Originally from Santa Barbara, California, Sydney Khan grew up cultivating a deep curiosity for the surrounding natural beauty. During her younger education, her love for art and community developed. She later graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child and Family Sciences. She is a certified Yoga and completed her 200 HR Training at Hotpot in Oakland, California. She incorporates mindfulness, art, and social justice into everything she does, to understand more about herself and community.


Sydney Khan, the founder of Tropikali, is a firm believer in the power of creative expression and release. Through this expression she believes we transcend and reach parts of ourselves 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 after taking a job in the industry.

Tropikali is bold, unique and handcrafted, offering a wide variety of styles, vibes, and trends you will see throughout the collection. Tropikali began with the inclination to make jewelry that encourages confidence and empowerment through adornment. Some days you just don't feel your best, but you still get up and take on the day - our jewelry is there to add a punch to your outfit and leave you walking out the door feeling fierce. We use gemstones that 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. These 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. We’re here to help you look your best, feel your best, and support you to remain 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. The logo is in the shape of a lotus with three eyes (just like the goddess Kali) and represents 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. 

“Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” – Unknown