Twenty years ago Maya was working full-time as a social worker with inner city youth in New York City. After unsuccessfully searching for a perfectly sentimental piece of jewelry for her mother’s 50th birthday, she was inspired to make her own necklace, using the skills she had perfected during all of those nights of beading and wire wrapping. Soon strangers and acquaintances were asking who the designer was and Maya Brenner Designs was born. When in search for a chic mom centric necklace to commemorate the birth of her daughter in 2007, Maya created her most popular and sought after style to date – the Asymmetrical Letter Necklace. In 2016 this collection was made world famous when Meghan Markle was spotted wearing an “MH” necklace, revealing her fairytale relationship with Prince Harry.