The owner and founder of Lewis Malka London is in fact Lewis himself, a bespoke jewellery designer. Having been brought up in the engagement ring sector of the jewellery industry, Lewis’ niche market is bespoke engagement rings. This has placed him above and beyond most of his competitors.
Lewis began his glittering adventure into the jewellery world as a fresh faced 16 year old, with a 3-year apprenticeship in Hatton Garden. Part of the course involved attending the Sir John Cass School of Arts, a college world renowned with a reputation for jewellery design and silversmithing. In 2000 Lewis set up and founded his first business, building an incredible client base and honing his skills as a diamond mounter.
In 2005 Lewis decided to join the London Diamond Bourse and within a few years was asked to sit on the board. Being the youngest on the board, this gave Lewis an incredible insight into the unique way the diamond industry works. The fact that some of the suggestions and of course decisions he will have to make about the future of the diamond industry, makes him a very credible person to talk to.
"A unique way of dealing with clients is to make them feel involved in every part of the process," says Lewis. This is why all his clients are seen by appointment only. "A lot of people have the misconception that bespoke means expensive, to my clients, it means you get exactly what you want at a price you want to pay," he continues. "My clients get a unique opportunity to stamp their own personality on the ring of their dreams which they will cherish forever." Lewis continues to hand make all orders for his clients and takes enormous pleasure in the bespoke jewellery he creates.
In 2014 Lewis launched his very first engagement ring collection, which incorporated thirteen classic designs that are easy to customise. "The thought process behind the designs is to allow my clients to be able to personalise the rings and add their own touch to their dream ring," says Lewis.
Lewis’ status is rising and his profile, designs and finish is keeping him head and shoulders above his close competitors. With an ever increasing reputation and an increasingly growing high profile client base that expands across the world, this year is set to continue the up trend and be another great and exciting year.
Lewis’ enthusiasm for his bespoke jewellery saw another first in 2016 with the launch of his first book. It's a first-of-a-kind and simply called "The Engagement Ring". The book is written with you, the client, in mind. The purpose is to help people pick the perfect engagement ring and get it right first time! In researching the book, Lewis found that 20% of women hate their engagement ring. The aim of this book is to help people understand better the buying process and hopefully reduce that figure heavily.
Since the introduction of his book The Engagement Ring, Lewis has been invited by ITV to discuss the book in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, with Nina Hussain on London Tonight. He was recently invited to the talkRADIO studios to discuss the diamond scams and how to avoid them with host Alexis Conran.