The entry with the most compelling and romantic love story will be contacted prior to the announcement. The winner will propose to his bride-to-be on stage in front of thousands of December Nights visitors with an 18K white gold Hearts On Fire Beloved diamond engagement ring, set with 1.20 carats of the most perfectly cut diamonds in the world, and valued at over $10,000. A photograph of the prize ring is available on Leo Hamel’s website. Nine runners up will be selected from the entries and will receive special recognition and a coupon for 20% off an engagement ring at Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers (restrictions apply; see Official Rules).
Last year’s winner, Chris, proposed on stage to his now-fiancée Kelsey. The couple will be married this December, exactly one year later, at Balboa Park’s The Prado restaurant.
Contest entries are accepted at all Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers & Jewelry Buyers locations:
San Diego Jewelry Store - 1851 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110 - 619.299.1500
La Mesa Jewelry Buyers - 9320 Fuerte Drive suite 103, La Mesa, CA 91941 - 619.644.0000
El Cajon Jewelry Buyers - 155 W. Main Street suite 100, El Cajon, CA 92020 - 619.588.4000
Chula Vista Jewelry Buyers - 289 ½ 3rd Avenue suite A, Chula Vista, CA 91910 - 619.420.6100
Escondido Jewelry Buyers - 1110 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025 - 760.489.1980
Rancho Bernardo Jewelry Buyers - 16381 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 - 858.675.0293
Solana Beach Jewelry Buyers - 921 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075 - 858.509.5900
Oceanside Jewelry Buyers - 2741 Vista Way suite 109, Oceanside, CA 92054 - 760.757.2000
Online entries can be submitted at www.leohamel.com/
Leo Hamel, a San Diego native and owner of Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers & Jewelry Buyers, started buying and selling jewelry over 30 years ago. Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers has been voted the BEST Jewelry Store by U-T San Diego readers each year since 2010, and has received numerous awards and accolades throughout its tenure in San Diego. Hamel, whose business is still family run after three decades, employs over 40 San Diegans, including a Hearts On Fire Champion, who has earned her title as the top Hearts On Fire salesperson in the world. The retail jewelry store location near Downtown offers vintage jewelry, diamonds, and fine watches, while eight jewelry buying locations are scattered throughout the county in San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon, Solana Beach, Oceanside, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and Chula Vista.
For more information about this news release or to schedule an interview, call Melissa Harlow at
(cell) 760.672.8641 or (office) 619.299.1500.
Address: Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, 1851 San Diego Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110 Phone: 619.299.1500