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A Unique Wedding Proposal - 365 days in the making

pretend-seeds-sShawn, a groom-to-be, came in to MALKA Diamonds & Jewelry the other day looking for a wedding ring.  He fell in love a year ago with his soon-to-be fiance and each day drew small "pretend flowers" for her on white cards.  He posted these flowers on his blog page pretendflowers.com which he dedicates "for the girl I love".  He found the ring at our store and proposed on the 365th day.  His last blog for her was an image of all 365 sketched flowers in a heart.  On the anniversary of their first date, they returned to the place they first met, Thirsty Wine Bar on the waterfront.  They had dinner and later walked outside.  They walked for a little while and then Shawn handed over an envelope with the words "pretend seeds".  Inside was the ring and a ribbon that said, "Will You Marry Me?"  She said, Yes and the waiter from the bar saw them embrace and brought out champagne.  Shawn you wowed us!  Thanks for sharing your creative proposal.  Can't wait to see wedding pictures.

White Diamond O Pendant for a Happy Duck

photo1-e-necklace-sA UO Alumni came in the other day looking for a Silver O Pendant with Diamonds. Ducks are so creative, little did he know that Silver & Diamonds is super in. We took his idea and started working on the Silver & Diamond O Pendant. A great look with a great price point. He didn't have too much time to wait for the new silver O, so we custom-made a White Gold O Pendant.  Delivered today for his sweety's birthday, another Happy Duck! Stay tuned for the Silver & Diamond O launch.

A Great Look for Jessica Biel, Long Dangles Diamond Earrings

Bail-sJessica Biel always looks fabulous!  She continues to be one of the most loved actors for her great talent and style.  The dangle diamond earrings shown on Biel are a wonderful way to make any outfit sparkle.  The art-deco inspired look can be seen at MALKA Diamonds & Jewelry in downtown Portland for $574.  Our earrings are in 14 karat white gold with .38 carat total weight of diamonds.

Elizabeth Hurley's Sapphire Engagement Ring!

Elizabeth Hurley's RingAnother famous Brit got a big sapphire engagement ring! Australian cricket player Shane Warne proposed to actress and breast cancer activist Elizabeth Hurley with a square-cut sapphire flanked by two trillion-cut white diamonds this weekend.  At MALKA Diamonds we have seen a huge interest in colored stones over the last year, especially Sapphire.  Take a peek at what is in our window case.  It's a 3.27ct Sapphire in 18 karat white gold with 1.00 carat total weight round diamonds.

A New Twist on The Mother's Ring

NellToday, our dear friend Nell came in with her two beautiful daughters to pick up her Mother's ring.  She wanted to honor them as well as her husband by using their birthstones to create a piece that she could wear and keep dear to her heart.  With the help of Jane, of Emily-Jane jewelry we created a custom artistic ring that is unique and spectacular.  The wire-style ring is filled with citrine, alexandrite & blue topaz.  Great idea Nell!  Thanks for coming into MALKA Diamonds for your custom ring.  We loved working with you and your girls!