Your 2016 Space

January 4, 2016
by Alexis Adams
With the coming of a new year, the post-holidays focus tends to shift to oneself – your body, your mind, and your wellbeing. For me that means focusing on improving the spaces I spend the bulk of my day in. Try curating your space to banish the clutter and display only things you truly love. Adding a few personal touches to your desk or living space can really add small daily happinesses to your life! Little Bowl by Rachel Steiner $35 This perfect little bowl with it’s soft satin white glaze will perk up my morning cereal and tea routine for sure. Think about the objects you use – really use – every single day, and upgrade them. These are the things that will give you the most... Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Scosha

December 28, 2015
by Alexis Adams
The designs of Scosha Woolridge have long been a favorite of us here at ESQUELETO, with their eclectic balance of vibrant colors, woven textiles, and precious metals and stones. Australian-born Scosha takes her inspiration from her love of world travel and translates that via traditional metalsmithing and weaving techniques. Naturally we were thrilled when she launched her Fine Jewelry line, taking the same playful attitude she applies to her classic designs and adding in 14k and 18k gold and fine gemstones. These gorgeous new pieces are the perfect heirlooms for an adventurous soul. Diadem Emerald Ring Scosha loves to include moving parts in her designs, exemplified here by this 14k... Read More

Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2015
by ESQUELETO STAFF
From left to right: Sha-Ron, Danica, Carly, Kayla, Isabel, Lindsay, Lauren & Rachel First of all, we’d love to thank all of our wonderful customers who elected to shop with us during our Good Karma Sale over the Thanksgiving weekend this year. We donated 10% of all shop and web sales to help advance cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please visit their website to find more ways to get involved. Secondly, we want to thank Meals on Wheels for taking us on a tour of their facility and welcoming us to help out in their kitchen. They opened our eyes to how vulnerable the elderly in our community are and how some seniors don’t have anyone to look out for... Read More

Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2015
by Alexis Adams
In a bind and wondering how you’ll ever be able to cross everyone off your list? Here are my picks for all those last-minute gifts and fun stocking stuffers for the whole fam. Don’t stress – next day shipping is available! Silver Razor Necklace by T.Kahres $80 Delicate and feminine, this is the perfect little necklace she’ll wear everyday. Edwardian Eye Stud by Scosha $470 Super luxe and super unexpected, these stunning ruby and gold studs are festive in all the right ways. Rattler Print by Patrick Dunaway $60 Give art! This detailed black and white drawing by Patrick Dunaway looks great on everyone’s wall. White Freshwater Pearl Studs by Lauren Wolf $100 Your mom will... Read More

SPOTLIGHT: ADELINE

December 7, 2015
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to host Lindsay Olson, the Oakland-based designer and maker behind Adeline Jewelry, for a trunk show in our Los Angeles location this weekend. Lindsay’s edgy but sophisticated staples make her jewelry a favorite amongst Angeleno cool-girls. Join us Saturday and Sunday to meet Lindsay, shop her full line, and snack on cider and cookies. Adeline Jewelry Trunk Show Saturday Dec. 12th 10am-6pm Sunday Dec. 13th 11am-5pm 1298 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 947 – 3508 I called Lindsay up to chat about her line, her inspirations and challenges, and her favorite things about life in Oakland. Alexis: Hi Linds! Excited to see you next weekend. So tell me a little... Read More

Spotlight: Anthony Lent

December 1, 2015
by Kayla Ogden
To accompany the launch of Anthony Lent’s collection at ESQUELETO, we were lucky enough to have a in-depth conversation with the artist himself! We are so excited to carry his work in our Oakland boutique and online. Kayla: Your career has spanned over 50 years of creating fine jewelry for men and women. Did you always specialize in such detailed, conceptual jewelry for wearable art? How has your work evolved over the years? Anthony Lent: My style of jewelry has always been highly detailed, sculptural, and eccentric. I do really love minimalist and art deco design but in my own work, my greatest influences were those designers and goldsmiths who created what seemed like a micro world... Read More

Modern Matches 2

November 23, 2015
by Alexis Adams
We often get asked to help couples select wedding rings that both express their individual personalities and coordinate with each other in a meaningful way. Here are some of our favorite pairings of engagement rings and wedding bands that complement one another without being too “matchy matchy.” THE URBANISTS This couple is as chic and stylish as their Lower East Side address. Satomi Kawakita’s modern classic 1.0ct brown diamond engagement ring is paired with Lauren Wolf’s edgy 3mm black diamond eternity band, bringing out the black rhodium border of the solitaire. The thick organically textured 18k gold cigar band by Johnny Ninos is the perfect foil, with the elegant single black... Read More

Engagement Ring Designers

November 16, 2015
by Alexis Adams
One of my favorite things about ESQUELETO is our focus on our designers- the very talented people behind the very beautiful objects we sell. It’s so cool to get to know the artist making an important, forever-treasured item like an engagement ring. Bringing that personal element into the mix gives your ring a real meaning beyond just shimmering gold and glittering diamonds. Below are profiled five of our leading engagement ring designers: Rebecca Overmann Rebecca brings a timeless sophistication to all of her designs. Inspired by natural forms but never overtly so, her subtle abstractions add a soft quality to her rings which is enhanced by her use of a matte finish. This one... Read More

ALEXIS & JACKSON

November 10, 2015
by Lindsay Olson
Possibly the most fun, and definitely the most personal wedding rings Esqueleto has ever sold would have to be the set of bands for Alexis and Jackson. Alexis is the store manager for Esqueleto LA, but before she and her husband moved she ran our flagship Oakland store. She chatted with Lindsay about the process of choosing her rings. Lindsay: Tell us how you came to get an engagement ring from Esqueleto. Alexis: Ha! Well, Jackson and I had been talking about getting engaged for a bit, but he hadn’t pulled the trigger. Of course, with me being a super Lauren Wolf fan, he had planned on going to ESQUELETO to pick out a ring before I even started working there. We briefly discussed going... Read More

2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

November 9, 2015
by Kayla Ogden
We have a huge selection of jewelry online, so we decided to make it easier for you to shop for your holiday gifts. This is for those of you who want to know what we recommend, but can’t come into the LA or Oakland brick and mortar to talk to us in person. Under $100: Under $500: Under $1000: Over $1000: If you have any questions or special requests you can call us here: 1-510-496-4100 to chat.