BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL

May 14, 2019
by Alexis Adams
Our latest curated collection launches today, and it covers everything you need for the big day – engagement rings, wedding bands, stunning bridal jewelry and thoughtful bridesmaid gifts. Obviously here at ESQUELETO we are obsessed with jewels (and so might be a bit biased), but we believe that the jewelry is one of the most important parts of your wedding day! In the end it may not matter whether you chose the chocolate or the vanilla 3-tiered cake, but your wedding band is something you’ll look at and enjoy every single day after. As most fine jewelry is made to order, we always recommend choosing all of your wedding essentials at least six weeks before your wedding date for the best... Read More

SATOMI IS COMING!

March 25, 2019
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome Satomi Kawakita back to our Echo Park location for her annual trunk show. Satomi herself will be here on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the artist in person and get her assistance in creating your dream ring stack! Satomi’s delicate designs have reached cult-favorite status thanks to their organic styling and expert craftsmanship. Exquisitely detailed, each ring is like a miniature sculpture, and all are designed to stack together beautifully. While we carry the largest selection of Satomi Kawakita’s pieces in California, we have but a fraction of her collection! It truly is amazing to view everything all... 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

Phenomenal Females Trunk Shows

October 29, 2018
by Alexis AdamsP
We are so thrilled to bring the collections of two of our favorite designers to the Oakland shop for trunk shows over the coming two weeks. First up, we have the newest addition to the Oakland shop, Amali Jewelry, popping in for a trunk show this Sunday, November 4th from 11am-5pm! Designer Sara Freedenfeld incorporates intricate goldwork details with colorful, finely set stones – melding the magic of mother nature with a luxury finish. Whether it’s a delicate woven chain necklace with diamond and opal accents, perfect for layering up, or super-statement white topaz earrings, begging to be worn for a night on the town, you’re sure to find a piece to treasure forever within Sara’s... Read More

Double Trouble Trunk Shows

October 16, 2018
by Alexis Adams
This weekend we have TWO amazing trunk shows scheduled in both of our locations. The inimitable Polly Wales will be joining us in our Los Angeles shop Saturday + Sunday, and we’ll have the incredible TAP by Todd Pownell collection in our Oakland shop on Saturday. All of the jewelry in the TAP collection is handmade by a team of talented craftspeople creating out of a live/work studio in Ohio. The collection is a celebration of the universal order of the natural world – manifested in metal and stone. Polly Wales has grown a cult following for her signature technique, an unusual process that casts gemstones directly into molten gold to create lush organic forms. Unlike more traditional... Read More

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

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

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

WHAT TO WEAR ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

April 9, 2018
by Alexis Adams
You’ve chosen your wedding bands, the venue, the caterers, invited Great Aunt Sue… but what jewelry do you wear on your wedding day? Here we’ve gathered some of our most elegant and exquisite pieces – adornments that will enhance your bridal ensemble, make you feel absolutely gorgeous, and also be treasured heirlooms that will forever remind you of that most special of days. Georgian Diamond Earrings Vintage Whether your style leans towards elegant formal attire, or towards a more bohemian ensemble, these incredible Georgian era diamond earrings would be a beautiful accent. White Pearl Drops by Kimberlin Brown A minimal, modernist design, enhanced in an... Read More