Real Weddings: Tricia + Niklas

September 17, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
In an idyllic setting along the shores of the Baltic Sea, Tricia and Niklas tied the knot while surrounded by friends and family. Tricia, in true form, wore some incredible custom jewelry from ESQUELETO! Read all about it below! Jessie: We know the wedding was in Sweden, but what was the venue like? Can you give us a little visual description? Tricia: We rented out a secluded boutique hotel in the Stockholm Archipelago, it’s located on the Näcka nature preserve. The hotel faces the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea. The top floor of the hotel is the dining area/dance floor. The bottom floor has hotel rooms, a large sauna, and an outside deck. The style is very Scandinavian: clean,... Read More

Meet Jennie Kwon!

September 10, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are so thrilled to be hosting Jennie Kwon for a trunk show in our Los Angeles shop this coming Saturday. It will be our very first trunk show with the Los Angeles native, whose jewelry we have long admired. Jennie’s designs are delicate and effortless, but never understated – these are modern and cool pieces that are comfortable to wear. We’ve highlighted some of our favs below, but Jennie’s line is very extensive – don’t miss this opportunity to shop her full collection in person! If you are looking for a delicate wedding band or a pop of color for your lobes, mark your calendars now. Light refreshments will be served, natch. Stop into our Echo Park shop from 11am to 6pm... Read More

Scintillating Sapphires

September 4, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
September babies have sapphire as their birthstone, a gem of wisdom and royalty. These blue beauties are credited as being the gemstone of creative expression, meditation, and inner peace. Sapphires are said to protect their wearers from fraud and treachery, and to ward off illness. According to legend, wearing a gemstone during its appointed birth month heightens its therapeutic and talismanic effects, whether it’s your own birth month or not! So fortunately, we can all benefit from the mystic charms of the sapphire this month (and of course they’re not too shabby to look at either). Sapphires are the second most durable precious gem after diamonds, making them optimal for daily... Read More

NYC + Melee the Show recap

August 20, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Last week some of our crew traveled to NYC for Melee, the fine jewelry trade show founded by our own Lauren Wolf and Rebecca Overmann. At Melee were able to shop with some of our favorite vendors like WWake, Anthony Lent, Talon, AILI, T. Kahres and TenThousandThings – look out for new items coming soon! In between the hard work of managing a trade show, exhibiting the Lauren Wolf Jewelry line, and buying for the ESQUELETO stores, we managed to pack in a lot of fun + food with our fellow designers and NYC friends. We can’t wait to return in February!

My Jewelry Box: Alison Bennett

August 6, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Welcome to the third installment of our new 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. This month we feature Los Angeles-based Alison Bennett, a television + film writer and the driving force behind some of the funniest shows on TV, such as “You’re the Worst,” and “LA to Vegas.” Alison cut her comedy teeth at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, but she originally hails from central Pennsylvania where her father owns antique malls, giving her lots of early exposure to the art of... Read More

Art Deco Inspired Pieces

July 30, 2018
by JESSIE ZECHNOWITZ
The term “Art Deco” originated in 1920’s Paris, and is short for “Arts Décoratifs” – so it follows that the style is all about DECOration, decadence, and adornment. One of the most fashion-forward embodiments of the Art Deco genre is jewelry, a medium where the tenants of fine craftsmanship, geometric patterns, bright colors, and precious materials all come together – voilà! We love the era’s taste for glamour, and we have some stunning vintage Deco pieces on offer that will have you feeling like an absolute Modern Woman. ART DECO DIAMOND RING Pull out all the stops with this platinum bit of decadence! Like mythological Andromeda (translating... Read More

Nan Collymore Trunk Show

July 23, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite artists, Nan Collymore, to our Oakland shop for a trunk show! Nan is a multi-disciplinary fine artist whose line, NN by Nan Collymore, is influenced by her background in feminist and art theories. She loves building concepts and experimenting with different materials. The bold designs of NN are organic and elemental, a reflection of Nan’s adventurous travels and vibrant heritage. These are statement pieces, designed to give the wearer strength and empowerment. These are truly superhero goddess accessories! Join us this Saturday to meet Nan, chat about her work, and sip champagne while shopping her full collection. NN NAN COLLYMORE... Read More

Spotlight: Scosha

July 16, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This week, we’re spotlighting one of our all-time favorite designers – Scosha! Scosha Woolridge is based in Brooklyn, where she and her studio turn out creative, candy-colored designs like no other. Scosha is a life-long globe trotter, and her experiences immersing herself in other cultures have deeply informed her work. An eye for color, along with a keen sensibility towards evocative symbolism, ensure that her pieces are both delightful and timeless. Incredible statement pieces are literally wearable works of art – and you’ll definitely be able to find your new all day/everyday piece among Scosha’s collection of delicate classics. FLAME DIAMOND RING Light your campfire... Read More

Summer Travel Essentials

July 9, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Pack your bags, it’s time for fun in the sun! Whether you’re headed for a blanket on the beach, a hike in the woods, or just lounging poolside all day long (my personal summertime heaven), these summer staples will keep you chic and cool through all your summertime travels. SHARK TOOTH NECKLACE by Pade Vavre A perennial staff favorite here at ESQUELETO, this is the ultimate summer necklace! Crafted from a real prehistoric shark’s tooth, each necklace is totally unique and will bring a beachy summertime vibe all year long. AQUA STRIPE SHAWL by Garza Marfa For when those cool coastal breezes give you a little chill, throw on this lightweight striped scarf, made from... Read More

How to Find Your Perfect Engagement Ring

June 25, 2018
by Alexis Adams
It’s easier now than ever to connect with hundreds of independent designers and artisans to find an engagement ring that is uniquely YOU. Gone are the days of simply heading to the mall and picking from a few standard settings. However, with more choice comes more….confusion. With so many options, how can you ever choose just one ring?! Here are my top tips for cutting though the noise and finding your oh-so-special engagement ring. RADIANCE RING 1. Don’t hesitate to be trendy. Today’s trends are tomorrow’s classic heirlooms! Each era has its fads, but those trends are what come to define a time period’s sense of style. No era was more fad-obsessed than the Victorians,... Read More