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VINTAGE COLLECTION


We'll help you find a vintage ring that's truly one-of-a-kind.

Malka Diamonds is home to one of the largest collections of vintage rings and antique engagement rings in Portland. We specialize in Art Deco, Edwardian, Victorian, Art Nouveau and Mid-Century jewelry. Our experienced team of vintage jewelry experts search out both impeccably preserved pieces as well as those that are restoration ready. 

Come visit us on 3rd Avenue in downtown Portland. We’d love to meet you!

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Why Vintage?

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Every vintage and antique engagement ring in our collection is chosen for its timeless beauty and elegance. You’ll have the unique opportunity to continue the ring’s heritage and history, and to embrace a style that has truly proven the test of time.

There simply is nothing quite like a beautiful antique engagement ring. If you’re searching for the perfect engagement ring, we’d love to show you our vintage collection and share the history of these one-of-a-kind pieces with you.

 
 

Our Specialties

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At Malka Diamonds, our collection of vintage jewelry and antique engagement rings span throughout the ages. A few of our favorite time periods and styles include Art Deco, Edwardian, Victorian, Retro, Art Nouveau, and Mid-Century.

 

Vintage Diamond Cuts

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Our jewelers may combine vintage diamonds with a vintage band to create a custom, antique ring. We take special care to ensure the ring houses a diamond that is of the same era. Common vintage diamond cuts include the Rose Cut, Old Mine Cut, Old European Cut and Transition Cut.

 
 
“We wandered into into Malka Diamonds in downtown Portland. One look at ‘the ring’ was just like one look at ‘the one.’ I just knew.”

Jessi & Andrew

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Custom Rings

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Our certified gemologists and master jewelry craftsman specialize in creating handcrafted custom engagement rings. Let us design something amazing for you!

Designer Collections

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You’ll love our selection of modern rings from the collections of Vatche, Zeghani, Jolie, and other top designers. From minimalist settings to ornate designs, you’re sure to see something you adore.

 

The Malka Diamonds Advantage

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Unparalleled Experience & Genuine Service

We’re passionate about vintage jewelry. We search high and low for incredible pieces to add to our carefully curated vintage collection. We’re very selective about the pieces we add to our collection and look for only the most flawless, beautifully designed, and timelessly elegant pieces.

When you walk into our jewelry store in Downtown Portland, we want you to feel like you’re part of our family. We want to learn all about you and your partner and help you pick the perfect antique engagement ring!

If this is the first time you’ve bought a diamond, we’ll make sure you leave feeling like an expert and confident in your purchase. Together we’ll talk about the different eras of vintage jewelry, the 4 C’s of diamonds, the perfect stone shape for your partner’s finger, and much more.

At Malka Diamonds, you’ll find:

  • Third-generation diamond experts and native Oregonians
  • Master craftsman jewelers who specialize in restoring antique rings
  • On-staff GIA certified gemologists
  • Rings that always include appraisals, complimentary resizing, and lifetime care
 
 
“I picked Malka Diamonds specifically because of their antique diamonds and wonderful service.”

Caitlin & Andrew

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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I’ve never purchased a diamond before. I don’t have a clue what I’m doing. Can you help?

Take a deep breath and relax. Many of our customers are buying a diamond for the first time. We believe you don’t have to be a diamond expert to find the perfect vintage ring. That’s why we’re here to help! When you visit Malka Diamonds, there’s never any need to worry or feel stressed. We’ll teach you everything you need to know!

 

Where do you find your vintage collection?

Every year we attend vintage jewelry shows. In addition, we have several antique and vintage vendors we work with to curate the large collection we house. 

 

Do you restore the vintage rings in your collection?

All vintage and antique rings are inspected and restored by our gemologists and jewelers to make sure they are ready for sale. Most rings will need some time on the jewelers bench to restore the original look of the ring and to get it ready for the busy hands of the modern bride.


Can you tell me about the history of an antique ring?

We can always tell you about the era of the ring. Sometimes the piece has a date engraved in the shank but otherwise our vintage rings usually don’t have any paperwork describing their history.

 

Can you use a vintage ring as a model for a custom ring?

Yes! Using a vintage ring for inspiration is one of our favorite ways to help create a custom ring that you’ll love!

 

What is a GIA certified gemologist?

GIA is the Gemological Institute of America, a nonprofit institute that focuses on gemology education and research. To become a GIA certified gemologist requires 6 months of rigorous full-time study and hands-on training. It is the highest certification available. Many Portland jewelry stores do not employ any GIA certified gemologists.

Here at Malka Diamonds, we employ 2 GIA certified gemologists. With their advanced training and decades of experience, they’re able to inspect and certify all of our vintage diamond rings.

 

Do I need to know my partner’s ring size?

No! Our vintage rings can be resized to fit your partner’s finger and you don’t need to know his or her size when buying a ring. In our experience, most people don’t know their true ring size. It’s best to bring your partner back in for an accurate ring sizing by one of our experienced jewelers after the proposal.

 

Do your rings include cleaning and maintenance?

Yes! Regular cleaning and maintenance not only improves an antique ring’s appearance, but its durability as well. Most rings will benefit from a cleaning twice a year or so.

 

When I buy a vintage ring do you recommend an appraisal?

Not only do we recommend it (an appraisal is needed for insurance purposes) but we’ll include an appraisal with your vintage ring purchase. As certified GIA gemologists, we are happy to offer this service at no added cost to you. In fact, we don’t believe in adding on hidden costs or extra charges-- ever.


MALKA DIAMONDS & JEWELRY

 

Store Hours: 
M-F 9a - 5p
SAT 10a - 4p

529 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-222-5205