About Us

Ritual Gems is the home of authentic gemstone malas & yoga-inspired jewelry. Our pieces are designed to enhance healing of mind, body & soul as well as build a connection to your highest self.

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
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What makes a Ritual Gems mala stand out from the rest? Our tireless search for authentic and quality gemstone beads. 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 – Artisan – 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 gemstone jewelry is her full time passion.

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Why We Give Back

A message from the owner of Ritual Gems:

“In early 2017 I spent a week volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand. The experience was incredibly inspiring and I wanted to do something more to help support this organization. I created the Save the Elephants Collection to support this organization and all who dedicate their lives to helping provide a better life to animals in need.”  ~ Liz Nichols

With every purchase from this collection you help the Elephant Nature Park and their efforts through the Save the Elephants Foundation.

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Ritual Gems is located in Seattle, WA.  To see our products in person, contact us.

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