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From left to right: Alexis, Penelope, Leo Jr., Leo, Scarlett

About Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers

Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers is San Diego's largest full service jewelry store, offering the most extensive selection of vintage, new, and designer jewelry, plus new and pre-owned watches, and in-house repair.

About Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers

Dear Friends and Customers,

I started my company in 1980 and built it by offering great prices on fine vintage jewelry, mint-condition pre-owned watches, loose diamonds, and engagement rings, because that was what my customers wanted. As time went on, I added select designer jewelry lines because my customers asked for them.

Vintage and antique jewelry has always been a great value for our customers, and the selection is incredible, including diamond jewelry, platinum and gold jewelry, precious gemstones, colored diamonds, and pearls. There is something for everyone and in every price range. With new pieces arriving every day, you will find something unique and precious every time you visit us.

Like-new, pre-owned wristwatches continue to be in strong demand. Fine Swiss and German watches are built to last a lifetime so a reconditioned watch not only looks and operates as good as new, it's a great value. Only you will know you didn't pay full price!

Even in these interesting times, we want to celebrate the significant events in our lives with style; a spectacular engagement ring or diamond anniversary band makes the moment extraordinary. Our selection of diamonds has never been better and we carry a vast array of engagement rings and diamond bands. We also have a full-service, in-house custom shop to help you create your own unique jewelry design or custom wedding bands.

Offering exceptional values on fine vintage jewelry, pre-owned watches, and new engagement and wedding rings, coupled with our strong relationships with brands such as Hearts On Fire®, Memoire®, Madison L, Beverly K, Venetti, Ball Watch, Hamilton, Wolf Designs, SureFire, Deakin & Francis, and Tissot, will allow us to better serve you in the value-driven future.

We take trade-ins of jewelry, gold, and watches, so bring in whatever you don't want and trade it for what you do want! Trade your diamond for a bigger one, perhaps even an incredible Hearts On Fire diamond!

We have also opened estate buying offices throughout San Diego County, so that you don't have to drive as far to get cash for your valuables. We are San Diego's largest buyer of pre-owned jewelry, scrap gold, coins, sterling silverware, diamonds, and fine watches and we pay the highest possible prices. Transactions are private, secure, and easy; we are your trusted jeweler when it comes time to cash in that jewelry or watch that you never wear.

My beautiful wife Penelope and our three little "miracles" Scarlett, Alexis, and Leo III, are my passion, and having a family to support motivates me to continue to serve my customers in the best way possible! My business partners Lisa Hamel, Robin Hart, Maggie Scheuer, and I have been blessed in this past year with great business, terrific employees, and our wonderful families.

Your ongoing support has meant the world to us and we want to give back to you through excellent service and great values. Thank you for being a part of our family, and welcome aboard if you have just joined us on the trip into a bright future with Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers®!

-Leo Hamel

Great service, got the ring I was looking for, and placed my own center diamond into the ring and it the whole process took only 3 days! They even paid for some old jewelry while I was there too. Overall if you’re looking for a ring start here, because you will most likely end here.

- BRANDON L. YELP, 2014

Nicole jumped at the chance to help when I called, and even emailed me photos of potential rings. When we went in to try a few on, she was charming and she didn't try to oversell. The whole process was quick and took less than half an hour!

- SUSAN P. YELP, 2014