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

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

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

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

GRAND OPENING: ESQUELETO HOME

December 3, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Please join us for the GRAND OPENING PARTY of our newest ESQUELETO location, dedicated to unique goods for the home. Thursday, December 6th 4:00 to 7:00 music! libations! raw vegan snacks by Solar Return! and a bevy of beautiful and singular ceramics + lighting + textiles + furniture + artwork all curated with the ESQUELETO aesthetic 4618 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 323 522 6484