Michael C. Fina Sample Sale: Dazzling Deals
Founded in 1935, Michael C. Fina has been local to Fifth Avenue ever since. Helming the notoriety of being among the very first companies in New York City to feature bridal registry services, Michael C. Fina continues to be widely known for their spectacular selection of bridal jewelry.
This year marks the third anniversary of the popular Michael C. Fina Sample Sale, but only the first year that they are offering fashion jewelry at a discount as well, rather than strictly bridal pieces.
The lunchtime rush was in full effect as I entered the first day of the store’s sample sale. Anxious brides and nervous groom-hopefuls crowded around the glass displays that held engagement rings and wedding bands for 30-70% off. The 30% off display featured platinum, white gold, and rose gold engagement rings and wedding bands. Although platinum continues to be the most popular choice in bridal rings, according to a Fina employee, white and rose gold are making a strong comeback. Duly noted!
While making my way through the crowd I discovered a nice selection of bridal rings in the 60% off display, including a fun selection of stacking bands, ideal for an anniversary present. The small array of bridal rings discounted at 70% off were on the traditional side and for the most part ignored by the excited, young shoppers.
In knowing Michael C. Fina is known for their traditional and bridal jewelry I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice selection of fun, fashionable pieces for a casual day. The back room played home to this assortment, which was on display for 40% off. A pretty 14KT Hamsa Necklace was one of the standouts of the area. The necklace is a blend of white and yellow gold, as well as silver, and features diamond detail within the hamsa ($726, orig. $1,210, pictured).
There were also some great, simple necklaces with funky diamond encrusted accents such as the evil eye, a skull, anchors, and individual initials ($339, orig. $565). Some more traditional pieces in the 40% off section included gorgeous white gold tennis bracelets with diamonds ($1404, orig. $2,340, pictured), a diamond bouquet necklace and chandelier pendants.
Another piece featuring the evil eye as a hanging tag was on the dazzling white and rose gold initial rings ($780, orig. $1300, pictured).
Before calling it a day take a peek at the cases in the middle of the store, which hold classic strands of pearls for 40% off, as well as pieces featuring Tahitian and golden pearls, also on sale for 40% off. Nearby there is also a small collection of colored rings for 60% off, such as the popular pink ruby and diamonds with gold ring ($2,268, orig. $5,670, pictured), blue topaz with white diamonds ring ($2,040, orig. $5,100, pictured), and the yellow topaz with diamonds gold ring ($3,828, orig. $6,380, pictured).
The Michael C. Fina Sample Sale lasts until 8PM on August 2nd, providing plenty of time for you jewelry lovers to make your way to 545 Fifth Avenue. With a beautiful selection of necklaces, bracelets, and engagement rings, there is no better time to start kissing up to your loved one, in hope of a very special, and very gorgeous gift.
WHEN: 8/1 – 8/2; W-Th (11-8)
WHERE: 545 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
By Caitlin Colford
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