9 Years of Malka Diamond Engagement Ring Stories

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Since 2010, Malka Diamonds has been proud to craft unforgettable experiences for our clients. More than offering high-quality, gorgeous diamond rings, we’re all about earning trust and making lifelong, loyal customers.

With spring in full bloom here in Portland (our favorite time of the year!) and wedding season right around the corner, we’re reminded of all the beautiful couples we’ve had the privilege of serving.

To celebrate the season and as a thank you to our wonderful customers, we’re looking back on some of our favorite Malka Diamonds diamond ring engagement stories of the last 9 years.

We invite you to come visit us and join our family of satisfied customers!

 

A custom rose-cut sparkler for Bita & Austin

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After Bita and Austin visited our store to browse rings, Austin had a pretty good idea of what kind of engagement ring Bita would love. Bita was attracted to oval rose-cut diamonds. She also loved the idea of a halo ring to house the diamond.

Not long after, Austin reached out to us to schedule a time to create Bita’s dream ring. He would be proposing to her on an upcoming surprise birthday trip to Santorini, Greece and the ring needed to be perfect.

We worked with Austin to choose a stone and then went to work creating Bita’s custom engagement ring. This process involved creating CAD images for Austin to review printing a 3D wax, casting the ring, setting the stones, and polishing the ring.

After just three weeks, the custom-made ring was ready to be picked up. It was one of the most unique, gorgeous rings we’ve had the pleasure of creating for a client and we’re so happy it went to Bita.

Read Bita and Austin’s story

“I got engaged to the man of my dreams with the ring of my dreams. Life could not get any better.” — Bita

 

Joe and Ali’s mountain-top proposal & European-cut vintage ring

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Joe had found “the one” and her name was Ali. Now he just needed a ring. He came to us looking for a vintage engagement ring and we were so excited to help!

We love vintage rings and all the classic charm and history they carry — it’s so romantic! Since we house a curated and high-quality selection, Joe had a lot of great options. Together, we helped him pick out a stunning platinum 1.50ct European-cut diamond ring.

On Memorial Day weekend, while backpacking to Melakwa Lake near Snoqualmie Pass, Joe popped the question and presented the gorgeous ring to Ali. And she said yes!

Read Joe and Ali’s story

“We couldn't be more happy with the ring and she tells me every day how much she loves it. Thank you so much for making our proposal day so special!" — Joe

 

Heather & Chantell’s round cut diamond and tropical proposal

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Chantell knew Heather was the one. So she hatched a plan — she’d propose to Heather on an upcoming trip to Hawaii. But first she needed the perfect ring!

She had an idea of what kind of ring shape and sizes Heather liked, but needed to put it all together and find the right one. The Malka Diamonds team was excited and honored to help!

Chantell visited our shop several times. During each visit, we helped her look at and gave her space to carefully consider ring options. In the end, Chantell decided on an absolutely stunning ring design: a 1ct round-cut diamond set in a beautiful pave band. It could not have been more perfect.

We still think about this gorgeous ring and are so happy that it found a home with Heather and Chantell.

Read Heather and Chantell’s story

“We can't thank Malka Diamonds enough for all of their help in making this possible for us, you guys truly are the best!” — Heather

 

Dean and Evangaline’s 1930s-inspired engagement ring

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When Dean reached out to us from his home base in Seattle looking for an emerald-cut diamond vintage ring for Evangeline, we were excited to help. We love helping out-of-town couples find their perfect ring.

We set aside some stones we thought Dean and Evangaline might like and eagerly awaited their visit. It was a pleasure to welcome them to our store, show them our vintage collection, and help them select the perfect ring.

For Dean and Evangeline, the perfect ring was a 1.31 ct emerald-cut diamond set in a platinum engagement ring with two tapered baguettes. Simply gorgeous!

Read Dean and Evagaline’s story

“This is the best day of my life! Actually the second best day, the first one was when I met Evangeline." — Dean

 

Kyle & Charlotte's emerald-cut diamond ring proposal

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It was a pleasure to work with this stunning couple. Kyle brought Charlotte into our store to develop an understanding of what she liked. We showed her lots of different ring styles, helping them learn more about each one. It soon became clear that Charlotte was quite taken with emerald-cut diamonds.

A few weeks later, Kyle came back to design a custom emerald-cut ring. He was involved with every step of the process and even came in to look over scratches, the wax mold, and the casting. When the final ring was ready, we all knew the time it took was worth it — the ring was gorgeous!

Not long after, Kyle and Charlotte spent a day enjoying some of Oregon’s most scenic wineries. On the last stop, he popped the question and she said yes!

Read Charlotte and Kyle’s story

“In the middle of our picnic overlooking the Willamette Valley, he got down on one knee and revealed his commitment to our future and THE RING (thank you, Malka!).” — Charlotte

 

Jon and Heidi’s breathtaking Utah proposal and engagement ring

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Jon and Heidi are a fun and adorable couple. We really enjoyed helping Jon choose a diamond engagement ring that would match Heidi’s sweet and adventurous spirit.

Jon and Heidi stopped by our store after their engagement to share their story and we’re so glad they did! We love helping couples find the perfect ring and we especially love sharing in their excitement after the proposal!”

Read Jon and Heidi’s story

“I got down on my knee and proposed....Heidi was so surprised and full of joy...and said yes! Heidi loves the ring we got at your store.” — Joe

 

Roger and Kristyn’s Westport proposal and Art Deco engagement ring

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Roger came to us prepared with a 27-page portfolio of rings he knew his future fiance liked. We went to work reviewing the portfolio and realized that many of the images featured vintage rings from the Art Deco period.

We showed Roger a few of the Art Deco rings we had in our inventory, but none were quite right for Kristyn. A few weeks later, our team was in Las Vegas at the largest antique jewelry show in the nation. We came across a ring we knew Roger (and Kristyn) would love.

Roger agreed! We set the ring with a beautiful European-cut loose diamond to finish off Kristyn’s dream ring. A few weeks later, during a weekend in Westport, WA, Roger popped the question with this hard-earned ring. She said yes!

Read Roger and Kristyn’s story.

“He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. The whole thing was perfect! Later that day he showed me his 27 page paper documenting the creation of my ring. I loved that!" — Kristyn

 

Join our family of satisfied customers!

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It’s such a joy to look back on these heartwarming stories. And this is just a very small sample of the thousands of wonderful couples we’ve worked with!

If you’re planning a proposal soon, we’d love to be a part of your story and help you find the perfect engagement ring. Visit our downtown Portland store or give us a call at (503) 222-5205. We’re here to help.