San Diego is widely referred to as “America’s Finest City.” With our endless beaches, rich history, amazing food, and the perfect climate, you can understand why. San Diego is also known for a multitude of diverse and fashion-forward people. And, that’s where we come in. You can rest assured, Harold Stevens is up on the trends, but more importantly, we search the world over for styles you will love, styles that are ahead of the trends, and fine jewelry that is unique, stunning, and chic to meet every lifestyle and budget.
Fine jewelry should be an expression and extension of you. Who you are. What you want to project. It’s personal. And, as a family-owned business, we take it that way. For us, it is all about you. When you visit our showroom, you will see pieces not found anywhere else in San Diego. And after spending some time with us in person, you will hear and understand our passion. We are not only known for the fine jewelry we curate, but for the diamonds we scour the world for.
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Always a Classic.
At Harold Stevens, we once had a saying: We were “Purveyors of Important Diamonds.” And, that remains true today. Diamond fine jewelry is a staple in any wardrobe. It remains the cornerstone of the jewelry industry. Here’s an interesting fact: According to a study in November of 2019, Americans spent $36 billion on diamond jewelry! Famously stated, “diamonds are a girl's best friend.” Today, you have a choice between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds. We carry both and are happy to educate you on both.
Whether natural or lab-grown, the single most popular purchase in diamond jewelry are diamond stud earrings. They can be large or small - depending on your budget! Certainly that is also true for just about any fine jewelry piece you own. It also depends on what size may be right for you. When it comes to earrings, in particular, you should consider the size of your earlobes. If they are small and petite, earrings may be uncomfortable to wear in a larger size. Large earrings can be made lighter, however, based on the metal selection. Fine diamond jewelry can be set in white, yellow, rose gold, and platinum.
Vintage Diamond Jewelry is our passion.
We have a passion for vintage diamonds and vintage diamond jewelry. It is our single biggest point of differentiation to any jeweler in the San Diego area. We have curated some of the most exceptional vintage diamond jewelry over our 40 years in business. We consider them majestic and we think you will agree when you see some of our diamond jewelry with an antique cut for yourself! There is nothing more alluring. You can find out more about these exceptional cuts here.
Live Life Colorfully.
Diamonds are without a doubt our first love. A close second is our fine colored gemstones. Along with playing an important role in the myths and legends of history, we are captivated by their storied past. Many colored gemstones have been treasured since the beginning of time, while others have only been discovered in recent history. From rings and pendants to bracelets and earrings, if you can’t find a colored gemstone (or more!) you love at Harold Stevens, we’ll search the world to find you one!
Looking for more information on colored gemstones? You can find it at the industry’s leading authority on color, the American Gem Trade Association.
Stacks, Stacks and more Stacks.
We’ve seen stackable bands take center stage for the last few years, including diamonds and colored gemstones, and in several different metals. Create stacks and layers for your fingers, arms and neckline. You can build on your own fine jewelry and add bands or create the illusion of stacked pieces with certain styles that are multi-layered within one piece of fabulous jewelry.
Big and bold color.
As we mentioned, as much as we love diamonds, we love colored gemstones, so we have always made this an important part of our collection here at Harold Stevens. The popularity of colored gemstone fine jewelry started to pick up steam in 2018, and continues to be on-trend today. Why? It’s the ultimate expression of your personality.
Yellow gold was once a staple in classic jewelry that fell out of popularity for quite some time to its white gold counterpart. We’re excited yellow gold is back in style, and interest in it has been growing over the last few years. Yellow gold will really pop your fine diamond but it’s also stunning all on its own.
We would be remiss if we didn’t talk to you about the growing popularity of a lab-grown diamond versus a natural diamond. This trend is continuing to grow and thankfully, you can find various cuts and sizes at Harold Stevens. Lab-gown diamonds are becoming more on-trend, not only for sustainability issues, but more so because of their price. They are diamonds. And generally, you will be able to get a larger diamond for the same price of a natural diamond. There are benefits to both. And, we’re here to talk to you about them.