Now is the moment! Lots of charming, easy to wear pendants, playful, glittering earrings, and of course, a beautiful and wide-ranging selection of breathtaking engagement rings. All hitting the sales floor just in time for holiday shopping. Keep an eye on our website for SO MANY new arrivals! We are tucking goodies into every nook and cranny of our cases… (including our newly stocked wall cases of silver). Come find something uniquely wonderful.
The Maloy’s Family wishes you all a lovely Thanksgiving. We will be CLOSED Thanksgiving day, but open the rest of the week, including Friday and Saturday, as usual. Have a lovely celebration with family and friends!
We mark the change of seasons through the lovely trees on our downtown block. The crimson leaves that swirl into the shop on the wind, and then the twinkling lights that are strung up as the days grow shorter. Thoughts turn to festive, cozy things… Holiday engagements, glittering little pendants under the tree, parties. Come see us if any of your heirlooms need some spiffing up before the season gets hectic. We are here with a lovely array of romantic sparkly things!
Before reading this post, please read “Some Random Monday”, our last blog entry (below). Today, MC brought NN into Maloy’s to get the size of the ring adjusted. They shared this next part of the story-
Even though MC had planned to propose on Saturday, the “Random Monday” idea had really resonated with him for some reason, and he decided not to wait. The proposal went perfectly, and NN was completely surprised. When they got home, they called NN’s parents… in Moscow. They spoke to her elderly father, who was overjoyed with the news, and they all celebrated over the phone.
Less than 24 hours later, NN’s father passed away. We all stood at the counter together as the goosebumps and tears washed over us. So pleased that he had that last bit of joyous news, so comforted that he knew his beloved daughter was so happy, so very glad that MC had listened to his instincts.
Lots of people come up with elaborate proposal plans. Videotaped dance routines, international surprise travel, and public pronouncements can all make a big impression, but we are firm believers in the “Random Monday” approach recently taken by M.C.-
Any day you propose becomes special and magical, so there is great virtue in making an otherwise ordinary day into a celebratory one. After picking out a stunning Edwardian filigree ring with a large antique cushion cut diamond, MC decided that there was no time like the present. Rather than waiting for a “special occasion, he decided to make one. Since he and his sweetheart NN go for a long walk every Monday night, he suggested they walk in Portland’s tranquil and lovely Japanese Garden, and just like that, a random Monday became a monumentally happy one. Congratulations MC & NN, we wish you many years of daily celebrations!
We will be CLOSED for Labor Day weekend- Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Enjoy the holiday, see you Tuesday!
So much eclipse excitement! We at Maloy’s will be indulging responsibly. On Monday, August 21st, we will be opening a half hour LATE, at 10:30, so our staff can view the event without inconveniencing clients too much. Pop over to our Facebook page to take a peek at our fun “Total Eclipse” window, featuring a vintage sunlamp and goggles, a selection of moonstone jewelry, and of course some gorgeous engagement rings too.
We have lovely air conditioning, so you will be comfortable as you peruse. Just sayin’…
R&J had been shopping for an antique engagement ring, and discovered that they liked the Art Deco “panel top” style. R found a vintage ring mounting she liked, and sent a quick photo to her mom, who responded “oh, I have a ring mounting like that around here someplace”.
Sure enough, there was a family ring, but it had seen better days. Over the years, not only the center stone, but all the tiny accent diamonds had been removed. R&J brought it in to us, and quickly found a beautiful antique champagne color diamond for the center. We also restored all the tiny accent diamonds, and the ring was once again dazzling.
The best part though? Showing the restored ring to her grandmother. It had belonged to HER mother, (R’s great grandma), and she still remembered her mom wearing it.
Exactly the kind of jewelry story we are so honored to be a part of!
With July Fourth falling on a Tuesday this year, we will be open Sat.7/1, but CLOSED SUNDAY, MONDAY, & TUESDAY, 7/2-4. Enjoy the fireworks!