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Congratulations to Ann & David on their 15 year anniversary! If you are one of the lucky ones who knows this adorable couple you know how excited we were to see them walk in to Malka Diamonds this morning.
Ann and David met at Cedar Sinai Park. David was the director of this amazing facility that provides residential and community-based care to our elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values. Ann was looking for volunteer work. She found herself at Cedar Sinai Park looking into their volunteer options and her interview was with David. That was clearly the start of something really special.
Now, as they celebrate 15 years, they are all smiles. They are amazing parents to two wonderful kids. In addition, to a wonderful family life, David is quite the artist. He specializes in several medias but around here he is known for his amazing glass work.
Ann & David started their special day with a morning visit to Malka Diamonds. We went through all of the cases slowly, narrowing down the perfect ring. Towards the last of the cases, Ann found the one! We are busy setting and sizing this beauty but in the mean time we wanted to wish the lovebirds a Happy Anniversary! Thanks for choosing Malka Diamonds. We are honored to be part of this special moment in your lives.
Our customers come into Malka Diamonds to celebrate life moments. Many come in to create custom jewelry to celebrate a lifetime moment. We are thrilled to be part of the special moments that bring our customers in. Engagements, Weddings, Anniversary, Birthday are just a few of the many celebrations we help our customers with. Jewelry is one of the few artifacts that have a strong meaning and for that reason we take pride in the pieces we create at Malka Diamonds. When we first opened Malka Diamonds we didn't realize that we would not only help in life celebrations but we would take part in celebrating people's lifetime. In the last six years, we have had several projects that have taken components of heirloom jewelry from family members that have passed and created something new and wearable for their loved ones. This project is no different. We were honored when Cindy came into Malka Diamonds with a custom jewelry project. She brought in her late husband's diamond band in hopes to make a pendant for her two daughters. We pulled the diamonds from his band as well as gold from the back of the ring and custom created two stunning pendants. Created in 14 karat yellow gold, these pendants house two bezeled diamonds and have a sleek modern look. Cindy was thrilled when we presented the new pieces to her today. They will be gifts for her two daughters (23 and 25 years old). The oldest will get this special gift on her wedding day in mid February. It will be the something new and the something old. It will be a way to have her father's life remembered. Thank you Cindy for allowing Malka Diamonds to be part of these lifetime moments.
What if you were rafting with your significant other and they opened a floating box to propose to you? On a hot day like today, that sounds pretty spectacular. That is exactly what is happening on the Middle Fork Salmon River in Idaho as we write this blog. Our customers came into Malka Diamonds a few weeks back. They brought in three diamonds. These round brilliant diamonds came from their family. The couple wanted to work together to find the perfect ring. They wanted something special and timeless. This ring happens to be very similar to the three-stone David Malka proposed with 13 years ago. It's classic and timeless.
The process took a few weeks and once it was complete, we gave them a call. Our soon-to-be-groom showed up Thursday to pick up the ring. He came into Malka Diamonds & Jewelry with a Pelican case. This is a special case he uses when he takes tours out on a guided rafting trip. The purpose of the box is to bring valuables and make sure they will float if need be. Take a look at this stunning three-stone diamond engagement ring being placed in the pelican box. This is a first for Malka Diamonds!
One of our favorite things to do at Malka Diamonds & Jewelry, is custom making a one-of-a-kind piece. Take a look at this stunning vintage-inspired blue sapphire ring we just delivered. At Malka Diamonds we are fortunate to have two on-site jewelers. All of our projects are done in-house, as we are a full-service jewelry store.
The new owner of this beauty came in with this beautiful royal blue sapphire stone. She wanted us to create a custom ring for her that would show off the stone and be unique. She gave us free range to create. During the process we presented the shield-cut diamonds. She loved them! These kite-like stones were the perfect side stones for the vintage-inspired blue sapphire ring. We bezel set the stones and milligrained the bezel. Our jeweler then hand engraved the shank (band) with a leaf-like pattern. he set several small diamonds along the shank and millgrained the edges as well. The sapphire truly became even more beautiful once it was set in this one-of-a-kind custom creation. Our customer came back last week to see the final process and was blown away. This is definitely one of our favorite pieces.
Welcome to Portland Oregon Christina & Eric! We met this New York couple a few days ago when they came in hunting for an Art Deco engagement ring. Their visit to Portland was incredibly purposeful. The two plan to move to Portland soon. During their trip to the Rose City, they were able to close on a home and find a vintage diamond engagement ring. When they first came in to Malka Diamonds they spent some time looking at the collection of Art Deco rings with David Malka and our new jeweler, Tessa. Christina and Eric came in the very next day knowing exactly which one of the 1920s engagement rings they wanted. The ring they chose is a highly coveted style from the Art Deco era.
At Malka Diamonds, we visit with our vintage and antique vendors frequently to find this exact style ring. These two were all smiles when they looked through our vintage jewelry case and found this stunning treasure. The ring will spend a few extra days in our shop being re-shanked. The current band has thinned over the years and although, it could be worn for at least 10 years, we just can't let it leave our hands without it being in perfect condition.
We fell in love with this couple's story. Who wouldn't? Their story is out of a 1950s movie. She is a flight attendant and he is a pilot. They both work for American Airlines. The two met two years ago on a flight to Buenos Aires. They fell in love and now are making Portland, home.
Congratulations to the two of you! We are honored you chose Malka Diamonds & Jewelry.