MALKA DIAMONDS & JEWELRY REVIEWS

 
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I wish I could give this shop 100 stars for the quality of work and level of service. I received a beautiful vintage engagement ring that my fiance got from his mother. The stones and band were beautiful, but the main stone was set way too high and needed a completely new head. This was a big job and I was terrified that I might not like the end result. I was foolish to worry because the ring looks better than I could have ever imagined. They are masters at what they do. I would recommend this shop to anyone who is shopping for a ring or is in need of someone to make some adjustments. They are hands down the best in town!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I had some sort of idea what I wanted to get for my now Fiancé but no idea what exactly to get since I didn't have much knowledge about the diamond industry, David did a great job helping me find the perfect engagement ring. He gave me a few options to narrow it down, definetly recommending it to my friends for when their time will come. Also definetly coming back for the wedding bands, they have a pretty wide selection of the best quality over quantity diamonds and rings.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I was so impressed with the people at Malka Diamonds! I didn't exactly know what I wanted in a wedding ring, but knew that I wanted a unique band without any diamonds. They created a ring for me based off of one I already liked and it was perfect! The engraving on the inside is beautiful and the ring is exactly what I wanted. They even managed to make the ring for me in only 2 weeks!! I would definitely recommend Malka to anyone looking for a wedding ring.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Awesome family owned business. Is it the largest collection? Nope, but everything has been curated and what they do have is always tasteful. The quality is there, and the prices are fair based on the quality. They even have a small cabinet with very nice less expensive items when you just need a smaller gift. I trust the owners and that's important when it comes to jewelry. Most of us, after all, aren't expert at evaluating gem quality. But David Malka is a certified gemologist.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

What a great spot! I traveled from out of the country looking for a piece. Found this shop to be exactly what I was looking for and the staff was very helpful! Thank you Malka team!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

In my hunt for an engagement ring, Dave and Ronnie Malka, the husband-wife team at this superlative jeweler, were helpful beyond my wildest dreams. My now-fiancée had made my life easier by having a bunch of her favorite styles and designs on Pinterest. Not so subtle, but such is the nature of the 21st century. With her preferences in mind, I wanted to surprise her a bit, hoping to create something that was simple and classic, but with some funky (though subtle) engraving and design. Sarah had pinned four-prong rose gold solitaires, but I wanted to present her with something a bit more unusual. Basically, I was looking for the (perhaps) impossible because hours and hours and hours of browsing had failed to yield the perfect ring. On my first visit, Dave and Ronnie showed me a number of rings from their showcases, taking their time with each one, explaining each setting's features and details. We talked about prices for designing a custom setting (which were very reasonable), I went home, did some research, found some quirky vintage rings whose features I wanted to incorporate, and returned with my heirloom in hand to see what they could do with my great-grandmother's Old European Cut diamond from the early 1900s. After some discussion, they created a plastic mold of the basic design, and I returned to discuss engraving patterns. What came of this process was an absolutely stunning piece that went beyond what I could have possibly imagined, and beyond what Sarah had always desired. On top of their amazing work, the Malkas had overestimated the original ring cost, much to my surprise, and it was completed several weeks ahead of schedule. All in all, we'll be returning to the Malkas in future years for wedding rings and whatever else we might need. In your search for custom jewelry in Portland, go nowhere else.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Amazing place. Can't say enough good things. They used my grandmothers diamond to make my engagement ring and it came out BEAUTIFULLY. Ronnie, Dave, and Tessa made the experience personal and accommodated my short timeline for resizing. Their work is well-done and honest! Don't go anywhere else!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Great reviews so i will give it a great reviews.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I recently got engaged and had the folks at Malka repair and resize the ring. They did an absolutely stellar job, I could not believe how amazing it looked when I picked it up. The work was reasonably priced (about $215 total) and speedy. They were extremely helpful and I did not feel pressured at all into making a decision. I will definitely bring all my business here in the future.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

My experience with Malka Diamonds & Jewelry was easily the best experience I've ever had with any jeweler. They are friendly, helpful and patient. They pay strong attention to detail and I can tell they do careful work, which I appreciate so much. I dropped off my engagement ring to be resized. The jewel on the ring had came loose, but I forgot to tell them this upon dropping it off. I received a call that the ring was finished exactly a week later (when they said they would call) and when I picked it up, I discovered a beautifully polished and resized ring... the best part? They fixed the jewel. I didn't even have to ask them, they just went right ahead and fixed it. I call that real customer service. Malka truly cares, and I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Malka!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

My husband had them make a replica of my Great Grandmothers ring. During the Great Depression my grandfather had his cufflinks melted into a ring. It is a perfect replica. Thank you!!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I can't say enough good things about Dave and everyone at Malka Diamonds. I had spent months searching for someone to make the right engagement ring, and ran into obstacle after obstacle with other jewelers who weren't able or willing to make the ring that I was after. Dave's response? "Sounds like a fun project to make someone happy". The communication was fantastic, and on more than one occasion he actually talked me out of more expensive options to stay the course with the initial concept. The work was done quickly, it looks great and I couldn't be happier. Shopping for an engagement ring can be a horribly nerve-wracking experience, and Dave made it effortless.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I can't speak highly enough of Malka Diamonds. Dave, Tess, and the entire team have been such a pleasure to work with. They were not only professional and detail oriented but they also did a great job of communicating with us while our wedding rings were being created. They helped us find the perfect stone and were patient with us while we thought through such a big purchase. We would highly recommend them over online diamond dealers. There is something to be said for being able to see and compare diamonds in person!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

It's taken me more than 40 years to find a local trusted gemologists resource in the diamond business. I have now found it. Integrity, Honest, Professional and Straight shooter. Want to know who I refer my clients, ask no more. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

A fantastic establishment! Can't describe how nice and genuine Dave and Tessa are. It was a no pressure experience and they are very knowledgeable and patient and simply want to help pick out what you want. This should be the only place you visit or at least purchase from. Thanks again Tessa you helped me so much!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Just picked up my custom-made ring that I sent here to get repaired and cleaned and let me tell you fabulous and phenomenal do not even explain it the ring looks the way it did the day my husband proposed they even got the darker stones that the last Jeweler said they couldn't clean & that my diamonds would forever be kind of tarnished now they are sparkling bright thanks to this Jeweler!!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

What a great establishment! I reached out to them and a few other jewelry companies about getting a jump ring fixed on my necklace. They promptly replied and didn't over charge me. The quotes I received from the other establishments in town were double the price. When I brought the necklace in, they fixed the jump ring with in 10 mins and they did a beautiful job! I would highly recommend going to them for all your jewelry needs. They are very honest.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

My wife gave me a wonderful present for our Yuletide exchange of gifts. I hadn't been able to wear my my wedding ring (I'm quite a bit bigger than I was 12 1/12 years ago when we married), and the last time i'd tried to wear my engagement ring, I had to cut it off with wire cutters! (Talk about traumatic!) So I researched jewelers and we decided to go to Malka. What a great choice! My wedding ring is a custom-made, white gold ring that is three vines wound together in a more-or-less knotwork pattern. They told us, as we expected, that they wouldn't be able to duplicate the pattern in the extra gold needed to expand the ring. No problem. But then! But then! But then, because the ring took longer than they had hoped (I suspect a rash of Christmas engagements. :) ), they took extra time to make the extra white gold as beautifully close to the original pattern as possible. Not only that, they made the gold of the ring as silver as possible (I assume this means more rhodium), and gave it a mirror shine. My engagement ring is perfectly repaired and sized, and the sapphire and diamonds in it are shined beautifully. Not only that, Tessa remembered my wife when she came in, remembered that my rings were also a birthday present, and showed my wife all the detail that Malka had put into the ring. I am over the moon and will never go anywhere else in Portland for repair, sizing, or a beautiful diamond!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

David was very helpful and patient. I wasn't pressured at all. They have a nice selection, good prices and do impressive custom work. I will definitely shop there again.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

David was fabulous to work with, professional and personal at the same time. I absolutely LOVE my ring!! I had a very specific style in mind and we went to nearly every vintage jewelry store in the Portland area. The Malka Diamond store had a smaller selection of antique rings, about two cases, but they are far superior in quality than anywhere else. We even had an original drawing made of our unique ring that David arranged. I highly recommend them!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

From the start of my daunting search for the perfect engagement ring, Dave and Tessa at Malka diamonds were helpful, informative and incredibly knowledgable. Tessa's sympathetic ear combined with Davids hard, cold facts form the perfect combination for a relatively green diamond shopper like myself. Despite short timescales and some slightly challenging international banking hurdles, Malka achieved for me in every conceivable way and I was able to propose seconds before we signed our marriage license. I am NOT a avid online reviewer but feel these experts deserve the praise!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I wandered into Malka a few weeks ago looking for a simple setting for my engagement ring that added a little bling to my smallish diamond. Tessa and David at Malka were a total dream to work with. When we determined that nothing in the shop was quite what I was looking for, Tessa helped me design and price out a custom setting. I showed her pictures of what I liked, and she just got it. She had great suggestions and was able to help me figure out what I didn't like about my current setting. She gave me a bunch of options for a head for my setting that I liked even better than the pricey ring I had been pining over (hazeline ring from Anna Sheffield). When I got my ring, all the little details were as we had discussed. Tessa and David were really communicative during the ring fabrication and made sure my ring was ready in time for Thanksgiving. The setting was very affordable (less than half of what I had been quoted elsewhere), and I was charged what I had been quoted. Best of all, the store was unpretentious and didn't make me feel bad even though I wasn't spending a ton of money. I would definitely return!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Dave helped me find the perfect diamond, and then build a unique ring from scratch. (And under budget!) I was able to provide design insight during the entire CAD, 3D printing, and final casting process. The final product is exactly what I had in mind: beautiful, elegant, one-of-a-kind.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I've stopped in with several inherited pieces and they have always been honest and straightforward. No pressure, just honesty. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

The only place to go for your jeweler needs is Malka Diamonds & Jewelry. I came to Malkas by way of referral because I was looking for a jeweler who could customize an engagement ring out of raw gold mined on my girlfriend (now wife) family's property. Once I met David I knew I found the right jeweler. He led me through the design process over the course of 2 months, meticulously changing the design to fit every small detail I requested. His attention to detail and care made the perfect ring. David and Ronnie Malka are salt of the earth people who care not just about the product but also about their customer's happiness. 5 Stars for Malka Diamonds & Jewelry!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

The customer service at Malka is great. The selection is great. There is no sales pressure at all, they only help you find the piece of jewelry that you're looking for. My wife was steered towards a less expensive ring as it better matched the style she described to them. We found Malka after visiting a larger "friend in the diamond business," thinking that the latter's selection or prices might be better. The experience at the larger store was off putting; you see someone at the front, you wait, you see a second person who hurriedly shows you as many rings as possible in a short amount of time all while trying to get you to commit a deposit, then you go to another room with cashiers. Malka is the complete opposite. One friendly person to greet you, direct you towards their available pieces, while offering helpful advice and letting you know there is no rush or need to decide on the spot. It's a pleasant, no pressure experience.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Pretty much the best experience I have ever had buying jewlery. Amazing craftsmanship and quality diamonds at great prices. Go here first or last but go for sure.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Malka Diamonds was recommended to me by my MIL, who raves about their service! This is the second time I've brought my ring (purchased from an online retailer) in to Malka to tighten the prongs. The first time was an easy fix I guess and they did it right there in a matter of minutes and didn't even charge me for it! The second time (because I dropped something heavy on the ring which loosened the diamond prematurely) I brought it in, it required a bit more time. I'm a diamond newbie and was hesitant to leave my ring for a few hours (being a paranoid worrywart), but at my request they verified my ring and stone description at drop off and GIA inscription on the stone at pick up, while maintaining a friendly and professional attitude :) They also cleaned and polished it, including the band! This time it cost $30, which seems fair. I will be back for any other repairs in the future and will feel confident leaving my ring with Malka from now on!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Love my unique custom made engagement ring.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

After visiting just about jewelry store downtown and out at the malls, I purchased an engagement ring from David at Malka Diamonds. At the chain stores, I was turned off by that feeling of marketing blitz and a sales push, as well as the followup calls. I was looking for something more meaningful than just plunking down a credit card and getting taken for a ride once again. She is going to be wearing this ring forever, hopefully, so that experience mattered to me more than it normally would. We decided on a vintage, 1930s ring. Malka has a good selection of classy old rings, and they are completely restored by their in-house jeweler. In addition to modern styles, they actually have new rings that are designed to look vintage... I think we looked at every ring in their cases. Actually, I think we looked at every ring in within the city limits. David is a gemologist. It was a down to earth, quality experience. There was no hawking over us, it was comfortable. My fiance even checked out the ring a second time at her lunch hour. It really was a great experience.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Love, Love, Love Malka! They were so great for my fiance and I all through the process, we both love our rings and Malka saved the day when our rings and everything was stolen the night before our wedding. (No I am not joking, I wish I was.) My now husband called David and told him what happened, David was able to re-create my band that day and came into the shop early to work on it so I would have it for our wedding that afternoon. We will buy all jewelry from there forever. Small super classy shop with great prices and beautiful work. Highly, highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I have a unique ring that I purchased in France about 4 years ago. Its silver and was showing wear. I wanted them to make an exact duplicate in white gold. It came out perfect: looks even better than the original. The jeweler was really happy with the result, as am I. I would definitely recommend this place for any custom work.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

The owners of Malka are quite amazing. We have had appraisals and work done on existing jewelry which turned it great. We also had my wife's band done. I cannot express how great of an experience Malka is. No pressure, a ton of expertise and very fair. I would reccomend them to anyone. I won't go anywhere else.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I've spent two months looking for an engagement ring for my now fiancée. A lot of research went into looking for the ring, such as the 4 C's, and GIA certifications. I checked the online stores, the big mall jewelry stores and a few small independent stores. Based on the research I've done, there are two common themes. 1. The average guy don't know squat about buying diamonds. 2. The big mall jewelry stores know that guys don't know anything about diamonds and will sucker you into buying a low grade non certified diamond at an outrageous price (at least 25% higher than it should be). That's why I went to Malka Diamonds and Jewelry. I was on my way to lunch and decided to stop by at the store to see what they had to offer. The sales lady was very nice and showed me a few settings. After a few minutes, I told her I wanted to get a diamond first before getting a setting and she brought in David (who happens to be a GIA graduate). He asked me what my budget was, and what kind of diamond I was looking for. He brought out a few diamonds that he had that fit my criteria and told me how much the diamonds were. I left telling him I would think about it and gave me his business card. After the weekend, I called David and told him I wanted to go ahead and purchase the diamond and I would be in to find a setting. I came in the next day and spent about 40 minutes looking at settings. David was very patient with me as I was checking out the settings. After checking out a dozen settings, I found the setting that I envisioned. David asked when I wanted to pick it up and told him at the end of the week. He was able to deliver the ring on time. The ring that I had visualized in my head became a reality, and under budget! David gave me the GIA certification and the appraisal form should I need to have it insured. The ring comes with free cleaning, no mounting charge, and free repair if something needs to be fixed. It was a very positive and rewarding experience, and working with David was a breeze. The ring now is on my fiancée's finger and is now blinding me every time the light shines on it. I knew right then I got a great diamond. So guys, if you are looking for an engagement ring, do your research, settle on a budget and then go to Malka Diamonds and Jewelry.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Professional, friendly, and honest service. I can't imagine going anywhere else in the future for fine jewelry. A huge thank you to David and the rest of the staff for their efforts.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

This company is the best! We had them custom design my wedding band (which was a fairly intricate design). I essentially gave them a napkin drawing, they made a few suggestions to improve the design and within a very reasonable timeframe they delivered back to me the most beautiful and perfect wedding band! To top it off, on a separate occasion, they took the time to fix my engagement ring, which was not even purchased through them. They fixed the prongs, straightened a couple of the diamonds that were set poorly and got it back to me within a week. I trust these guys 100% and could say more about the quality of work that they do!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

When a favorite pendant broke Malka was able to perform a repair surprising quick. Their staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. I was impressed with their designs and am considering having some custom work done by them.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

David made our engagement ring. We decided to go with him because of his personal approach. David gave us amazing attention. He was very patient with our requests and changes. He made my fiancé very comfortable. He did a wonderful job with our custom design. We will definitely be back!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

This shop is the epitome of family-owned, local business. I went in with a very specific kind of antique design in mind for an engagement ring. Ronnie and Dave helped me find an amazing piece well within my price range (they didn't push me at all on that!), and then had great suggestions for some slight alterations. Long story short: I needed the ring resized and reset with a new diamond within a day, and THEY CAME THROUGH. AND at an incredible price. I would highly highly recommend this place!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I went to Malka without reading reviews. Initially I came to sell my beautiful Tacori wedding set that I had bought at a consignment shop impulsively earlier this year. It was uncomfortable because it had diamonds and decoration all around it. Ronnie was very helpful and suggested some different options. The ring had CZ as the main stone and after consulting with Ronnie I decided that I wanted a colored stone in it to make the set more for fashion rather than daily use. She said they could order a stone and also make the ring more comfortable to wear. The price quoted was very fair and they did exactly what they said they would in the time framed promised. When I bought the ring it was bent and a little big. I had asked another jeweler to size it and fix the bend but she said she could not fix the bend it was to difficult. Malka not only did the requested work beautifully, they also made the ring a lot straighter in the process. I will absolutely be back, hopefully very soon!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

Malka has uniformly great reviews for a reason: they're easy to work with, the space is intimate and comfortable, they're not pushy, and they do excellent work. I went in to find a new setting for my grandmother's engagement ring that would be more my fiance's style, and I couldn't be happier with the end result.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

My fiancé and I had a very good experience picking out my lovely engagement ring at Malka. David and Ronnie (the owners) are very knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. Since we have no prior knowledge of diamonds and jewelry, we had a lot of questions and the owners patiently responded to all of them. I love the interior of the shop and the display of their stunning jewelry. They have a very nice selection of beautiful engagement rings and we found the perfect one that fit our budget and my style.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I went in looking for an engagement ring. David was great to work with in that he was attentive and knowledgeable. He had a good selection of diamonds and very competitive and reasonable prices. In addition to the great end product, the turnaround/shipping times were quick. Overall a fantastic experience.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I had an overall incredible experience with Malka Diamonds. After searching in what felt like every diamond store in Portland I found myself again and again in Malka. The people at Malka were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and fair. The selection in their store is great as well. Thanks for a great experience!
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I had a custom engagement ring made from two family herilooms at Malka and, not only did I get an amazing piece of custom jewelry, I was treated with great respect. Although their prices are higher than your everday mall jewelry store, it is totally worth it for the quality and craftmenship.
Rating: 5
Malka Diamonds & Jewelry

I went to Malka to have my fiance's grandmother's wedding ring remade for our wedding. David (owner) and Stewart (craftsman) attentively listened to my design requests; allowed me to personally review the wax prototype; and promptly delivered an elegant ring, designed exactly as I requested.
Rating: 5