608 Fifth Ave., Ste. 405, New York, NY, 10020
at 49th St.
By ClaireC3519 on 10/3/2013
My fiance proposed with a Mc2 bloomed gold Flora ring and it made the most thrilling of occasions infinitely more exciting. I'd never seen anything like it - classic, yet completely original and absolutely gorgeous. It's perfect. Walter has been incredibly helpful and kind throughout the sizing and ordering of our wedding bands. Everything at Mc2 is done with such care and generosity. This is what she wants. Trust me.
By starning on 9/23/2013
The first McTeigue and McClelland ring that I ever saw belonged to my best friend. I was enthralled as I'd never seen anything like it. Years later my boyfriend asked her for help picking out my ring and he surprised me with the Bella Flora ring. It's been a couple of months and everyday I love the ring even more. It's such a unique piece and absolutely perfect in every way. On top of loving my ring, Walter McTeigue has been so great. When I said that I was reluctant to part with the ring for a week to get it resized, he invited us to Great Barrington to their studio so that they could resize the ring while we waited. The visit was so lovely and really part of the amazing experience of owning a ring designed by these great people.
By LuigiVampa on 8/23/2013
The best. After searching ~8 months for a once in a lifetime jewelry purchase, I discovered Mc2. Samantha Larson and Mc2 delivered the best gem, the best ring/setting, the best execution, and the best service. The gem was a rare and difficult to locate hue. I viewed 100+ stones. Mc2 found a clear winner. It was the best hue, good saturation, unheated, and a good cut. Mc2 also introduced me to interesting stones that I would love to purchase in the future. The ring and setting were an unusual design. I searched through many jewelry books and spent 100s of hours viewing online images. But I didnā€™t find anything like the Mc2 design. I especially like how the ring, setting, and prongs are integrated with the stone. In some ring designs the wiring from the basket holding the stone is unsightly. The Mc2 design obviated this flaw. Samantha provided exceptional service. She continually responded to my seemingly endless inquiries long after I expected her to tire of them. Now I have a body of knowledge to employ in future purchases as well as a reliable jeweler. Moreover, Samantha translated the exacting requests described in my non-professional terms to lexicon understood by the fabricators so that the custom design I wanted was how I hoped. Mc2 earned my highest recommendation: I encourage anyone to consider them.
By Claven72 on 8/5/2013
I bought my wifes engagement ring from MC2 close to 4 years ago, and I have to say it's still the best purchase I've ever made. The ring is as beautiful now as it was when I bought it, and my wife still smiles everytime she looks at it. Walter was extremely easy to work with, and at no point in time did I ever feel pressure to buy something that I wasn't 100% sure about. Initially my plan was to buy a diamond elsewhere (possibly blue nile or the diamond district), and just get the setting from MC2. They were very patient and helpful with regards to my diamond search, even offering to review the stats for me to ensure I didn't miss anything. In the end I bought both the diamond and setting from MC2, and I'm happy it worked out that way. Can't recommend these guys enough.
By Berks2013 on 4/20/2013
I knew that my gf wanted something unique, but I didn't know where to begin. The team at McII was extremely helpful bringing a complete novice up to speed with the numerous aspects that go into the perfect ring. John took the time to explain the 4 C's (and many other practical considerations that I never would have imagined), while accompanying each description with a tangible example. There is also a noticeable difference between salesmen and craftsmen. The McII team never appeared pushy or sales-driven. They were much more concerned about getting it "right" than getting it "done". For someone who was extremely nervous about making such a large purchase, the McII team provided a comfortable environment to make such a momentous decision. From a logistics stand point, Walter was incredibly accessible in both New York City and Great Barrington. I couldn't have been happier with my experience, and we couldn't be happier with the result.
By Berks2013 on 4/20/2013
I knew I wanted a say in the ring, but my boyfriend wanted it to be a surprise. So I decided I would do some research so I could give him hints of what I liked. From the beginning, I didn't want a solitaire. I didn't love prongs, and I didn't want my ring to look like anyone else's. But then I visited McII, and I fell in love (with a ring, not another man). Each ring looked unique and special. With vintage flair and designs that screamed artisanal, I knew I had found the place. And to my surprise, the ring that was most perfect was a solitaire. But it looked nothing like any solitaire I had ever seen. I was simple and elegant, subtly detailed and beautiful from ever angle. The craftsmanship was astounding. How could they make a solitaire look so different and unusual? You'll have to check them out to find out! I look at my now and I am so happy. It is the perfect ring for me, and the perfect ring for us.
By liseclavel on 1/3/2013
After I saw McTeigue and McClelland's jewelry for the first time, I looked around for other rings with creative settings like theirs; I couldn't find anything else that stood out even remotely. My fiance met with Walter in New York and picked out a beautiful sapphire set in the floral band, and I absolutely love it (though that doesn't mean I don't go to their web site every now and then to browse other rings... their diamonds and rubies are amazing, and I love the diamond cuffs on some of their bands). We are having our wedding bands made with McTeigue and McClelland also: Walter met us in New York and helped us choose matching wrought iron bands with gold inside. They've been lovely to work with, helpful and available but never pushy. I couldn't be happier with my engagement ring, and we can't wait to see our bands. I'm not a jewelry person--I rarely wear anything but my engagement ring--so I love having one thing that's so special and gorgeous.
By meerases on 4/25/2012
I had been eyeing MC2 for a couple of years now. When my fiance and I decided to have our wedding bands made with them, I was thrilled! Samantha Larson not only made the process exciting and smooth, but has become a friend of mine :-) She worked very closely with me to design a wedding band that complements my engagement ring, but is beautiful enough to stand on its own. We knew we were going to work with Asscher stones because that is the center stone in my engagement ring, and Samantha made excellent suggestions to create a band that is vintage-inspired and uniquely engraved! There won't be another wedding band in the world like it, and that's why I cannot WAIT to wear it! Samantha also helped me design my fiance's wedding band and it is so distinguished and gentlemanly - exactly what he wanted. I have no question in my mind that their craftsmanship and attention to detail always result in the most beautiful jewelry. You will never regret working with this jeweler - their jewelry is timeless. I have a feeling we will be coming back again and again for those special pieces in the next 50 years ;-)
By AllyM on 3/27/2012
My fiancee and I bought my engagement ring from McTeigue and McClelland and we both absolutely adore it. We both fell instantly in love with MC2, particularly because of their combination of beautiful antique stones and vintage inspired settings. They seemed so unique, but yet still classic at the same time (the same can't be said for some of the well-known high-end stores that almost everyone else seems to covet). After finding out how much time, effort and craftsmanship goes into each ring, there was no way that my ring was going to come from anywhere else. So, even though we are based in London and there are lots of great jewellers here too, we committed to a MC2 ring. My fiancee made arrangements for us to celebrate my birthday with a long weekend in Boston and Great Barrington, which turned into the most amazing engagement weekend! Walter and John made us very much at home (their shop is super cute too!), and we even got to stick a pin in the map of the world which depicts where MC2 customers have travelled from (I think it says a lot about a jeweller if customers are willing to travel thousands of miles to buy such an emotionally important piece of jewellery such as an engagement ring!). Since we have returned to the UK, I have had endless compliments about my ring and a couple of people have told me that it is the prettiest ring that they have ever seen. I wouldn't change it for the world and I'm so glad that we bought my special ring from MC2.
By tandm on 12/16/2011
McTeigue & McClelland created the perfect engagement ring for me. I very much wanted a ring that was unique - and did not focus on a diamond centre stone. The team at McTeigue & McClelland patiently worked with my fiance and me at both their NY office and at their store in Great Barrington to craft the most gorgeous, vintage-inspired sapphire ring I could imagine. We already talk about passing it on through the generations.