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Meet Lucas Ruppli

Meet Furrer Jacot Designer Lucas Ruppli - Michael C. Fina

For nearly 20 years, Lucas Ruppli has been Chief of the Design Department at FURRER JACOT in Switzerland, overseeing the development of outstanding luxury partner jewelry.

Lucas Ruppli was born in Schaffhausen, a small town famous in Europe for its gold and silversmith ateliers. This influence, combined with his childhood passion for collecting gemstones, motivated him to become a goldsmith. As the Chief of the Design Department at Furrer Jacot, Switzerland, he is also responsible for the goldsmith students within the company. Mr. Ruppli is constantly teaching willing young apprentices the art of craftmanship and manufacturing of jewelry. In addition, he is a consultant at a technical college for future goldsmiths. In 2000, Mr. Ruppli reached the final of the Diamonds International Awards and in 2004 he was one of the winners of the renowned Diamonds International Awards.

His sources of inspiration are based in so many different fields such as nature, architecture, the society or industrial design. The father of two personally prefers to explain the design idea for each individual as: “I deeply care about creating objects that have shapes and forms and relationships which derive from nature, architecture, society at large or from the mechanical industry. Looking at technical objects, I am interested about the details and on how they are integrated in the whole object.”

The designer also needs peace of mind, physical, mental and emotional well-being in order to be able to create. But the spark itself emerges from something deeper, something that triggers a chain of thoughts that will lead to something as significant as a wedding band. “I combine things that might not fit together,” he says in a calm and reserved voice, “for example, how can I make a wedding ring out of a pigeon that has been run over?” It may sound provocative on the surface, but it makes sense, more often, it may be one of the fundamental laws of creativity. The designer needs the mental tension, the dissonance that seeks a resolution in a finished product.

When a happy couple purchases wedding bands designed by him, then the tension is present as well as the resolution; certainly an excellent prospect for a healthy and harmonious marriage.

Furrer Jacot Wedding Band Designs by Lucas Ruppli - Michael C. Fina

Lucas Ruppli will be at Michael C. Fina (500 Park Avenue) for a special Furrer-Jacot trunk show on Thursday, March 6.  Clients will be able to speak with him about his designs and the event will be introducing the new 2014 wedding band collections, as well as the premier of Furrer-Jacot’s new engagement ring collection.  For more information or to make an appointment for the event, please email events@mcfina.com.

2014 Ring Olympics

2014 Ring Olympics at Michael C. Fina

The 2014 Winter Games are here…and at Michael C. Fina, that means the Ring Olympics are back!

A new round will be posted each day on our Facebook page and Instagram so fans can vote for their favorite rings in each “event.”  Be sure to check back each day to cast your vote!

Featured Rings

Platinum – Snowboarding Event

Hearts On Fire – Platinum Pave Diamond Halo Engagement Ring from the Acclaim Collection

Jeff Cooper – Platinum Baguette & Emerald Setting from the Nikole Collection

Tacori – Platinum Crescent Ribbon Twist Setting from the Crescent Silhouette Collection

JB Star – Platinum Pave Oval Double Halo Diamond Setting from the Vintage Micro Pave Collection

Yellow Gold – Ice Hockey Event

Michael C. Fina – 18K Yellow Gold Cathedral Solitaire Setting from the Embrace Collection

Temple St. Clair – 18K Yellow Gold Princess Bezel Setting from the Classic Setting Collection

Erica Courtney – 18K Yellow Gold Bezel-Set Diamond Halo “Cristina” Setting from the Gorgeous & Engaged Collection

MaeVona – 18K Yellow Gold 5-Prong Pave Setting from the Aviemore Collection

Rose Gold – Snowboarding Event

Erica Courtney – 18K Rose Gold & Pave “Ellen” Setting from the Gorgeous & Engaged Collection

MaeVona – 18K Rose Gold 2-Row Pink Pave Setting from the Cava Collection

Michael B. – Cushion Halo Setting in 18K Rose Gold from the Royal Trois Collection

Mark Patterson – Pave Diamond Setting in 18K Rose Gold from the Promise Collection

Special Hearts On Fire Event

Special Hearts On Fire Event at Michael C. Fina

On February 12-13, Michael C. Fina will be hosting a special trunk show event…just in time for Valentine’s Day!  The store at 500 Park Avenue will be unveiling the largest collection of Hearts On Fire designs in the world, including the newest 2014 collections.

February 12-13

Wednesday & Thursday, 10am to 7pm

500 Park Avenue (E. 59th Street between Madison & Park)

Secure your appointment for this two-day only event by emailing events@mcfina.com today!

The Ultimate Promise with Mark Patterson

For over 25 years, Mark Patterson has created stunning, handcrafted jewelry that combines traditional styles with sleek, modern touches for an inimitable signature look.

These gorgeous designs reveal Mark’s focus on quality craftsmanship that seamlessly blends the old and the new. Mark Patterson’s focus on simple, yet beautiful, pieces imbues both his bridal and fine jewelry with a timeless flair that will never go out of style.

 

Mark Patterson jewelry is sold in Manhattan exclusively at Michael C. Fina.  To view his beautiful designs in person, visit our store at 500 Park Avenue (E. 59th Street between Madison & Park).

 

Credit: Mark Patterson Jewelry from Erik Thienes on Vimeo.

Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday - 30% OFF Site Wide at Michael C. Fina

Surprise!  As a follower of our blog, we’re letting you know about early access to our Cyber Monday offer of 30% OFF site wide!  Enjoy!

*May not be combined with any other discount, promotion or offer.  We reserve the right to cancel an order due to unauthorized, altered or ineligible use of discount and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system error or unforeseen problems.  Offer valid online only, not available in-store or by phone.  Not valid on previous orders and cannot be used with orders where store credit or gift certificates are used as a form of payment.  Not valid towards the purchase of a Michael C. Fina gift certificate. Not valid on flatware, loose diamonds, other gemstones, complete engagement rings, repairs or engravings.  Not valid on registry orders. Not valid on international orders. Not valid on special orders except for engagement ring settings and wedding bands. Expires 11:59 PM EST 12/2/13. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.