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?

Why Choose Platinum?

Why Metal Matters - Choose Platinum at Michael C. Fina

At Michael C. Fina, we always make sure our clients are fully educated when making an engagement ring or wedding band purchase.  While the style of a ring is entirely up to the individual, we always say that the ring should be platinum.  Platinum is pure and stands the test of time.  Platinum is a symbol of your commitment to each other.  When it comes to forever, choose platinum.

Image courtesy of Platinum Guild International.

Our 2013 Diamond Dash

Michael C. Fina’s fourth annual “Diamond Dash: Dash for a Diamond & a Cure” was held on Saturday, October 26, 2013.  Congratulations to this year’s winners, Rachel & Jordan!  They were the lucky recipients of a $20,000 platinum and diamond engagement ring from Hearts On Fire!

Want to see more from this memorable day?

Check out a recap of the day on the fabulous proposal blog How He Asked!

Also check out a slideshow from the award-winning photography team at Photomuse!

 

Congratulations again, Rachel & Jordan!

The Big Question – Platinum vs. White Gold

Platinum vs. White Gold - The Knot Winter 2013

Do you know the differences between platinum and white gold?  In the Winter 2013 issue of The Knot, we gave expert advice along with Platinum Guild International and the World Gold Council to ensure that all couples are better educated before making a decision about the metal for their engagement rings and wedding bands.

Which metal would you choose?

Platinum

Why Choose Platinum? - The Knot Winter 2013

White Gold

Why Choose White Gold? - The Knot 2013

“Marry Me”

In August, Jason Derulo filmed parts of the music video for his hit single “Marry Me” at Michael C. Fina’s Park Avenue location in Manhattan.

The video premiered on September 23 and it features a platinum and diamond engagement ring, available exclusively at Michael C. Fina!

Platinum Radiant Engagement Ring (8.83ctw), Featured in Jason Derulo's video for "Marry Me," available exclusively at Michael C. Fina

To check out the ring in person, stop by 500 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

To view similar rings, please visit our website.

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.

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?

What does she want? Platinum!

Over 80% of women say they would prefer platinum for their engagement ring!

Platinum is one of few high quality metals with a naturally white luster.  It is also one of the only metals that can be used in almost its pure form [90%-95%], and it does not tarnish as easily as white gold.  Since it can be used in such a pure state, platinum is naturally hypoallergenic, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin.

Known for its superior durability, platinum will not wear away over time and will not change shape the way many other metals will.

Found in very few mines throughout the world, platinum is 30 times rarer than gold and one of the rarest metals on the planet.  A high melting point and the difficulties in extraction and refining are the reasons platinum tends to be more expensive than gold.