Mother’s Day Gifts

April 15, 2019
by Alexis Adams
We’ve just unveiled our latest curated collection, and this month it’s dedicated to all things MOM! Mothers are literally the best. They pick us up when we fall down, nourish our bodies and souls, and provide that unconditional love that only a mother can. Which is why we honor them every day, but just a little more specially on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day falls on May 12th this year; below are some of our suggestions for the perfect gift for Mom. Shop our full Mother’s Day Collection here! ACORN DROP EARRINGSVintage They say the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree! Remind Mom that you get all of your best qualities from her with these antique sterling silver... Read More

Los Feliz Grand Opening!

April 8, 2019
by Alexis Adams
We have a new location, and we’re having a party! We’ve expanded our little Home shop into a full-fledged ESQUELETO store. As of this week we are open along Hollywood Blvd in Los Feliz with all of our beloved fine jewelry, artwork, and amazing objects for the home. Think of it as your one-stop shop to adorn your body, your walls and your shelves with artisan-crafted,beautifully-designed goods. Our fav neighbors Ali Golden have moved their L.A. shop into the space next door, and we couldn’t be happier to continue our expansion side-by-side with our Bay Area besties. We’re having a joint GRAND OPENING PARTY this Thursday evening from 5 to 8pm. Please join us for food, festivities... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

April 1, 2019
by Alexis Adams
This month we open three new gallery shows, in each of our locations. Exploring themes of surreal, fragmented narratives and wild, animalistic emotions, these exhibits showcase exciting new work by three of our favorite California-based artists. First up, for the First Friday art walk ESQUELETO Oakland is pleased to present a solo show from XO Finn! Finn's wild, graphic animal portraits inhabit light, dark, and all the shadows in between, both literal and figurative. Artful cuts and crops paired with splashes of color lend an edge to her work creating emphasis and moments of surprise. Finn's highly detailed pen and ink work is a study in nature's spectrum of a kingdom of... Read More

SATOMI IS COMING!

March 25, 2019
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome Satomi Kawakita back to our Echo Park location for her annual trunk show. Satomi herself will be here on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the artist in person and get her assistance in creating your dream ring stack! Satomi’s delicate designs have reached cult-favorite status thanks to their organic styling and expert craftsmanship. Exquisitely detailed, each ring is like a miniature sculpture, and all are designed to stack together beautifully. While we carry the largest selection of Satomi Kawakita’s pieces in California, we have but a fraction of her collection! It truly is amazing to view everything all... Read More

SPRING EQUINOX

March 18, 2019
by Alexis Adams
The Vernal Equinox is almost upon us – the point in the year when daylight and darkness are equals. As we prepare to shift away from those long, cold winter nights towards the seemingly endless days of summer, here are some pieces from our collection that are inspired by the duality of light and shadow. SILVER PEONY BUDS RINGTenThousandThings This chunky silver ring by TenThousandThings really plays up the drama of light and dark with contrasting darkly oxidized and brightly shining sterling silver. ABSOLUTE COMBINATION BANDBy Satomi Kawakita Half ruby red, half bright white diamonds, this channel-set band by Satomi Kawakita pulls double duty. Flip it around to swap the... Read More

FLOWER POWER: Floral Designs for Spring

March 12, 2019
by Alexis Adams
As much of the country still fights off winter weather, our latest curated collection is a welcome reminder that SPRING IS COMING! These flowering diamond rings, nature-inspired studs, and blossom-hued beauties are just what we need to carry us into the abundance of spring. Here are ten of our favorite florals for the spring season. Shop the full IN BLOOM COLLECTION WHITE GOLD FLOWER RINGBy Lauren Wolf We’ll kick things off with this massive 18k white gold floral creation from Lauren Wolf, featuring 1.1 carats of marquise cut diamonds unfurling like petals around a 3.18 cognac diamond center. Now that is flower POWER! CRESCENT DROP NECKLACEBy TenThousandThings Evoking the... Read More

THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

March 4, 2019
by Jessie Zechnowitz
The eyes have always had us, tbh. As the “window to the soul” eyes (or a single eye) have long been used as a graphic motif in art, literature, and religion to symbolize focus, protection, clairvoyance, and awareness. From the Eye of Horus in Ancient Egypt, to the Evil Eye in the Mediterranean and Mexico, eyes have been used as talismans to ward off evil and promote insight for ages. See yourself to our list below, where you’ll find eye-catching charms to enhance your perception. Stay Woke! CATS EYE DIAMOND RINGVintage An exquisite Victorian cocktail ring spotlights a humongous Chrysoberyl framed in diamonds. This eye is the cat’s meow. AZTEC EYE RINGBy Celine... Read More

Spotlight On: Cat Bates

February 25, 2019
by Alexis Adams
This coming weekend we welcome our favorite Mainer, Cat Bates, to the Oakland shop! To create his nautical- and nature-inspired designs Cat takes iconic items, like a found seagull bone or the functional oarlock of a boat, and distills them down to their most elemental forms before sand-casting in bronze. I was able to chat with Cat this week, asking him to elaborate on his process and inspirations. We are so excited to host Cat and his full line of unique, unisex adornments this weekend! CAT BATES TRUNK SHOW Saturday, March 2nd, 11am-6pm ESQUELETO Oakland 482 A 49th St. Oakland, CA 510 629 6216 Alexis: Your pieces are designed to be worn constantly, never taken off by the wearer. Over... Read More

SELECTED LUMINARIES: CELESTIAL OFFERINGS

February 18, 2019
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Our latest collection just landed earth-side, and there are definitely some superstars up in the mix! The Celestial Offerings Collection is full of stellar sparklers and ethereal creations, plucked from the cosmos especially for you. From stud earrings glittering with diamonds, to silvery crescent moons and solid gold solar rays, this selection will send you out of this world. Buckle your belt and prepare for lift off! THE CELESTIAL COLLECTION RAINBOW MOONSTONE RING By Lauren Wolf A milky way of moon-magic, Lauren’s moonstone ring beams in 14k yellow gold. This stunner is a marriage of lunar illumination and solar shine. SUN MOON DIAMOND EARRINGS By Celine... Read More

Our Wonderful Week of Melee

February 12, 2019
by Alexis Adams
The Lauren Wolf Jewelry + ESQUELETO team just spent a bone-chillingly blustery week in NYC attending the fine jewelry trade show, Melee. Founded by Lauren and bestie (and ESQ artist) Rebecca Overmann, Melee is held bi-annually in the gorgeous High Line Hotel in Chelsea. This was the 4th season of the to-the-trade-only show, which features 48 fine jewelry designers exhibiting their collections for buyers and the press. We love visiting with the designers we carry in ESQUELETO, getting to see (and try on!) their newest pieces in person, and catch up over a flute (or two) of champagne. Keep your eyes peeled for beautiful new items coming soon from ESQ favs Scosha, Wwake, Rebecca Overmann,... Read More