To Our Valued Customers:

After nearly 85 years, our family has made the difficult decision to close our online doors. As we wind down over the coming weeks, we intend to fulfill open orders but will no longer be taking new orders. We are grateful to you, our loyal customers and all those we have done business with over the years, for your unwavering support and commitment and will forever consider you part of the Michael C. Fina family.

In 1935, our grandfather, Michael Charles Fina, asked our grandmother, his future wife, Rose Rosenblatt for a $500 loan to start his own business. She countered with an offer he couldn’t refuse. “I will invest in your idea, but I want to be your partner.” A negotiation that landed him more than just a partner in business – but a partner in life.

Soon after, they opened Michael C. Fina, a wholesale silver showroom on 47th Street in Manhattan. Six years after that, they were married – an unlikely yet perfect pairing; our Italian Catholic grandfather from Brooklyn and our grandmother, a Polish Jewish girl from Queens. In a few short years, our grandparents grew a successful business and had two children- George and Charles. Our grandmother still managed to be active in the local PTA as well as treasurer of the synagogue.

By the 1950s, they opened their first retail location at 580 Fifth Avenue, which they soon outgrew. The brand quickly became synonymous with luxury home goods and served New York’s elite including Frank Sinatra, Estée Lauder and Thomas Watson Jr. Michael C. Fina even provided the silver for the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.

As time passed, George and Charles became integral to the business, working alongside their parents every day to learn the ins and outs of retail. The retail business continued to flourish with the help of the family’s third generation, and Michael C. Fina became the ultimate destination for brides – servicing thousands of brides a year, and eventually becoming the first retailer to offer online wedding registries in 1999. Much like those of our customers’, our milestones were endless.

Today, as we reflect back on our legacy, we are honored to have been able to fulfill our grandparents’ mission: to help make our customers’ most important milestones unforgettable.

As a family, we have always wanted to do the right thing by our customers and vendors while providing that signature Michael C. Fina experience. We have found that the emotional aspect of the Michael C. Fina in-store experience — made all the more special when shopping for significant life events, often alongside loved ones — was not something we were able to replicate online.

As today’s consumer continues to shift to a virtual marketplace, we explored all our options to determine the best way to proceed and it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to close. We are eternally grateful to all of you who have been part of the Michael C. Fina brand. We want to thank you for sharing your weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and all of the other happy occasions in your lives. It has been our privilege to serve you.

We know customers may have other questions, so starting today, you can see our FAQs at https://www.michaelcfina.com/ for all information on existing orders as well as outstanding store credits.

We wish all of you well, as you continue to celebrate new beginnings and milestones throughout your lives.


With Gratitude,

The Fina Family

Frequently Asked Questions:

We will no longer be taking new orders.

We intend to fulfill and deliver all orders to the address you provided when the order was placed. If at any point your order cannot be fulfilled, we will reach out to you directly. For questions regarding open orders, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-289-3462 or email us at info@michaelcfina.com.

Returns of recently purchased merchandise are governed by their respective return policies. If it was purchased on or before March 20, 2019 and is still within the permissible parameters of our 30 day return policy, you may return it for a refund. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-289-3462 or email us at info@michaelcfina.com for further information. All sale items and all orders placed on or after March 21, 2019, are Final Sale and cannot be returned.

We package all of our products well so they arrive to your home safe and secure. If an item does arrive damaged please notify us within 10 days. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-289-3462 or email us at info@michaelcfina.com and we will provide instructions on how to obtain a refund on your damaged item. When you contact customer service they will ask you for pictures of your damageditem(s), packing slip and box.

We have recently remitted 100% of active credits and gift card value to each state’s respective Unclaimed Property division. After these amounts have been processed by the state, customers can claim their remaining store credit or gift card value via their state’s Unclaimed Property website. To start the process of reclaiming these funds please visit http://www.unclaimed.org/ and click on your state of residence when you registered or shopped with us. You can then file a claim with the state to obtain the funds from your state’s Unclaimed Property division under its state laws and regulations. It may take some time for the funds to become available. Each state is different so we are not able to communicate any time frames for customers to claim their funds. You will have to check back with your state’s respective Unclaimed Property website until it is available for you to claim.

We are glad you are pleased with your purchase. Many of the items can be found on Zola.com. Additionally, the websites of the respective brands of each item often list retailers where their products are sold.

We are pleased to share that if you have an existing registry with Zola containing Michael C. Fina items, in most cases, those items will remain available on your registry. Should any of your purchased gifts become unavailable, you will be contacted directly. For questions please contact Zola Customer Service at support@zola.com.

We are happy you registered with Michael C. Fina on Zola. In most cases, items on existing registries will be fulfilled. In the instance that your registry cannot be fulfilled, you will be contacted directly. For questions please contact Zola Customer Service at support@zola.com.

Thank you for your interest in creating a registry with us. While new registries can no longer be created on our website, we encourage you to create a registry with our longtime trusted partner, Zola, by visiting https://www.zola.com/wedding-registry.

For jewelry repair/servicing, please contact Studio Twenty-Three Hundred at (212) 653-8733 to make an appointment.