Is Jessop Jewelers in San Diego closed? Yes, as of February 12th, 2018 Jessop Jewelers has officially closed for business.
A hallmark for estate jewelry in Downtown San Diego, Jessop Jewelers, has closed their doors after 125 years of business. Jessop’s is renowned as one of San Diego’s purveyors of fine jewelry, estate jewelry, antique jewelry, and diamonds. If you’re wondering where you’re now going to purchase new jewelry or repair antique or estate jewelry in San Diego, take a deep breath and consider the alternatives. Just like Jessop Jewelers, Leo Hamel Fine Jewelry and Engagement Ring Store is one of San Diego’s oldest family-owned jewelry stores. Located on San Diego Avenue close to downtown, Leo Hamel’s offers similar services and has a wide selection of estate jewelry, engagement rings, sapphire jewelry, vintage watches and more. Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers is here to help with all of your jewelry needs.
You may be wondering why Jessop’s closed after such success as a distinguished San Diego jeweler. The reasoning is very practical- after 44 years of six-day workweeks, owner Jim Jessop decided it’s time to retire. Jessop Jewelers has been a family-owned business since the very beginning. His great-grandfather opened the first Jessop’s in San Diego in 1892, so Jim hoped to keep the family tradition going. Unfortunately, no other Jessop, including Jim’s three sons, was interested in taking over the store. The ultimate decision was to close down.
While you may be troubled over the closure of Jessop Jewelers, try to think on the bright side! It is sad to see such a successful San Diego jeweler go out of business, but retirement is a blessing for Mr. Jessop, who looks forward to spending more time with his family. The Jessop family will continue to leave its mark in San Diego as the historic Jessop’s clock will remain in downtown.
And it’s not like you don’t have other great options to consider! Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers and Jewelry Buyers maintain the same high standards as Jessop’s. Whether you’re looking to purchase new or vintage jewelry, repair estate jewelry, or sell jewelry on consignment, we are happy to be your next choice as your San Diego jeweler. Wondering where you’ll be able to purchase or repair vintage watches in San Diego? Our collection features Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex, and many more. Looking for contemporary or vintage engagement rings in San Diego? You will be blown away by our luxurious collection. We also offer the widest selection of gemstone jewelry in San Diego- sapphire jewelry, opal jewelry, rubies, emeralds, tanzanite, diamonds…so many from which to choose.
We congratulate Jessop Jewelers on their many years of success, and we look forward to making your acquaintance. Stop by and visit our showroom on San Diego Avenue. Relax, enjoy a beverage and a snack – there’s no pressure. You’ll become part of a new jewelry family, the Leo Hamel family, and we promise to make the transition as smooth as possible.