Satomi is Coming!

March 26, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome Satomi Kawakita back to our Los Angeles location for a 2-day trunk show for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th. Satomi’s supremely stackable designs are renowned for their organically original design sensibility and expert craftsmanship. Delicately detailed, each ring is certainly its own perfect expression, but they really shine when piled on in multiples. Satomi is also ESQUELETO’s most popular bridal designer, and with good reason: her selection of women’s and men’s wedding bands is unrivaled. If you’ve been thinking about creating a dream “Satomi Stack,” are searching for a unique yet timeless engagement ring, or are picking... Read More

Real Wedding: Liz + Oliver

March 19, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Alexis: I got to know Liz (in-person at the L.A. shop) and Oliver (remotely, over email) quite well over the months leading up to their engagement and wedding. I loved working with them so much! I thought their story was really special, and I asked Liz to share their engagement story and rather epic honeymoon “adventure”. Liz: We had planned for my parents to visit his family in snowy Montana for New Year’s and while we didn’t say it exactly, I suspected we would get engaged with everyone there to celebrate – we were living in Ethiopia at the time, so it was a special occasion for everyone to be together. New Year’s Eve was as magical and snowy as... Read More

Wedding Bands // Perfect Pairings

March 12, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Wedding season is almost upon us, which means that many of our clients are planning their big days right now. Shopping for bands together can be one of the most fun parts of the process (“Yay, new jewelry!”) or can feel super stressful (“I have to choose something to wear FOREVER?!”). Never fear, the ESQUELETO staff is here to help you choose something amazing, beautiful and unique that you really will treasure for a lifetime. You might decide to go with a matching set, or you may choose very different rings, from different artists, that express each of your own unique tastes. Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite pairings to help you achieve wedded bliss. CONFETTI... Read More

SPOTLIGHT: REBECCA OVERMANN

March 5, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We just received a fresh batch of Spring beauties from Rebecca Overmann! Rebecca’s classic-with-a-twist designs are highly praised for her appreciation of unusual stone cuts, affinity for naturally-colored diamonds, and signature matte finish. Rebecca’s airy San Francisco studio is where all the magic happens – each ring is handcrafted from start to finish right there. Carved by hand in wax, each design is inspired by natural forms, which are reduced to their essence, and void of overly ornate details. This allows the materials to speak for themselves, in all their effortless beauty.

LOOKBOOK LAUNCH: THE TEMPLE COLLECTION

February 28, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
Pop the champagne – today we’re officially launching ESQUELETO’s latest lookbook, The Temple Collection! We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a visual journey to the Pulgas Water Temple, where we styled not one, but two gorgeous models for this aquatic adventure in jewelry. The Pulgas Water Temple was built as a monument to the engineering feat that brought water 160 miles across California from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Bay Area. The frieze above the Corinthian columns is inscribed with the phrase, “I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people.” As an homage to the magnificent monument, our models were styled... Read More

Pisces Inspiration

February 20, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
As winter thaws into spring, we find ourselves swimming into Pisces season. Pisces are ruled by the planet Neptune, making them sensitive, intuitive, and deeply emotive – and for those reasons, easily overstimulated. As a water sign, it’s important for a Pisces to have a calm space to escape to for meditation, contemplation, and restoration. Though it can be hard to pin a Pisces down since they tend to ebb and flow with their feelings, they are selfless and willing to help and empathize with those they love. Keep scrolling to peruse a few of our Pisces-inspired picks. DIAMOND SEA ANEMONE RING by Kimberlin Brown This 14k gold ring, cast in a sea anemone shape and dotted with... Read More

Shop Local this Valentine’s Day // ESQUELETO x Crimson

February 13, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This Valentine’s Day, ESQUELETO Oakland is partnering with our favorite florist and neighbor, Crimson Horticultural Rarities. Here’s the lowdown: make a $250+ in-store purchase at ESQUELETO on or before Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14th) and receive a complimentary $35 bouquet from Crimson – to be picked up at Crimson between February 12-14th. Romance your sweetheart with a classic amorous pairing of jewels and flowers, and feel good about your purchases by shopping local! P.S. This sweet deal is only available while supplies last, so hustle over to our Oakland shop. ESQUELETO Oakland 482 A 49th St. Oakland, CA 94609 Crimson Horticultural Rarities 470 49th St. Oakland, CA... Read More

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