Michael C. Fina

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

How will you sparkle in 2014?

Top Engagement Ring Trends at Michael C. Fina for 2014

Will 2014 be your year to get engaged?  We’re sure you’ve been diligently searching our website and Pinterest boards to find your “perfect” engagement ring, so we’ve decided to do some work for you.  We’ve predicted six engagement ring trends that are sure to be hot in 2014.  Find your favorite, take notes, and start dropping hints!

1. Art Deco – Aren’t you “jazzed” about this trend?  Vintage styles have been popular for years, but Art Deco styles will be extremely popular in 2014.  The strong lines and intricate details bring you back to another era.  This vintage appeal shows no signs of slowing down!  If you love the look, check out this stunning platinum Tacori engagement ring fit for a princess!

2. Floral – Add a touch of romance with florals and blooms on your engagement ring.  Inspired by nature, some of these rings will have an organic feel to them as well.  Many women will love the ultra-feminine style of floral engagement rings.  This platinum “Juliet” ring by Penny Preville showcases a bold leaf design and is inspired by the most famous love story of all time!

3. Yellow Gold – Yellow gold is making a comeback!  2013 was all about rose gold and 2014 will be all about yellow.  Pure gold is yellow in color and some women love this natural, warmer look.  Another thing about yellow gold that many women might like?  The sentimental feel of it.  Many women who got engaged and married in the 1980s sported yellow gold rings, so women today might want to match their mothers!  Want a yellow gold ring with a ton of sparkle?  Check out this 3-sided pave engagement ring from Michael B.’s Princess Collection.

4. Twisted Bands - Some women love a classic style, but want a little bit of a unique, modern update to their ring.  The streamlined, sensual design of a twisted band accomplishes this.  Looking for the “perfect” twisted band?  We love this platinum ring from the Refined Collection by Hearts On Fire.  It shows off The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamonds!

5. Cushion Cut Diamonds – Celebrities have been all about the cushion cut recently!  (Thank you, Kim & Kanye!)  A striking blend of the oval and princess cut shapes, the cushion cut is a rounded square design that has surged in popularity in recent years. Commonly seen in antique rings, the cut has a classic look that differentiates it from the standard round cut. The overall shape varies from a rounded square shape to a longer, more rectangular design.  One of our favorite and classic designs for a cushion cut diamonds is this platinum pave halo setting from Mark Patterson’s Promise Collection.

6. Mixed Metals – The mixed metal look is for the woman who loves the look of more than one color metal…or for the woman who can’t decide which metal she loves more!  Many women wear jewelry in all different colors, so this trend is perfect for them.  This adds a modern, unique touch to your jewelry!  The flowing lines of the Eriskay ring by MaeVona brilliantly mix platinum and 18K rose gold!

Which trend do you love the most?

Special Event at Michael C. Fina – SOLD OUT!

Special Event at Michael C. Fina - Whisky on the Rocks

Please join Michael C. Fina on Wednesday, July 10 for Whisky on the Rocks, an evening with MaeVona and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Experience One-of-a-Kind Scotch Whiskies

Join Georgina Bell, Global Ambassador for The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, as she takes you through three one-of-a-kind single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies. Capturing rarity and perfection in a glass and by dispelling myth and stereotype, Georgie will introduce your senses to a truly unique whisky experience from the world’s foremost Scotch Whisky Club.

Meet Maeve Gillies of MaeVona & Preview MaeVona’s New Ring Collections

Co-founded in 2005 in New York City by Maeve Gillies, MaeVona quickly was recognized as a new force in bridal jewelry with a genuine story and authentic heritage. MaeVona offered women something truly innovative, fresh and exciting in a bridal market filled with products that focused mostly on diamond content; Maeve’s designs were all about innovation, practicality, and uniqueness, offering that elusive combination of something modern, but also classic.

As the world changed in 2008 and women sought to break away from established trends – expressing their personality while carefully considering budget – MaeVona quickly became one of the hottest young bridal brands in America.  Since this time, MaeVona has grown from being a new young business to becoming established as an industry must-have for top stores across America and Canada, and now also in the UK, available only in the finest independent retail jewelry stores.

Due to an overwhelming response, this event is at capacity.

A Special Event

The Wedding Band Event at Michael C. Fina

Please join us for this one day only event!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

10am to 8pm

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

Featuring your favorite designs from:

Michael B., Jeff Cooper, A. Jaffe, Penny Preville, Mark Patterson, MaeVona, Temple St. Clair, Erica Courtney, JB Star and more!

Exclusive Event Offer:

Receive a gift certificate* with your wedding band purchase

$250 gift certificate with wedding band purchases between $2,500 and $4,999
$500 gift certificate with wedding band purchases between $5,000 and $7,499
$750 gift certificate with wedding band purchases of $7,500 or more

*May not be combined with any other discount, promotion, or offer.  Not valid on sterling silver flatware, loose diamonds and other gemstones, repairs or engravings.  Not valid on previous orders.  Can only be used on future purchases.  Not valid towards the purchase of a Michael C. Fina gift certificate.  Not valid on international orders.  Expires August 31, 2013.

To attend, please secure an appointment.

Wedding Bands at Michael C. Fina

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic!

Victoria & Christopher - Milestone Engagement

In January, we reached out to our clients and Facebook fans so they could share their milestones with us in our “Celebrate Your Memories” contest.  Congratulations to Victoria and Christopher for being the winners of this contest and on your recent engagement!  We’re very happy to celebrate with you!

 

Here is the winning submission from Victoria:

My boyfriend Christopher and I have been dating for almost 8 years now and we finally got engaged on December 22, 2012.  First, let me say Christopher is my one true soul mate and I am truly lucky to have found him; the way he proposed to me was perfect, fun and memorable!  Christopher’s brother Mark is in a band and they always put on a show around the holiday time.  Sting is our favorite musician and Christopher decided to ask the band to learn one of our favorite songs, “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic.” Without me knowing about it, they practiced in secret for over a month. On that wonderful night his brother Mark, the drummer, called us up to the stage area, then they started playing that song.  I had to make things difficult because I didn’t want to go up front where the crowds of people were standing enjoying the show, but Christopher assured me everyone would make room for us and once we got up there we started dancing and enjoying the song.  A few seconds later I started to realize everyone was watching us and even taking pictures of us, which made me think something was going to happen.  The lead singer proceeded to sing Sting’s lyrics: “I resolved to call her up a thousand times a day and ask her if she’ll MARRY me in some old fashioned way.”  Then when the lead singer said the word “MARRY,” the music stopped and Christopher proceeded to get down on one knee.  He presented the most beautiful ring to me, a Maevona Eriskay design, rose gold and platinum engagement ring in a beautiful Michael C. Fina box!  I then exclaimed, “Of course, yes, yes I will marry you,” and then the crowd cheered and clapped hands for us! It was a magical moment and I couldn’t be happier!

 

Here is Christopher’s story about their relationship:

Victoria and I have been together for nearly eight years.  We both knew at first sight that we were looking at someone special, but just how special took a little bit longer to find out.  I tried everything I could to win her over; I cooked dinners, baked sweets, and meet her friends and family.  I just knew it would be worth it in the end.   Eight years have flown by, and I only hope the rest of my life will slow down a little because I want to savor every moment with her.

We met very young, she had just graduated college and I was still in college, so we took things slow. We definitely wanted to be more financially stable before making a bigger commitment.  I had been looking for the right time and perfect moment to propose, but things were never quite right… So I took things into my own hands and began to make a plan.

Victoria has very particular taste in jewelry and loves to be different, so I knew just any old gold band wouldn’t do!  She had hinted a few years ago that she had liked this designer MaeVona, and even showed me some of her rings.  I came to find out that designer was only in two stores in all of New York State, and one of them was Michael C. Fina.  That’s when I got in touch with Sarah Schwartz at Michael C. Fina; she made everything really easy for me and worked with me for many weeks over the phone and in emails.  I couldn’t make it into the store because of my two jobs and living over an hour and a half away in Riverhead out on Long Island.  What little free time I had, I spent with Victoria and that made it even harder to surprise her with the ring!  Sarah was great and explained everything about engagement rings to me, which was quite a task since I knew little to nothing!

Victoria and I met at one of my brother’s bands shows and it was pretty much love at first sight!   I almost didn’t go to the show, but my close friend Amy said to stop being lazy “and who knows, you might meet the person you’ll marry.” She couldn’t have been even more right!

To pay homage to how we met, I felt the only way to propose would be at another one of my brother Mark’s shows.  It took several months of planning and everyone who knew was so excited for the big night!  I was scared since so many people knew, that Victoria might find out, but luckily it was a complete surprise!  I wasn’t nervous about proposing but more nervous about keeping to Victoria next to my side for when the band would play our song!  When that big moment came, everything went smoothly! I’ll remember that moment for the rest of my life!

 

We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with Victoria and Christopher!

Mix-and-Match

Mix metals and stones, shapes and colors, styles and sizes.

Stack rings and create your own unique look.

 

(Top – Left to Right)

Tacori – Simply Tacori Platinum Crescent Wedding Band

Anne Sportun – Organic Collection 18K Yellow Gold Thin Seed Ladies Band

MaeVona – Ensay Collection 18K Rose Gold Wedding Band

 

(Bottom – Left to Right)

Hearts on Fire – Envelop Collection 18K White Gold Single Twist Band

Michael C. Fina – 18K Yellow Gold Pink Sapphire & Diamond Band

Erica Courtney – Gorgeous & Engaged 18K Rose Gold Cristina Band

Coming Up Roses

 

The warm hue of rose gold is the perfect way to accessorize any outfit this fall!

(Top – Left to Right)

MaeVona – Ensay Collection 18KT Rose Gold Wedding Band

Erica Courtney – 18K Rose Ellen Pave Semi Mounting

Furrer-Jacot – Les Magiques Rose Gold Men’s Link Wedding Band

(Bottom – Left to Right)

Robin Rotenier – Sterling Pink Vermil Threaded Button Cufflinks

Tacori 18K925 – 18K Rose Gold & Sterling Link Chain

Tacori 18K925 – 18K & Sterling Rose Amethyst Earrings