Mike Isik, a New Jersey native, is one of the go to guys, for when ballers want to get iced out. Throughout the years Isik has developed a great reputation amongst some of the biggest names in professional sports and the music industry. He's who players reach out to when they want to get a special piece, for their special someone. Lets meet Mike Isik.
Q: How did you get your start in the jewelry industry?
A: My father started the business in 1994 and I eventually took over in 2000.
Q: What was the most difficult part?
A: Transitioning to social media. I was always one who never wanted people to know my or my clients business. But today everyone wants to know who you’re working with. So it’s time to show them who I really am.
Q:When did you start working with celebrities and athletes?
A: I first started with the music industry in 1999. Then expanded to athletes in 2002.
Q: What has that been like for you, to work with so many high-end clients?
A: I can’t even explain it. It’s been amazing. I've met and became friends with so many people. I’ve got invited to so many special events, birthdays, weddings.
Q: What does it mean to you to be able to be part of a players special moment, when they ask you for a custom engagement ring?
A: For someone that can go anywhere in the world to buy their engagement ring or any piece of jewelry and they choose me. It means a lot. I thank them in believing and trusting me.
Q: Out of all the athletes you've worked with, is there anyone you consider a friend?
A:This is a tough one. I’ve made a lot of friends. I consider everyone who I work with a friend. The list is too long and I hope they don’t get mad if they see this article, but there are a few I’ve gotten very close with that I consider family. I’ve known these two for 18 years now. They have helped me so much in my career and changed my life, Albert Pujols and Placido Polanco.
You can see Isik's work on his Instagram page: @isikjewlery