Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ricky has spent his
professional career helping couples celebrate their lives together.
Ricky has over 13 years of professional experience in the jewelry
industry and before he joined the team at Michael C. Fina, he managed
multiple jewelry boutiques throughout New York City.
A graduate of the Gemological Institute of America, Ricky has been
honored throughout his career as one of the top sales associates in the
country. For four consecutive years, the Platinum Guild has celebrated
Ricky as the top seller of platinum engagement rings and wedding bands
in the world.
In 2010, Ricky was honored by Hearts On Fire as a HOF Champion,
making him one of the top 15 sales associates in the world. It's the
people he meets through his work, though, that keeps him motivated each
day; like every engagement ring, their stories are unique, exciting and
beautiful. A true New York sports fan, you may catch Ricky at a Mets,
Knicks or Giants game when he isn't at work. Ricky currently lives in
Staten Island with his wife and two kids, Brianna and Little Ricky.
Lauren and I wanted to thank you so much for sending us to this place in
the picture! We had a blast & I cannot express how necessary the
reaction was. More importantly, I would like to sincerely thank you
everything you for everything throughout the year of our wedding. You
were extremely helpful to both of us; you made my wife feel beautiful
and special every time you had the chance, and finally, you were a
friend. I truly appreciate every piece.
Tee & Lauren
Having dealt with people from all types of businesses and services- from
shopping for automobiles to shoes- I have to say, you were the most
accommodating, informative and professional of them all!
Ben & Elisa
I think Michael C. Fina and Ricky Wubnig, Jewlery Consultant
should be reviewed with 6 stars instead of 5. The service that we
received at Michael C. Fina was off the charts! My fiance went to MCF
back in February to purchase my engagement ring. I know now, that he was
wowed with the consultant, Ricky who helped with the selection of
stone, band, and creation of my ring. He was also so genuine with my
fiance, that I will now not purchase jewlery from any one but him. Not
to mention the quality of my stone and ring from MCF is beautiful.
Everyone in the store was lovely to deal with, from the greeter at the
door to the jeweler who sized my ring, not once but two times. We cannot
wait to return to MCF and meet with Ricky for our wedding bands in the
coming months! Thank you Michael C. Fina for making these once in a
lifetime experiences the best anyone could ask for!
Nice store, great location, and they have a 60 days return
policy including the ability to trade the ring in to upgrade years
If you are buying an engagement ring, want quality and a unique ring
custom built to your desires at any price range, and don't want to be
the "guy who bought a ring from Kay Jewelers", then w/o question visit
MC Fina. If you just want to buy a ring...then like I said...go to Kay
Jewelers (a.k.a. you have a very boring life).
I recently was on the quest to buy a ring, and you realize just how
difficult it is to figure out 'the process" of buying the right diamond.
Talk about a "shady" process for the ring newbies! You would think
with the Diamond District being in NYC that the options would be
endless, but after awhile, the samples all look the same (like smelling a
cologne/perfume bottle over and over...you become dull to their
differences). Plus you just are not sure who is cutting corners etc.
They always say never buy at a retail store, but I would never not buy
from a retailer like MC Fina again. They made the process simple, had
you very involved, and end of day you walked out an expert amateur with
the knowledge they share while selecting from their vast inventory in
My fiance has particular taste and would never suffice for the diamond
you see on just about every girl's finger. The cut she wanted limited
my options elsewhere, but at MC Fina they had several samples ready and
waiting when I called ahead. Everywhere else had 1-3 samples ready, and
MC Fina had 12 at the exact "4 c's" I requested! That alone blew me
away. The learning experience was nothing short of enlightning as after
doing the same elsewhere, I walked out more confident with the major
purchase I was about to make,
Richard "Ricky" Wubnig was the best salesman w/o acting like a saleman I
have ever worked with in my life (and this coming from a sales guy). I
was never pressured into anything; he was sharp and intuitive about
what direction to go when I described what I wanted; and most of all he
always responded to his email/phone before, during, and well after the
sale. Guy even shipped me jewelry cleaner to make sure months later the
ring "was doing well". He also has some great ideas for proposals so
hit him up for 'em guys as that is as important as the ring!
Could I saved maybe a few grand putting the ring together elsewhere? Yes
but my fiance gets stopped by total strangers on a regular basis due to
the uniqueness of her ring, the quality and shine of the stones, and
how "one of a kind" it is. Don't imitate...better innovate by "building
your own" perfect ring and Ricky is an expert at helping create your
own ring..within budget too btw.
End of story my fiance and even I can't stop looking at the ring. We
are 100% coming back to buy our wedding bands ...once I can afford it
:-) Thanks Ricky.
I wanted to tell you that I purchased a Hearts on Fire
engagement ring for my fiancee Rachel Sassoon last week, and proposed to
her in NYC on Sunday.
I live in London and only came across your rings by chance because I was
looking to purchase a ring in New York instead of Europe. I really want
to thank you for making products that mean so much to my fiancée as
well as to me.
I purchased the ring from Michael C Fina on 5th Avenue in Manhattan and
they truly were an extension of everything you stand for. They treated
us like diamonds, took care of our every need and were just as
passionate about the rings you create as you seem to be.
Your rings says a thousand words. They encapsulate every thing it means
to get engaged and have represented an amazing start to my relationship
with my wife to be. My fiancée is so proud to now own one of your rings,
and even prouder to know that I think the world of her because I
purchased your product.
Thank you so much, I hope you expand further into Europe and your
product becomes well known over here.