Humaning is hard | Wear more malas
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About a kurious life


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Being human can be hard but it doesn’t mean we need to aimlessly suffer. Whether it be gemstone jewelry, crystals, meditation tips, or little treasures for you and your home, we provide tools to help you navigate the challenges of humaning. 

a kurious life supports your humaning journey by making wearable reminders in the form of necklaces and bracelets. We combine the traditions of gemstone energy work with the history of Buddhist meditation tools. To complement our gemstones, we offer little meditative tips to bring mindfulness and presence to both the happy and hectic moments in your life.



a kurious life was founded in 2018 by BIPOC entrepreneur, Alice Kay Lee. Social awareness and sustainability are core principles we value as a company. We recognize that there is a lot of work to be done to make our world a safer, cleaner, more equitable place for all. Donating resources to communities in need and using only recyclable/reusable packaging are the small first steps we are taking. We are excited to integrate more practices that move us in that direction as our company grows.

There are always new things to learn, new people to meet, and new places to see. Our work works (see what we did there) because we all do it together.  Whether you love what we make, or you have a suggestion for us to improve, we'd love to hear from you. Humaning is hard; you don't have to do it alone.



The history and traditions of prayer and meditation jewelry date back centuries and are found throughout the world in many religious traditions. Malas are a type of prayer or mantra meditation necklace used by Buddhists and people seeking to anchor their meditation practice to the present moment. Traditionally Malas have been made with natural materials such as wood, lava rock, and stones. 

a kurious life pairs the rich tradition of mala making with the use of gemstones to help amplify personal intentions. The gemstones are chosen for their specific qualities and when combined create a frequency that resonates with the intention you seek, akin to a crystal prescription*. We like to call them “our wearable intention reminders” and use them as an object of everyday beauty as well as an anchor to the present moment in our own meditation practices.  

For more information about our malas check out our free Anatomy of a Mala.


Humaning is hard. Wear more malas.


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