Babylon jewelry has been in business in the San Diego area since 1947, passing years of craftsmanship and know-how down to owner and third-generation jeweler David Dehessy. That knowledge, combined with a keen sense of customer service, explains why he has a ?Best Of San Diego? award hanging in his store. Dehessy and Babylon have been at this location in the Rancho San Diego Towne Center since 1999 as buyers, sellers and traders of fine jewelry.
Inside the store, the subtle glow of gold mixes with the sparkle of diamonds to create a very intimate atmosphere; one that a customer can feel comfortable in trying to find that perfect item for a loved one. Babylon sells a number of different brands of jewelry, including Citizen, Movado and pre-owned Rolex watches, as well as rings, necklaces and bracelets from Ashi and Gabriel & Co., among a host of others. However, the business doesn?t stop at merely selling others? creations, as Dehessy is a qualified designer himself. Babylon employees handcraft jewelry pieces without using the casting techniques commonly found in the business.
?If you come in with an idea,? says Dehessy, ?we can make it for you.?
And in addition to just sales and design, Babylon has a capable staff proficient in repairing items. That staff is helpful and friendly, showing a no-pressure customer service that is becoming hard to find in some of the larger chain jewelers.
Dehessy stands by his product and its price and offers a lifetime guarantee on all diamonds and gold purchased at Babylon, saying simply, ?if you sell something, you have to stand behind your product.?