About Us

Ritual Gems is the home of authentic gemstone malas & ritual-inspired jewelry. Our pieces are designed with the highest standards and only high quality components go into all of our items.  All of the jewelry items on our website are made exculsivly by Ritual Gems in the USA.  Our malas are crafted either in house, or designed by us and made by a select group of female artisans in India. We choose to work with these crafters to support the culture who gave us these tools for meditation.

Our Promise to You

Each mala is created with care and focus throughout the entire process, choosing and chanting mantra that resonates with the components as they are crafted. We are confident you will feel the thought & care that went into crafting each piece.

Lepidolite Labradorite Mala

Gift Wrapped

All malas & jewelry come wrapped in a gift box. We can include a card & gift message at no extra cost.


All of our items are hand-crafted.  Our jewelry & prayer beads are all US made. Our malas are crafted by our team of artisans in India, respecting the culture they originated.

High Quality

We use only the best quality components. All gemstones are natural and not man-made, altered or dyed.

Made with Love

Everything from Ritual Gems is made with care and intension. Each and every item is closely inspected for quality and we only work with trusted sources who pay fair wages. 

Only The Best Quality

International Gem Society
About Us - amethyst crystal cluster

What makes a Ritual Gems piece stand out from the rest? Our tireless search for authentic and quality gemstones & materials. None of the gemstones we use are dyed or man-made. The stone labeled “amethyst” is exactly that — not dyed to be darker or purple-colored glass. The current market for stones is flooded with sellers claiming authentic gem quality. And many well-meaning artisans who work with gemstones simply don’t know what to look for or how to tell the difference.  With the help of our certified gemologist and our policy of only buying from the best and most trustworthy sources, we can guarantee the authenticity of our gemstones. Our attention to detail means that the gemstones in our collection are certain to radiate their fullest energies to support you and your intention.

Our Story

Liz Nichols

Owner – Jeweler – Designer

Liz - founder of Ritual Gems

Liz’s love of gemstones started at a very young age. She frequently visited the Smithsonian Institute Museum as a child, where she would spend hours peering into the display cases in the gemstone, mineral and fossil section. Although her love of stones made a geology degree tempting, her love of chemistry and how the body functioned lead her follow a path in the life sciences.

After graduating with a Biochemistry & Genetics degree, Liz continued exploring her fascination with crystals in a macro-molecular crystallography lab where she was in charge of growing crystals from protein molecules.

But, despite a love of science and her work in a biomedical lab, her life took a different direction after a big move in 2008.  Now, running Ritual Gems and crafting jewelry is her full time passion. After several courses in metalsmithing she took a course in wax carving with Joel Olson where she found a love for this medium. Many of her more recent designs are made with the lost wax casting process.

About Us - Natalie Flowers Artist

Natalie Flowers

Natalie is a skilled crafter who loves to knit and sew. She creates the beautiful meditation cushions found on our website.

About Us - Joel Olson

Joel Olson

Joel is an expert jeweler, goldsmith, silversmith & model maker. He has designed or assisted in designing several pieces for Ritual Gems.


Ritual Gems is located on the Kitsap Penninsula, near Seattle, WA.  To see our products in person, contact us.



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