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Zindagi जिंदगी : Zin-di-gee

1. is an Urdu word of Persian origin, which means "life" 


 Zindagi is a company that creates spirited, graceful and sophisticated artistry inspired by culture, tradition, and travel. We want our pieces to expose you to something new. Whether it's a new craft, a new place, or a new word, we hope to move you in any way we can. Our goal is to create unique artifacts you get to see, keep and appreciate.


Our pieces are conversation starters. We offer a selection of carefully designed and curated jewelry and apparel. Craftsmen with years of experience share their talent through our pieces. When you wear them out and you get complimented on them, we encourage you to start a conversation, share about the story of the piece, and perhaps, make a new friend. We mean it when we say we want to inspire you in any way we can!


All of our pieces are made in small batches under ethical working conditions. We source the best materials from small, family-owned businesses. Our jewelry and apparel are crafted in small ateliers, owned by families whom we've worked with for years and consider them our very own family. It is truly important for us to create with the highest quality materials and be respectful to our partner artisans and the environment. 

  Manipur Kaliyan Ji and Maria Jose  Mukesh and MJ


Our brand jewelry collection is 100% hand made in a family-owned and run atelier. We use silver, gold, a variety of semiprecious stones and several crafts such as meenakari and hand carving to make rare, beautiful pieces.

Findings is a hand-picked collection of one-of-a-kind accessories, made of different materials, that María José discovers on her travels to India.


Our apparel is made with high-quality Indian textiles including: cotton, kadhi, chanderi silk, muslin, and finely woven gauze. We are truly privileged to have our collection hand block printed by experienced craftsmen based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Block printing requires tremendous skill and time, making every single piece a true work of art.


Designer | Curator

María José Padgett

I was born and raised in Honduras with a passion for travel and exploring unknown places. Eager to learn about people and traditions around the world, I moved to Dallas to study Markets & Culture at Southern Methodist University. In 2014, love took me to India where I instantly lost my heart to its gorgeous scenery, endless traditions and gracious people. I continue to explore the country's beauty and unmatched craftsmanship to celebrate the richness of India through our culture and tradition inspired pieces. 

The love and passion I have for my company and products are about what they represent: a culture, endless traditions, and a level of craftsmanship that is so foreign to what I grew up with. Exploring distant places and meeting incredible people, so different to me, have made me grow and appreciate beautiful diversity. 

Our pieces have been designed, with discovery in mind; wear them on your next quest or your next dinner. 

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