Michael C. Fina

The Fina Touch – Now Online!

Your favorite designer engagement rings & wedding bands are now available on michaelcfina.com!

We are excited to announce that your favorite designer engagement rings and wedding bands are now available for purchase on our website!  We have been helping New Yorkers get engaged and married for over 75 years, and now we can celebrate these special milestones with couples all over the country!

Find out why you should purchase a diamond engagement ring from Michael C. Fina…without ever leaving the comforts of your own home or office!

 

The Fina Touch

Every diamond at Michael C. Fina is personally hand-inspected, sorted, and selected by the Fina family.  There is no compromise in our commitment to bringing you the very highest quality available.  The reputation of our family name has been built and depends on this promise.

Diamond Upgrade Policy

Michael C. Fina is dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction forever.  We understand that there is no other ring that will ever replace the first in your memories, but should you wish to purchase a diamond that is even one more dollar more than the original, we will credit the full price of the first diamond toward your purchase of another.  This policy only applies to diamonds that have been purchased at Michael C. Fina.

Helping You Achieve Your Dreams

Another benefit to purchasing her engagement ring at Michael C. Fina is the GE Capital Luxury Card.  The Michael C. Fina credit card is offered by GE Capital Retail Bank and is a symbol of our exceptional service and quality for which Michael C. Fina is known for.  When you open your Michael C. Fina credit card account, we can offer you flexible plans to help achieve your dreams.  You can apply for the card online or in our Park Avenue store.

After the “Yes!”

The sparkle in your diamond is a direct reflection on us.  We invite you to come to us to have your engagement ring cleaned as often as you would like.  We also offer a complimentary first resizing as well as appraisals so you may update your insurance.

Ethically Engaged

It is crucial to us at Michael C. Fina that the diamonds we purchase retain and reflect purity in every way.  We strictly adhere to World Trade Organization and Kimberley Process guidelines on conflict diamonds and we guarantee that all of our diamonds have been purchased from legitimate sources and not involved in funding conflict.
Our membership in and stellar standing with the Jewelers Vigilance Committee further ensures that our diamonds and precious metals come only from sources committed to full compliance with all of the laws and regulations upholding the jewelry industry’s highest ethical standards.

A Proud Member

American Gem Society ~ Better Business Bureau ~ New York State Jewelers Association ~ Platinum Guild ~ Jewelers Vigilance Committee ~ Jewelers of America

When YES means forever, give her Michael C. Fina.

Diamond Engagement Rings at Michael C. Fina - Now Available Online

Do you have any questions or concerns about purchasing a designer engagement ring or wedding band on our website?  Please email info@mcfina.com or call 1-800-289-3462.

Top photography courtesy of John & Joseph Photography Inc.

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!

 

 

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!

Celebrate Your Memories!

Celebrate Your Memories with Michael C. Fina

Michael C. Fina takes pride in being the perfect place to turn when celebrating life’s many milestones – both big and small.  In 2012, we certainly had many to celebrate!

What milestones did you celebrate this year?  An engagement? A wedding? A new home? A new baby?

We invite you share the pictures and the stories behind the milestone memories you made in 2012.  Michael C. Fina will select a few favorites to feature on our blog and website.  A grand prize winner will also be chosen to win a $250 Michael C. Fina gift certificate.

Please visit our Facebook page for more details and to enter.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Milestones Windows

Celebrating the milestones of our customers in our store windows, from engagement, to marriage, from first child, to first home!

Milestones: First Child

At Michael C. Fina one of our favorite things to do is to help people celebrate their lives milestones. Our friends Stephan and Joy have spent many of their milestones with us, most recently, the birth of their son.

Their family is showcased in our First Child, milestone window. Come stop by Michael C. Fina to see them and the rest of our families!

Michael C. Fina – Milestones NBC Taxi TV

This month Michael C. Fina is featuring more than new products in our Fifth Avenue windows; we’re featuring people. Four different couples are currently depicted in our storefront windows!

The campaign is entitled “Milestones” showing our ability to find the perfect piece to commemorate life’s many milestones…from your engagement to wedding, your new family to new home.

Here is one of the families featured in our windows and in the back of the NYC NBC Taxis!

*Wedding photography by Prosper Rouas

Milestones: Jay, Lisa & Baby Chase

At Michael C. Fina, we love to help people celebrate all of life’s milestones, from engagement to marriage, from first child to first home.  One way we like to thank our customers is by telling their stories in our Milestones Windows.

Jason, Lisa and baby Chase, from Norwalk, Connecticut have shared many of their milestones with Michael C. Fina.

Jason and Lisa turned to their associate Justin for their wedding bands when they decided to get married, and Jason surprised Lisa with a diamond cross for her to wear on the big day.  They have continued to meet with Justin for all of their milestones to date.  Most recently, when their son Chase was born, Jason knew Justin would help him pick the perfect present for Lisa – diamonds, of course.

Here are some photos Jason and Lisa have shared with us.  Stop by Michael C. Fina to see them and more of our families in our windows!

*Wedding photography by Prosper Rouas

Rings for Regis and Kelly LIVE!

Meredith Perry and Blake Smith, one of five couples featured on LIVE! with Regis and Kelly’s World’s Greatest Love Stories Week, received wedding bands and a $5,000 registry from Michael C. Fina. Watch this clip to see why their love story inspired us!

Michael C. Fina on Regis and Kelly LIVE!

Love In An Abandoned Building

Searching for the perfect opportunity for his proposal, one of our customers listened closely to his girlfriend and heard her excitement about the recent sale of an abandoned building in New York.

Located at 5 Beekman Street, the Lower Manhattan building had developed quite a buzz due to its gorgeous glass atrium and untouched, frozen-in-time interior. “Wouldn’t it be cool to see the inside, before they restore it?” she said. In a city that is increasingly reworked and revamped, a building like this is a fantasy for someone who appreciates classic architecture. This fantasy building was perfect for his fantasy proposal.

The customer led his girlfriend on a walking tour of the area. They strolled through, casually admiring the architecture and the sights before stopping in front of 5 Beekman. As they talked about wanting to go inside, it just so happened Hillel was there standing outside. He said he was more than happy to take them on a tour.

As they made their way through the floors, they came upon a stairwell with a trail of rose petals. Following the path, they came upon a spot under the light of the atrium where he dropped down to one knee and asked “The Question.”

The customer then led his new fiancée to a gorgeous rooftop oasis set up by Michael C. Fina where the newly engaged couple could enjoy chilled champagne and a unique, breathtaking view of New York.

The couple was then shuttled by private car back to the store to celebrate with more champagne while making sure that the ring was a perfect fit. The private car then transported the smiling couple home.