This fantastic couple celebrated 30 years of marriage in Portland last weekend. We worked with Linda and Denny over the phone, email and facetime to find them the perfect ring. Linda wanted a radiant-cut diamond which is rectangular with soft corners. She wanted it set horizontally, a unique choice for a stone that is usually seen set in the vertical manner. We found her a stunning stone and a perfect ring to set it in. The two drove down Friday morning from Vancouver B.C. Canada and were in our shop in downtown Portland by the afternoon. Since we had cooresponded so much we felt as if we were old friends by the time they came in. The two made a weekend of it and enjoyed our city while David Stanwood, our jeweler, sized and set the stone. Linda & Denny came in Saturday afternoon and loved the ring. Thanks for making the trip down to Portland. We hope to see you again soon.
This gorgeous and classic diamond engagement ring is on its way to a lucky man who is about to ask the love of his life to marry him. The 1.67ct round brilliant diamond is set in a custom created platinum ring by Vatche. David and I met Vatche this summer at the JCK jewelry show. We were immediately impressed with the quality of the pieces in the collection as well as the price point of these stunning platinum engagement rings. Vatche has not only succeeded in creating a collection that is spectacular he also has designed several of Tiffany's classic and timeless rings. The entire collection is due in our store, Malka Diamonds of Portland, Oregon this week. While we eagerly await its arrival we had our customer take a look online and he found the perfect ring for his love.
Blakely and Viviana were young and in love in New York many years ago. While in NY, they realized they were meant to be together and decided to make it official. "Viviana and I were married on the 8th of May 2004 in central park (Cherry Hill to be exact). I had the original ring made at a place on Fulton street in downtown Brooklyn. Since we had been married in Brooklyn, and Portland has been the longest places we've lived. It is so special to have both of those places in one ring" explained Blakely, when he came into to take a look at his custom ring. Blakely first came into Malka Diamonds & Jewelry with his original ring that had thinned out and was worn. He wanted us to use the original gold as well as gold from other sentimental pieces to recreate the ring. The goal was to mimic the ring but make it thicker and more durable. We first carved a wax (shown in blue).
The wax was made by hand and looked identical to the original ring. Blakely came in and tried on the wax. He gave us the go ahead and we immediately casted it in his personal 14 karat yellow gold. The ring came out better than expected. Blakely is not only a happy customer but a local artist as well. His work is on exhibit at Chambers Gallery.