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?

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

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!

 

 

How will you sparkle in 2013?

Top Engagement Ring Trends

We have been helping New Yorkers get engaged and married for decades.  Therefore, we have seen it all when it comes to engagement rings and their trends.  No matter the generation or trend, New Yorkers are very discerning – they expect only the best.  This is why they continue to come to Michael C. Fina for that one piece of jewelry that she is going to wear everyday for the rest of her life.

The staff sat down to discuss the top engagement ring trends for 2013.  Ladies, be sure to take note!  (And then be sure to drop hints!)

1. Thin Micro Pavé - This is a trend that has been around for a few years and will be sticking around!  It is classic, timeless, and elegant.  This type of pavé, which usually uses very small diamonds, really brings the focal point to the center diamond.  The perfect example of this type of ring is this platinum beauty from the Paris Collection by Michael B.

2. Three-Stones -  This is a very classic look that will start to make a big comeback.  They feature a larger center diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds.  Women like this because it gives her ring a bigger look.  Many women also like what this ring symbolizes – your past, your present, and your future as a couple.  We also think that many women will start to remount their original diamond into a three-stone setting this year.  Three-stone rings that mix different shape diamonds, like this gorgeous one with a round center diamond and pear sides from the Promise Collection by Mark Patterson, will be most popular!

3. Rose Gold – Rose (or pink) gold is very fashion-forward.  The pink hue can make an engagement ring look even more feminine, and it is a great choice for an engagement ring if you love the look of wearing mixed metals.  The Ellen setting in 18K rose gold from Erica Courtney‘s Gorgeous & Engaged Collection is always a popular choice at Michael C. Fina!

4. Halos – Halos are popular now and they won’t be going anywhere!  Many women like halos because if done correctly, they can make your diamond look larger.  They draw attention to the center stone by accenting it and adding some extra sparkle.  We also think that halos are great because you can even have two looks in one.  Some of our most popular rings feature a round center diamond with cushion or square halos.  This ring from the Acclaim Collection by Hearts On Fire is certainly a ring that sparkles from every angle!

5. Colored Stones – Colored center stones are going to be huge this year.  Some women don’t want a traditional diamond, so colored diamonds and gemstones become the focus of their ring.  Many celebrities (like Kate Middleton and Halle Berry) are sporting gorgeous rings with sapphires and emeralds, so this certainly adds to the trend.  This classic three-stone ring from Michael C. Fina has an added twist with the large center sapphire.

6. Wide Bands – Instead of a traditional engagement ring, we have seen many women opting for wide diamond bands instead.  They still want to show that they are engaged and want something special to show off to their friends.  Many women are starting to choose wide bands for their functionality and versatility.  They tend to sit closer to the finger and are easy to wear.  One of our favorites is this platinum band with five rows of diamonds from Michael B.‘s Flat Collection.  It definitely makes a statement!

What trend would you most like to wear?

Sunny Disposition

 

It’s official! Yellow gold engagement rings and wedding bands are making a comeback in 2012!  With newly engaged celebrities such as Miley Cyrus sporting their fine gems in yellow gold bands, it is no doubt that yellow gold engagement rings are on the rise!

 

How do you feel about this trend? Do you prefer yellow gold or white gold/platinum? Tell us what you think!

 

(Left to Right)

Michael B. – Princess 3-Sided 18K Yellow Gold Basket 3-Row Pave Setting

Erica Courtney – Gorgeous & Engaged 18K Yellow Gold Candy Pave Setting

Michael B. – Quintessa 18K Yellow Gold Quintessa Halo Setting

 

 

View other yellow gold jewelry at Michael C. Fina.

Ring Madness!

March Madness is here, and at Michael C. Fina, that means Ring Madness!

Each day, we will post a new bracket on our Facebook page and our fans will vote on their favorite ring!  The winning rings will be announced each morning and will move on to the next round until a champion is chosen.

Different styles and our most popular designs…but only one will rule them all!  It’s all up to you!

Get ready for some Ring Madness!

(Featured Rings – Left)

Michael C. Fina – E Style Collection Platinum Solitaire Setting

Hearts On Fire – Serenity Collection Platinum Solitaire Setting

Mark Patterson – Promise Collection Platinum and Diamond “X” Halo Setting

Tacori – Dantela Platinum & Diamond Halo Setting

Michael B. – Paris Platinum & Diamond Setting

JB Star – Classic Romance Platinum 3-Stone Bezel Set Setting

Platinum Plus Jewelry – Midnight Glow Platinum Ceylon Sapphire & Diamond Ring

Michael B. – Trinity Collection Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Setting

(Featured Rings – Right)

Tacori – Solitaire Collection Platinum Solitaire Setting

A. Jaffe – Classic Collection 18K White Gold 6-Prong Solitaire Setting

Hearts On Fire – Beloved Collection Platinum Beloved Diamond Setting

Michael B. – Trois Platinum and Diamond Setting

Erica Courtney – Gorgeous & Engaged Collection Platinum Ellen Setting

Michael B. – Princess Petite 3-Sided Platinum 3-Row Pave Setting

Michael C. Fina – Platinum Sapphire Diamond Ring

Platinum Plus Jewelry – Midnight Glow Platinum 4.47ct Natural Ruby Fashion Ring 

12 Days of Christmas…Five Gold Rings

Say “I love you” with gold this holiday.

 

(Left to Right)

Michael C. Fina – Jubilation Collection 18K Yellow Gold & Yellow Sapphire Band

Michael B. – Princess 3-Sided 18K Yellow Gold Wedding Band

Erica Courtney – Gorgeous & Engaged 18K Yellow Gold Ellen Pave Diamond Band

 

Style Tip: Can’t get away this weekend?

You can still enjoy Paris!  Michael B.’s Paris Ring, inspired by the Eiffel Tower.