NEW YORK—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 offers a collection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and its wedding registry.
"We've set the tables of clients' grandparents, their parents, and now them,” Michael C. Fina President Steven Fina said in a statement. “Our store spans three generations and so do our clients. We've become an icon to New Yorkers when they are getting married. We've become part of families' traditions, and not many companies can say that, especially retailers in Manhattan."
According to 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.