Tristen Ikaika Jewelry Update | Shark Tank Season 13

Tristen Ikaika turned a ring made from a spoon into a social media empire. His limited-edition jewelry drops made from a host of recycled materials sell out quickly, leaving customers wanting more. After sharing his story on Shark Tank Season 13, will the sharks want to put a ring on it? It’s time to find out in our Tristen Ikaika update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Tristen Ikaika after Shark Tank!

Tristen Ikaika appeared on Shark Tank Season 13 and left with a deal from Kevin O’Leary for $250,000 for 15% equity. In terms of a Tristen Ikaika update, the company is still in business and it seems that the deal with Kevin never closed. Further, Tristen was able to add a core collection of rings to complement the limited edition product drops, giving customers more accessible avenues to his designs.

Shark: Result:
Kevin O’Leary Accepted deal of $250,000 for 15% equity
Barbara Corcoran $250,000 for 20% equity
Mark Cuban No Offer
Lori Greiner No Offer
Daymond John No Offer

Shark Tank Tristen Ikaika Update

Tristen Ikaika Update Shark Tank

  • Entrepreneur: Tristen Amal Ikaikamaikai’ikaneokalani Persons, aka Tristen Ikaika
  • Business: Limited edition rings made from spoons and other recycled materials
  • Ask: $250,000 for 5% equity
  • Result: $250,000 for 15% equity
  • Shark: Kevin O’Leary

Tristen Ikaika is a one-man show. He makes rings out of recycled materials like spoons and forks and sells them in big online ‘drops,’ which are hyped up on social media.

The rings represent his experiences exploring the world, and they’ve become a hit with fans. Starting with a single spoon from his mother’s house, he’s grown into a successful and sought-after jewelry brand.

The sharks are impressed with his $525,000 year-to-date sales, especially because he only sells product drops once a month.

After being asked about furthering revenue, he shares that he wants to create a core collection for his website that customers could buy at any time, in addition to his limited-time drops.

Lori Greiner doesn’t think it is an investable business, even though it is great for Tristen himself. She drops out because of this.

Next to voice an opinion is Daymond John. He would need too much of the company to make an investment, and it would be insulting. Therefore, he decides to not make an offer at all.

In contrast, Kevin O’Leary does make an offer, though he states that it is a risky deal. Since Tristen is a one-man operation, if something happens to him, Kevin will lose his investment.

Regardless, he offers $250,000 for 50% equity, as well as insurance in case something happens to Tristen. The sharks are taken aback by the large equity ask in Kevin’s offer.

Before Tristen can counter, Barbara Corcoran makes an offer, too. She offers $250,000 for 20% equity.

Surprisingly, Barbara’s more reasonable offer prompts Kevin to lower his equity ask to 15%. Needless to say, Barbara is less than thrilled about Kevin undercutting her offer and doesn’t hold back in letting him know.

Mark Cuban then drops out on the back of these offers, leaving the two sharks to battle it out.

After some deliberation, Tristen decides to go with Kevin’s offer because he doesn’t want to give up the extra equity.

So, how is the trendy jewelry company doing now? We’ll find out in our Tristen Ikaika update.

Unsurprisingly, it looks like the Tristen Ikaika brand is still thriving. He appears to be transitioning the brand identity, referring to the company currently as Ikaika Studios on its website and social media channels.

Since Shark Tank, Tristen has introduced a signature collection with a huge variety of rings in addition to his monthly drops. A limited branded clothing line is also available, but the majority of products are rings on the Tristen Ikaika website.

Tristen is also still leaning into his influencer status. If you’d like to keep up with him, you can also find him on Instagram where he has more than 11,000 followers, or TikTok, where he’s got more than 84,000 loyal followers of the brand.

As far as the deal goes, there’s no mention of Shark Tank anywhere on the Ikaika website, and it seems like the deal with Kevin was never finalized.

Regardless, we’re sure our next Tristen Ikaika update will show continued success for the jewelry influencer and his brand.

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Kimberly is a writer for Shark Tank Recap. She has written episode summaries and updates across multiple seasons of Shark Tank, with a focus on complete and accurate information since 2021. She believes that getting the business aspects of each deal correct is extremely important for viewers and fans. Her favorite Shark Tank products are The Wobbles and Rocketbook!