Emily & Caleb found us on yelp when they were looking for an independent jewelry store in Portland Oregon. The two were in search for a shop that could restore a family heirloom. When Emily & Caleb came in to Malka Diamonds it was clear that they were very excited about their recent engagement. Caleb told us how he proposed. He mentioned that he asked Emily on a hike one gorgeous sunny Oregon day and Emily, of course, said yes. Caleb proposed with his grandmother's diamond engagement ring. The piece was in need of some restoration and sizing. We started to work on it quickly so that the two could show it to family on their upcoming trip.
Caleb mentioned to his mom that he had found a jeweler in Portland that was taking care of the ring. While we were working on the ring we received the below note about the ring. We always love to hear the history of heirlooms. When they came in to pick it up, they were blown away. Congratulations Caleb & Emily! We are so thrilled for you both and thank you for allowing Malka Diamonds to work on your family ring.
"I want to thank you for taking care of Caleb and Emily and my mother's diamond engagement ring. I just spoke to Caleb and he described the work you will do to transform the ring into exactly what they want it to be. It is a very exciting time and a very meaningful experience for all of us. My parents were engaged and married in Attleboro, Massachusetts and my father was in the jewelry manufacturing business. I wish I had a bit more history on the diamond but I think my grandfather got it from a jeweler friend. I had it informally appraised in Greenfield MA a few years ago. I know it is not a "big" diamond, but I think it is a very nice one. The setting it is in is not the original. My sister and my parents went mining in Montana around 1975 and my sister found a sapphire and my mother gave her the original setting for the stone she found. The current setting for the diamond is very 1970s in style wouldn't you say? My parents were married in 1944. I can't wait to see Emily's engagement ring and thank you again for taking it on. Sincerely, Betsy Antaya, Caleb's mom"