our business


Mike’s Custom Jewelry has been serving the Salt Lake area for over 35 years, creating unique and trend-setting jewelry that dazzles, delights, and makes memories that last. We know the importance of finding the perfect stone and setting for an engagement, wedding, or special occasion.

Whether you have a clear vision for what you want, or you are just starting to dream, come in and let our jewelry design experts guide you toward an exquisite piece that will be loved for a lifetime.

With combined experience exceeding 150 years, we make sure you have the knowledge and personal attention you need to make selections that feel like a match for you. We take the time to teach you about the jewelry, learn what you like, and work with you to choose a custom piece that is truly one-of-a-kind. Count on exceptional service, impeccable craftsmanship, and experts who truly care about you and your experience in our store. Our top priority is earning your absolute trust and satisfaction.

OUR people

Michael Holmes

Founder & Owner

Michael revealed his natural talent for making jewelry when he was just 12 years old doing silversmithing in shop class. Encouraged by his grandmother, who bought him a rock cutter, Michael started cutting turquoise. His craftsmanship earned the respect and admiration of local Native Americans in Southern Utah, who became his first customers. Michael spent his teenage years cutting commercially for jewelry manufacturing, and learning the arts of gold-smithing and silversmithing. He opened Mike’s Custom Jewelry at age 23, confident that he could succeed by providing an extraordinary experience to everyone who walked through the door.

Michael’s premier skill is making custom pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. He is committed that each piece reflects the unique purpose for which it is intended, whether it is an upcoming marriage, anniversary, graduation, or preserving a diamond that has been in the family for years. Michael’s talent as a craftsman is matched by his gift for building trusting relationships with his customers, many of whom are now friends. He guarantees satisfaction, and goes out of his way to help people honor and celebrate the significant events and relationships in their lives.

Dino Tsortanidis, G.G.

Manager & G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist

Dino has been in the jewelry business since 1987 and is a G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist and appraiser. He is our location’s buyer of gemstones, diamonds and finished jewelry. Dino specializes in custom designs and loves assisting our customers with any and all questions they may have about gemstones, jewelry; and helping them create beautiful, unique, and special pieces for a lifetime of enjoyment.


Master Goldsmith

With over 50 years of custom design and gold-smithing, Doug is our resident master gold-smith. He is known for his signature style of sketching, carving, and casting each item by hand. His skill and experience are unmatched; and he is dedicated to making each piece of jewelry a work of art. If you can imagine it, Doug can create it.

Anastasia Tsortanidis

Senior Sales Consultant


Sales Consultant


Sales Consultant & Digital Media


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