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

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

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

IN THE GALLERIES

July 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
July is the final month to see the current exhibits in our galleries! Both artists on view celebrate incidents of “defeat” or “imperfection” as meaningful insights into the subconscious. Accidents are kismet. Failure is victory. On view in LA, John Sheppard’s revolutionary ceramics subvert typical ceramic tendencies by eschewing the realms of sculpture and pottery. Instead, Sheppard’s work inhabits a 2-D space, generally reserved for paintings and tapestry. His wall hangings possess a spare, modern sensibility that evokes elemental vibes by showcasing fissures and crackle glazes paired with metallic, bone, and obsidian hues. Sheppard’s embrace of wabi-sabi aesthetics is... Read More

My Jewelry Box: Danica Stamenic

May 21, 2018
by by Alexis Adams
Welcome to our second 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. Danica has an amazing personal collection, heavy on the ESQUELETO artists (Danica used to be the manager of our Oakland shop!), including her Sarah Swell wedding band, everyday gold studs by Adeline, and lots of big + bold silver stingray pieces by Lauren Wolf. Danica’s jewelry box (or jewelry roll rather – easier to keep away from prying toddler hands!) mixes these statement contemporary designs with family... Read More

PUSH GIFTS

May 14, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Giving birth is one of the greatest gifts of all, but let’s be real, no one deserves a little spoiling more than your baby mama. With Mother’s Day still fresh in our minds, we decided to put together a little list of post-birth gifts for moms-to-be! DIAMOND LIGHT NECKLACE Communion by Joy Mothers are as strong as diamonds, and this delicate diamond necklace is a strong symbol of that inner power. TRIO RING by Scosha You, me, and baby makes three! For first-time parents, this little diamond triumvirate is a sweet way to celebrate your new status as a power trio. GOLD KITE STUDS by Adeline For new moms, sparkly and dangly earrings are too tempting for baby to... Read More

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 8, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Happy Mother’s Day! We love Mother’s Day because it’s a day to show off our magnificent mommies and let them know how special we think they are. Here are some of our staff’s own gorgeous moms and grandmas, that we love so much. And don’t forget to shower your mom with flowers + gifts this year! Bring her into either of our brick + mortar locations on Mother’s Day to receive a beautiful blossom with every purchase. Out-of-towners can still shop online for our fav mom-worthy presents, shipped straight to her door with our complimentary gift-wrap. We’ll even upgrade every order (placed by Wednesday at 3pm PST) to free 2nd Day shipping. Please select ground shipping at... Read More