Celebrate July Birthdays with Rubies!

Antique yellow gold filigree earrings, ring, and necklace set with rubies.

You’re probably burned out from hanging out at the beach, grilling the day away, and watching a magnificent firework show lighting up the sky, but the doesn’t mean you get to slack on giving incredible birthday gifts. Putting some thought and effort into purchasing a birthday gift makes it that much more special. And that’s exactly why birthstone jewelry always makes an exceptional birthday gift. Ruby is the July birthstone, and we’re here to show you some of the rosiest rubies to gift your friend or loved one born in this glorious summer month.

Rubies have been one of the most valued gemstones for thousands of years, representing wealth, wisdom, passion, and love. Regardless of the gift you choose, its underlying message will show just how much you care.

A dainty ruby and diamond flower ring makes a beautiful gift. The combination of rubies and diamonds is truly remarkable. The brilliant red ruby give major summer vibes while the diamond halo displays the perfect amount of sparkle and shine. This is a fantastic birthday gift for any July baby who adores all things nature inspired.

Dangle earrings are very trendy right now, so grabbing these for your fashion-forward friend is a great idea. These earrings are versatile so whether she’s trying to keep it casual or dressing up for a night out, they will look absolutely beautiful. It’s essential for every girl to have a pair of earrings that make it easy to dress up or dress down, so you know she’ll really appreciate these.

Brooches are making a comeback! Gone are the days when brooches were only worn by little old ladies in their Sunday best. Now, there are so many different creative ways to wear a brooch! This ruby brooch looks gorgeous securely pinned to the lapel of a blazer, but our favorite way to wear it is as a pendant. All you have to do is clasp the pin shut, slip a chain through and voilà! It’s now a stunning ruby flower pendant! This is the perfect July birthstone gift for anyone who enjoys playing around with creative expression.

Bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes something sweet and simple can be more meaningful than something grand and extravagant. This ruby and diamond halo pendant is the perfect July birthstone gift for anyone who keeps her jewelry to a chic whisper. It’s not too big, it’s not too small, and it’s a charming tribute to their summer birthday.

If you’re looking for something truly breathtaking, this is the piece. Doesn’t the vivid red tone of the rubies paired with the sparkle of the diamonds completely mesmerize you? Tennis bracelets are classic and exquisite, making this a fantastic July birthstone gift for any lady who is all about class and elegance. As soon as she opens the box, this is sure to become her new favorite piece of jewelry.

If none of these gorgeous gift ideas seem right for the special person you’re shopping for, don’t be discouraged! Visit our jewelry store on San Diego Avenue to browse hundreds of other options! Our vast collection is brimming with new, designer, and vintage ruby and colored gemstone jewelry. Let us help you select something spectacular to stun your July-born loved one.

Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Opal ring, pearl and diamond bangle, and chocolate and white diamond earrings laid on green beads.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th. To help you shop easier here’s a few examples of beautiful pieces so you can visualize the best gifts this year. All the jewelry listed below is currently available in our showroom* and our sales team is eager to help you find the perfect gift! Stand out, no matter your budget, with unique and beautiful gifts that are as thoughtful as you are. This guide is just a small taste of what we have in our showroom and curated collections, so call us at 619-299-1500 or visit our showroom on San Diego Avenue today!

White gold Ethiopian opal solitaire bezel set ring.

New 2.42 CTW Opal
Ring

This stunning Ethiopian opal ring is the perfect gift for the Mom who loves statement pieces. Set with a 2.42 carat oval cut Ethiopian opal, this 18k white gold ring is sure to make a lasting impression.

White pearl and diamond bangle.

Vintage 0.50 CTW Diamond & Pearl Bracelet

Pearls are a classic that’re making a comeback! Gift the Mom in your life this trendy 14k yellow & white gold bangle set with 3mm-5.2mm white pearls & 0.50 carats of single cut diamonds.

White gold open heart station necklace set with a round diamond.

Vintage 0.18 CTW Diamond
Necklace

Show Mom her heart is as beautiful to you as diamonds are to her with this stunning necklace. An adorable 14k white gold heart centered with a 0.18 carat round brilliant cut diamond is the perfect necklace for any Mom.

Yellow gold floral stud earrings set with chocolate diamonds surrounded by white diamonds.

Vintage 0.34 CTW Diamond
Earrings

These classic vintage earrings are a soft and subtle way of giving back to her this year. Set with 0.34 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds in beautiful yellow & white gold, they’ll definitely make a statement for every Mom wearing them.

Yellow gold stud earrings set with oval blue topaz surrounded by diamond haloes.

New Denny Wong 9.72 CTW Blue Topaz Earrings

These exquisite 18k rose gold and platinum Denny Wong earrings boast 9.48 carats of oval cut blue topaz surrounded by a halo of 0.24 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. With intricate details, this stunning pair of earrings is sure to surprise any Mom.

Vintage yellow gold Tiffany & Co. pendant necklace.

Vintage Tiffany & Co.
Necklace

Tiffany & Co. has long been seen as a symbol of luxury, high-end quality, and stunningly beautiful jewelry. Show the Mom you love in your life that she has your whole heart with this gorgeous “T” necklace from Tiffany & Co.

No matter who the Mom is in your life, celebrate her this Mother’s Day. Our skilled team here at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers is more than excited to help you find the perfect gift for her. Hopefully this gets your ideas flowing, then visit our showroom on San Diego Avenue! We’d love to help you make her whole day magical.

*Availability may vary. Many of our items are vintage and pre-owned and we have limited stock. Call or visit us to view our collections.

Spring Jewelry That You’ll Love

White gold diamond leaf earrings, yellow gold flower stud earrings, and rose and white gold diamond butterfly pendant in front of succulents.

Winter is finally coming to an end! Spring is on its way so it’s time to pull all your bright and floral jewelry out of the box.

Having the right piece of jewelry can transform a look. Have some fun with your jewelry this spring. Wear an off-the-moment necklace or bracelet that bring a little personality to your style. Here’s a few pieces to spark some imagination and help you find the perfect jewelry this spring!

While you may tend to stick to more traditional styles, colorful gemstones make great spring jewelry pieces. They give a pop of color to your outfit to celebrate the better weather ahead.

If you want something versatile, floral jewelry is a staple for spring and an easy go-to.

Whimsical jewelry is a great option for adding to your spring style. If your spring outfits are a similar palette to your winter outfits, jewelry can help! Adding a fun piece of jewelry is a great way to jump into spring fashion.

Come into our showroom today to find the perfect spring jewelry. Our friendly team is happy to help you with any questions as well as show you all of our spring jewelry!

2023 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

White gold three-stone diamond engagement ring in a red ring box next to red roses.

Valentine’s Day is a day to share your love with each other and show your special man or woman just how much you adore and admire them. Even if you try to demonstrate your love every day, Valentine’s Day is the day to make an extra effort. What better way to do that than with a thoughtfully chosen piece of jewelry or a watch that shows how much you pay attention to what he or she likes?

Since everyone’s personal taste is extremely important for their style, be sure to keep your loved one’s personal style, lifestyle, and the frequency in which they wear jewelry and accessories in mind.

Our team is eager to help you find the perfect gift for your Valentine! Leo Hamel’s has a wide variety including intricate rings and bold necklaces, new and pre-owned watches, designer jewelry, accessories, and handbags. Here’s a peek into our Valentine’s Day collection.

For Her

Valentine’s Day is a day to pay extra attention to the special woman in your life, and these gifts are great options that will show her how much you care.

For Him

While Valentine’s Day leans heavily towards gifts for women, it’s the perfect opportunity to show the man in your life how meaningful he is to you.

White gold freeform diamond ring.
Vintage Freeform Ring

Vintage 14k white gold high polish freeform ring set with 0.22 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds. Retails for $675, Our Price: $475

Yellow gold tiny heart stud earrings.
New Heart Earrings

New 14k yellow gold tiny heart stud earrings. Retails for: $250, Our Price: $225

White gold heart station necklace set with a round diamond.
Vintage Heart Pendant

Vintage 14k white gold open heart slide pendant set with 0.18 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds on a 16" cable chain. Retails for: $650, Our Price: $395

Yellow gold station necklace with "LOVE" script.
Vintage "LOVE" Necklace

Vintage 14k yellow gold "LOVE" station necklace on an 18" oval link chain. Retails for: $395, Our Price: $325

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Pre-owned men's Hamilton in stainless steel with a green nylon strap and white dial.
New Men's 38MM Hamilton Khaki Field

New men's Hamilton Khaki Field 38mm in stainless steel wtih a white Arabic dial, sapphire crystal, green nato strap, tang buckle, and automatic movement. Price: $495

Vintage sterling silver Tiffany & Co. Please Return to Tiffany cufflinks.
Vintage Tiffany & Co. Cufflinks

Vintage sterling silver Tiffany & Co. "Please Return to Tiffany" cufflinks. Retails for: $300, Our Price: $210

Sterling silver cable knit ring.
Vintage David Yurman Ring

Vintage sterling silver David Yurman sculpted five-row cable ring. Retails for $395, Our Price: $235

Pre-owned men's Tissot in stainless steel with a blue strap and black dial.
New Men's 45.5MM Tissot Supersport Chrono

New men's Tissot Supersport Chrono 45.5mm in stainless steel with a blue & black dial, sapphire crystal, black tachymeter bezel, blue & black strap, tang buckle, and quartz movement. Price: $425

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These are a handful of pieces that would make this Valentine’s Day very special, and to see more of our collection please visit us at our showroom located at 1851 San Diego Ave, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92110. Our knowledgeable sales team is here to answer all your questions Tuesday-Friday from 11am-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-5pm. We are OPEN Tuesday February 14th from 11am-6pm!

2022 Christmas Gift Guide from Leo Hamel’s

Are you still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Christmas shopping later in the season can be extremely stressful, and we’re to help! We have gifts for everyone that are sure to leave a lasting impression this Christmas.

Here’s a peek into our jewelry, watch, and handbag collection. All of the items are available to view at our San Diego showroom at 1851 San Diego Ave., Suite #130.

Christmas Gifts For Her

Need a shiny gift for her this Christmas? We have a huge collection of jewelry, new & pre-owned watches, and handbags for all your gifting needs.

White gold floral stud earrings centered with round cut emeralds surrounded by diamond haloes.
New 0.42 CTW Diamond & Emerald Earrings. Retails for: $1,450, Our Price: $1,350
Vintage Burberry Nova Check Gold Shoe backpack.
Vintage Burberry Nova Check Golf Shoe Backpack
Retails for: $1,350, Our Price: $625
Pre-owned women's Baume & Mercier Diamant in stainless steel with a blue dial.
Pre-Owned Women’s 34MM Baume & Mercier Diamant
Retails for: $1,790, Our Price: $895
New women's Tissot Classic Dream Lady in stainless steel with a white Roman numeral dial.
New Women’s 28MM Tissot Classic Dream Lady
Retails Price: $275
New women's Tissot Heritage Porto in stainless steel with a blue leather strap and blue dial.
New Women’s 22MM Tissot Heritage Porto
Retail Price: $425
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Lab-Grown Diamond Gifts

Looking for an ethical, earth-friendly Christmas gift? Our collection of lab-grown jewelry is sure to wow. Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and visually the same, the only difference is the price!

White gold lab-grown diamond station necklace.
New 3.00 CTW Lab-Grown Diamond Necklace
Mined Price: $8,500, Lab-Grown Price: $3,000
White gold lab-grown diamond tennis bracelet.
New 5.00 CTW Lab-Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Mined Price: $14,000, Lab-Grown Price: $4,500
Yellow gold lab-grown diamond stud earrings.
New 4.07 CTW Lab-Grown Diamond Earrings.
Mined Price: $40,000, Our Price: $9,400.
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Christmas Gifts For Him

Want to dazzle him with the perfect Christmas gift? You’re sure to find an amazing gift for any man in your life in our large selection of new & pre-owned watched, including Rolex, IWC, Tissot, Hamilton, Omega, and more!

Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife in black.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife in Black
Our Price: $20
Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife in white.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife in White
Our Price: $20
Pre-owned men's Rolex Milgauss in stainless steel with a black dial and orange markers.
Pre-Owned Men’s 40MM Rolex Milgauss
Our Price: $14,000
Pre-owned men's Rolex Submariner in stainless steel and yellow gold with a gray dial and black ceramic bezel.
Pre-Owned Men’s 40MM Rolex Submariner.
Retails for: $14,700, Our Price: $14,200.
Pre-owned men's Rolex Datejust in yellow gold and stainless steel with a black Roman numeral dial.
Pre-Owned Men’s 41MM Rolex Datejust II
Our Price: $14,500
Yellow gold men's rope chain.
Vintage Rope Chain
Retails for: $2,650, Our Price: $2,350
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Engagement Rings

Planning a proposal this holiday season? We have a wide variety of engagement rings to make your moment perfect. Our team is happy to assist you in finding the perfect piece for that special woman!

Yellow gold solitair marquise diamond engagement ring.
Vintage 0.40 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring
Retails for: $1,325, Our Price: $1,225
White gold solitaire asscher cut diamond engagement ring.
Vintage 0.87 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring
Retails for: $4,125, Our Price: $3,350
White gold solitaire diamond engagement ring.
Vintage 0.26 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring
Retails for: $675, Our Price: $600
White and yellow gold engagement ring centered with a pear cut diamond surrounded by a diamond halo and diamonds in the band.
New Venetti 0.78 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring
Retails for: $3,600, Our Price: $1,800
Yellow gold solitaire diamond engagement ring.
Vintage 0.42 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring
Retails for: $1,175, Our Price: $1,075
Yellow gold three-stone diamond engagement ring.
Vintage 0.50 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring
Retails for: $1,175, Our Price: $995
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Extraordinary Christmas Gifts

If you’re looking to go big this Christmas season, we have the perfect selection for you! These extravagant pieces are just a peek into our collection.

White gold three-row diamond bangle.
New 4.63 CTW Diamond Bracelet
Retails for: $19,750, Our Price: $17,750
Yellow, rose, and white gold interlocking rings set with diamonds.
New 2.26 CTW Diamond Interlocking Rings
Retails for: $8,695, Our Price: $7,695
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The Leo Hamel team is here to help you find the perfect gifts this holiday season. We have an extensive collection, if you would like to see any of the above pieces, please visit our showroom on San Diego Avenue or contact us here. Our knowledgeable team is excited to help you make this Christmas the one that special someone in your life will remember.