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

CUPID’S CHOICE: V-DAY SELECTS

February 4, 2019
by Jessie Zechnowitz
We’re in the mood for love! Check our Valentine-inspired selects below for sweet treats that would make Aphrodite blush. Red hot rubies, bodacious hearts, and of course diamonds light up our list. Find something special for your true boo! DIAMOND BELT RING Vintage In Victorian times, a belt ring symbolized fidelity and loyalty for eternity. This one is studded with diamonds – surely a cherished reminder for your one and only. NINE RUBY BAND By Lauren Wolf Nine rosy rubies set the mood for romance. DIAMOND HEART LOCKET Vintage A diamond glows from the center of this fab vintage heart locket, suitable for year-round wear. WINGED HEART... Read More

LAYERS OF LOVELY: OUR FAVE NECKLACES

January 28, 2019
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This week we’re featuring our picks for natty neckpieces! Layering necklaces is an art form, and the list below spotlights pieces that lend themselves well to the task. Whether you’re piling on the itty bitty pretties or using a dainty piece to set off a showboat, check the selects below to find designs that fit your fancy. KISS ME NECKLACE By Anthony Lent An ardent choice for your valentine, the Kiss Me Necklace says it all. Muah! TINY GOLD HEART NECKLACE By Luana Coonen If an anatomical heart can be considered sweet, this necklace is it. A 14k gold heart is hand sawed with tiny arteries. This piece pairs perfectly with the Kiss Me Necklace above, covering... Read More

Aquarian Attractions

January 16, 2019
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Aquarius is the water bearer, bringer of hydration and the liquid of life. Aquarians lubricate communication and locomotion with their faculty for fluidity. They’re also philosophers, who expound upon thoughts and ideas as deep as the sea. Light blue and silver are the colors associated with Aquarius, and we’ve selected some aqueous favorites – treasures from the deep featuring opals and pearls with a few pieces cast from actual sea dwellers! WATER BAND By Rebecca Overmann Rebecca’s water band undulates like a the ripples of a river. Glistening with white diamond accents, this piece is a water-worshipper’s dream! DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING By Lauren Wolf A... Read More

COZY SELECTS FROM THE HOME STORE

January 11, 2019
by Alexis Adams
New year, new home! This time of year, full of resolutions and intentions, we tend to gravitate towards bettering our selves and our spaces. Freshen up your dwelling with these curated collectibles from our new ESQUELETO Home shop in Los Feliz, LA. Just a few simple updates and your home will feel exciting and new for 2019! Shop our newest home goods in person! ESQUELETO Home 4618 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Glittery History: Gemstone Symbolism & Mythology

January 7, 2019
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Can you believe it’s already 2019? Time flies… but jewelry is immortal. The rare alchemy of nature forges glittering gemstones that have captured the human imagination for thousands of years. Let’s take a look back among the ages at some of the most prized and honored gemstones and what they symbolized for our ancestors. MOONSTONE Since it’s a feldspar, moonstone is a fairly soft stone – which may be why it’s referred to as the stone of tenderness and is thought of as a heart-opening aid. Ancient India’s astrologers believed that wearing this stone was a way to gain the favor and friendship of the moon! RAINBOW MOONSTONE RING By Lauren Wolf Wax-on moon goddesses,... Read More

OUR GLITZIEST PARTY PICKS FOR NYE!

December 31, 2018
by Alexis Adams
As you pull together your best party duds and prepare for an evening of fabulous fêtes, don’t forget the most important part of your ensemble: the sparkle! Here are ten of our ritziest, glitziest party-ready picks for New Year’s Eve. DIAMOND SPHERE EARRINGS By Todd Pownell Drop it like it’s hot while watching the ball drop in these diamond-studded disco ball earrings by Todd Pownell. SILVER COLLAR WITH LOCKET Vintage A statement vintage necklace in brightly shining silver and a party-dress-ready choker length. ETRUSCAN TASSEL EARRINGS Vintage Shimmy shimmy shake! Let the fabulous fringe of these antique gold earrings go wild as you shake it on the dance... Read More

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

December 21, 2018
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 2018. We truly appreciate all of you, our community, and wish you health, adventure, and peace in the new year. Cheers to 2019! HOLIDAY HOURS: Oakland: 482 A 49TH St Oakland, CA 94609 DEC 21ST 10am-7pm DEC 22ND 10am-7pm DEC 23RD 10am-6:30pm DEC 24TH 10am-5pm CHRISTMAS DAY ... Read More

ICY DIAMONDS

December 17, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Here in sunny California the fates are probably not letting it snow, but that doesn’t mean we can’t create some ice cold looks of our own! Diamonds set in white gold, platinum, or even silver are an optimal way to stay chill all winter long. Here are a few of our favorite things… By the way, make sure to order by THIS FRIDAY, December 21st for FREE 2nd day shipping to arrive on Monday, December 24th. Order by THIS SATURDAY, December 22nd for overnight shipping to arrive on Monday, December 24th. Excludes special order items and ring resizing. VINTAGE YELLOW DIAMOND RING Vintage This heavy hitter clocks in at a hefty 3.79 carats, sparkling with brilliant light. A... Read More

My Jewelry Box: Laurel Stearns

December 11, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Welcome to another installment of our blog feature, My Jewelry Box, where we chat with some of our favorite (and most stylish!) customers about their personal collections, their relationship to their jewelry, and their thoughts on adornment and the act of collecting. Laurel Stearns, a Los Angeles-based longtime music industry vet and purveyor of antique jewelry, graciously hosted me in her incredible mountainside home and gave me a glimpse of her personal collection over homemade chai. Laurel has been working in the music industry since she was a teenager and now runs her own artist management company. A lifelong obsession with antique jewelry became more than just a hobby a few years ago... Read More