Gifts for the one you love // Valentine’s day

February 6, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
It’s officially February, the season of love. To help you celebrate we’ve rounded up some special pieces to be gifted to your loved one – or yourself! Below you’ll find rubies, hearts, diamonds and more! RUBY SLICE EARRINGS by Lauren Wolf Jewelry Two inches high, these ruby slice statement earrings are Valentine’s Day approved with their earthy tones of muted purple and dusty pink. TRIPLE SQUARE GRAY DIAMOND STUDS by Melissa Joy Manning If you’re aiming to truly dazzle your Valentine, these 18k white gold studs each featuring 3 gray diamonds will definitely do the trick. VINTAGE HEART OF GOLD RING Gift this heart shaped signet ring as is... Read More

SPRING ART SHOWS

January 30, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Both shops are hosting art openings in February, and we invite you to join us for the opening receptions for these two incredibly talented artists. Megan Donegan’s work is figural and mythic, incorporating animal forms with spiritual, natural elements in grayscale graphite. Rachel Kaye’s work uses abstracted forms to interrogate the relations between color and motion using colored pencil. Both artists use drawing as a meditative outlet and a means to explore the subconscious. If you’re in Oakland or LA, stop by and enjoy the work! Megan Donegan in LA February 16th – April 1st Oakland-based artist Meagan Donegan creates deeply emotive artworks which feature symbolic imagery of... Read More

Age of Aquarius

January 23, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Artistic, intuitive and creative, those born under the Aquarius sign are known for their curious and affectionate personalities. Take inspo from this water sign with these unique designs featuring deep oceanic blues and soft aqua greens. Aquarius Signet by Talon A must for any Aquarian, Talon’s silver signet ring is emblazoned with an enchanting bathing maiden. Rainbow Moonstone Studs by Lauren Wolf These silver and moonstone studs by Lauren Wolf Jewelry are like bottomless, shimmering pools for your lobes. Five Stone Diamond Ring by Ruth Tomlinson Ruth Tomlinson is known for her artistically imaginative designs, and this champagne diamond ring features her signature golden... Read More

Spotlight: Karen Karch

January 16, 2018
by GRACE WILCOX
We’re thrilled to announce that ESQUELETO is now carrying Karen Karch in our Oakland location and online! Karen has been designing jewelry for 25+ years. From Karen’s website: “Karen Karch’s sensibility is inspired by contradiction: glamorous & gritty, feminine & masculine, opulent & restrained. Then, filtered through her fashion forward sensibility, additional inspirations include a range of historical influences from Gothic to Victorian.” We sat down with Karen to discuss how technology has impacted her latest line, her favorite combination of stones, changes she’s seen the industry throughout her career and more! Grace: Your latest line... Read More

First Look // Latest Vintage

January 8, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
There is nothing quite like slipping on a vintage treasure; instantly you find yourself turning the piece over and over again in your mind, wondering about it’s past life, the people that have worn it, the countless stories it holds. We are constantly adding new vintage pieces to our inventory at ESQUELETO and below we’re showcasing a few of our newest pieces. Just remember – if something catches your eye act quickly as each piece is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure that can’t be restocked! Victorian Albert Necklace This Victorian 9k gold necklace features a hand and key pendant, because you own the key to your own damn heart! Bonus points: this piece features... Read More

New Year Home Refresh

January 2, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
A new year means a clean slate; a chance to create new intentions and refresh your life and home. At ESQUELETO we have a thoughtfully curated collection of unique artwork, textiles and natural curiosities. Below we’ve selected a few of our favorite pieces to help reenergize your space to head into 2018 feeling reinvigorated and ready to tackle the new year and all the excitement, challenge and change that comes your way. Stoneware Egg Len Carella We’re all just crazy for this egg-shaped, satin black and gray matte glazed stoneware object. It could be showcased as the centerpiece at your dining table or added as a unique object to a bookshelf or side... 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

Last-minute Gifts

December 19, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Well, it happened…. It’s one week until Christmas and you still need to find the perfect gift for your special someone! Fret not, here at ESQUELETO we’ve got you covered. Here are ten totally amazing jewelry gifts, in-stock and ready to ship with free 2nd Day shipping. Just the thing to slip under the tree, and just in time to make your loved one’s Christmas morning oh-so-special. Order before 3:00PM on Thursday, December 21st for delivery by Saturday, December 23rd. Gold Geometric Studs Adeline Jewelry These dainty gold baubles are the everyday-favs she’ll never take off. Edwardian Eye Studs by Scosha A little bit whimsical, a little bit luxe, these ruby cat... Read More

Easy Gifts

December 12, 2017
by Alexis Adams
We are FAST approaching the holidays (Hanukkah begins tomorrow!) and it is high time to cross everyone off your gift-giving list. Here are our favorite “easy” gifts – our most beloved jewelry, art and objects that are always appreciated. And did I mention they are all in-stock and ready to ship? Use code FREE2DAY to get upgraded 2nd Day Air shipping on us, and ensure all of these precious parcels arrive on time. Gold Knife Edge Hoops Adeline Jewelry My favorite hoops! Minimal with just enough of a cool-girl edge – I wear these almost every day. Skull Studs by Michael Spirito These mini gold skulls with diamond eyes are a shop signature. A must for any... Read More

Jaw Dropping Holiday Gifts

December 5, 2017
by Grace Wilcox
Gifts like these can be as exciting to give as they are to receive. The fine materials, unique designs and craftsmanship make each of these items special and valuable. We hope you’ll find a the perfect gift in this tastefully curated list below: Diamond and Ruby Fan Ring Vintage With a cascading display of rubies and diamonds set in 14k gold, this timeless piece is an unparalleled 1890’s Victorian treasure. Six Point Totem Ring by Rebecca Overmann Perhaps this is the year that you ask a question that defines the rest of your life — and what better way to ask than with this one of a kind engagement ring by Rebecca Overmann comprised of 5 brilliant pear... Read More