Congratulations to Erin + Jordan! We are thrilled for these two. Jordan worked closely with Tessa here at Malka Diamonds to craft this exceptional oval diamond engagement ring. It is clearly a real beauty. Jordan shared the below story with us and we loved it! We are so honored to be part of this exciting time in their lives. Thanks for choosing Malka Diamonds.
"Erin and I met in the fall of 2007 through a mutual friend at the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish! Erin’s first impression of me was mixed—Erin met me after I had been at a costume party dressed as Eminem. Erin didn’t realize it was a costume, and was a little skeptical of me. Although we remained friendly for the rest of college, we lost touch once we graduated. After college, Erin moved to Chicago, and I moved to Miami for Law School. We didn’t run into each other until summer of 2012 when Erin and I both attended an alumni weekend in Chicago. With a little encouragement from the same mutual friend who introduced us in 2007, I asked her out for sushi. We spent the next four years dating in Chicago, but Erin had always had her eyes on returning to her home state of Oregon. In the summer of 2016, Erin moved back to Portland and I took a leap of faith and joined her knowing that I wanted to marry her when the time was right.
After living in Portland for a year, I knew that the time was right (and Erin definitely thought the time was right). Erin wanted to be surprised by the ring, and was not interested in ring shopping. However, I felt uncomfortable picking something out without her opinion. So, I did my research, and I found Malka and convinced Erin to come with me by telling her that the final design would be a surprise. When we got to Malka, we met Tessa, and she immediately put me at ease by taking notes about what Erin liked. Once we had an idea of what Erin liked, I worked with Tessa on the ring design. I met with Tessa a few more times to help design what I hoped would take Erin’s breath away.
For the proposal, I knew that I wanted to incorporate a special tradition that Erin and I have during the holidays. For the past five Christmases, Erin and I have exchanged stocking stuffers throughout the month of December. On December 9, 2017, I told her that I had a few stocking gifts for her. The first present was a framed picture of Erin and I. As Erin was trying to figure out where to put the picture, I got down on one knee and proposed. She was very surprised and said yes. We then went to dinner at her favorite restaurant to celebrate. I can definitely say the ring took her breath away."