John & Ray Marry After 17 Years, Hooray For Washington!

photo-1 It was early in September when we met Ray and John.  They came into Malka Diamonds, located in downtown Portland, to create a custom diamond ring.  John came in with a stunning 1.03 radiant that was E in color and VVS in its clarity.  Needless to say, we were incredibly taken by the "near perfect" stone.  The two showed us some images they had found and we brainstormed together with our jeweler on the project.  The mission was to create a ring that would showcase the beauty of the radiant diamond and at the same time be accompanied by a mix-metal ring. We were confident we could make it happen. It took about three weeks but the wax was created.  Both Ray and John came in to take a look.  They had a few tweaks to the wax, but overall loved the concept.  They loved it so much that Ray decided he too would like a similar ring.  Both rings were casted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold.

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During the custom process, we got to really enjoy connecting with Ray and John.  They shared with us the news that once the rings were completed they would set the date for their intimate Washington wedding.  We are so happy for the two of them and their family that Washington has legalized gay marriage and hope that Portland is not far behind.  Congratulations to you both! anouncement