ABOUT MALKA DIAMONDS

Malka Diamonds is a full-service boutique jewelry store located in downtown Portland on SW 3rd Avenue. We take pride in providing excellent service and expertly crafted jewelry. Our goal is to make sure you leave your experience with us feeling like a diamond expert yourself! 

Our GIA Certified Gemologists will answer any questions you have and help you find (or design!) the ring of your dreams.

We offer…

  • Repairs
  • Custom Designs
  • An Incredible Hand-Curate Vintage Collection!
  • Appraisals
  • GIA Certified Grading

We also buy your gold jewelry, diamonds, gems, and vintage jewelry. 

We want to earn your trust and lifelong business through our outstanding service and quality. We take a no-pressure, informative, and collaborative approach to sales, so you’ll never feel uncomfortable in our downtown Portland jewelry store.
 

 

OUR FAMILY

The Malka family has been working with diamonds around the world for over half a century.

We started Malka Diamonds in our downtown Portland location in 2010 with the goal of continuing our family’s legacy in the diamond business. We couldn’t be more proud to live up to our family’s rich tradition of craftsmanship and excellent customer service.
 

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Meet David Malka

The diamond and gem authority of Portland. David has been advising and educating buyers about diamonds for the last thirteen years. He started as an independent appraisal lab and later opened Malka Diamonds, a full-service shop. As a graduate gemologist from GIA, he is who you want helping you pick out the diamond of your (her) dreams.

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Meet Ronnie Malka

She’s the one who will show you the stunning inventory as well as give you ideas for custom jewelry. Ronnie is involved in everything fun at Malka Diamonds. She is the one who blogs, posts, tweets, and puts together the epic anniversary parties year after year. Both David and Ronnie Malka want you to feel comfortable and knowledgeable before you make any purchases. We are here to help you find the perfect piece to celebrate your life moments.


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Meet David Stanwood

David is our master craftsman. He has an incredible reputation and has been working behind the scenes in downtown Portland for the last 37 years. He is a master in all aspects of the jewelers bench. His diamond setting, wax carving, and custom designs are exceptional. David oversees all custom and restoration projects. He is meticulous and patient and that is why you want him taking care of your precious heirlooms. 

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Meet Lyndsey Rieple

Lyndsey is a key part of the custom-design side of Malka Diamonds. She spends much of her day with customers, sketching designs while they explain their ideas. Lyndsey also has a knack for carving wax models and repairing, sizing, setting, and polishing finished pieces. As a graduate of the University of North Texas with her BA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Lyndsey brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to Malka Diamonds.


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THE MALKA ADVANTAGE

We believe a perfect ring starts with a breathtaking diamond. It’s important to consider all aspects when choosing your diamond, including evaluating all diamonds based the the 4C’s of diamonds:

  • Carat
  • Color
  • Clarity
  • Cut 

At Malka Diamonds, we know diamonds inside and out. We have two GIA Certified Gemologists that will make sure all of your questions are answered. 

We want to help you feel like a diamond expert so you can feel confident about your diamond ring purchase. 

Learn more about the 4C’s of diamonds and what makes Malka’s diamonds so special. 

 

No Matter Your Style, Malka Diamonds Has a Ring Collection To Fit You and Your Partner's Personality

 

MALKA SUCCESS STORIES

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JOSH & LINDSAY

"This is the best day of my life! Actually the second best day, the first one was when I met Evangeline."
Read Josh and Lindsay’s Story

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JERRAD & STEPHANIE

We loved your diamond store. David is amazing. He helped customize the perfect engagement ring even though I really had no idea what I even wanted!”
Read Jerrad & Stephanie’s Story

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CAITLIN & ANDREW

“We wandered into into Malka Diamonds in downtown Portland. One look at ‘the ring’ was just like one look at ‘the one.’ I just knew.”
Read Caitlin and Andrew’s Story

 

SEE THE MALKA ADVANTAGE FOR YOURSELF!

Contact us at (503) 222-5205 or visit us at our location at 529 SW 3rd Avenue


 

MALKA DIAMOND HISTORY

 

We've been working with Diamonds, gems and exquisite jewelry for our entire life. This is our legacy. Nothing brings us more joy than working with our customers to make sure the pieces they get are an expression of themselves and their style. 

 
 
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1964
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David's father, Yossi Malka, is given an apprenticeship to learn the trade of sawing Diamonds under his uncle Shmuel Yohanaof in Tel Aviv, Israel.  

 

1969
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Yossi married Judy Policar, an Oregonian woman living in Israel at the time.  

 

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1972
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Yossi became an independent Diamond cutter

1975
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David Malka is born.

 

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1976
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The Malka family moves to Portland, Oregon to be close to Judy's family. 

 

1980
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Yossi started to sell diamonds in the classified section. He brought a half a dozen diamonds from Israel and sold them in less then 2 weeks. He then traveled back to Israel and purchased more diamonds. Upon his return he starts selling diamonds as a pocket dealer on the corner of 3rd and Alder at a jewelry shop.

 

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1981
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Yossi leases an office space in the Willamette building on 3rd & Alder and called the business Tel Aviv Diamond Company. He soon became the wholesale Diamond dealer to every independent jeweler in Portland.

 

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1983
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David Malka grows up in Portland, Oregon enjoying baseball and watching his father build a
Diamond business. 

 

1997
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David starts dating his future wife, Ronnie Oren, 
Israeli-American living in Israel at the time.

 

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1999
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David attends Gemological Institue of America on the Carlsbad, California campus as an in-resident student. Graduates with a degree in Diamond and Color Stone Grading and a Graduate Gemologist degree.


2000
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David works for jewelry stores in San Diego.

 

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2002
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David and Ronnie are married and move to Portland. 

 

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2003
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David opens Independent Gemological Services, a jewelry appraisal office in the Willamette building in downtown Portland. He quickly becomes the guru of grading in the Portland area.

 

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2010
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David & Ronnie Malka open Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

 

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2012
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Malka Diamonds becomes “Best Rings of 2012”

 

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2014
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Malka Diamonds wins Yelp People Choice Award