These two San Diego lovebirds found their engagement ring and love at Malka Diamonds in Portland Oregon. Yesterday, October 21, 2015, to be exact was the day Jerrad proposed to his soon-to-be finance, Stephanie. David Malka along with our jeweler, Tessa, had the honor of being part of this monumental day. David & Tessa helped the adorable couple from San Diego find their diamond engagement ring. Stephanie and Jerrad spent time looking for the perfect ring in our downtown Portland jewelry shop. They fell in love with a stunning 14 karat white gold diamond halo engagement ring. They then sat with David and found the perfect round brilliant diamond to match this exquisite ring. The Malka staff set and sized the ring so that Stephanie could start wearing it immediately.
After meeting the fabulous couple, we wanted to hear their story. We sent an email requesting some details. We received the below letter shortly after our request. After reading this letter it is quite clear why David & Tessa and so many of their friends are giddy about this engagement.
We loved your diamond store. David is amazing and helped me customize the perfect ring. Which is hard since I don't know that much about jewelry and really had no idea what I even wanted! he even helped us stay close to our budget which we really appreciated. I would love to share with you our story of how we met.
It happened two and a half years ago. I grew up in Washington State and had just started my career as a flight attendant. During training, I got the news that I would be based in San Diego. Not knowing anyone in this state, I took the plunge and decided to make this big step. Of course, I always had the mindset of moving back to Seattle eventually, but fate had a different story in mind for me. I found a roommate to live with and we started to become friends. Since the day I moved in, she couldn't stop talking about how perfect her friend Jerrad and I would be together. I finally gave in and let her invite him over for dinner. He came over and as soon as she introduced us, she said "bye" and left the room. She totally set us up on a date! Jerrad asked for my phone number that evening and took me out on a real date the next weekend. I called my mom that night after our first date and said "MOM! i have met the man I am going to spend the rest of my life with! I don't know how i know, but i know!"
Two and half years later from that day.... He decided to come on a layover with me to Portland. He had never been before so we thought it would be fun. As soon as we got to the hotel we decided to go for a walk on the river. We grabbed a coffee and off we went. We found a sweet bench to sit at and then the unexpected happened. He got down on one knee and pulled out the promise ring my dad had given me when I was 16. After I cried and said yes, he then told me that he wanted to make the ring extra special and pick one out together. That is when we came across your amazing diamond store. It was our 3rd stop of the day and as soon as I walked in, I knew it was the place! I had no idea what I even wanted and David helped us design more than I ever expected. It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! It is even extra special to me, knowing that my fiance ( i like the sound of that...fiance..) picked that ring out together.
Thank you for listening to our story and for making our day so memorable and special! couldn't have been anymore perfect!
Stephanie & Jerrad"
Congratulations Stephanie & Jarrad! Thank you for choosing Malka Diamonds to be part of this amazing moment in your lives. We hope to see you again soon.
- The Malkas