Malpha is handcrafted jewelry brand made in New York designed by Maiko Oba. She is a Japanese designer, born in Tokyo Japan.
When Maiko became a jewelry maker, she felt making jewelry led her to who she truly was. She became so passionate about her work, falling in love with each technique, the processes of this meticulous and fulfilling craft.
Her brand Malpha symbolizes confidence, elegance and beauty. With each piece that she's made, she hopes that it not just seen, but wishes it's wearer to show their expression and individuality. Maiko believes that jewelry is not just a product, it's purpose is to encourage it's wearer, an encouragement for everyone to feel and be true to themselves, owing their confidence; with the power of positivity. The word Malpha includes "Alpha" in Japanese alpha doesn't just mean the best or number one. This word "Plus Alpha" means to add more to your lifestyle, you are already perfect, but to add more beauty which you can never have too much of, is essential with Malpha Jewelry