Erayna T

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First, a little background:
I recently purchased an engagement ring through an online store, which I’ll summarize as being a not so great experience. It was a very deflating experience to spend a large sum of money on something that will be cherished forever, only to have receive it (brand new) with issues. However, I don’t want to spend much time on the negative because that would take away from what a great job was done here at Modern Jewelers.

My fiancé and I brought in the ring, which had some deep scratches on the inner part of the band (not sure how that happens on a brand new ring) and we were met by Sam, the owner of Modern Jewelers, as well as others in the store who I assume are his family. You’ll rarely meet a group of people who are as kind and positive and I can’t be more happy that we took the engagement ring here for a repair. The ring looks even better than it did when it was brand new – go figure.

My only regret is that we didn’t discover Modern Jewelers prior to purchasing the ring. Thankfully, we haven’t purchased our wedding bands yet, but now we know where to look. I’ll happily give my business to Modern Jewelers and the wonderful group of people there. Sam (and the others), thank you for a job well done!


I had an incredible service experience with Sam and Christina. They helped me design my own ring, celebrating the end of 2020. This is my first big jewelry purchase and they made it so special!

I asked lots of questions, he was very helpful and knowledgeable! Christina showed me lots of ring options with different designs and cuts. Sam showed me different colored stones, knew what stone I wanted and picked a beautiful aquamarine stone, great size and color based off one conversation. He also picked the best diamonds to add and really designed exactly what I envisioned. It’s really important in an investment like this for your jeweler to understand your vision and he definitely did! Much more beautiful than I expected.

Overall great people to do business with will come back again! Love love love this ring!


I went to Yelp and read Modern Jeweler review. I read about a story of custom making. So I went to Modern Jeweler on that day, with a desperate hope. And I told this story to Sam.

Sam listened to me for the whole story. When he said he can build a brand new one just like one I had, and this time, it will not break, I could not believe. I had a little tears in my eyes. I remember keep asking, “really? it’s not going to break?”  He explained to me that my original necklace chain was thin, and never meant to be for everyday use. And the way the old jeweler connected the heart part and chain was very easy to break. He spent time picking the base necklace with me, he gave us different options on designs. But I asked him to make exactly the way my original one was.

Thank you, Sam. What you did meant a lot to me and my husband.  Will never forget it.

I wish I can give this location a 10 starts. Super welcoming place, they advise you and share everything the know so you take the best decision. I’m from Miami, and I actually will bring my gf to California just so she gets her ring here at this location, I feel like I belong to this place for years, Samuel made me feel very welcome and satisfied with my purchase. Thanks guys for making this experience unique to me. I didn’t wanted to leave with that amazing discount he gave me, going online was not an option.

I was fortunate to inherit my grandma’s wedding ring after she passed. I held on to it for years, waiting to meet “that special someone.”

A few weeks before Christmas, I went to Modern Jewelers, ring in hand–with my special someone. Sam was warm, friendly, and helpful. We had some ideas for the new setting, but ultimately Sam introduced us to a style we hadn’t seen yet that would both show off and protect our precious stone. Most importantly, he listened to us and our tastes, and helped us find the setting that we didn’t know we wanted yet.

After we made our decision, Sam went to work on our custom order. He moved heaven and earth to have it ready before Christmas–allowing me to give my now-fiance a Christmas present she’ll never forget.

I highly recommend Sam and Modern Jewelers, and will be going there for all of our jewelry needs in the future. Not only was the ring perfect, but he made the whole experience memorable.

Gonzales, Karen
We found this local jewelry shop back in December when looking for earrings for our daughter’s birthday and the customer service was amazing on top of the quality earrings we found! Husband surprised me and said he was getting me a ring and we knew this was where we wanted to go. We came in and talked to Sam about what our budget was and what we wanted and I could not be happier with what he did for me. My ring is beautiful, husband and I absolutely love Sam’s customer service, it’s rare to meet people who know how to take care of their customers.
Belyed, Erica
Sam is absolutely amazing! My fiancé went to Sam at Modern Jewelers in search for my engagement ring in Oct 2020. During the process Sam made sure my fiancé got EXACTLY what he was looking for. By going to Modern Jewelers you get way more than a jewelry store. Sam makes you feel welcome, not to mention he is a wonderful photographer! He is very accommodating has truly made the process so simple and exciting.
Sam is a GEM and truly wonderful to work with! My fiancé and I decided to collaborate on an engagement ring to make sure the one we ended up with was something I’d enjoy wearing long term. I initially went into Modern Jewlers to find out my ring size and try on a few different styles to see what suited me. Sam’s warm and friendly demeanor during the first visit left me feeling at ease, and afterwards I knew I wouldn’t be able to go anywhere else! Sam not only created a beautiful custom ring, but made the whole experience memorable by snapping photos of us during the selection and pick up process. Choosing the right jewler is an important first step as you’ll continue working with them long after you’ve made your purchase. I’m so glad we partnered with Sam and Modern Jewlers, and look forward to our 6-month visit!
I now live in Northern California, but whenever I’m ready to buy or repair jewelry I still go to Sam, as I have been since I lived in SoCA in the 90s. If you want a unique piece of jewelry, or you want to “recreate” a treasured piece you already have, go to Sam. He and his professional and dedicated staff will make you feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. Sam’s expertise is unparalleled. He has designed one-of-a-kind rings and necklaces for me, and his regular stock items are exquisite. I cannot speak highly enough about Sam, his knowledge, and his true kindness in helping me pick the most “me” jewelry.
We were out on vacation from Nebraska and had decided to snoop around at rings we stopped at Modern Jewelry Mart and the owner Sam greeted us at the counter. He is the friendliest guy I have ever dealt with. He showed us some rings and My wife Ren’e found the perfect ring she fell in love with! We both couldn’t be happier with our purchase on this beautiful ring!  We both feel we didn’t only gain a new jeweler, but a friend as well! We have now recommended MJM to all of our family in CA and fiends. Dan and Ren’e Brewer
I loved my experience with Modern Jewelers. Sam is very personable and helpful. He really makes the experience the best. My fiancé and I went to buy a wedding band and he was very helpful and also went beyond to get the graving we desired.
I came in to have my ring resized. I was already skeptical because upon doing my research, jewelers don’t recommend resizing semi-eternity rings (mine had diamonds about 3/4 of the band, not to mention-elaborate setting). Still, I wanted to ask. I’m glad I came across Sam because not only was he super pleasant and helpful, he is very knowledgeable as well. I’ve had my ring for a long time, so it’s very worn out-Sam polished and cleaned it, even added more gold and it looks brand new! Not only that, he was able to do it in a timely manner, and at a fair price..very welcoming and trustworthy. Thank you, Sam for a job well done. Will be back for more projects!

For me, it’s a little intimidating to go into a jewelry store, but I felt so welcome as soon as a walked into Modern Jewelers. Maria showed me around the store and I tried on a few rings before I found the beautiful ring I purchased. Sam talked to me about the ring style and the diamond quality. It needed to be sized larger and Sam could have charged me for the gold he would need for the sizing, but he waived the cost. He told me the ring would be ready in two weeks.

Sam had the ring wrapped in tissue for my unveiling, so fun! He did an amazing job of finishing the band after sizing; it is not visibly evident that it was sized. I can see that he takes care in his workmanship. While I was there, they offered to clean my other jewelry. Sam likes to photograph his customers and their new jewelry. He made me laugh during the process and now I realize I probably should have removed the gum from my mouth!

I highly recommend Modern Jewelers. They will treat you well. If you don’t believe me, keep reading their reviews!

Shay F

Want a conscious, honest, friendly, trustworthy and consistent jeweler!

A jeweler you can rely on is Sam.  I have had the best experiences over the past 20 years! From re-stringing my mother’s pearl to replacement of a watch battery or making a new design that we have collaborated on, I can count on Modern Jewelers

With a kind staff and beautiful jewels to look at and purchase, I love visiting and referring my friends.

A few weeks after being proposed to I quickly realized my ring would need some resizing so I sent my info & a photo over to Modern Jewelers requesting a quote and was responded to within an hour at an extremely reasonable price. Lovely and welcoming customer service upon entering, I felt valued and taken care of, I knew that my engagement ring was in great hands. Upon returning to pick up my ring it still felt a bit too loose for my liking, Sam took care of my request with no hesitation and free of cost. I recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for quality craftsmanship and wonderful customer service!
Giselle M
I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to Sam and his team. I went with my then fiancé to look at wedding bands and everyone was so nice and helpful. Sam took his time to go over many options and explain which one was the best for our needs. We’ve gotten so many compliments on our wedding bands. So when it came time to get a new setting for my engagement ring, I knew I had to go with Sam. He once again was wonderful and help me pick out exactly what I wanted. Not only did it come out beautiful but quickly too! I can’t recommend Sam enough. Not only is he a wonderful jeweler but you can tell he really cares about his customers.
This place is honestly fantastic. The owner Sam was so helpful with my big decision of an engagement ring purchase. I wasn’t knowledgeable at all with engagement rings, but he helped me figure out the best option based on what my girlfriend… I mean…. FIANCÉ likes and my budget. No pressure at all. Just extremely quality service. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for jewelry.
frank c

What a great experience! Sam, from the beginning listened to our thoughts and ideas, provided guidance based on his expertise and we ended up with a beautiful emerald and diamond ring. He found great quality emeralds and diamonds that fit perfectly with the design.

Thanks Sam!

Joseph F
Where to start? I had been shopping and looking at over 20 different stores when I came across Sam’s place. From the moment I walked in, I was welcomed with open arms and gratitude for visiting the location. He didn’t pressure me with any sales, obviously I was shopping for a ring, but at no point did he insist on anything. He simply wanted to get to know me first. When I showed him what I was looking for, he brought me every possibility and combination to create or find the perfect ring for my Fiance. When I was finally able to bring my Fiance into the store, he treated her even better. He wanted to hear all about the engagement, the ring wasn’t even brought up until the story telling was over. When he did ask, it was to get it resized and cleaned ASAP so she could wear it proudly every day. Sam is definitely a top class business owner/salesman, he radiates positive energy and just overall is a fantastic human being. I will never go anywhere else and have already sent more customers his way! Thank you Sam, you are the man!!
Wow. Just wow. Sam is amazing. My boyfriend (now fiancé) found Sam to design my engagement ring and he exceeded my wildest expectations. He also captured the moments from the first design to picking it up and honestly, seeing these pictures made me cry tears of joy! From what my fiancé said, Sam was easy to work with and had great communication with him. We’re definitely keeping Sam in mind for our future jewelry needs!
There really aren’t enough words to describe how amazing of an experience I have had with Modern Jewelers. My husband and I purchased our wedding bands from here and we couldn’t be more than happy. They custom made my wedding band for me and when I first laid my eyes on it.. OMG I needed sunglasses! This gorgeous ring is so shiny I am constantly getting compliments on it! I’m barely getting any work done cause I stare at it all day lol!! Sam is truly the most genuine jeweler and every single time we came to the store we had the best laughs. I wish we had come across Modern Jewelers while my hubby was looking for an engagement ring, but 100% from here on out this is the only place we will get our jewelry from!
Needed to get my engagement ring re-sized (it was my mom’s) and decided to entrust it to Sam and the team at Modern Jewelers after reading all the great reviews on Yelp. They did not disappoint!! Everyone was friendly and Sam was very knowledgeable and helpful. I felt very comfortable leaving my ring with them. They had the ring ready within a few days and it was a perfect fit! They even cleaned it for us and we had a fun impromptu photoshoot in-store We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be returning for any more jewelry needs. Highly recommend!!!

We are obsessed with Modern Jewelers.

My now fiancé and I had the most amazing experience with them from the very first time we walked in the door.  Sam was extremely patient, and was willing to bring in as many diamonds as it took for us to find the perfect one that really spoke to me. He also provided us with multiple drawings of what he was thinking for both the engagement ring and the custom wedding band to go with it (we designed them both together at the same time), and was incredibly receptive to our feedback, often changing the drawings in front of our very eyes to reflect our preferences.

Sam was very committed to making sure we were 100% happy with the ring we were receiving.  Sam and his staff are friendly and responsive, and will ensure you get the ring of your dreams.

I have very limited knowledge when it comes to Jewelry so when looking around for work on my wife’s anniversary rings which are family heirlooms I was struggling a bit. Speaking to a few different places and not feeling what I was hearing until I spoke with Sam who was very personable and passionate about what he does. Sam is very communicative and you can immediately tell he takes a lot of pride in his work. I got one ring resized and a custom one made which both came out beautifully. If you want quality and master craftsmanship then you should definitely check out Sam’s work!

I was referred to Modern Jewelers by a co-worker, who was referred by another co-worker, and so on, because everyone spoke so highly of Sam and the service he provides. I am so glad I took their advice and came to Sam, as I could not have had a better experience. My engagement ring was missing a side diamond and was in need of a re-size. Sam made the entire process so easy. He went above and beyond to fix my ring and pointed out issues with the ring shape caused by a previous jeweler I had been to. They finished all the repairs in only a couple of days, and when I came back to pick up my ring it looked brand new. He even took professional pictures of the ring for me and gave me a nice holiday treat.

I highly recommend coming to Modern Jewelers for all of your jewelry needs. I will never go to anyone else again. Sam made sure I knew to bring my ring in every 6 months for a free check-up, and called me a week after I picked up my ring to make sure I was completely satisfied.

When I was searching for a jeweler to make a custom engagement ring, most jewelers tended to emphasize buying the rock first, which was a bit off-putting. Sam put his focus on the design first and foremost. The design was a tough one, but they pulled it off! The proportions are perfect and the diamonds are stunning! The only problem is that my fiancé might be more in love with the ring than she is me
Nicholas Mejia
Sam was super patient and attentive throughout the entire process. He was very diligent in explaining different diamond cuts, band options, etc. My fiancee even wanted a few extra touches added to her ring so Sam sat with her to make sure every detail was included. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, especially since I felt a little unsure where to even start. I would highly recommend Modern Jewelers to any of my friends now!
I had one of my wedding bands fixed at Modern Jewelers, I had lost a diamond. The owner was so nice and helpful, it was fixed sooner than he told me. When I got my ring back it was shinier and prettier than when I took it in. I am so happy, I can’t wait to work with them on designing some jewelry out of old family rings. Thanks so much Modern Jewelers!
My wife’s birthday is this Saturday, March 16, 2019. I was visiting my Mom and made arrangements with Sam (owner) of Modern Jewelers. Sam has met my wife and knows her taste and what would compliment her. Sam selected a diamond bracelet for my wife. Immediately seeing the bracelet, I knew my wife would be ecstatic. Because of my work schedule, I gave my wife her birthday gift early. Upon her opening her gift, she was overwhelmed with joy. My wife was not expecting this type of gift but she is deserving of this gift and more. Sam, I thank you for your professionalism, kindness, friendship and excellent eye. Not too many people knows my wife’s taste. I would encourage anyone and everyone to visit Modern Jewelers for their excellent quality in jewelry and best prices in the surrounding area.
Erayna T
I am SHAMEFULLY late writing this review. I used Modern Jewelers to do an insurance repair of a set of rings that I had snapped & also had missing diamonds. Sam & Co were great about explaining the process and keeping in touch. After I dropped off the ring initially, I got jittery and nervous and called back and spoke with a lady (can’t remember her name) who eased my worries. The repair was perfect, and they also resized it for me which was appreciated. Sam advised me to bring it in once a year for a cleaning. Would absolutely use them again & recommend to others.
Sam is the ‘hidden gem’ of South Bay jewelers. We stumbled upon him to downsize a medic alert bracelet for my mom. He is authentically personable, friendly, has a great sense of humor and decades of experience as a certified jeweler. Since our initial meeting, we continue to go to him for our jewelry needs. Most recently I had Sam update a family heirloom, my grandmothers wedding ring which was close to 80 years old. Sam asked very pointed questions to understand exactly what I was looking for, what my tastes are and the budget I was working with. He respected the history and meaning behind the ring. He designed and produced my vision for this precious piece of family history. I am so pleased with the results!

Modern Jewelers made my engagement ring completely transform into the ring of my dreams! Sam is very attentive to his customers. I came in with my engagement ring, dirty, losing its shine, and missing a diamond from the band. Sam made sure I felt comfortable in his care, and ensured me that my ring will look better than it did when my husband proposed. He did not lie! He installed more prongs to secure all the tiny diamonds on the band, and made it shine throughout. In fact, my ring looked so overwhelmingly beautiful when I picked it up and took a first look at it, I started to cry. This ring means a lot to me, and Sam brought back all the emotions I felt on the day of my proposal. I was so amazed at how thoughtful, careful, and professional Sam is, and he truly cares about the people he sees at his store. I don’t think you will find service as good as this anywhere else.

Thank you, Sam.

Meeting with Sam and his daughter Christina felt like we knew them for years. They are very personable, attentive and passionate about helping couples find the perfect ring. We originally came here for my fiances wedding band but ended up leaving with mine! Sam took one glance at my ring and found a band that could not have matched any more perfect, no customization needed. As a bonus, they cleaned my engagement ring for free and it has never looked better! We truly appreciate the service and personality here and I will be back to purchase my fiances band as well. Thank you Sam!
Sam and his team at Modern Jeweler are amazing! My engagement ring is stunning and I am constantly receiving compliments on it. My fiance and I went to get my ring resized and not only did Sam resize our ring free of cost he also took very sweet pictures of my fiance and me with the ring. I found my experience with Modern Jeweler to be amazing and we definitely plan on returning for our wedding bands. I highly recommend Modern Jewelers! You will not be disappointed!
We are indebted to Yelp for directing us to Sam and Modern Jewelry Mart! My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this year and were looking for a reputable jeweler to change the stone in a ring I had given her for our 20th anniversary. She also had several other pieces that needed to be re-worked or re-sized. Our experience with Sam was nothing short of exceptional! Not only did he find us the perfect stone for her anniversary ring, but suggesting another beautiful stone for a ring she inherited from her mother. Every piece exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be using Modern Jewelry Mart for all of our jewelry needs in the future!
I’ve been wanting to propose but couldn’t buy a ring with Covid having shut everything down for so long.  I kept calling to get updates and finally was able to make an appointment with Sam at Modern Jewelers which I was happy about because of all the 5 star reviews.  Sam was awesome…I knew this was the place I was going to find the perfect ring.  I gave him a few thoughts on what I was looking for and Bam…he nailed it!  The ring is stunning and my wife to be absolutely loves it…she says it’s exactly what she envisioned and even more than she hoped for!  I see that it’s now one of the rings shown in the Yelp pictures too!  Sam made the experience very personal and friendly which felt really nice!  We went back a few days later to get a resizing and were very pleased with the quick turnaround and beautiful work!  I highly recommend visiting Sam…he knows what he’s doing!
We were recommended this jeweler from our family. We can see why! They were helpful, friendly, attentive, and fun to work with. They were also able to clean our rings right before our wedding. In addition, they were also able to resize our rings without any hassle. If you’re in the market for wedding rings, look no place else!
I came to Modern Jewelers with a vision in mind for the ring I wanted to give to my girlfriend, and Sam went above and beyond with making my vision a reality. Sam was very helpful and got me the perfect ring! Definitely come here for any of your jewelry needs! Sam will take great care of you.
My wife and I first came across Modern Jewelers through Yelp. We saw all the great reviews and the convenient location for us, so we decided to visit. Who knew that they would eventually be part of our journey, from our engagement to finally getting married. We initially went to get an opinion on making a custom engagement ring for my wife. Sam and his team were warm and friendly. They made us feel comfortable and at ease. We decided to have my wife’s engagement ring custom made at MJ, using a loose sapphire stone we had. Sam made the the whole process seamless and her finished ring looked beautiful. After such a great experience, we returned to MJ to get both our wedding bands made. I went for the simple white tungsten carbide band and we replicated the band from my wife’s engagement ring (without the setting). Once again we were very happy with the finished look of the bands. Sam and his team did an excellent job helping us throughout our entire journey. We can’t thank them enough for the great work they did.
John C

Sam is the Man! He made the process of choosing a ring very easy and comfortable. For anyone deciding don’t think about it twice this is the place to go.

Thanks Sam


I cannot express enough  how absolutely amazing Sam and every one at Modern Jewelers is!!

Sam was extremely attentive and listened to what we were envisioning and wanted to use as much of what we currently had to make our ring. He sat with us and pulled a bunch of different styles, configurations and even drew out pictures of a few ideas to help us decide what we were looking for.
Once we decided he drew up a computer generated image within a week and upon our approval he was able to complete it within another week! Such a quick turnaround, it was so refreshing!

The ring itself is everything I have been looking for! It’s so gorgeous and love the fact it has a ying/yang feature because my fiancé and I definitely have a push pull supportive relationship. PLUS, it has the sentiment that it was created from my beloved family rings.

Sam, I cannot thank you enough for creating my dream ring. I smile so wide and even tear up with happiness every time I look at it.

Thank you so so so so much!!

My husband and I were in dire need of having our rings resized. We really wanted to find a great local jeweler to do so and we are so glad we met Sam and his team! He quickly took our measurements giving me I think a 3/4 size and when we picked up the rings they were like NEW! We have been married for 17 years and I feel like I have a new ring. It is so great to find someone who we can trust with our jewelry.

I’ve been wanting to resize and clean my grandmother’s ring and for years contemplated where to take it, since it has sentimental value. It was huge, dull, and had build up.

I searched for jewelers and came across Modern Jewelers; after reading the great reviews I decided to take it in. Sam and his staff were so welcoming and friendly! I took my ring and Sam told me that the only problem would be that the ring would look brand new. Let me tell you, he did not disappoint. When he gave me the ring it looked like a whole new ring! He completely surpassed my expectation. It was a very exciting and emotional moment.

Thank you Sam for such a great experience and restoring my grandmother’s ring; it is absolutely beautiful!

Wow ! 5 stars from the moment we entered we knew it was the place we were looking for. We felt very welcomed and and very safe. That staff was kind and friendly without ever making us feel clueless. We got the ring sized perfectly and we learned a lot of good ideas that we definitely see in the future. The gentleman Sam made the experience fun and very special in ways I had never expected. This place is awesome and our new to go place for jewelry. Excited we had found this hidden Gem in the area.
Sam is the best jeweler in town! He made us feel completely comfortable from start to finish. We were able to laugh and joke for an enjoyable experience! We highly recommend Sam and his staff @ Modern Jewelers for a top-notch experience!

Where do I even begin! I had a loose diamond I was looking to have set for an engagement ring. I’ve contacted several jewelers, but none of them gave me the reassurance I needed. After this long search, I finally stumbled upon Sam at Modern Jewelers. I requested a quote and he was quick to call me to gather the details I wanted in the engagement ring. I already sensed this may be the spot.

Turns out it was! Sam is a master at his craft and is very knowledgeable. He asked me questions I didn’t expect to get, but it played a large factor in making my decision for a setting. I initially showed him a flower halo setting, but quickly broke down the pros and cons of it. His goal was to make me something that would last a lifetime, and he did just that. The quality and integrity of the engagement ring he had made for me exceeded my expectations and even made my diamond appear much larger than it was.

I could not thank Sam enough for the excellent service he’s provided for me. My fiancé and I will definitely be back for our wedding bands!

Vargas, Jackie
Sam is honestly the best! I was having some issues with my wedding band and the diamonds kept on falling off. I brought it here with Sam and he was able to fully explain what the issue was. He showed me how the band had been poorly made and also referenced other rings so I can look at the differences myself. He’s honest and was very transparent throughout the whole process. I’m so happy I was able to find him and will be coming back for all my jewelry needs!

It all started back in 1995 when Sam designed our wedding rings. Now, over 23 years later, we still continue to commute to Torrance from Lake Elsinore because Sam is the only jeweler we trust and use. We recently updated my wedding ring and once again-he blew us away with a beautiful, custom made diamond ring that we love!

Thank you Sam!

Sonya L

My engagement and wedding rings are two of Sam’s beautiful works of art.

My engagement ring: I constantly see people catching their eye on my engagement ring (not married yet!) and they frequently comment on how my ring is absolutely stunning and one of a kind. I have a combination of diamonds and purple sapphires that Sam sought after to create my perfect ring. All sapphires are the same color, which is hard to find since they are real.

That is the value of the experience here. He will offer his expert opinion, but at the end of the day, it is your ring forever and he will provide excellent/quality work. Every time we walk into the store Sam takes my ring to get cleaned. I really appreciate that.

Overall, we are very happy with our rings and cannot wait for the big day! I suggest going to a local jeweler first before the big chain diamond stores.

After many years of taking my wedding ring to other jewelers for repair, I finally found Sam at ‘Modern Jewelry Mart’. He told me ring was no longer repairable. He was able create me a new ring with the original design, but stronger and better. The price was very reasonable…LOVE IT !!! We highly recommend him.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. THIS IS THE BEST JEWLER IN THE SOUTH BAY. Here is my reasoning… Sam is not only an expert gemologist, he’s a guy who about people and the reason they are there. He will take time to personalize piece and make it a treasured memory. He isn’t selling you a individual item, he’s giving you the best deal he can to gain ablife long customer. To top it off he takes amazing pictures to let you step back and see the beauty you are about to share with that special someone. How did Sam put it? ” Ray, you’re not buying jewelry. You are buying that moment when they open up that box.” I’ll tell you, he’s got it right.

Thank you Sam.


A true “diamond in the rough!”

My trust and respect for Sam has to grow over the years, to the point to where he is my exclusive jewelry shop.  I can’t say enough about his professionalism, integrity and good-natured personality – and am very thankful for his ongoing support over the years with advice, cleanings, fixes, battery replacements – and even photos of special moments that can only be captured at certain times in one’s life!

Sam sets the bar for how businesses should be run, how customers should be treated, and for how businesses can be a valued part of the local community.  I give him my highest recommendation!

Mulvihill, Kelly

Thank you Sam for making us feel like kids again! We came in to have my wedding ring repaired after buying it from you 27 years ago. We were greeted with the same warmth and excitement we experienced while shopping for rings in 1994. You are a fabulous jeweler, amazing photographer and all around great guy!!  Sam’s prices and workmanship and are phenomenal and he treats you like family. We were married on Valentine’s Day, and our beautiful ring is a symbol of the love and romance that continues today.

Thank you Sam!

Sam did a phenomenal job working with my fiancé to craft the perfect ring. I wanted the ring to be a surprise so I didn’t give much direction but the ring turned out better than anything I could have ever imagined! I needed the ring resized and Sam, the perfectionist that he is, marked me at size 5 and 3/4. I just picked up my ring today and now it fits perfectly. Sam is kind, personal, patient, and a great jeweler to work with!
Dustin L
Went to see Sam because i noticed he had a lot of good reviews & he’s local to the south bay. I had the engagement ring diamond & i wanted a two tone engagement ring band made. Plain & simple. My first meeting with Sam was great. Super personable & gave me all the information i needed. I ended up going back to him to get the band custom made & set with my diamond. All in all. Top marks. Love the end result.

I would highly recommend Sam and his lovely team at Modern Jewelers. I found Sam through his amazing Yelp reviews, and I am so happy that I went with him! The Yelp reviews were 100% spot on. He made both my husband’s and my gold wedding band, and we could not be happier. Right from the very beginning, working with Sam and his team was very easy. I emailed Sam pictures of my engagement ring, and he picked out the perfect wedding band to complement my ring. It was exactly what I would have envisioned but so much better because he customized the diamonds and band width sizing to work perfectly with my finger length. He also not only made my husband’s ring to be completely customized but also used diamonds in his band that were the same diamond shape as mine, so that our rings look like a beautiful set together. Sam also took beautiful photos of us at the store that was a lovely extra bonus! He also cleaned my rings for free right before the wedding, and I couldn’t stop looking at the sparkle throughout the wedding. I couldn’t recommend Sam and his team more!!

Thank you!!

Horvat, Susan

I had an exceptionally positive  experience working with Sam at Modern Jewelers. I had been thinking about designing a ring for myself (as a symbol/reminder of self-love) for several years and was finally ready to move forward with the plan. From the beginning of this process, Sam was responsive, communicative, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and just plain fun to work with. Not only did I end up with a beautiful and very unique ring that will bring me joy throughout the rest of my life, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.

I’ve had my ring for two weeks now and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much, Sam – for everything!

My wife and I are in our late 60’s and after many happy years of marriage I wanted to give her a new wedding ring set. She is so kind, sweet and giving that she deserved an up grade but then enter COVID-19 and we had to keep delaying the shopping. After 3 years of not going out into public areas we finally felt safe enough to go jewelry shopping and went to several stores before we went to Modern Jewelers. What a pleasant find! Sam asked several questions regarding what we were looking for then helped my wife and I design her own set. What the three of us arranged together is the perfect design that made up for three missed years of birthdays, Valentines days, Christmas and wedding anniversaries. The arrangement was so beautiful that my wife cried when she saw it, we were both so very pleased with the set that Sam took a lot of pictures in several posses. If possible try to make an appointment with Sam, he and his awesome staff get quite busy. Sam is very patient and took all of the time that we needed to come up with the set that is perfect for us.

My fiancé and I have known Sam for a few months now since he made us our beautifully crafted, custom engagement ring, and during this time he has been so incredibly professional, attentive, caring, and just a joy to be around.

Nearing my 6 months checkup and cleaning, I had a work accident where I fell on the concrete and scratched the platinum on my band. I was devastated. We went back to Sam and he said not to worry he would get it fixed like new. That was all the assurance I needed. Sure enough, in just a couple weeks he had the ring sanded and refinished by a trusted professional who specializes in platinum – and it was absolutely perfect again. Sam cleaned and polished the ring too. And all for free! Didn’t charge us a penny.

Sam also helped us pick out my fiancé’s beautiful, custom wedding band (to match my own wedding band that we had previously purchased from Sam) and we picked it up along with my engagement ring!

It’s a bit of a drive for us, but it’s worth every mile. We’ll definitely be seeing Sam at Modern Jewelers for our jewelry needs in the future!


We have been coming to Sam for over 20 years. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. We absolutely love coming to his store. He makes you feel like a friend not a customer. We recently celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary and my husband wanted to get me an infinity band. I am very particular about rings. Sam suggested that we come in together and he helped us design a ring based on my preferences. I was able to get a beautiful band that I could wear everyday. Sam also worked around our budget. I receive so many compliments on it and I love that it’s one of a kind since we picked out the width of the band, the diamond sizes around the band and the material of the band. It’s a stunner!


I would like to Thank Sam and staff for helping me with the beautiful ring I bought my Fiancée , Sam was very professional to show me many different rings and helped me until I was happy with my purchase. Anybody looking for beautiful rings and very nice fine jewelry take a moment and give Sam and his staff an opportunity, they are all very welcoming and professional. I’ll for sure be a returning customer for any jewelry needs. Thank you Sam, she is truly in love with her Ring.

Thank you all


I couldn’t be happier with the entire experience from start to finish at Modern Jewelers.  I went in knowing roughly what I wanted but Sam helped it become the perfect ring.  He bent over backwards to accommodate me in every way possible (price point, quality, fast turn around, texting me pictures upon request, opening early for me to pick up the ring the day of, etc).  I couldn’t have done this without them.  

To top it all off, his prices on certified diamond engagement rings easily match those online or at discount stores but come with trustworthy expert who only wants to make the couple as happy as can be.

I highly recommend this store to anyone in the area looking for an awesome experience and lifelong jeweler.

My wife lost the ruby from her wedding ring so we checked Yelp and found Modern Jewelers with a 5 star rating. We went and were greeted by the very friendly staff. Sam came out and we were immediately comfortable with his expertise. He went over our options and came up with a beautiful ruby to replace the lost stone. This completely ended our sense of loss over the original stone. Sam let us know about free cleaning and inspection every 6 months. The prongs holding the new ruby are more secure. We love the service and feel we have made new friends.
I had a great experience with Sam and his team. Sam is honest and knowledgeable. He helped to redesign my unused ring to a beautiful pendant. Thank you, Sam! I highly recommend Modern Jewelers to anyone looking for great quality diamonds and design!
What an amazing experience! I finally found a jewelry store in the South Bay that can take good care of me and the items I love. Sam was able to repair a ring that other jewelry stores in the area were not. The quality of the work is exceptional and he is an amazing person! You will enjoy every moment of working with him and trust that your jewelry is in good hands.
Poon, Geoff

Sam is awesome!

My wife and I had been looking for a jeweler who can help make the custom ring we imagined a reality for a couple months. While many of the reps we spoke to were nice, they were either not very responsive or their price to customize our ring was more than we were comfortable spending.

But then we found Sam at Modern Jewelers! By the time we met him, we were less than a month away from our wedding day. When Sam found out, he worked double time to help us finalize our design, pick out some amazing lab stones (which were even better than what we requested but still within our budget), and had the finished ring ready for us in time for our ceremony. It was a great experience.

As an extra plus, Sam is also a great photographer and took some great reaction shots and pictures of our ring (some of which I attached here).

We just wished we went to Modern Jewelers sooner. Thanks Sam and the rest of the team!

My fiancé and I purchased our rings from Modern Jewelers and loved our experience. Sam is incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. We had our rings custom made and they did a perfect job! I also had a bracelet and ring repaired and everything came  back quickly and beautiful. I would highly recommend this Jeweler.

I got engaged recently, and my fiancé picked out the most perfect and beautiful emerald cut solitaire ring. Perfect as it was for me, it just needed a little TLC since it was an older ring. I took it to Sam and I’m so glad that I did!

Sam made me feel comfortable immediately, and he looked closely at my ring to give me advice about what would really bring out my ring, including a rhodium plating, a professional cleaning, and adjustments to the setting to prevent snagging/prevent the stone from getting loose. The pricing he quoted me was very reasonable, and he mentioned that he would take care of my future ring maintenances too. So very generous and caring.

When I got my ring back a week later, it was more beautiful than it already was before – so sparkling. People around me in my life even noticed the difference.

We went to see Sam at Modern Jewelry Mart 17 years ago for a new diamond wedding/engagement ring set for an anniversary gift. Now, for a “big” birthday, we again visited Sam for a new setting for the diamonds. It is so fun to shop at MJM!  Sam is a kick and his jewelry is stunning, of excellent quality (I had an expert confirm this)  and reasonably priced. Sam is our jeweler for life!

I highly recommend Modern Jewelers for any of your jewelry needs! I initially stopped in the store looking for some jewelry repairs. I had some prior work done on some pieces at another store, but the work was sub par and I was not happy with it. I came here because of the amazing reviews and they did not disappoint!

Sam is friendly & provides excellent customer service. He makes sure he understands what your needs are and goes above & beyond in providing a quality product! He did an excellent job with my repairs and because of that, I approached him about rebuilding my wedding ring. My husband and I had gone to the jewelry district in DTLA and were disappointed in the service we received. Sam really worked with us and provided an absolutely beautiful ring! He helped us design the new ring, using what he could from my original. Working with Sam was so easy & enjoyable! We will definitely be back for any other jewelry needs we have!

Thank you Sam!

Sam at Modern Jewelers not only knows his craft, but he made the experience tremendously memorable for my fiancé and I. I had to write this review because Sam seems like he genuinely cares about his customers. He helped me find the perfect ring and was just as excited to see my fiancées reaction as I was. I’ve found a jeweler when I need and a friend for life. Sam told me that his service to his customers “makes him feel good.” I feel this type of attitude must be praised and shared! Kudos to MJM
Absolutely recommend this place! I came here to create custom earrings for my wedding. I wanted to use the diamonds from the earrings my dad gave my mom on their wedding day, so I was a little nervous to trust someone with something so meaningful. After meeting Sam, I knew they were in good hands. His communication was clear and honest and my fiancé and I left feeling relieved to find someone who understood what we wanted. He gave me a reasonable quote and timeline and followed through on both. We are both very pleased with the outcome (I’ll post pics after the wedding) and will definitely be back!

I had a terrific experience with Sam, the manager of Modern Jewelers. My girlfriend and I decided recently to give each other promise rings as a symbol of commitment and growing love.

Not once did I feel pressured into anything. He was quite fair with pricing and took photos of us that had a professional quality. With other jewelers I did not feel the same level of attention. My girlfriend wanted an opal and was quite pleased with what Sam put together as it was exactly what she asked for.

I am considering going back soon to get a wrist watch. His prices are good and he takes his time with clients. I can tell he is a busy man but I never felt rushed. I encourage you to see Sam for your jewelry and watch needs.


Highly recommend-Modern Jewelers in the Rolling hills plaza!!

With the world turned upside-down and many businesses closed, hope was wearing thin in my search of a place to purchase the perfect engagement ring for my girlfriend. I found M.J. on Yelp and decided to send them an email to inquire about gemstone rings, particularly rubies.

Cue::: Mr. Samuel Pheng..
Business Owner, Gemologist, charming and passionate about his craft. I spoke to Sam in the beginning of the summer and described what I was searching for and set up an appointment for the following week to go see him. We discussed different options and settings with a budget in mind and the following week, viewed a stunning selection. Flash forward to the final product…a beautifully crafted, 1.34ct Burmese Ruby engagement ring set in 18kt rose gold. VIP service from start to finish, the whole experience was memorable.

I came to the store to resize my wife’s ring. The work was done perfectly. I end up buying a chain that Sam special order for me. I am not a jewelry frequent buyer, but if I need something I will definitely come to this store. It feels like a family business and you are a part of this family.

So we accidentally bumped into this place after not knowing anything about Sam or his business. We literally found a gold mine lol. Sam is an awesome person with a great personality and his work is top notch. We were driving through Rolling Hills Plaza when I noticed his business, my fiancé needed her ring resized, so we decided to stop by and check it out. When we first walked in through the door we were greeted like family so i knew we were in good hands. Not only did he resize it but he added more diamonds and created a beautiful ring guard. My fiancé was in tears when she saw it and Sam loves to take pictures of every moment, which makes it more special. It was an awesome experience aside from his beautiful work he did on the ring. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and will do future business with him again.

Thanks Sam!!!!

Sam is exceptional! I found his store on Yelp and decided to give Modern Jewelers a try. My fiancé and I went in to see if we could get my engagement ring and two other bands resized, which we purchased from an online jeweler, to prevent them from sliding around on my finger. Sam recommended that instead of getting them resized, he could connect the two bands together and allow my engagement ring to fit perfectly in the middle of the two bands while still allowing me to remove my engagement ring if I wanted to. I absolutely loved that idea and agreed. Sam went above and beyond with my rings! Not only did he do a seamless job connecting the two bands, but he also polished all three of my rings, making them look flawless. I still can’t get over the sparkle! My rings fit better than over! They no longer slide around on my finger and the best part is my engagement ring sits perfectly in the center without any gaps. My fiancé and I are thrilled with our experience at Modern Jewelers!

After receiving a ring from an online retailer that was truly sub-par, I began reaching out to local jewelers to see if they could make the same ring in higher quality. I called at least 5 different shops, and visited several others, before deciding to see Sam here at Modern Jewelers, and it was the best decision I could have made! Not only did he have his Master Craftsman (important term) do a BEAUTIFUL duplication of what we wanted, but he was able to truly customize it even further to make the PERFECT engagement ring for my fiancé. On top of that, he really went above and beyond in meeting some deadlines for us, and really just being honest and helpful in every way imaginable. He even put his photography skills to work and snapped a few shots of us “in the moment”. I feel very lucky to have found this place, and will certainly be returning.

Thank you, Sam!

Working with Sam was amazing. He had to resize our ring twice since we estimated the size incorrectly. Super high-quality work both times. The ring looks absolutely gorgeous and brand new, even though it’s 20+ years old. Will be coming back here for more jewelry help! Shout out to Sam for the gorgeous photos.

I have been working with Sam for over 13 years and with him I truly feel that I have found a friend that I can trust. Sam is always a pleasure to work with and I know he is always going to show me beautiful pieces and a GREAT price. He never pushes or rushes me and he was even able to create my dream custom ring exactly how I wanted it for an amazing price… and FAST.  I was literally breathless when he presented me with the ring…. it is beyond amazing. I still fall in love every time I look at the ring and I get compliments on it almost every day.

With Sam I know I have a friend I can trust in the jewelry business and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for gorgeous, quality jewelry and extremely competitive prices.

I am so happy my fiancé found Modern Jewelers! I’ve never been much of a jewelry person, but I knew I wanted something different and memorable for my engagement ring. From the moment we walked into the store and met Sam, we felt like we were family! He took his time to get to know us and asked me what I wanted in detail and he very quickly knew the custom ring he wanted to make for me. For the next few weeks, Sam and my fiancé worked together to make the ring. A few weeks later, my fiancé’s birthday was coming up and I knew I had to see Sam. Since Sam already knew us, he helped me pick the most perfect 14K gold chain that my fiancé loved and never takes off. A few weeks after that, my fiancé finally proposed and the ring he created with Sam was more beautiful and perfect than I could have ever imagined! Sam really hit it out of the ballpark with the design and I’m constantly getting compliments on my ring. Thank you Sam for most recently also creating our wedding bands! You have earned our business for life and will recommend you to anyone looking for quality, customer service, and the vision to make that special piece come to life!

The ABSOLUTE BEST customer service! I needed to get a bracelet resized after a not-so-great experience with a previous jeweler. Sam(the owner) took one look at my bracelet and knew it was too large for me. He took it in and resized it for me. After a week, I got a call to pick it up. But, it was still a bit large for my liking. I wanted it to stack perfectly with my other bracelet. Without hesitation, Sam took it in again and made sure to size it perfectly for my liking – with no additional charge!! I was so impressed with this service – my trust and satisfaction were truly a priority to Sam and Modern Jewelers. I found them on Yelp and read so many positive reviews – they were all true! The customer service was excellent! No middle man, everything done in house. I felt so welcomed in the store. I was able to see and try on anything I wanted. I love that they aren’t pushy – I was truly able to window shop without being rushed. I’m definitely going back to this place. Don’t even think twice about it – just go check them out!


Covid has made everything I own shrink. For some reason nothing fits any more. Sigh. Ok ok. So I’ve had a case of the pandemic 10-15ish. My engagement and wedding rings were feeling uncomfortably tight. I’ve been hesitant on trusting just anyone with my ring but I found this gem of a place through yelp. Sam put me at ease as soon as I stepped in the door. He’s so warm and friendly and funny! My ring was resized in under a week and cleaned beautifully! I literally gasped when I saw it today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it sparkle so brightly. He invited me to bring my rings back every six months to get the prongs checked and cleaned FOR FREE. Would enthusiastically recommend this place!

Lauren S
Simply, perfection. Sam is a true expert and artist. He helped my now husband design the most beautiful ring using his grandmother’s diamond, and I could not have been more overjoyed when he surprised me with the most beautiful and one-of-kind engagement ring. We also worked with Sam to design our wedding bands, and he was so attentive and respected our thoughts and requests for what we were looking for. Thank you, Modern Jewelers!!
I had a great experience purchasing my engagement ring from Modern Jewelers with Sam’s guidance. I had a general idea of what I wanted and a budget in mind and Sam really nailed it out of the park while keeping me within my budget. Not only that but Sam really makes you feel comfortable and at ease when making these big purchase decisions. He made the whole experience very personal and special and I came away with a ring I was very happy to propose with. He also offered a complimentary resize to ensure it was a perfect fit. I’m really happy I came to Sam’s shop, and plan to do jewelry-related business with him in the future.
Jaurez, Andrew _ Bree

I can’t say enough good things about Sam and Modern Jewelers. They are professional and detail oriented in every way. My fiance had my engagement ring custom made a few months ago and surprised me with it. (I’ll admit, I had some input into the initial design ideas, but the actual final product was all the brainchild of Sam and my fiance.)

Sam took the time to meet and get to know my fiance, and by extension, got to know our backstory as a couple. Sam also took the time to ask my fiance about me and took my tastes into account when designing my ring. He spent several consultations over about three months to get the perfect design that both my fiance and I would be happy with. And the final product came out better than I could have imagined: it is beautifully crafted, wonderfully intricate, and completely unique.

Escobar, Lisa
Let me start by emphasizing how trustworthy & exceptional Sam, owner of Modern Jewelry Mart is. I have conducting business with Sam for over 15 years & I do not trust anyone else with my jewelry. I have relocated far but I still drive all the way back to Sam’s business for any and all of my jewelry needs. Whether I am in the market to buy something new or in the need of repairing something old I will literally wait until I can arrange for a road trip to Sam’s Modern Jewelry Mart. Their customer service is impeccable, trust has been built and I am fully secure that everything will be completed accurately, with precession, and immaculately done. Sam is about quality and I appreciate that because it matters to me.
David I
As others have said it is difficult to put into words what a wonderful experience my fiance and I have had with Sam at Modern Jewelers. He is extremely thoughtful and it is apparent through his words and actions that his only goal is to make sure his customers are happy. He will prioritize your needs and truly does make you feel like part of his family. Something I didn’t like about other jewelry stores was the sales centric atmosphere but at Modern Jewelers Sam never pressures you into a purchase let alone anything outside of your budget. He rightfully takes pride in his work which is evident in the quality of his pieces. We had originally come in to browse but after talking to Sam for some time about how we met and what we were thinking he made some beautiful suggestions and the choice was clear. He promised to take care of us and has not let us down yet.
Elizabeth S
Where do I start? Sam and the staff at Modern Jewelers are so exceptional to work with. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has been in business for years. We came to him for help with our engagement ring after another place did an imperfect resizing job. The mistakes were really noticeable but Sam assured us he and his team would take care of it and made us feel like we were in great hands. When we picked up the ring, it looked completely brand new! Sam and his team did a PERFECT job and couldn’t be happier with the results. We are definitely going to visit him again when we want to pick out our wedding bands. I’m also going to take all my fine jewelry pieces here. Exceptional service, attitude and craftsmanship. Thank you Sam and Modern Jewelers!

My family and I had a fantastic and memorable experience shopping at Modern Jewelers. We shopped for a bracelet for my grandmother’s birthday, and Sam helped us find a beautiful gold bracelet with a large clasp that my grandmother can open easily. The bracelet was too small for her wrists and so we asked Sam to add a few links. Since adding the links would cause the gift to be ready after my grandmother’s birthday, Sam had the great idea of taking pictures of everyone and the bracelet so that there would still be a gift to give while the bracelet was worked on. My grandmother was so thrilled with the pictures! When the bracelet was ready, Sam asked for the whole family to come pick it up together and he took more pictures. So my grandmother not only got a beautiful bracelet, she also got lovely pictures of the whole family. She still talks about her special experience at Modern Jewelers. I would recommend Modern Jewelers to anyone. Not only was the jewelry itself really charming, but the shopping experience was very special. It’s clear that Sam really cares about his customers.


My fiancé has been buying me jewelry from Sam for a while now, so when it was time to buy an engagement ring he took me in to meet the man. I had a great time trying on all the rings. Sam shared lots of information and great stories, had me laughing the whole time. We picked out a beautiful ring with Sam’s guidance. Sam had it specially made to fit my finger. I never wear rings because it is so hard to find them in my size. Sam was able to size my finger, and the ring fits perfectly, not to big and not too small. I was a little worried because I have fingers that taper quite a bit. So the ring was ready in a couple weeks,. When we picked it up we had a mini photo session, which was also lots of fun. Sam got some great pictures, and shared them with us. I love my engagement ring so much, it is well made and very comfortable to wear. I have received lots of compliments too. I can’t imagine going anywhere else for my jewelry needs.

Carla M
I found this amazing jewelry store on Yelp. The positive reviews are credible endorsements of Sam’s exceptional craftsmanship and service. I had several pieces of jewelry that were in need of repair, diamond replacement, bracelet link removal, bracelet solder, necklace clasp, and earring stem repair. From the moment I walked in the door, Sam warmly greeted me and explained the repair process in detail for each piece of jewelry. I felt confident leaving my jewelry. Very quick turnaround and I was extremely pleased with the workmanship. My jewelry was polished, sparkly and restored with quality repairs. Thank you Sam for your impeccable customer service!

Thank you fellow Yelpers for steering me to Modern Jewelry Mart. The owner Sam is a fantastic, warm and friendly man. When I found this business on Yelp, I messaged them to get a estimate on fixing a diamond I knocked out of my eternity band and lost in a rollerblading accident. He replied the next day with rough numbers and told me to come on in. I got a few estimate from other companies, but I went with Sam because he was the only jeweler to comment on the high quality of the stones and the need for a master jeweler who knew platinum. I felt very comfortable with his knowledge. When I picked up my ring Sam informed me that my serial number and Cartier insignia were clear and intact. He warned that some jewelers will over polish and destroy the inner serial number. I did not know that. His price is very reasonable, and the works is flawless. My 8 year old ring looks brand new!! He encouraged me to come in twice a year to have my stones checked and cleaned for free. He really takes care of his clients. AND we got an impromptu photo shoot. The pics turned out great =). (This was a real photo shoot with an expensive camera shot outdoors with multiple pics.) Yelp Check In for a discount on Seiko watches.

Ghanbari, Zareh
Finally found a jewelry store I can trust. Prior to turning in my wife’s engagement ring to replace a prong, Sam had me inspect my ring with a magnifying glass to identify my wife’s diamond (so that I would know the same diamond was being returned to me). I really appreciated that extra step. He also offered to clean the ring and return it to me before Christmas. A few days later my ring was ready and looked brand spanking new! I had actually forgotten how beautiful the ring was in its original condition. I can’t wait to surprise my wife. So happy to find this business as all the workers look like they really enjoy what they do as they seemed excited for my wife’s surprise.
Judy S - Eye glasses

I have a pair of Bada Grace eye glass frames that have intricate little leaves on them. I love them. I have had them since the early 90s. Last November, one side piece broke off right at
the hinge. I took it to my optometrist for repair but was distressed to hear that they were not repairable. I called a friend (in the O.C.) who is an optometrist and asked her if indeed they were not repairable and she said even if I were able to find someone to reattach the side piece, “I wouldn’t like it.”

3 months later, I found myself thinking there has to be someone who can fix my Bada glasses. It occurred to me then, to try a jewelry repair shop. After reading Yelp reviews, it was clear that there was only one place to try, Modern Jewelers.

Sam was just as others had written: accommodating and attentive. At first, though, he said he could not fix my glasses – he had never repaired eye glasses before – but after I asked if he could try, he said with conviction, “Okay, I will try.”

Sam was able to repair my treasured Bada glasses. He said he surprised himself.

More than a good businessman and skilled jeweler, Sam is a happy, joyful and positive man, which makes all things possible for him.

Appreciation and applause to Sam!

Truman P

My fiancé and I recently bought an engagement ring from Modern Jewelers. After spending a day going to various jewelers around the south bay, we had not found any options that perfectly matched our tastes and budget. We visited Modern Jewelers as a last stop on the search before proceeding with a decent ring we had seen at a jeweler earlier. We couldn’t be happier with the result!

Although no rings in the shop matched what we were looking for, Sam quickly hand-sketched a ring design that articulated the vision in our heads. He guided us through the entire process of making a custom, unique and perfect ring for my fiancé from scratch. From the initial 3-D model to the gemstone selection and the wax prototype, Sam made sure my fiancé and I were involved and satisfied with every step.

Based on our initial research and shopping, I didn’t expected such a stunning ring to fall within my budget, but Sam was absolutely committed to making sure my fiancé and I had the perfect ring to match our new commitment. We look forward to visiting again twice a year for the included maintenance and cleanings!


Sam and his team at Modern Jewelers has helped make my dream come true. With their help my fiancé was able to find the most beautiful engagement ring that I am so proud to wear. We have gone back to Modern Jewelers to look for wedding bands and Sam makes the experience so smooth and fun. I have full confidence in his opinions and what he thinks would look best for me! Highly recommend Modern Jewelers to anyone looking for great quality jewelry!


Modern Jewelers was an amazing experience! Sam and his team made choosing an engagement ring stress-free and enjoyable. Sam educates you through each step of the process with a patient approach. This made the experience feel pressure free for such a life changing purchase. Sam is knowledgeable and helps you feel confident in choosing the perfect diamond and setting. In addition to walking you through the process, he also takes pictures of you while looking at designing the perfect engagement ring. My fiancé loved the pictures and made the proposal even more special. I highly recommend Modern Jewelers! You will not be disappointed!

jinah K
I bought a very inexpensive ring at another store because I fell in love with the design and took it to Modern Jewelers to ask Sam to make the replica of the ring with real diamonds and 14 karat gold. I wanted the band of the ring to be very thin like the original one but he recommended I should go a little thicker on the band or it might be too fragile and break. Also in order to save some money for now, I was going to use the stone from the original, inexpensive ring. Sam suggested I replace the center stone with a real London topaz as I was already going through so much work. He said he wanted to do these adjustments because since I wanted a custom ring done, it should be done well so it could become a family heirloom and last for generations to come. I went with his recommendations. Few days later Sam called me to let me know that the ring was ready for pick up. Oh my goodness!!!! The ring was exactly the same design as the original but only better!!! With the gold and high quality diamonds and London blue topaz, the ring was absolutely amazing!!!!
Keith T
I was in the market for a anniversary ring. I’ve gone to several local jewelry stores and was less then pleased. A family member recommended MJM so we went there in search of a anniversary gift. I had previously been to that store and was introduced to the owner; Sam. I was reintroduced to Sam and after explaining what I was in search of, he showed me several anniversary rings. He took the time to explain the quality of each ring. Needlessly to say, I’m very tight with my hard earned retirement money but after viewing a few items, I was sold on an extremely nice anniversary ring for my wife. Sam gave me a good deal on the ring. I know it was a good deal because I went to a few other jewelry stores later that day and was taken back by their prices. Thank you Sam for your professionalism and friendliness. You have yourself a committed customer.

Where do I begin. My boyfriend wanted to give me a Promise Ring…we’ve both been married before and he wanted to give me something special to show his commitment and desire to growing love again.

I wanted an opal. I imagined an opal with halo diamonds. I had a very clear idea of what I would LOVE. We went to a few jewelry shops in the South Bay. We walked into Modern Jewelers and were greeted by Sam. Sam gave us the ‘white glove’ hospitality like we’ve not experienced at the other places. All I did was described what I wanted….he drew it out in pencil…showed us a few opals to decide on and voila! He created a CAD drawing and our ring was on its way to custom design and order.

THANK YOU, Sam!! I think I know exactly where I want my birthday/Christmas/Mother’s Day gifts to come from!

Nari V

The experience of selecting an engagement/wedding ring with Sam at Modern Jewelers was unforgettable and wonderful. Sam is such a warm person who generously shares sage advice about life, love, and jewelry. He is also a skilled jeweler with impeccable taste. Believe what you read Yelpers, Sam is the real deal. So much so, it’s hard to fit this review into the context of a Yelp review. Excellent customer service. Absolutely true, but feels strange to say about a friend or family member, and that’s how welcomed Sam will make you feel at Modern Jewelers. The first surprise engagement ring my (now) husband selected for me was much too big, so we went to Modern Jewelers together for resizing. Once there, Sam welcomed me, and saw that the ring I’d brought in was perhaps not the right style for me. He asked me about my ring preferences and took time to understand us as a couple. He carefully curated a selection of styles and diamonds to show us. What started out as a ring resizing turned into a completely different custom ring, handcrafted by Sam. Sam made every effort to ensure that the ring buying process was stress-free and reflective of our pivotal moment. When I look at my beautiful sparkling ring, I have so many happy memories to reflect on. 

Christine Mok

My relationship with Modern Jewelers began in 2003. My husband desired that I finally choose a wedding ring setting for our 10-year anniversary. (A temporary setting was used for the engagement and never replaced.) After explaining my concerns and describing my style preferences, Sam sketched and presented a design concept. I was well-pleased with the outcome in appearance and wearability due to Sam’s attention to fine detail combined with exquisite quality. Simple elegance without being “too much” for my petite finger and daily activity – just as I requested. Thereafter, Modern Jewelers has been my reliable jeweler for selecting celebration pieces, redesigning family heirlooms, and occasional cleanings. Sam is someone that has gained my trust that I trust him to care for family and friends in the same consistent and professional manner. Photos by Sam: (Our pieces were ready, as the pandemic began to shutdown businesses. We eventually made an appointment for a “careful Covid-19 pick-up.” And, as always, we were warmly greeted by Sam. We felt his smile behind the mask.) – We are examining my MJ designed and cleaned wedding ring. – A referred and satisfied family member with her repaired ring. – A first look at my latest acquisition, which incorporated every feature I wanted. More lovely than I envisioned. (Thank you, once again, Sam of Modern Jewelers!)

Sam was amazing with helping my husband and I pick out our wedding bands and helping reset the stone in my original engagement ring to a new setting. It was even better then the both of us expected. We had a beautiful experience and felt so welcomed every time we went.
I’ve been looking for diamond earring jackets for several years. Sam had a lovely collection that he designed himself. I fell in love with this set. They are perfect with any studs – diamond, pearl, colored stone. I really love the way they swing and catch the light. So sparkly! Thank you Sam!
Greg J

Buying an engagement ring is a HUGE purchase and I am so thankful my fiancé found Sam at Modern Jewelers. Not only did Sam help him pick out an incredible ring but he provided both of us with the most memorable customer service I have ever experienced. This is definitely not your corporate jewelry store, this is a family run, local business that actually cares about their customers. Jewelry buying always intimidated me but I feel so comfortable talking with Sam and listening to his honest opinions. If you have been searching for your forever jeweler, this is the one!


Buying an engagement ring is a HUGE purchase and I am so thankful my fiancé found Sam at Modern Jewelers. Not only did Sam help him pick out an incredible ring but he provided both of us with the most memorable customer service I have ever experienced. This is definitely not your corporate jewelry store, this is a family run, local business that actually cares about their customers. Jewelry buying always intimidated me but I feel so comfortable talking with Sam and listening to his honest opinions. If you have been searching for your forever jeweler, this is the one!

Sam and his staff are such a pleasure. I’ve had gold chains repaired, watch batteries installed, watch resized, and did a deep cleaning and polishing of my wife’s wedding ring. I don’t think we had a cleaning since being married… 28 years. I highly recommend any of his services. Beautiful job and very happy with the results. Sam and his staff are awesome.
Katie P
Modern Jewelers is wonderful, and I’ve been telling everyone I know about Sam and his team since they helped me and my fiance create a custom engagement ring and men’s wedding band. Intrigued by the plethora of stellar reviews here and on Google, my fiance and I went to Modern Jewelers for the first time expecting only to look around before heading over to some other jewelers to do the same. But Sam dove right into understanding our preferences, and he created two engagement ring designs for us to consider. We had such a wonderful experience with him that we didnt even bother to look elsewhere. He takes his time at every step of the process to ensure his customers are completely satisfied with his service. I will definitely ask Sam to help me with my wedding band as well when the time comes.

Sam is THE BEST. My fiance and I both wanted to propose to each other and design each other custom rings without the other seeing. Sam helped us each separately, while keeping the rings all secret from the other! I came in with a color pencil drawing and idea of how I wanted my fiance’s ring to look, and Sam helped me bring this vision to life. The ring looks almost exactly like what I pictured, but better. My fiance brought Sam loose heirloom stones from his grandmother and a rendering of his vision for my ring, and again, Sam helped him to design the perfect custom ring using the stones. Both rings are so unique, stunning, and perfectly made. We both had very unique and unusual requests and asked for salt and pepper diamonds and Sam sourced them quickly and gave us amazing options to choose from. He never shied away from our unusual ideas! He is truly an artist, as well as such a fun and genuine person to work with. Every visit to his store was so much fun and he made the whole process so enjoyable. He really involved us in the process, from editing our drawings to creating wax molds or CAD renderings to review with us. He took professional photos at every visit and we have those memories of designing each others’ rings forever! I cannot recommend him highly enough!

Ian J

I went to Sam at Modern Jewelers after a long search for the perfect engagement ring. From the moment I walked into the store and met Sam, I felt at ease knowing that he was going to exceed my expectations. He took my idea and crafted a custom one-of-a-kind engagement ring that was absolutely stunning. Even the puppy approved!

Needless to say, after the engagement we went back to get our wedding bands. Once again, Sam made the experience one for the books and we even did an impromptu photo shoot. Did I mention he is a professional photographer? We had so much fun and will be visiting Sam at Modern Jewelers for any future purchases.

I highly recommend Modern Jewelers. Sam will take care of you and make sure that you will be walking out of his store with the best quality jewelry around.


When my mother handed down her precious diamond wedding ring my father gave her, I wanted to be able to wear the ring but knew it needed to be re-set because of the outdated style. After reading a ton of reviews on Yelp I decided to take a chance on Modern Jewelers. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed by Sam. He was attentive to my expectations of what I envisioned the new setting to be. In a matter of minutes he understood my style and pulled out a ring that was perfect! When I returned to pick up the finished ring, I was speechless. The new setting along with my mother’s pear diamond was ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!!

Not only did Sam re-set my mother’s ring, he also found me a pair of round diamond solitaire studs that were beyond my expectations! I will most definitely continue to do business with Sam and Modern Jewelers!

We had such a great experience working with Sam from Modern Jewelers! We had a design in mind for our engagement ring and he took the time to create the most beautiful ring for us. He is very professional and does incredible work. The whole process from start to finish was personable and we are forever grateful. Highly recommend!
Douglas Furnival

Sam stocks a wide array of jewelry for all tastes and occasions, and chooses quality pieces within each budgetary class that one may be shopping within. My trust and respect for Sam has to grow over the years, to the point to where he is my exclusive jewelry shop. I can’t say enough about his professionalism, integrity and good-natured personality – and am very thankful for his ongoing support over the years with advice, cleanings, fixes, battery replacements – and even photos of special moments that can only be captured at certain times in one’s life! Sam sets the bar for how businesses should be run, how customers should be treated, and for how businesses can be a valued part of the local community. I give him my highest recommendation!

Nguyen, Darien

The moment I walked in I met Sam and told him what size, quality, and price point of diamond I wanted. He immediately knew which of his stock fit my description. He didn’t push me to buy anything, he simply let his products shine, told me what I needed to know about them, and stood back.

I came back to seek his input on designing a custom engagement ring, and I’m glad I did. Sam has decades of experience designing rings, so he knew right away which elements would look good, and which elements would make the ring more or less durable. I showed him a drawing and some example pictures for inspiration. He provided an accurate timeline of when to expect the ring. He also provided a fair price quote, which he stuck to even when we had to go back and change some elements of the ring. Within 1-2 weeks he had a CAD image ready. He texted me pictures of the image as it was being designed. A week later the wax mold was completed. A few weeks after that, the ring was made and the engraving was complete. Along the way, Sam took photographs to document my experience, and after the proposal he also did a little photoshoot with me and my new fiance.

Sam provided 5 star, honest, friendly, unforgettable service. Engagement ring shopping can be tough on a budget, but at Modern Jewelers you will get what you pay for, and more.


I don’t even know where to start — Sam is so amazing and has gone far beyond our expectations. We found Modern Jewelers on Yelp, and decided to go after seeing all of the great reviews. I really wanted an engagement ring with pink on it but I had no idea what I actually wanted. Sam took the time to walk us through all of his ideas, going as far as coloring an actual ring with a marker and showing different design options with the pink. A few weeks later, he had some pink sapphires to show us and we were honest that I was hoping for a lighter pink, which Sam had a feeling about (since he knows exactly what he is doing!). He then went out and found the perfect shade, and elegantly incorporated them into the engagement ring. From start to finish Sam has been such a delight to work with and is genuinely interested in helping his customers. We had to go back and get the ring resized, which only took a few days and it came back shining like it was brand new — it now fits perfectly. I highly recommend Sam and we will be returning in the future!

Arminjo, Ray

There is a reason why this place is full of 5 star reviews. It mainly stems from the owner, Sam. He is a great guy who cares about the occasion and the person whom you are shopping.

“Show me a picture of her.” he says. “I want to get it right.” He knew exactly what to bring me and I was immediately pleased. It was amazing that I didn’t have to spend a fortune to get high quality diamonds.

I’m definitely not an expert, but I felt more like one by the time I left there. I learned a lot and had a great time doing so. But the best part was definitely Sam. He was funny, charismatic, and kind.

Overall the experience was better than an other jewelry store I’ve seen. Its worth your time to go see Sam. He will genuinely treat you well.

Vince F
Sam is the absolute best! My fiancé and I were looking to create a custom ring with a family heirloom diamond. Within the first 10 minutes of meeting with Sam he had drawn out a sketch and explained his process from the design, to the caliber of diamonds to the setting and the pricing. Once we handed him the ring it was first class service the whole way through. He was in constant contact with us. He let us know where he was in the design process and had us come in for a wax molding just to make sure we were completely satisfied. When we got the finished product, the look on my fiancés’ face said it all. This is the ring she will have FOREVER! Custom design, with a family diamond. We couldn’t be happier. Please see Sam for any of your jewelry needs. He’s the best.
Way, Jeff

My wife and I celebrated our 40th Wedding anniversary and I wanted to have her engagement & wedding ring set repaired since the diamond had fallen out.  We were fortunate to have found MJM after searching Yelp and deciding to visit them. Sam and his wife Cindy were extremely personable and knew exactly what we wanted and provided the perfect Engagement / Wedding Ring set for our tastes – elegant yet not too showy. They have a great selection of items.  They also provided excellent advice and I quickly selected a new wedding band that fit my basketball injured finger  w/o problem.  My wife Linda loves her new rings and we were so happy to meet Sam and Cindy who are now our new friends.  We look forward to working with them in the future for other jewelry needs as they arise.

Jeff and Linda W.

Waltraud W

We found Modern Jewelry Mart after our jewelry store closed recently. Wow, what a surprise. Sam is a consummate professional, witty, helpful, compassionate. He takes his time to understand the customer and takes extreme care to find the right jewelry piece.

He upgraded my wedding ring of 32 years and when I saw it, I was stunned. The workmanship is beautiful, the new, upgraded ring has surpassed my expectations.
Thank you Sam for the outstanding results. My husband cried when he first saw the ring, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

We have found our jewelry store for life. Nobody else will be able to match the outstanding customer service. Thank you Sam from the bottom of our hearts.

Bernie & Waltraud