"Dear Mr. Chatlin, [writer refers to H. Chaplin, our Buying Manager]

I write regarding Mr. Anit Dodhia, whom I recently met. He was professional, courteous, and offered me good customer service. I plan on returning to work with him and have confidence he will be willing to execute the transaction in a manner mutually benefiting to both parties."

Sincerely, Danube

"This is to note that the service I received from Anit was stellar. He was pleasant, informative, and very honest in his suggestions. He made the experience pleasant. I will recommend Leo Hamel’s to anyone who asks. Thank you."


"Anit is a good buyer. He explained which jewelry is good to sell and which is good to keep. I will recommend him to my friends."

Sincerely, Evangeline

"Dear Teri, Lisa and Leo,

Thank you for my glorious new earrings. I have already gotten a ton of compliments on them. Special thanks to you, Teri, for all your shopping help and encouragement. Also, I adore my new Hearts On Fire necklace. Thank you for always making me feel pampered when I come in to see you. You know I will always be coming back."

Fondly, Victoria J.

"Leo, I want to thank you for all the years I’ve been coming in, which is about 25. Every time I walk into Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, I feel like family. I’m greeted warmly whether it’s by your sister Lisa or Teri, or even you! I think I understand when people in my business come in and make comments about how they feel warmth from my staff and how the product is always consistent. The same goes for you. I’ve made many purchases from Leo Hamel’s over the years, from my wife’s wedding ring to my Swiss watches, and many other items I’ve purchased. It’s Juli’s and my favorite place. Looking forward to many more great years of excellent service and friendship."

Joey Giacalone
V. President/Co-owner
The Venetian Restaurant

"I had some old gold rings and chains just sitting in my drawer collecting dust, so I decided to make them useful again by selling them. I went to a couple of places and Leo Hamel’s was by far the best. The girl who helped me was very friendly and it was obvious she knew her stuff. Her name was Cynthia – I mention it because I was impressed enough to remember. I already had some idea of how much I wanted to get for the gold so we talked about it and settled on a price (which was actually a little higher than I originally hoped to get) and she cut me a check on the spot. I had planned to shop it around a bit more but they gave me a fair price and I’m glad they saved me the trouble of trolling through another pawn shop. Also I was excited when she told me they do trade-ins, so I’m thinking about turning some of my old grandpa jewelry into a new watch. Great place!"

Gene, San Diego, CA

"Just visited Leo’s again and traded a watch I was not wearing much for one that I will wear! A nice Ball divers model with an "inside" rotating bezel. Very cool! Very tough looking and I am sure I will use it a lot! Thanks Lisa!"

Gunter, La Jolla, CA

"I LOVE the watch! One of my new favorites and I wear it a lot. Probably one of the prettiest pieces I own, also one of the most accurate mechanical movements, and very functional. I don’t know who else offers the +/- push pieces for the ‘local’ time but I really like that feature. It’ll get some exercise soon… going on business to Lisbon tomorrow night. Thanks for introducing me to Ulysse Nardin! See you next time!"

Best regards, Bill

"Great store with a wide selection of jewelry styles and prices. The salespeople are VERY knowledgeable and helpful. If you want to get a piece for yourself or for someone else, this is a good place to find something that will impress for a decent price!"

Angela Oceanside, CA

"I have hands down got to say that Leo Hamel Jewelers in Old Town is the place to take your fine lady for jewelry. My wife was so happy with the selection and the knowledgeable sales people. I was satisfied with the great deals available but more over for the fact that I could sit and drink an ice cold beer on a comfortable couch while my wife took her time to find the right piece…"

Jacob Lakeside, CA

"I have been doing business With Leo Hamel for more than 23 years in the four different locations that he has had in this time. I have watched his store grow from just him and one other employee to what it is now. How has Leo been in business all this time through many economic cycles? Because of a consistent way of doing the "right" thing in the jewelry and high-end watch business."

Frank El Cajon, CA

"Nice staff. I sold them a diamond ring and the girl that helped me was really helpful. She gave me more money when I decided to buy a watch in the store. I bought a watch and walked out with $500."

Jaimie San Diego, CA

"Just want to say a big thank you to Logan for shipping out the Cartier onyx Tank ring so quickly. The ring is in perfect condition and an absolute bargain compared to what I could have paid else where."

Ed London, Uk

"Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you. My watch arrived today safe and sound, looks wonderful. I appreciate the way you both handled this transaction. Your professionalism was outstanding and your communication was exemplary. The fact that Leo Hamel jewelers stood behind their work via your warranty is a testament in itself. I have been in the procurement profession now for more than 25 years. I spend about $250,000,000.00 a year in purchases throughout the U.S., thousands of purchase orders and sub contracts. In doing so I am very familiar with the in’s and out’s of businesses standing behind their products and services. In this day and age it is rare to find businesses who are honest and sincere but above all stand behind their products and services. Leo Hamel did just that and you should be proud to work for such a wonderful organization. The watch you repaired was given to me by my father, the sentimental value to me is tremendous, thank you for taking care of it and me as a customer. Leo Hamel has earned a loyal customer for life. Thank you so much!"


"Dear Leo Hamel, because of your TV commercials I was able to take jewelry (from the first husband!) to your store in Oceanside and got a surprising large check! Thank you for your services. I like that my things will go to another person who will enjoy them! Thank you for such a great experience!"


"Sarah Stokes of Leo Hamel in San Diego was so very helpful when I was looking far and wide for laser engraving on my husband’s tungsten ring. I’m so pleased with this service and quality of the products. Thank you again."


"Dear Justin,

Sharon and I were pleased to meet with you today and with your assistance in placing a value on the watch. We like your approach to business.

Sincerely," Ed

"I’ve come here to the La Mesa office twice now, and I just really would like to express how professional and very no nonsense Mr. Anit Dodhia deals with me. Thank you for your time."