Michael C. Fina

A Snow Day Surprise

15% OFF Michael C. Fina Diamond Jewelry for One Day OnlyEnjoy 15% OFF all Michael C. Fina diamond jewelry for one day only!

This fabulous snow day sale is taking place online & in-store (500 Park Avenue, New York, NY).  Use promo code FRFM13 during online check out.

Enjoy!

Exclusions for 15% OFF Snow Day Sale at Michael C. Fina

Something Blue, Something Beautiful

“Blue moonstones are magical and particularly flattering.”

~Temple St. Clair

 

Your “something blue” on your wedding day should always be something beautiful.  A bride should be able to create a look that is unique to her and Temple St. Clair’s exquisite Royal Blue Moonstone pieces are the perfect accessories for any wedding day look.

The ancient Romans believed that the luminescent Moonstone was formed out of moonlight and could arm the wearer with prophetic powers during a full moon.  Temple’s signature stone is the Royal Blue Moonstone.  These beautifully cut, high domed Blue Moonstones are of a remarkable quality and are known for their beautiful flash of light.

With their subtle blue color and romantic inspiration, these pieces of jewelry can be worn as part of your bridal look and for all the days after.

 

To learn more about Temple St. Clair and the inspiration behind her pieces, read our interview.  Temple’s fashion and bridal designs are available at Michael C. Fina.

 

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18K Yellow Gold Moonstone Cluster Earrings

18K Yellow Gold Moonstone & Diamond Granulation Ring

18K Yellow Gold Moonstone & Diamond Granulation Earrings

 

 

One-of-a-Kind

Tacori One-of-a-Kind Rings at Michael C. Fina

We are happy to be showcasing three one-of-a-kind rings in our Designer Ring Gallery, created exclusively by Tacori for Michael C. Fina.  These platinum rings, all featuring signature Tacori designs, are available at our retail store at 500 Park Avenue, E. 59th Street between Madison & Park.

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Platinum & Padparadscha Sapphire Ring

Platinum Emerald Cut Engagement Ring

Platinum & Blue Sapphire Ring

If you are interested in viewing the rings, please stop by our Park Avenue location or email to schedule an appointment with one of our expert jewelry consultants.

My Spring Picks

Michael C. Fina - Richard Wubnig's Top Picks for Spring

Richard Wubnig, our Director of Sales, tells us just what we will need to make sure we’re stylish this season!

We’re all looking forward to the long, cold days of winter to be over.  Here are my top three picks to brighten up your home and wardrobe this spring!

1.  Stainless Steel Cactus Cufflinks from the Pantone Collection by Sonia SpencerGreen is definitely in this year and these cufflinks are the perfect way for any guy to brighten up his wardrobe.  Simple, sleek, and on trend.

2.  Louxor Tip Top Bottle Stopper by BaccaratThis luxurious bottle stopper is a great way to say “thank you” to your host or hostess, especially with all of the spring holidays coming up! 

3.  18K & Sterling Green Onyx Crescent Ring from the City Lights Collection by TacoriEvery woman has her favorite LBD.  And every woman deserves a gorgeous accessory to dress it up!  This ring will not only add that pop of color for a night out, but it can also dress up a t-shirt and jeans.  The brilliant green color is perfect for spring 2013!

Like what you see?  Check out all 10 of my favorite things for spring!

Michael C. Fina has even more great gift ideas for all occasions!  Stop by our new store on Park Avenue or browse our website to see what inspires you!

 

 

Come Visit Us On Park!

Taking the next step in its 77-year evolution as a family-owned and operated retail destination, Michael C. Fina has moved to 500 Park Avenue.  Previously located at Fifth Avenue and 45th Street, the company that began in 1935 as a silver merchant is now celebrated for its unique collection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and its wedding registry.

 

“We’ve set the tables of clients’ grandparents, their parents, and now them.  Our store spans three generations and so do our clients.  We’ve become an icon to New Yorkers when they are getting married,” said Steven Fina, President, Michael C. Fina.  “We’ve become part of families’ traditions, and not many companies can say that, especially retailers in Manhattan.”

 

According to Mr. Fina, many similar businesses have closed in recent years while Michael C. Fina has continued to grow and evolve.  Couples, including first families and royalty, have been choosing its registry programs for decades, due to the concierge-level service and the exclusive designers offered, including Hermes, Bernardaud, Christofle, and Saint-Louis Crystal.  Michael C. Fina’s Ring Gallery houses the largest selection of engagement rings and wedding bands on the East Coast from top design houses such as Tacori, Hearts On Fire, Mark Patterson, and Michael B.  Classic and elegant jewelry pieces from designers like Temple St. Clair and Mikimoto are also showcased.

 

As the company continues to help New Yorkers build their own distinctive lifestyles, its new location in an upscale Park Avenue shopping area ensures that the company will continue its evolution for many future generations.

 

For more information about our new store, please visit our website.  To view more pictures, please visit us on Facebook.  If there are any questions or concerns, please email askafina@mcfina.com.

 

 We can’t wait to see you on Park!

 

 

My Valentine’s Day Picks

Richard Wubnig at Michael C. Fina - Valentine's Day Favorite Things

Richard Wubnig has given you his jewelry, engagement ring, and wedding band trends for 2013, but now he has some great gift suggestions for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is all about love, so we have the perfect gifts for him, for her, and for couples – all inspired by L-O-V-E!

Here are my top three picks.

1.  Divine Champagne Flutes by OrreforsThese hand-painted flutes are perfect for toasting your life together.  They were created to celebrate a Royal wedding in Sweden, so they are certainly meant for romance!

2.  Angel & Crystal Necklace from Temple St. Clair‘s Angel Collection.  This signature piece is timeless, just like your love.  She can certainly wear this necklace everyday, which is great because she won’t want to take it off!  It can be a constant reminder of how much you love her.

3. Ruby Heart from Baccarat‘s ZinZin Collection.  Leave this on a nightstand or a desk for a Valentine’s Day surprise!  It is cute and simple and is the perfect way to say “I love you.”

Like what you see?  Then check out all 10 of my favorite things for Valentine’s Day! 

Michael C. Fina has even more great gift ideas for this lovely holiday!  You can shop online in in-store for them all.  Remember, if you shop in-store for your Valentine’s Day jewelry this year, you could win a trip to Aruba!  Find out more here or email info@mcfina.com.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick - Michael C. Fina

 

Michael C. Fina is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2013 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW.  TheKnot.com is a number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

 

Stop in today to see why brides have chosen Michael C. Fina!   Also remember to add us a a favorite vendor on TheKnot.com!

Ready for the vacation of a lifetime?

Mi ta stima bo! That means “I love you” in Papiamento, Aruba’s native language – and there’s no better way to express your love this Valentine’s Day than to surprise your sweetie with beautiful jewelry and a romantic getaway to this One Happy Island, celebrated as one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean.

Beloved for its 83-degree, year-round temperature, refreshing east trade winds, diverse land/sea activities, historic attractions, authentic and flavor-rich island cuisine and, of course, world-famous sun-kissed sandy beaches, Aruba attracts happy pairs looking for a paradise retreat, dream destination wedding or unforgettable honeymoon. Learn more at www.aruba.com.

Purchase a piece of jewelry (fine or fashion, engagement rings, wedding bands) worth $500 or more in-store at Michael C. Fina between now and February 14, and you’ll have the opportunity to win a four-night / five-day trip for two (airfare included) to the beautiful Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa.

The AAA Four-Diamond Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa is a 15-acre oasis surrounded by fragrant gardens, exotic lagoons, and cascading waterfalls. This lush tropical haven features recently updated guest accommodations, each with private balcony and terrace, including Plaza Club rooms and suites. Dine at the award winning AAA Four-Diamond Sunset Grille or the themed buffets at Laguna. Splash in one of the two zero-entry free form pools and play in the casino. The Larimar Spa is a sanctuary for balancing the body and mind and features ten treatment rooms, a comprehensive menu of spa services and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Make sure to check out the property’s Romantic Escape Package, perfect for guests planning their dream honeymoon or lovers’ retreat to the One Happy Island in 2013. The luxurious package includes rooms up to 35% off, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, daily breakfast for two at Laguna Restaurant, a sunset sail for two, 50-minute couples massage at Larimar Spa and more!

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Aruba.com - Aruba Getaway from Michael C. Fina

 

Photographs courtesy of the Aruba Tourism Authority.  Must be 18 or older to win.

 

Dress Up in 2013

Michael C. Fina - Fashion Jewelry Trends 2013

Michael C. Fina is known for our bridal jewelry, but we also are experts on fashion jewelry.  While some jewelry pieces remain classics and will be forever in style, most trends change year to year.  We looked to celebrities and to the red carpet to see what’s going to be popular in 2013!

We sat down once again with Richard Wubnig, our manager and jewelry expert, to predict the top jewelry trends for 2013.

1. EmeraldsPantone has named Emerald Green ( PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald) their Color of the Year for 2013.  Pantone describes the color as a “lively, radiant, lush green” and we know that it will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe in 2013.  We think that not only emeralds, but rather all green gemstones and hues will be big this year.  Emeralds add just that right pop of color that can take a look from average to striking.  Some of our favorites are this classic emerald and diamond pendant from Michael C. Fina and these bold yellow gold emerald drop earrings from Penny Preville‘s Leaf Collection.

2. Colored Statement Pieces – Big, bold pieces are all over the red carpet.  You want to make a statement when you walk into a room and these pieces will certainly help you do it!  These pieces are also perfect for adding that fun pop of color when you are trying to take a more neutral outfit from the office to a dinner date.  We’re definitely going to see blues, greens, and pinks take over this year!  We suggest trying this striking 18K gold and sterling pendant from Tacori’s City Lights Collection or these elegant 18K yellow gold and moonstone cluster earrings from Temple St. Clair‘s Moonstone Collection.

3. Back in Black – Black stones are going to be big this year, especially black diamonds.  This twist on a classic started to become popular in 2012, but will take off in 2013.  They contrast white diamonds and this really makes the pieces of jewelry pop!  Black is extremely versatile, so women will love this trend because it can dress an outfit up or down depending on your mood.  For a girl’s night out, slip on this 18K and sterling black onyx cuff from Tacori’s 18K925 Collection.  Trying to impress your date?  These 18K white gold black diamond hoops from Penny Preville will do the trick!

4. Personalize It – Personalized jewelry is something you can love now, and it is something that you and your family can love for generations.  These personal pieces truly become your own and tell the story of your life.  Jewelry from Heather Moore is perfect for marking all the special occasions in your life – births of your children, your anniversary, etc.  You can customize every piece and add to it for years to come!  Looking for something more simple?  Initial pendants from KC Designs can be worn every day and even layered with other necklaces for a bigger look.

5. Stack ‘Em Up! – We love stacking all types of jewelry – bracelets, necklaces, rings – and we love seeing that this is becoming more and more popular with not only our customers, but our staff as well!  When stacking jewelry, you can change your look every day – add a piece, take one away, wear them in a different order.  This creates a look truly unique to each person and is perfect for creating looks on all different budgets.  We also suggest mixing in colors and different metals when creating your signature look.  Try layering these Temple St. Clair 18K yellow gold Olympian linked bangles with this 14K yellow gold pink sapphire beaded bracelet from Meira T. and this 18K and sterling London blue topaz bangle from Tacori’s 18K925 Collection for some seriously gorgeous arm candy.

How will you accessorize your life this year?

Getting Married in 2013

Top Wedding Band Trends 2013

Like engagement rings, we certainly know what we’re talking about when it comes to wedding bands.  Discerning New Yorkers no longer just want the simple platinum or gold band.  They want to be trendy.  They want something unique.  They want something to show their personality.  They realize they want the best because this is something they will be wearing for the rest of their lives.  That is why they come to Michael C. Fina.

Once again, we sat down with our manager and jewelry expert, Richard Wubnig.  He predicts the wedding band trends for 2013.  (Gentlemen, you’re included this time!)

1. Stackables (Her) – Stackable rings are fun.  They tend to be on the thinner side, but that can vary.  Women like to wear stackable bands because their husbands can continue to add to them year after year for babies, anniversaries, or just because!  You can get bands with different color metals or different stones, which truly creates a look uniquely your own.  By switching the order of your bands each day, you can change your style each day!  These gorgeous rings are great for stacking and are by Michael C. Fina, Mark Patterson, and Alex Sepkus.

2. Alternate Colors (Him) -  Men are moving away from the simple, plain bands of their fathers.  They want something a little more unique, a little more modern.  Rings with different colored metals, like carbon chrome or red gold, are becoming very popular with our male clients.  Sarah Graham and Furrer-Jacot create rings just for men who are looking for something a little different.

3. Wider Bands (Her) – It’s no secret that most women love diamonds.  And they want a lot of them.  Many women are now choosing wider bands with multiple rows of diamonds for their wedding band.  These women tend to choose to wear their engagement ring and wedding band separately, so they still want something substantial to wear on their left hand.  There is certainly nothing wrong with something this sparkly, like this ring from Hearts On Fire!

4. Organic-Colored Metals (Her) – Some people are just looking for something a little different.  They still like the classic looks of yellow or white gold, but don’t want something that looks like all of their friends’ rings.  Many women are turning to metals that don’t have a high polish, but rather choosing rings that look a little more organic and have more of a matte finish.  These yellow gold and white gold rings by Anne Sportun are perfect examples!

5. Multi-Shaped Diamond Bands (Her) – No one ever said you had to pick just one kind of diamond!  Different shapes add a whole new dimension to your engagement ring and your overall bridal look.  You’re supposed to smile when you look at your wedding band, so you should definitely have something fun and different!  These rings from A. Jaffe and Tacori would be gorgeous additions to any engagement ring!

Will you be wearing one of these trends when you get married in 2013?