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

In the Galleries

August 27, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
The current offerings in the galleries are ruminations on the structures of our natural world. In L.A., Todd Ryan White employs lush, electric color to render caverns, frondescent landscapes, and the human form. White experiments with modes of framing and layering to create depth and focus the viewer’s attention inward. Over in Oakland, Skye Schuchman pares down all form, eliminating three-dimensional space and connecting the proverbial dots to reveal maps of abstract crystallographic structures. Both artists ponder the power of creation on an organic level, although their manifestations couldn’t be more formally distinctive. Through their eyes we see both the pulsing, vibrant, fecund... 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!

SATOMI IN SUMMER

June 4, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Satomi is coming – this time in the summer! It’s the first time we’ve welcomed Satomi to our Oakland shop in the summer season, and we couldn’t be more excited. Satomi herself will be here with her full line of incredible stacking rings, unique engagement rings with an organic-yet-timeless feel, and beautiful bridal designs. Satomi is ESQUELETO’s most popular wedding band designer for good reason – she makes more styles than anyone else, including so many amazing men’s designs! Read on below for some of our all-time favorite Satomi Kawakita designs, and please join us for the trunk show this weekend! Satomi Kawakita Trunk Show Saturday, June 9th 11am – 6pm Sunday, June... Read More

Sarah Swell L.A. Trunk Show

May 29, 2018
by Alexis Adams
This coming weekend we welcome the lovely Sarah Greenberg, designer and maker of Sarah Swell Jewelry, to our Los Angeles shop for a 2-day trunk show. Sarah will be here with her full line, which combines luxurious raw materials with hand-hammered textures and elegant shapes. This rough-luxe look gives Sarah’s pieces an eternal cool-girl appeal, and means that they’re items we will want to wear for years to come. Lately Sarah’s been expanding her already extensive bridal line, making lots of one-of-a-kind diamond engagement rings that are not to be missed! Join us all day Saturday and Sunday to sip champagne and shop Sarah’s stunning designs. Sarah Swell Trunk Show Saturday + Sunday... Read More

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

April 16, 2018
by Marisela Feldman
APRIL 22, 1970: America’s first Earth Day. Twenty million Americans demonstrate across the country in an effort to pressure the government into creating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DECEMBER 1970: Congress authorizes the EPA, new organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Earth Day is a celebration of the power of the people and our collective respect for the environment. While metalsmithing and gemstone mining is a historically opaque and dirty business, emerging and established designers are changing this by employing new techniques and processes, joining organizations, and taking action to remedy the negative impacts of the jewelry... Read More

Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2017
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 2017. We truly appreciate all of you, our community, and wish you health, adventure and peace in the new year! HOLIDAY HOURS: Oakland: 482 A 49TH St Oakland, CA 94609 CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY CLOSED Los Angeles: 1298 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED DEC 26TH ... Read More

Good Karma

November 20, 2017
by Lauren Wolf
This coming weekend we will be participating in the Good Karma sale where we will be donating 10% of all in-store and online sales to our charity of choice, Sloan Kettering. We’ve run this sale over the past few years (thanks to the ladies who thought this one up) in place of Black Friday and have always donated to the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York City. Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and Research Center is one close to my heart. I’ve lost two young, female friends to their battles with cancer over the past few years and donating a small amount of funds to continue the research into fighting this disease is the least we can do. These funds will go to help fuel future... Read More

Spotlight: Ruth Tomlinson

November 6, 2017
by Alexis Adams
London-based jeweler Ruth Tomlinson is making her first West Coast appearance in our L.A. shop this coming weekend! We are thrilled to have Ruth here in person with her full collection of nature-inspired fine jewelry, including many unique bridal and engagement styles and one of a kind items. Ruth’s creativity is driven by her passion for the earth’s treasures and the magic of minutiae and tiny treasures, and this is reflected in her utterly unique, sculptural designs. I was so excited to get to chat with Ruth a bit about her process and inspirations. Alexis: How did you get started in the world of fine jewelry? What are some of the challenges and joys for you of working in... Read More

LookBook Sneak Peek

October 30, 2017
by Kayla Andrews
We can’t wait to show you all the images from our latest lookbook shoot with photographer Ramon Felix! Our team traveled to the Pulgas Water Temple to photograph two statuesque models amongst the Corinthian towers and tree-lined reflecting pool.The California sun made the jewelry glow, creating a distinctly ESQUELETO mood. We’ll be sharing the full lookbook soon so make sure to follow us on Instagram for updates!