Updated: Apr 19
If you’re looking for a reliable family-owned engagement ring store in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. Levi Family Jewelers has been in the business of selling top quality diamonds and unique rings for three generations. Our family-run business model has been the same since our inception and it has made us one of the most trusted and sought after San Diego engagement ring sellers.
Our jewelry experts will be able to guide you through every step of the way, from the process of choosing the perfect ring, to determining the fit, to picking out the right diamond shape and cut. As an avid buyer of fine jewelry, both new and antique, we are one of the most diverse and unique options of the privately-owned engagement ring stores in San Diego. We have a wide variety of products that are sure to contain everything you need to find the ring of your dreams.
Over 3,000 Rings in Stock
We have one of the largest selection of engagement rings in San Diego, all under one roof. With over 3,000 rings to choose from, you can be sure that we carry the latest designs, including plain and fancy solitaires, wedding sets, cathedral, contemporary, traditional, eternity, micro-pave, halo, antique, engraved and much more.
Specializing in Ideal Cut GIA Certified Diamonds
We have one of the largest selection of San Diego certified diamonds, all under one roof. We carry hundreds of fancy shape and round brilliant diamonds, including Fancy Yellow Diamonds. The shapes we sell include round, princess, radiant, cushion, ascher, pear, emerald, marquise, heart, and ovals. The colors we sell range from a D colorless, all the way to fancy yellows, pinks or blues.
Upon your purchase of a laboratory certified diamond, we will also supply you with a laboratory certificate for safe keeping. The laboratory certificate indicates the detailed quality of your diamond from an unbiased view point.
Where Did the First Rings Come From?
Nobody knows with absolute certainty the origins of engagement rings. Archaeologists tell us that women in Ancient Egypt would weave plant fibers into bands as symbols of their love and we know that men began giving rings of leather and then later bone, gem, and metal to women they wanted to marry. Gradually, the rings became not only a symbol of love but also a way to show that the man had the resources necessary to support the woman. Now, thousands of years later, engagement rings are the standard symbol of betrothal for most of the world.
Bert Levi Family Jewelers is thankful that we’ve had the great privilege to be involved in this part of many couples’ lives. If you’re ready to pop the question, we’d love to help!
Engagement Rings are Symbolic
Did you know the engagement ring is round because it symbolizes eternity? That in turn symbolizes the best kind of love, the kind that lasts forever. In addition, some ancient cultures believed that the space in the center of a circle could be a gateway to Paradise, and what better hopes could a couple have for their marriage?
We use precious metals such as gold and silver and platinum because these metals are rare, and as such they represent the rarity of love. Naturally, they’re also beautiful, and there’s probably nothing on Earth as beautiful as a couple at the start of their marriage.
We used diamonds because of their beauty but also because they’re the most durable naturally occurring substance in the world. Thus, diamonds speak of permanence just like the circular band. The symbolic elements you’ll find in rings can truly be touching!
Custom Made Engagement Rings
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we believe very strongly that jewelry ought to match the people involved. That means we don’t like cookie cutter kinds of off the shelf jewelry. Instead, we make everything to order and we always offer customization services at no additional charge.
Is the person you love just like every other person on Earth? Of course not! Is there anything special that comes to mind when you think about her? Is there anything that sets her apart? Why would you want a ring on her finger that’s just like everyone else’s ring?
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we make our designs customizable. That means any of our more than three-thousand designs can be customized to fit your needs and almost any of them can be customized to fit almost any budget.
Benefits Over the Big Brands
Do you think brand names are important when it comes to engagement rings? Sure, there are some brands associated with elegance and quality but which name is most important? It’s the name of the person wearing the ring, right?
Why be pigeonholed into an expensive brand name when you can have a custom ring that better reflects the personalities involved and also requires a far less substantial investment?
Your Ring, Your Way
You have your own desires, your own hopes, and your own dreams. You have your own budget, your own tastes, and your own sense of style.
Our free customization service allows you to make sure your engagement ring is tailored to all of those individual characteristics so that you don’t have to compromise your desires because of what appears immediately available. In fact, we don’t sell any of our designs off the shelf because we believe so strongly in the need for customized conformity to the client’s needs.
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we’re committed to making your engagement ring the exact match to you and your love. One of our GIA Accredited Jewelry Professionals will be happy to help you find a design and find ways to make it perfect for you so stop by our conveniently located in Hillcrest showroom and let us get started on your behalf.
Vintage Engagement Rings
Every couple is different. Sure, that seems like a pretty obvious thing to say but at Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we’ve based our business upon that concept. There are certainly many aspects of relationships that are common. Two people in love have a shared experience much like any other couple in terms of depth of emotion, dedication, and even commitment. The experiences, though are vastly different. The personalities are very different as well. This is why we’ve held very strongly to the idea that engagement rings and other jewelry ought to reflect the people involved and not an arbitrary brand identity or a Madison Avenue created concept of what jewelry is. It’s why we have more than three-thousand designs of our own and why we can customize almost any of them in order to fit not just the budgets of the people involved but also to fit their unique personalities. We offer antique and vintage rings for the same reason.
The Allure of Vintage Engagement Rings
For some couples, a vintage ring fits far better than something newly manufactured. For some brides, the character behind an estate engagement ring hearkens back to earlier times. It can be romantic, historical, or even wondrous in nature.
There is something about the timelessness of antique jewelry on your finger, and we definitely understand the appeal. As society moves closer and closer to a one-size-fits-all kind of paradigm, the need for individual expression seems greater than ever!
What better time could there be to express your own personality and your own individuality than when you’re making a life change as important as marriage? A ring with character and history can do that in ways a new ring designed by an advertising agency never could.
For some brides, the very thing that appeals to everyone takes away what makes an engagement ring special. Many brides not only wear vintage jewelry better, they demand it.
We’d Love to Help
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we’re especially excited about the exceptional old world craftsmanship found in the rings we stock. Whether it’s an Edwardian engagement ring with just the right touch of ostentation or an elegant band from the 1930s, the attention to detail and quality is seldom seen in modern work. We love the look; we love the quality; and we love the character.
We have a very large selection at our showroom, and if you’re in the market we’d like to urge you to consider a vintage or antique engagement ring. Drop by our conveniently located in Hillcrest San Diego showroom. One of our GIA Accredited Jewelry Professionals will be happy to help you find the engagement ring that reflects your relationship and your personality best.
Sapphire Engagement Rings
This may seem like a funny thing to read but did you know there’s no law that says engagement rings have to be made with diamonds? Of course there’s not! Nonetheless, for many people it would never occur to them that they can have a beautiful sapphire ring. At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we help customers with engagement rings with colored stones all the time.
As a third generation jeweler, we believe that jewelry is important because of what it represents and often times a beautiful sapphire piece in blue or yellow or rose can much better reflect the personality and the emotions of the people involved. If everything about your life is more about uniqueness than tradition, why feel limited to a traditional diamond ring? If a deep bluish purple stone appeals to you, well… it’s your marriage! You’re entitled to a ring that commemorates your life and commitment.
Benefits of Going With Sapphire
Did you know that sapphires are extraordinarily durable? Sapphires are right up there on the list of the hardest stones on Earth. In fact, many industries use sapphires to protect crucial components. For example, did you know a Rolex watch uses a sapphire (and not glass) cover over the dial? While diamonds are renowned for their hardness, sapphires have many of the same qualities. Unless you plan on purposefully scratching a sapphire with a diamond, your stone will be just as beautiful and long lasting.
Just about any shape you think of in relation to diamonds can also be cut for a ring. If you want a princess cut sapphire, that’s possible. Round brilliant cuts, oval cuts, Asscher cuts—you can have a stone designed to reflect the light, show off the color, and alter the appearance of the size of the gem just like a diamond. In addition, the various colors allow you more combinations with the color of the precious metal.
We’d Be Happy to Help
When the time comes for you, if you’re the type that enjoys staying just a bit out of the mainstream, a sapphire engagement ring might be for you. As a third generation jeweler, we have a great deal of experience with colored stones and we’re eager to help you. Drop by our conveniently located in Hillcrest San Diego showroom and let us help find you the perfect stone and the perfect setting.
Affordable Engagement Rings Under $1,999
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we believe that jewelry is a whole lot more than just the precious metal and the gemstones involved in its manufacture. We believe jewelry isn’t important because of its expense or because of the rarity of its materials but instead because of the emotions and relationships it represents. When a new soon-to-be bride shows off her engagement ring, there may be some comments about the beauty of the diamond or the loveliness of the design but we’re pretty certain there’s a great more discussion about her fiancé and about their upcoming life together!
An engagement ring represents commitment and love, and we don’t believe love and commitment are limited to wealthy couples.
Direct Diamond Importing Saves You Money
We’re a direct diamond importer. That means when we buy diamonds from our sources overseas we cut out the jobbers and the wholesalers as well as other middlemen. That’s why we’re able to offer diamonds at a far better price than you’ll ordinarily find. That’s not it, though. We also always pay cash. That means there aren’t interest charges adding to the cost of your diamond. The best part, though, is that paying cash makes our distributors very happy and they let us have first pick of the diamonds. With our decades of diamond sorting and grading experience, we’re able to pick the brightest and most beautiful diamonds in any grade level.
Elegant and Lovely Designs
We design and manufacture all of our own jewelry. We decided long ago that we’d rather our customers got beautiful designs and quality craftsmanship rather than a famous name. We sell nothing new off the shelf but everything is created to order. You might not get a pretty blue package when you buy one of our rings but you’ll get an elegant and beautiful token of your love that will last long after the packaging has faded. Given that our jewelry typically appraises for two to three times as much as the purchase price, doesn’t it make sense to spend more money on your wedding or your honeymoon and enjoy a lovely ring just as beautiful as the brand names but not nearly as expensive?
If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, stop by and see us. We’re conveniently located in Hillcrest San Diego, and one of our GIA Accredited Jewelry Professionals is standing by to help you get started. Come see us. You’ll be glad you did.
Affordable Engagement Rings Under $999
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we’ve always held that jewelry is about more than the money spent on it which is why we’re excited to offer an array of engagement rings (diamond included) for less than $999. See, we don’t think only the rich are entitled to an elegant and beautiful commemoration of their love, and we don’t think jewelers should limit their inventory of rings to the highest priced items.
Inexpensive Engagement Rings Can Still Be Beautiful
Because we manufacture our own jewelry, we’re able to streamline the process of creating value-priced engagement rings so that our costs are managed properly. In fact, all of our rings tend to be far less expensive than those you might find at one of the big brand stores, and we believe the quality is better. Our line of engagement rings for less than $999 is filled with elegance and beauty, and at other stores you could expect to pay closer to $2200 or more.
Direct Diamond Means Your $999 Ring Comes With a Center Stone
We’re direct diamond importers, and that means we cut out several layers of middlemen. That’s why we can include a center stone in our engagement rings for $999 or less. Don’t get the idea that these are lower quality diamonds, either. Since we pay cash for our diamonds rather than using any kind of credit, we always get first pick from our suppliers. That means our experienced diamond sorters get the brightest and most beautiful gems of any grade.
Your Relationship Deserves Commemoration
You don’t love your future bride any less than a wealthy person loves his, so it doesn’t make sense that you shouldn’t be able to get a beautiful engagement ring at a low price. We’ve worked hard to create designs, processes, and relationships that enable us to give you a piece of fine jewelry that will commemorate the love you feel without sending you into debt. You deserve a ring you can purchase without undue financial strain, and she deserves something beautiful on her ring finger.
When you’re ready to present someone with a promise ring, Bert Levi Family Jewelers is standing by to help.
You will want something elegant and beautiful but you don’t want something so over the top that it creates an impossible expectation for the engagement ring.
You also want to keep in mind that a this ring is a stepping stone kind of a commitment. Too much too soon can be a negative experience rather than a positive. As a third generation jeweler, we have the experience to help you find the perfect ring and make sure it fits within your budget.
Elegance is the Key to a Promise Ring
For some couples, an engagement ring is intended to make a statement. A large diamond and impressive design with surrounding diamonds and a beautiful setting display the undying commitment felt between two people in love.
This ring, however, should be much simpler in design and much more understated. We can help you choose a lovely and elegant band and we can help you choose beautiful gemstones to seal the commitment.
While some customers choose a diamond, in most cases it makes more sense to use sapphires, rubies, or another colored stone in your ring. Think of this ring as a promise and the engagement ring as the fulfilment from a design standpoint.
Quality Design and Craftsmanship Matters
In our experience, most jewelers tend to go one of two directions with designing promise rings and neither direction makes sense.
In some cases, they make very cheaply designed and manufactured rings that cost less than a couple of video games and don’t do justice to a relationship at all. In other cases, they go way over the top, trying to get as much money from the customers as they can. We’ve seen some jewelers selling rings to teenagers that cost more than some of our engagement rings!
We’re Here to Help
You need a jeweler who can create a beautiful design and manufacture the ring so that it’s elegant and lovely but you also need a jeweler who can balance the costs in context to the life event.
If you need a promise ring, drop by our Hillcrest San Diego location. We’re conveniently located at 1050 University Avenue Suite E-105, and one of our GIA Accredited Jewelry Professionals would be happy to help you with your ring. Stop in and see why countless San Diegans already trust us with their jewelry needs. There’s a reason we have a reputation as San Diego’s Family Jeweler. Find out why for yourself.
A Family-Owned Jeweler You Can Trust
Remember that a marriage proposal is a once in a lifetime occasion, so why not make it a truly special one by picking out a truly unique ring at one of the finest family-owned engagement ring stores in San Diego? Our jewelry specialists will be more than happy to assist you in your search, and our professionals can help you answer any questions about our products and policies that you might have. If you’re looking for a reliable and customer-friendly retailer of diamond engagement rings in San Diego, Levi Jewelers is the top local choice.
Our store is located in the heart of Hillcrest San Diego, at 1050 University Avenue Suite E-105. To speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives and to arrange for an ideal time for your to come in, call our showroom today at 619-431-5277, and find out how one of the top San Diego engagement ring retailers can help you find exactly what you need to make your wedding proposal truly memorable.
Family Owned & Operated
The term “family owned and operated” means exactly that. We are a small, 3rd generation family owned and operated jeweler and we specialize in one on one service with all of our customers. Bert and Gloria Levi, their kids, and his parents run the store and are actively helping clients on the sales floor.
We Stand Behind Our Jewelry
At Bert Levi Family Jewelers, we have thousands of engagement ring designs in stock and almost every design can be customized to fit almost every personality and almost every budget. We think it’s important that rings fit the personalities of the people involved, and that’s why nothing we make is sold off the shelf. Every customer has the chance to see the design customized in a way that works for the need at hand. We also believe that you shouldn’t have to be rich to afford a beautiful and elegant ring. The way we do business keeps careful controls on our costs and lets us make our rings more affordable than the big stores, stores that have to spend millions just to keep their brand name in peoples’ minds.
When you want to ask that special someone to marry you, stop by our conveniently located in Hillcrest San Diego showroom. You’ll find that our GIA Accredited Jewelry Professionals know all the right questions to ask, and they’re delighted to help. Come see us. We’re in the Hub Shopping Center, and you’ll be glad you stopped by.
Plus, we offer lifetime: free ring sizings, free ring cleaning and prong inspections, free insurance appraisals, free engraving free and free minor repairs of your jewelry, at any time you come in to visit us.
Up to Twelve Months to Pay Without Interest
Qualified buyers can have up to twelve months to pay with no interest, on approved credit. We also offer interest-free layaway plans.
In-House Custom Designs at No Extra Charge
We don’t penalize your imagination by charging extra for custom designs. You can have your jewelry the way you want it, without paying extra.
Almost Any Ring Can Be Altered to Fit Any Budget
From the beginning to the end, you will be in control of your budget. You choose the size and quality of your center stone and whether you want platinum or gold. Whatever your budget is, the Levi family we will help you to find the right combination to fit within your spending criteria.