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British Academy of Jewellery Partners with Renowned Jeweller Lewis Malka

The British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) is thrilled to announce the latest innovative project in their ongoing partnership with celebrated engagement ring specialist Lewis Malka. This unique initiative will see students from BAJ’s HNC Art & Design 3D Design (Jewellery Design and Manufacturing) course designing and manufacturing bespoke engagement rings inspired by culture and getting feedback from […]

My interview with British Academy of Jewellers

Recently I was interviewed by the British Academy of Jewellers (BAJ).  You can read the interview below or check it on LinkedIn. Enjoy! BAJ: Tell us about your career and how you have reached where you are today. LM: I started my career as a 16-year-old apprentice. I worked at the bench pretty much my […]

Unveiling the Timeless Elegance: Lewis Malka’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Hey there, diamond enthusiasts and soon-to-be engaged couples! It’s Lewis Malka here, your go-to guy for all things sparkly and meaningful. I’m thrilled to share some insider tips on how to choose the perfect engagement ring that not only dazzles but also embodies the essence of your love story. First off, let’s talk diamonds. As […]

Unlocking the Perfect Diamond Earrings: Insights from Lewis Malka

As a connoisseur of all things diamond, I understand the allure and fascination surrounding these exquisite gems, particularly when they adorn a pair of elegant earrings. Whether you’re treating yourself or searching for the ideal gift, the question of “What size diamond earrings should I buy?” is one that deserves thoughtful consideration. Let me guide […]

Beware the Shiny Traps: Pitfalls of Buying Jewellery Abroad on Holiday

Picture this: you’re strolling down a cobblestone street in a quaint European town, the sun casting a warm glow over the bustling marketplace. Glinting in the display windows are rows of sparkling gemstones, beckoning you with promises of exotic allure. It’s tempting, isn’t it? But before you succumb to the allure of purchasing jewellery abroad […]

Think Twice Before Buying Gold in Dubai While on Holiday from the UK

  Picture this: you’re on a dream vacation in Dubai, exploring the glitzy malls, vibrant souks, and luxurious boutiques. Amidst the allure of tax-free shopping and the promise of exquisite gold jewellery, it’s tempting to indulge in a little splurge. However, before you reach for your wallet, it’s essential to consider the potential pitfalls of […]

Diamonds are Forever, Forever, Forever

    Diamonds are Forever, the 7th James Bond movie, was released in the UK in December 1971. Fifty years later I take a walk down memory lane. I can’t say I remember it,  I wasn’t born until a few years later. I was told by my dad, that back then it was as big […]

What Black Friday?

Everyone gets excited when November comes around. In the beginning it was one day. One day of sales. Over time it became the whole weekend, and some stores even discount the whole week. Traditionally it’s the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, and a tradition which has migrated across the Atlantic to British shores, […]

A Diamond from the Rough

Have you ever wondered what journey a diamond takes before it ends up on your finger? When they are uncovered from the depths of the earth, they look very different to how we see them in jewellery. And the qualities vary so much. It turns out only 15% of all diamonds mined, are good enough […]

How to Remove An Engagement Ring Stuck On Your Finger

My engagement ring is stuck on my finger!  It happens. Sometimes it’s an easy fix. Other times it’s a bit more involved. It can happen to men and women alike. It doesn’t discriminate and it’s not always obvious. But it does happen.  I am of course talking about rings. To be more specific, rings that […]

The importance of the right insurance policy for your diamond engagement ring

One of the things to consider when you purchase an engagement ring is insurance. It’s something I check with all my clients when they come to purchase an engagement ring or any other significant piece of jewellery. It’s not always the first thing on the list of things to do but it’s very important. Not […]

Why I’ve decided not to get involved with Lab-Grown diamonds in 2023

  I’m sure by now you’ve come across the term ‘lab-grown’ when referring to diamonds. There has been a lot of buzz in the press recently, with some high street brands shouting about them. They’ve been championing the fact that they’re environmentally friendly. How they can be made to order. How they are much cheaper […]

How the heck can I get a sought after Rolex?

It happens all the time with a substantial purchase. That nagging question in the back of your head asking, ‘Is this a good investment?’ It’s something I hear a lot with my engagement ring hat on. People tend to spend a lot of money on an engagement ring. Yes, it’s all relative, but generally it’s […]

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

Looking back, one of my proudest moments in life was starting in the jewellery trade as a sixteen-year-old apprentice. Learning the skills of a diamond mounter, as we are known, has helped give me the foundations for the work I do today. All the skills needed to understand the construction and framework, for what seems […]

On Mother’s Day I want to say “Thanks Mum” (and Dad)

You might be reading This as a client, friend or follower. Perhaps you’re wearing one of my pieces or maybe one day you will! Mother’s day is around the corner and I wanted to give a huge shout out to my mum. She’s amazing (I take after her of course!). Many of us lucky to […]

Have a Happy COVID Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Another holiday which we won’t be able to celebrate this year in a normal way. Almost every festival has been celebrated during this global pandemic. This time it’s Valentine’s Day. It’s going to be different, but some traditions will remain the same. Instead of going out for a […]

1991, the year it all began!

1991 was a significant year. Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the biggest grossing film in the cinema. Bryan Adams was breaking records with his hit single (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. It stayed at number one for a staggering 16 weeks. And the Football Association announced plans for a new “Super League” […]

This tiny wedding ring feature will have a huge impact post COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic starts to ease and rules start to relax, some peoples attention returns to their wedding day. Yes, there are different degrees of heartbreak as some people were months away from their wedding. But there were those who were weeks, if not days, away from theirs. And all of them had one […]

Proposing in February? The gloves are off.

If anyone thinks the notion of a woman proposing to a guy on February 29th is a bit outdated, that’s because it is – chronologically, if not culturally and politically. The tradition of Leap Year proposals is said to date back to the 5th Century and a deal struck between Saint Brigid of Kildare and […]

What can we learn from the Tamara Ecclestone theft?

Given her family wealth, it’s unlikely there’ll be many people losing sleep over the fact Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone had a reported £50 million-worth of jewellery stolen from her home last night. Thieves broke into her 55-room Kensington home (yes, you read that right – 55 rooms) and got away with a sizeable haul [...]

A golden way of making money before Christmas

Who among us couldn’t do with a bit of extra cash at this time of year? The weeks leading up to Christmas are traditionally heavy on the old wallet or purse as Santa ticks off items on the Nice list, and there’s no let-up on the normal day to day expenses that go with getting [...]

Can buying diamonds save the Earth?

Saving the planet is a big business these days. Concern over the ozone layer and anxiety over CFCs found in aerosols and HFCs found in old fridges have been prevalent for the last 30 years at least – but the global move to save the planet has been breathtakingly fast in just the last few [...]

What is my inherited jewellery worth?

There are many things that change with each generation. Tastes, fashions, technology and culture are all transient things. But while jewellery styles may change, jewellery itself never goes out of fashion. So, it’s almost certain that in every house across the country there’s a box or two of old jewellery that’s been collected over the […]

Getting engaged? Get a plan!

So, you’ve decided she’s a keeper and you’ve decided to pop the question. It’s time to come up with a plan to make sure it’s a moment you’ll both remember for all the right reasons. I’m going to assume at this point that the two of you have talked about the future and you’re already […]

The true value of a handmade piece of jewellery

Buying or being given a handmade item of jewellery is a unique pleasure. Everyone can appreciate the opportunity to wear something that’s a total one-off and while not every item of specially commissioned jewellery comes with a significant price tag, many do. I’ve written before about the importance of having your jewellery properly valued for […]

Halo and goodbye – the changing fashions of engagement rings

It’s not just clothes that are hostages to style trends – jewellery fashions that are on-trend one day can be out of favour the next, and there’s no better recent example than the halo engagement ring. For a while there the halo ring was all the rage. Originally designed for people who wanted their engagement […]

Thinking about getting rid of some old jewellery? Think again.

So, here’s a question for you. When it comes to jewellery, what do Lady Gaga and Audrey Hepburn have in common? On the surface of it, it’s hard to imagine there might be any connection between the darling of 1960s Hollywood and the darling of iconic Noughties pop music. But it was there for all […]

How much should I spend on an engagement ring?

It’s the perennial question and one I get asked more than any other: How much should I spend on an engagement ring? The honest answer is that you should always spend what you can sensibly afford. For lots of people that goes against the grain because they’ve grown up believing that you need to spend […]

Is there such a thing as the perfect engagement ring? Read this and find out.

Is there such a thing as the perfect engagement ring? I get asked this question a lot – so much so that I wrote a book on exactly that subject (and there’s a link to buy it at the end of this article). I also made a film about it, which you can watch here. […]

3 Creative and Unique Ways to Propose

When you propose to the man or woman of your dreams, you want it to be special, memorable and wonderful. You want it to be romantic and authentic. You want it to be exactly the way it should be. But really, if you’re being totally honest with yourself, what you want most of all is […]

Is He Taking His Time? 5 Ways to Nudge Him About Popping the Question.

You’ve been going out for a while now; you know he or she is a keeper and you think it’s time you took the big step on the road to marriage. But they’re taking their time over the proposal and they don’t seem to be in any hurry in popping the question. You’ve tried bringing […]

How to take care of your engagement ring

Your diamond engagement ring is one of the most valuable objects you’ll ever own, even if only in terms of its sentimental worth. But what’s the best way of cleaning it? Expert jeweller Lewis Malka has the answer. When someone asks you to marry them and presents you with a beautiful diamond engagement thing, what […]

Stop! If you’re going to propose, there’s one book you simply must read first

Those of you who read my blogs regularly or who know me personally may have been aware that a couple of years ago, I published a book about how to buy the perfect engagement ring. The Engagement Ring – How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring and Get It Right First Time has been a […]

Never mind the price, feel the value

When it comes to one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make, it’s less about price and more about value. Listen, there are plenty of places to buy an engagement ring for not a lot of money. You’ll find them on every High Street and, if you really don’t care about the quality, they […]

Proposing? The biggest surprise might be that she doesn’t like the ring!

If you’re thinking of proposing, I’ve got news for you: when it comes to choosing the ring, you’re in way over your head. I know, I know. It’s contentious and I’m not usually given to making sweeping statements, but there’s no getting away from it: the groom-in-waiting is usually the least qualified person to take […]

Add a bit of sparkle to your stocking this Christmas

Last week I was lamenting the disposable nature of Christmas and the fact that the gifts we seem to be coerced by clever advertising to buy tend to have a very short shelf life before they go out of fashion. I made the point that in giving the gift of diamonds – whether as a […]

Make her Christmas with a diamond this year!

It occurred to me recently that we live in an almost completely disposable society. From razors to contact lenses, Big Macs to nappies and cupcake wrappers to the latest iPhone or iPad which will be virtually obsolete the moment it’s out of the box, we live in a world where the things we buy are […]

Is he going to propose? How to spot the clues

I probably shouldn’t be writing this blog. After all, most of my job is about trying to help guys conceal the fact they’re about to pop the question to the girl of their dreams. But over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about how the boys behave – and now I’m going to […]

Who gets the diamond engagement rings in a divorce?

It doesn’t matter how you feel about your marriage or relationship with a long-term partner, divorce is rough on everyone involved in the process of separating. You may have simply drifted apart, you may be fighting like cat and dog, but the fact is, you once loved each other fiercely enough to want to commit […]

Buying a diamond? Make sure you buy the stone and not the paper!

The internet is a wonderful thing. It has massive advantages and it’s becoming the only way for people to do their shopping. Loaded with information, it has revolutionised the way we’re able to research big ticket items before we commit to purchasing. In this instance, of course, I’m talking about diamonds. It’s increasingly easier to […]

Your relationship is bespoke and her engagement ring should be, too

It’s a little-known fact amongst women, but the hardest part of any engagement is the proposal. No, really. I’m not trying to be controversial for the sake of being controversial. It’s just the truth. Most women simply have no concept of the level of anxiety, worry and pressure that men feel when they’re about to […]

Your wedding and engagement rings should be perfect partners too

The wedding day. A riot of colour that sweeps and swirls, always moving and always changing; of polite laughter that will edge steadily and unstoppably into raucousness as the hours pass; of blossom and confetti amid smiling faces. It’s a perfect day for two perfect people, the start of what you fiercely hope will be […]

The real reason why diamonds are forever

Felix Leiter: “I give up. I know the diamonds are in the body, but where?” James Bond: “Alimentary, Dr Leiter …” Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you I’m a huge fan of James Bond. The quote above, which I love despite the punchline’s cheesy whiff, is from the film Diamonds Are Forever. […]

Your 10-step guide to buying the perfect diamond engagement ring

On any given day, there are hundreds of thousands of diamond engagement rings for sale across 5,000 UK jewellery businesses. And of those, there are maybe a handful that are fit to grace the finger of the person you plan to spend the rest of your life with. It’s entirely possible that of those, only […]

Why hunting for the perfect engagement ring online is a lost cause

There’s no substitute for experience. This morning I woke up, realised I’d forgotten to order the shopping, went online to Amazon and three hours later, my groceries turned up. It was very nearly faster than if I’d toddled off to my local supermarket, wandered through the aisles, got distracted by a not-to-be-refused offer on fixative […]

Insurance valuations: Why it’s important to have an up-to-date jewellery valuation

Now more than ever it’s crucial that your jewellery is up-to-date with your insurance company. It seems that more and more people are sadly being robbed of their personal possessions. Insurance valuations that were written out perhaps a few years ago, need to be updated, so should something happen, you know that you will be […]

Buying a diamond engagement ring online could be disastrous!

It’s not all as clearcut as we would like it to be. It’s funny, we live in a society now where you can and probably will buy anything online. Certainly this refers to the Millennials. However should an engagement ring be one of those things too? You see there are still some things that I […]

Where is the best place to buy an engagement ring?

For this particular blog I’m going to focus on London as that’s where I’m located. It’s a very broad question as to the “where” because at the end of the day, we all have different tastes. There are plenty of places in London to buy an engagement ring from, however, I’d like to marry this […]

New Jewellery Trade App Launches: Jewellery Trader

After months and months of hard work and determination, I can finally reveal my latest project. Here is a snippet of today’s (Feb 2nd 2017) press release. Two jewellery professionals have launched a new app for the industry today which enables members of the trade to showcase and source jewellery, watches and antiques and if they […]

Thank you for your great support over 2016

It’s been an incredible 2016. At the start of it I had the launch party for my book The Engagement Ring. It was very exciting and very rewarding too. It came after months of dedication and writing about something that is very close to my heart. What makes it even more rewarding is not that I’ve sold […]

Rules of engagement for guys

You are going to take out that little velvet box and propose, But first, some man-to-man advice from Lewis Malka, an expert from London’s diamond district.  That was the headline I saw when I opened up this years simcha guide, Celebrations, from The Jewish Chronicle.  It’s their annual magazine for people who are looking to […]

Save money by making a new piece of jewellery from your old treasured pieces

We’re all guilty of the same thing. Every now and then we all buy something new to replace an old favourite. That old piece gets left aside and hardly ever worn again. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, I do believe that if you have a piece of jewellery, then you should wear what you […]

Rolex watches – are they really a good investment?

There’s a tendency for people to refer to expensive purchases as investments.  “I’m going to invest in a new car,” someone might say. Yet new cars hold their value about as well as a chocolate teapot. Cars are not investments. Neither is a phone or a television, unless it’s a rare vintage car that will be kept in a garage and never touched. […]

Make your engagement ring stand out with this “I Said Yes” mug

The best way to show off your new sparkly engagement ring is on social media. Whether you use Facebook or Instagram, make your ring stand out with this colourful yet understated mug. Show the world you said yes and that you’re now off the market. This makes the perfect present for a bride-to-be. And whats more, […]

ITV expose on why jewellers are being forced to leave their Hatton Garden workshops

Concern over rising rents in London’s historic jewellery centre, Hatton Garden, made the evening news last Wednesday night (August 17). London’s ITV news programme, shown at 6.00pm, spoke to Hatton Garden jeweller Lewis Malka, who is being forced to leave his workshop by the end of the year, due to rising rents. The item also […]

Lewis Malka meets Alexis Conran and discusses diamond scams on TalkRadio

It was a pleasure to be invited along to TalkRadio Towers to speak with Alexis Conran about diamond scams. Lewis Malka meets Alexis Conran and discusses diamond scams on TalkRadio. It was a pleasure to go along to TalkRadio Towers and have a chat with Alexis, on his show The Radio Hustle, all about diamond […]

Will you propose to your man this leap year?

It happens once in a blue moon and the blue moon in this instance is every four years and happens on the 29th of February. It’s the day when women have the opportunity to turn the tables on their man and come up with a creative way to propose to their loved one. If this […]

The Engagement Ring launches on ITV London Tonight

On the eve of my book launch, The Engagement Ring, I was asked to appear on the ITN London Tonight show hosted by Nina Hossain. You can see the full interview here.     Thank you Nina and the team for making me look amazing. Looking forward to coming back again soon. If you want […]

How to choose the perfect engagement ring and get it right first time – The Book

Yes! Finally someone has written a comprehensive guide to picking the perfect engagement ring and that person is me! To be honest it was a long time coming. Having been in the industry for over 25 years now, the most common question I am being asked by clients is “What makes the perfect engagement ring” […]

HELP – my engagement ring is stuck on my finger

It’s happened to everyone at some point. I get the phone call. PLEASE HELP – my engagement ring is stuck on my finger. You’ve put on a ring or you’ve been wearing yours for years, and it’s stuck on your finger. It doesn’t matter how hard or how much you try, there is just no […]

How to pick the perfect engagement ring

I’m often asked “what makes the perfect engagement ring?” or “how do I get the best engagement ring for my money?” And I understand that for many of us entering a jewellery shop or looking online for the ideal ring can be confusing and a little bit intimidating. So with that in mind I have […]

Understanding the 4C’s of diamonds

Knowing that buying an engagement ring is likely to be the third highest single purchase most people make, behind a car and a home, it’s crucial that we understand the 4C’s of diamond grading before deciding which stone to buy. It wasn’t all that long ago that diamonds themselves became universally accepted and used as […]

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Jeweller

One of the most common questions I get asked, other than “Where did you get your good looks from?” is “Have you always wanted to be a jeweller?” The short answer is no. However how I became a jeweller and how this happened was a bit by chance. Traditionally most jewellers in Hatton Garden, the […]

Diamond Investing – Don’t Be Dazzled

World record prices running into the hundreds of millions have highlighted the dazzling return potential of precious stones, but there are several important rules investors should follow. Earlier this month, a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva saw previous world record prices smashed for certain gems. The sums fetched by these pieces were truly incredible and will […]

Have you ever wondered why grading a diamond colour starts with the letter ‘D’? Wonder no more.

Just recently, the President of the London Diamond Bourse, Mr Harry Levy, gave an interview to the World Diamond Magazine. In it he recalls how grading came about. Now being in the industry for coming on 25 years, I often get asked why the grading a diamond starts at the letter ‘D’ and not ‘A’. […]

My Guide to Hatton Garden – Video

Hatton Garden is the epicentre of the diamond and jewellery industry here in the UK. With over 80 retail shops showcasing diamond engagement rings, and the history and stories this street has to offer, where do you start? Well it’s where I have been working for more than 25 years and in this short video […]

Thank you Retail Jeweller for nominating me at this year’s UK Jewellery awards

I’m so excited right now! I recently found out that I’ve been nominated, and subsequently shortlisted, for an industry award. It was only eight months ago that I decided to put together a ready to wear collection of engagement rings, and these are the pieces that have been shortlisted.   The awards night will be […]

My guide to picking an engagement ring – Video

Buying an engagement ring is probably the biggest decision you are going to make. With the choice and mystic surrounding diamonds, where should you start and how do you know you are doing the right thing? Well I have the answer. In this video I will give you some insider tips and advice to make […]

After the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit robbery I explain jewellery insurance

Most people will have heard by now of what may be the largest jewellery heist of the modern era. I am of course referring to the robbery of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit during April 2015’s Easter weekend. The fact that the thieves have got away (for now) with hundreds of millions of pounds worth […]

Hatton Garden – where the streets are lined with diamonds

“What’s Hatton Garden?” I’ve heard that plenty of times over the years and it still surprises me. I’m not sure exactly why that is. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been walking the streets around here for over twenty four years or maybe it’s because I’ve just come to know it as my second home and I […]

How to get the perfect wedding ring

I often see couples who want an engagement ring made. We go through the process and the design aspect and they get exactly what they want. The problems arise when I see people for wedding rings and they haven’t had the benefit of my advice because I didn’t make their engagement ring. More often than […]

One of my diamonds is missing!

We’ve all had a moment when we’ve looked down at our ring, or checked our hair in the mirror, and noticed that either there is a diamond missing from the ring, or that an earring which was meant to be in your ear was missing and you no longer have a pair of studs. Horror!! […]

My evening with Eva Longoria, Iveta Lukosiute and Victoria Beckham, to name a few!

It all seems like a dream now, but what a great evening I had last Monday. The event was the Global Gift Foundation Gala dinner and the venue was the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in London. I was invited a few months ago to participate with this great charitable cause. After a bit […]

What you can expect from a New Year’s Eve proposal

Whilst most of you are probably considering what outfit to wear or which party to go to for New Year’s Eve, there are a small pocket of people wrestling with their emotions and deliberating over the life changing act of a marriage proposal. You see, along with Christmas and Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve is […]

More women buying diamonds for themselves, would you?

There seems to be a growing trend recently, of more and more women buying important diamonds for themselves. It wasn’t that long ago that the very thought of a woman buying herself a diamond of some value was a taboo subject and not a done thing, however, I’m noticing an increased number of women come […]

A fifth of women are left disappointed with their engagement ring. Don’t let that happen to you.

So after reading an article in the Daily Mail, stating the findings of a survey, I can’t say I’m surprised. So according to the article, One in five women are left disappointed with their proposal. This doesn’t necessarily mean the actual event itself, but also the ring. In my mind the ring is the most […]

The week The Apprentice returns to the BBC, Luisa Zissman is in the spotlight again.

To use an analogy, never the bride – always the bridesmaid, Luisa Zissman has this week, quite literally, become the bride. In 2013 she hit the limelight by becoming runner up in the BBC hit reality tv program The Apprentice. Now, a year later, she has just got engaged to her millionaire boyfriend Andrew Collins. […]

A surprise Valentine’s proposal. With or without the ring, what are my options?

As we head into my favourite time of the year, I want to explore a few options and ideas to help you make that second most important decision. Naturally the most important decision should be, is my girlfriend the one I want to spend the rest of my life with? I can’t help you with […]

The benefits of jewellery as a Christmas present

We work so very hard all year just to spend our savings on our loved ones. Would you agree with this statement? There is an element of truth in what I’ve just said, and with Christmas just around the corner, what will you be buying this year? I’m sure she’s dropped plenty of hints either […]

Christmas gift ideas for her – 6 presents she will love!

Not long to go and you’re not quite ready, are you? You aren’t sure exactly what to get your loved one this Christmas. Well fear not! Let me try and help guide you to this seasons ‘must have’ diamond jewellery requirements this festive season. 1. Engagement ring: This is relevant to everyone. Yup that’s what […]

Christmas gift ideas for him

As the season of goodwill and gift giving is upon us, I’d like to take a few minutes to give you some inside tips on the perfect gift for your perfect man this Christmas. Most of the time we forget that jewellery is a perfectly sensible gift to give to a man. As a man, […]

How to get the celebrity engagement ring look for less

With the way social media is today, we often see a celebrities engagement rings as soon as his fiancé does. I get just as excited as you do to see these sparklers as there are many great designers out there and they often create some breathtaking pieces. It’s not just the designs that make our […]

How to get value for money when you buy your engagement ring

It’s one of those age old questions really and something I come up against every day of the week. With a diamond engagement ring being perhaps the third largest purchase a guy will make, behind a car and a house, how can one not spend as much as one would like to, yet still get […]

Tips on what you can do with your diamond ring once a break up has occurred

It’s a reflection of the world we live in and a fact of life today. More and more people are going through a break up and ultimately a divorce. One of the main bones of contention is, and always will be, the diamond engagement ring. And it always will be because it is the one […]

There is a difference between a diamond report and a valuation, let me explain

It’s normally the same with new clients who have never purchased an expensive diamond piece before, on this occasion I’m referring to an engagement ring. For most it’s probably the third largest purchase they are likely to make behind a car and a home. A lot of research and due diligence has been done by […]

Don’t let a guy give you a pearl necklace – get diamonds!

The benefits of diamonds over pearls. Pearls are always classic. Worn by women everywhere, they hold a certain respect for being simple yet statement making. Most young ladies will own at least one pair of pearl ear studs, probably acquired from a young age, but they won’t necessary own a pearl necklace. Diamonds are also […]

Engraving in wedding bands – The trend is back

It seems to be happening more and more these days. It had gone quiet for a while, but I can definitely see a rise in the amount of clients asking me about engraving in their wedding rings. Some people think it’s corny and some people get all squishy over it, however I think it’s a […]

The celebrity spotlight this week included Posh Beckham, Naya Rivera and Peter Andre

Another week passed and it didn’t disappoint. It started off on Monday when I was contacted to give expert comment on the beautiful ring which Peter Andre has given to the mother of his new child, and soon to be bride Emily MacDonagh. On this occasion I was quoted in the printed press as well […]

Celebrity engagements this week – Cheryl, Ashley and Danica

Monday started off with everyone waking up to the exciting news on the TV and radio, that Cheryl Cole had secretly married her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. With that the phone rang and I was being asked for my opinion on the stunner. The press wanted to get my view on her engagement and wedding ring. […]

Joseph Sterling is gone! Long live Lewis Malka

What does Lewis Malka have in common with Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Peter Parker? No, it’s not that Lewis has a secret identity as a super hero, it is in fact that like the others mentioned, Lewis has an alter ego. Where it’s true that you never see Bruce, Clark or Peter ever in […]

Propose with a diamond

One of the hardest tasks when dealing with clients who want to surprise their other halves with an engagement proposal, is to come up with a design for a ring which she will love, decide on a diamond shape she will cherish and most of all keep the proposal romantic. It’s not always possible to […]

My top 5 tips and advice to help you buy coloured diamonds and what to look for.

It’s a topic that’s in the press more and more these days and the BBC ran a feature on it a not long ago. I’m talking about boiler room salesmen conning people into parting with their hard earned money for not a lot back in return. In these instances I’m referring to diamonds. Boiler Room […]

What happens to my jewellery during a divorce?

It’s tough enough that a chapter in your life is ending and things will be getting worse before they get better. Speaking as someone who has been through this, I can assure you it does get better. The day the lady in the relationship decides to stop wearing her wedding and engagement ring is a […]

I hate my engagement ring, what now?

What!!! You hate your engagement ring? Well I have news for you if this is the case you are not alone. Statistics show, and I don’t have any to hand, that not everyone loves their engagement ring once they set eyes on it. The reason for this is simple and it’s probably to do with […]

Diamonds, are they really as valuable as we think they are, or are we the victims of the best marketing campaign in history?

In my latest blog I try to unravel the mysteries of how a diamond has become such a necessity to modern life. This is perhaps a result of the greatest advertising and marketing campaign ever!! I hope you enjoy my latest installation. Let’s be honest, it took a brilliant collaboration of minds to come up […]

Alternatives to the single stone engagement ring

Many years ago when diamonds became a token of love, a symbol of betrothal, people wanted to show their love by proposing marriage with a single stone diamond engagement ring. Set in a claw setting with either six or eight claws depending on the size of the diamond, and placed on a tapered knife edge […]

Pushing presents. What are they and how do I get one?

Sorry gents, only the ladies qualify for this one, and with good reason too. This is a funny one if you’re British and reading this, and possibly wondering what on earth I’m talking about. Whilst if you are American you know exactly what I’m talking about. For those who aren’t sure, the term pushing present […]

What is the best way to clean my diamond jewellery?

I’m sure if all of us were to ask our mother “What’s the best way to clean my diamond jewellery?” She would tell us to take our diamond ring or earrings and pour out a shot of vodka or gin and soak the jewellery in there for a few hours, then hey presto. Why would […]

This is the best way to propose on Valentine’s day, yet still keep the ring a surprise.

This is one of my favourite topics. Maybe because it brings out the romantic in me, but I have to say, over the years, this has always been top of the list for me when it comes to proposing. Perhaps even the way I would do it should I get engaged again. I’m talking about […]

What questions should you ask when buying a ring, and what can you expect from Lewis Malka?

As the old joke goes, the definition of mixed emotions is seeing your mother in law drive YOUR prized Aston Martin off a cliff… Well let’s look at the same bag of mixed emotions, yet this time the setting for the story is your engagement. You are super excited as you’ve just got engaged, it’s […]

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