Jessop's Jewelry closing after 125 years in San Diego

Posted at 6:13 PM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 21:20:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - After 125 years serving San Diego customers Jessop's Jewelry store is closing down. 

Owner Jim Jessop tells 10News it was a decision several years in the making and one that is definitely bittersweet. 

All three of his sons opted not to take over and he didn't want to sell a business with such strong family ties. 

Jessop's dates back to the late 1800's when Jim's great grandfather opened the first store. He also designed the iconic clock which is now on display at Horton Plaza.

Jessop says he doesn't have a firm closing date, he will simply stay open until he's sold the last piece of jewelry. 

Property owners at Horton have asked Jessop to move the clock, so he is now in the process of looking for another location that will preserve the timepiece.