We are thrilled to welcome David Stanwood to Malka Diamonds & Jewelry. David has an incredible reputation and has been working behind the scenes in downtown Portland for the last 33 years. He is a master in all aspects of the jewelers bench. His diamond setting, wax carving and custom design are exceptional. David started on January 1st and has already completed two custom rings, one custom pendant and several repairs. We are clearly very happy with this seamless transition. David is only the second jeweler we have had the pleasure to work with. Since we first opened in 2003, Stewart Milne, a brilliant craftsman worked with our independent jewelry appraisal lab. Stewart, a scottish native with a real love for the jewelers bench particular loved making his own rose gold and crafting celtic pieces. Stewart turned 70 this past year and decided it was time to retire and spend his time with his lovely wife, Anna and family as well as his sheeps and dogs. We truly feel blessed to have worked with Stewart for the last 9 years. He will be missed, however, David & I will see plenty of Stewart on a social note and will stay close in touch for projects that he had his hands in.