devious smile. She’s become a good friend since then, and I’ve enjoyed watching her collection grow and evolve over the years. Nothing has been more fun, however, than getting to hang with Lauren and Rebecca together. Whether it’s sharing a bottle of wine on a rooftop in New York, or visiting with our favorite stone dealers in Tucson, those two have an infectious energy and sense of humor that make you feel lucky to... 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

Staff Picks: The Metalsmith

November 7, 2016
by Isabel Dennis
Every ear needs an everyday earring. We have plenty of pretty gold basics – and some more adventurous options, too. Mixed Metal Starburst Studs I could put these in my ears and never, ever take them off. I love the simple geometry and the neutral-but-interesting mix of 18k gold and silver. The earring equivalent of a perfectly worn-in pair of designer jeans. Gold & Turquoise Radiant Eye Studs MQuan uses age-old symbology in her work – moons, eyes, constellations. She describes her eye designs as “about looking deeply even if it is not convenient. Made of converging lines radiating inward and out [they represent] our self and our collective universal... Read More