MEET YOUR MAKER!
Sydney Khan is from Santa Barbara, California and grew up with the mountains and ocean to cultivate a natural curiosity for the beauty all around us. She went to an alternative school growing up which cultivated her interest in art and community. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child and Family Sciences and wishes to pursue a masters in Art Therapy. She hopes to one day open a therapeutic arts based community hub which connects youth and local artists.
Sydney Khan, the founder of Tropikali is firm believer in the power of creative expression and release. Through this expression we transcend and reach parts of yourself that are hard to communicate with at a conscious level. She has been tinkering around with jewelry since the age of 12 and recently picked it up again seriously after taking a job in the industry. Tropikali is bold, unique and handcrafted which offers a wide variety of styles, vibes and trends you will see throughout the collection. Tropikali began with the inclination to make jewelry which encourages confidence and empowerment through adornment. Some days you just don't feel your best, but you still get up and out and take on the day, our jewelry is there to add a punch to your outfit and leave you walking out thee door feeling fierce.
We use gemstones which appeal to different areas of the body and awareness. Regardless of your belief in the healing properties, each stone is unique and carries different properties which can serve as reminders to the healing power of perception and awareness. Throughout the day you might touch your necklace or earrings and remember the intention you set for yourself that day. That's why we're here to help you look your best and feel your best while remaining connected to the world around you.
BEHIND THE NAME
Kali Ma, the fierce goddess in Hinduism, stands for fierce authenticity and revels in the destruction and rebirth of life. Kali Ma represents liberation, death of ego and rebirth. My logo is in the shape of a lotus with three eyes (just like the goddess Kali) and these represent the past, present and future. The lotus shape is representative of the growth of these beautiful flowers which comes from darkness, which is necessary for their growth.