Michael C. Fina

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

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?

Our Favorite Things – Statement Earrings

Be bold this winter.  These statement earrings from Penny Preville will add just the right amount of glamour to your wardrobe, perfect for all of those holiday parties!

 

Leaf Collection 8K Yellow Gold Emerald & Diamond Earrings

Shimmer Collection 18K Yellow Gold Rose Cut Labradorite Earrings

Midnight Magic 18k White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Chandelier Earrings

 

View and shop other designs by Penny Preville at Michael C. Fina.

Go Bold

 

All eyes are on the bride on her wedding day.  Your jewelry can help you make an even bigger statement.  Choose one bold piece to get an even bigger “Wow!”

(Left to Right)

Hearts on Fire – Encapsulate Pendant

Tacori Fine Jewelry – Champagne Sunset 18kt White & Rose Gold Diamond Cuff

Penny Preville – Deco Collection 18kt White Gold Pear Drop Earrings

Style Tip: Mix Metals

“Don’t be afraid to mix colors of metals. White gold, rose gold, and yellow gold all complement each other with the right outfit.” – Penny Preville

Q&A Jewelry Designer: Penny Preville

Company Name: Penny Preville

Designer: Penny Preville

Studio Location: Hackensack, NJ

Year of launch: 1978

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR COLLECTIONS?

The styles of my collections vary from year to year, depending on my influences at the time I’m designing. I’ve studied jewelry designs from all over the world, from ancient times to the near present and my collections span from Imperial Russia to Byzantine, Indian Raj to Art Deco. Design wise, I never limit myself and allow my own signature design elements to flow from collection to collection.

WHAT IS THE FIRST PIECE YOU DESIGNED?

One of the first pieces I designed was a ginkgo leaf earring. I was inspired by a tree that grew outside my dorm room in my freshman year in college. I’ve always been creatively influenced by my surroundings, whether they are from everyday life or adventurous trips around the world

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE PIECE?

I’ve designed thousands of pieces of jewelry. There have been signature pieces at different times in my career.  But it’s always changing, depending on the fashion at the time. Rather than focus on a signature piece, I feel I have signature design details that I’ve become known for. Among these details are highly intricate hand engraving, millegrain, and an overall feminine and romantic styling.

NAME ONE THING A PERSON SHOULD SPLURGE ON?

I have been told that my jewelry designs are ageless. Modern day heirlooms that can be passed from one generation to the next. Splurging on a piece of jewelry that either has special significance, or a piece that can be worn every day, or that never goes out of style makes the most sense to me.

Penny Preville Bridal Collection