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Join us on March 6

Furrer-Jacot Trunk Show at Michael C. Fina

Join us on Thursday, March 6 for a Furrer-Jacot Trunk Show!

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

New York, NY 10022

10:00am to 7:30pm

Introducing the new 2014 wedding band collections, as well as the premier of Furrer-Jacot’s new engagement ring collection.

Have the chance to make your vision come to life with a custom wedding band sketch by Lucas Ruppli, the Head of Design at Furrer-Jacot.

Enjoy complimentary engraving with your Furrer-Jacot wedding band purchase!

RSVP by emailing events@mcfina.com today!

Meet Lucas Ruppli

Meet Furrer Jacot Designer Lucas Ruppli - Michael C. Fina

For nearly 20 years, Lucas Ruppli has been Chief of the Design Department at FURRER JACOT in Switzerland, overseeing the development of outstanding luxury partner jewelry.

Lucas Ruppli was born in Schaffhausen, a small town famous in Europe for its gold and silversmith ateliers. This influence, combined with his childhood passion for collecting gemstones, motivated him to become a goldsmith. As the Chief of the Design Department at Furrer Jacot, Switzerland, he is also responsible for the goldsmith students within the company. Mr. Ruppli is constantly teaching willing young apprentices the art of craftmanship and manufacturing of jewelry. In addition, he is a consultant at a technical college for future goldsmiths. In 2000, Mr. Ruppli reached the final of the Diamonds International Awards and in 2004 he was one of the winners of the renowned Diamonds International Awards.

His sources of inspiration are based in so many different fields such as nature, architecture, the society or industrial design. The father of two personally prefers to explain the design idea for each individual as: “I deeply care about creating objects that have shapes and forms and relationships which derive from nature, architecture, society at large or from the mechanical industry. Looking at technical objects, I am interested about the details and on how they are integrated in the whole object.”

The designer also needs peace of mind, physical, mental and emotional well-being in order to be able to create. But the spark itself emerges from something deeper, something that triggers a chain of thoughts that will lead to something as significant as a wedding band. “I combine things that might not fit together,” he says in a calm and reserved voice, “for example, how can I make a wedding ring out of a pigeon that has been run over?” It may sound provocative on the surface, but it makes sense, more often, it may be one of the fundamental laws of creativity. The designer needs the mental tension, the dissonance that seeks a resolution in a finished product.

When a happy couple purchases wedding bands designed by him, then the tension is present as well as the resolution; certainly an excellent prospect for a healthy and harmonious marriage.

Furrer Jacot Wedding Band Designs by Lucas Ruppli - Michael C. Fina

Lucas Ruppli will be at Michael C. Fina (500 Park Avenue) for a special Furrer-Jacot trunk show on Thursday, March 6.  Clients will be able to speak with him about his designs and the event will be introducing the new 2014 wedding band collections, as well as the premier of Furrer-Jacot’s new engagement ring collection.  For more information or to make an appointment for the event, please email events@mcfina.com.

The Ultimate Promise with Mark Patterson

For over 25 years, Mark Patterson has created stunning, handcrafted jewelry that combines traditional styles with sleek, modern touches for an inimitable signature look.

These gorgeous designs reveal Mark’s focus on quality craftsmanship that seamlessly blends the old and the new. Mark Patterson’s focus on simple, yet beautiful, pieces imbues both his bridal and fine jewelry with a timeless flair that will never go out of style.

 

Mark Patterson jewelry is sold in Manhattan exclusively at Michael C. Fina.  To view his beautiful designs in person, visit our store at 500 Park Avenue (E. 59th Street between Madison & Park).

 

Credit: Mark Patterson Jewelry from Erik Thienes on Vimeo.

A Renaissance Romance

Temple St. Clair's Bridal Collection at Michael C. Fina

“What I love most about Temple St. Clair is that each piece tells a story, whether about history, nature, astrology, or humanity. When you purchase a piece of jewelry from Michael C. Fina, it is helping you create a special moment in your own history.  What better way to commemorate a moment than with a piece that not only conveys beauty, but also deep meaning?”

~Steven Fina

Temple St. Clair’s romantic designs were introduced at Michael C. Fina in February of 2011.  Since then, her distinctive pieces have marked the special moments in the lives of many of our brides and couples.  Temple’s designs are for the woman who embraces the modern world, but who still has a true passion and appreciation for the art, culture, and history of our ancient one.

Temple St. Clair‘s Bridal Collection can be found exclusively in Manhattan at Michael C. Fina.

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.

A Little Extra Holiday Sparkle with Tacori!

Holiday Tacori Trunk Show at Michael C. Fina

We invite you to a special Tacori Trunk Show at Michael C. Fina (500 Park Avenue) on November 22-23.  Come view the entire collection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and fashion jewelry.  For two days only, receive exclusive offers of up to $1,000 when you make a Tacori purchase!

To secure your appointment today, please email events@mcfina.com.

To learn more, please visit our website.

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

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.

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