WWAKE Bio

Designer WWAKE

WWAKE

Wing Yau is a New York-based designer born in the Pacific Northwest. Hailing from a background in sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design and a childhood in Peru and Papua New Guinea, Wing's interest lay within both art and indigenous crafts. Following the belief that an art object resonates with the voice of its artist, Wing fell into making jewelry - attracted to the inherent life that heirlooms carry forever. After creating a series of necklaces based on textile sculptures, she developed WWAKE in 2012 with the intention of merging art with the intimacy of jewelry.

Inspired by the tradition of art breaking with convention, WWAKE offers new perspectives on heirloom jewelry, distinguished by minimal forms and marked by meaningful detail, signature contour shapes, unexpectedly light stone arrangements, and other-worldly stones. All WWAKE jewelry is crafted in New York with the finest quality materials and ethically sourced stones.

In 2014, WWAKE was awarded the Racked Young Guns Award and was chosen to participate in the Design Entrepreneurs New York City class of 2014.

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$682.00
 
These brilliant earrings from WWAKE are perfect for everyday wear! Each stud features interlocking gold circles accented with a bright sapphire.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire.
  • Measures 5/8-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $445.00
     
    This unique ring from WWAKE features an angled design with a bezel set marquise opal center accented with a tiny sapphire. Perfect for stacking with WWAKE's thin rings.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and sapphire.
  • $4,118.00
     
    Simple yet stunningly elegant, this one-of-a-kind WWAKE ring features two mirrored trillion cut sapphires, offset by a brilliant opal and classic white diamond.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires, opal and diamond.
  • Sapphire totals 1.54 carats.
  • Opal totals 0.03 carats.
  • Diamond totals 0.03 carats.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $426.00
     
    These chic WWAKE earrings showcase an elegant pale blue sapphire that hangs delicately from a gold chain attached to an iridescent moonstone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire, moonstone and diamond.
  • Measures 1/2-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $340.00
     
    WWAKE's Tonal Collection makes a quiet statement with soft and tonal blues. This thin gold open ring features two pale blue sapphires at each point. Perfect for stacking and nestling into other rings in WWAKE's collection.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • $636.00
     
    This striking ring features a pale blue sapphire and brilliant white diamond offset by an iridescent moonstone, floating on the edge of an elegant gold band. Inspired by dance, this piece has an abstract, playful look.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire, diamond and moonstone.
  • $656.00
     
    This bright WWAKE ring showcases an iridescent moonstone flanked between pale sapphires and a brilliant diamond, creating a subtle blue color palette.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire, diamond and moonstone.
  • Diamond totals 0.03 carats.
  • $453.00
     
    This 14k gold ring mimics the shape of our signature Triangle Ring. Three delicate pale blue sapphires mark each point of the triangle. Perfect for nestling into WWAKE's other stunning stacking rings.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • $1,088.00
     
    Catch the light in an unexpected way with this elegant moonstone and sapphire cuff from WWAKE.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in moonstone and sapphire.
  • $581.00
     
    This elegant WWAKE stacking ring showcases a line of four pale sapphires. The Tonal Collection makes a quiet statement with soft and tonal blues.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • $589.00
     
    These WWAKE earrings showcase iridescent moonstone sits in the middle of two solid gold posts projecting outward at a wide angle. The tip of each bar is anointed with a pale blue sapphire.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire and moonstone.
  • Measures 5/8-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $297.00
     
    A simple statement – a pale blue sapphire perched on the edge of a hanging gold bar. The joint is seamless, so this earring will invisibly affix to your ear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire.
  • Measures 1/2-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $739.00
     
    This asymmetrical WWAKE necklace features an iridescent moonstone accented by a pale blue sapphire and a brilliant white diamond. Set on a sparkling gold chain, this arrangement creates the illusion of weightlessness.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire and diamond.
  • Measures 16-in. long with spring ring clasp.
  • $320.00
     
    WWAKE's Tonal Collection makes a quiet statement with soft and tonal blues. This thin gold open ring features one pale blue sapphire prong set in the center of the band. Perfect for stacking and nestling into other rings in WWAKE's collection.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire.
  • $1,461.00
     
    These stunning earrings from WWAKE are sure to catch everyone's attention! Detailed in 14k yellow gold, these chain earrings feature multiple sizes of shining opals, diamonds, tanzanites, and emeralds. They measure 3 3/4" long and are posted.
    Was: $1,203.00
    Now: $757.89
     
    This delicate WWAKE cuff will be a sophisticated addition to your everyday stack! Set in 14 karat yellow gold, shimmering opals and dazzling white diamonds are individually bezel set and rest on this cuff. The cuff is finished with a thin gold wire that fits an average wrist.
    $437.00
     
    Crafted by hand, these dainty and delicate earrings from WWAKE will enhance your everyday looks. These tiny stud earrings are detailed by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and feature prong set emerald posts followed by tiny emerald drops. They are attached by delicate chaining and measure a teensy 3/8" long. Posted.
    $306.00
     
    These delicate studs unite vibrant color with simple sophistication creating the perfect everyday earring. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars are set in 14 karat gold and measure 1/2" long. Finished with a tiny emerald on one end.
    $306.00
     
    These chic studs have simple elegance in 14 karat yellow gold. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars measure 1/2" long and are finished with a tiny sapphire on one end.
    $416.00
     
    These chic studs from WWAKE have simple elegance. Detailed by hand in 14 karat yellow gold, these tiny bars measure 5/16" long and are finished with 2mm opals and a sparkling black diamond. Posted. They are perfect for your everyday stud rotation!
    $345.00
     
    From designer WWAKE an everyday stud that appears to float on the ear. These studs feature radiant 2mm opals that are topped with black diamonds. Each stone is prong set in 14 karat yellow gold, and measures 3/16" long. Posted.
    $525.00
     
    This bright stacking ring from WWAKE is detailed by hand in 14 karat yellow gold. Finished on a high polished thin band this ring features 2 tiny prong set opals accompanied by a sparkling white diamond and a larger opal. It offers a lovely pop of color to your stack or looks great worn alone. Diamond totals 0.03 carats.
    $437.00
     
    This sophisticated stacking ring from WWAKE is detailed by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features 3 tiny prong set opals accompanied by a black diamond. Finished with a high polished thin band. Looks great worn alone or stacked with WWAKE's other eye-catching rings.
    $472.00
     
    Stack to your hearts content with this standout ring from WWAKE! Detailed by hand in 14 karat yellow gold, this thin ring features 3 tiny prong set opals accompanied by dazzling white diamond. The perfect addition with your daily stack. Diamond totals 0.03 carats.
    $350.00
     
    Another stunning stacking ring from WWAKE. Set in 14 karat yellow gold and detailed by hand, this ring features an opal accented triangle that is finished on a thin gold band. Perfect for stacking and nestling into other rings in WWAKE's collection.
    $508.00
     
    This delicate ring from WWAKE is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features an emerald accented triangle that is perfect for stacking and nestling other rings in the collection! It is finished on a thin gold band and bound to become a new favorite.
    $1,145.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features a single nestled rose-cut diamond. It is set on a thin yellow gold band and looks lovely stacked or worn alone. Diamond totals 0.14 carats.
    $1,242.00
     
    This delicate stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features a tiny rose cut diamond that rests on top of another nestled rose cut diamond. It is set on a thin yellow gold band and looks lovely stacked or worn alone. Diamonds total 0.16 carats.
    $653.00
     
    These gorgeous studs from WWAKE are bound to become a favorite. Detailed in 14K yellow gold, a brilliant opal sits in the center of two gold posts extending outward at an angle with a smaller opal on one end and a diamond on the other. These earrings measure 5/8" wide and are posted.
    $359.00
     
    These dainty studs have simple elegance in 14 karat yellow gold. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars measure 1/2" long and are finished with a tiny diamond on one end. Diamonds total 0.06 carats.
    $246.00
     
    These dainty studs have simple elegance in 14 karat yellow gold. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars measure 1/2" long and are finished with a tiny opal on one end.
    $336.00
     
    This thin stacking ring by WWAKE is detailed by hand in 10 karat yellow gold and has a lovely matte finish. It adds an organic touch to your stack with an open diamond shape in the center that allows endless stacking possibilities.
    $690.00
     
    This delicate ring stack from WWAKE features two WWAKE rings stacked together. The first ring set in 14K yellow gold features a natural opal, nestled in a small arc and topped with a prong set diamond framed perfectly by their wrapped triangle band in 10K yellow gold.
    $872.00
     
    This dainty ring stack from WWAKE features three simple stacking rings set in 14K yellow gold with pointed ends. They are open in the center making them the perfect accent for your everyday stack.
    $653.00
     
    From WWAKE with a lovely pop of color, these studs are perfect for everyday. Round opals are prong set asymmetrically in 14K yellow gold circles measuring 1/2" across and are posted.
    $217.00
     
    This thin stacking ring by WWAKE is detailed by hand in 10 karat yellow gold and has a lovely texture. It adds an organic touch to your stack with two little raised stations placed along the band and is finished with a thin band that allows endless stacking possibilities.
    $442.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is detailed by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features 3 tiny prong set opals accompanied by one larger emerald. It offers a lovely pop of color to your stack or looks great worn alone.
    $354.00
     
    These dainty studs from WWAKE are handmade in 14 karat yellow gold and feature a crooked fold shape. We just love their simplicity and intricate detail that can be found in the texture of the gold. They measure 1/4" across and are posted.
    $354.00
     
    These dainty studs from WWAKE are handmade in 14 karat yellow gold and feature a curved echo shape. We just love their simplicity and intricate detail that can be found in the texture of the gold. They measure 1/4" across and are posted.
    $377.00
     
    These darling studs from WWAKE are set by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and feature a tiny opal and emerald paired perfectly together. They have a wonderful glow and measure a tiny 3/16" long.
    $445.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features a tiny opal that rests on top of another nestled opal. It is set on a thin yellow gold band and looks lovely stacked or worn alone.
    $807.00
     
    This dainty ring from WWAKE is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features a micropave triangle that is perfect for stacking and nestling other rings in the collection! It is finished with a thin gold band and is bound to be a new favorite. Diamonds total 0.045 carats.
    $387.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold and features a single nestled opal. It is set on a thin yellow gold band and looks lovely stacked or worn alone.
    $232.00
     
    This delicate stacking ring from WWAKE is handmade in 10 karat yellow gold and features a small arc with a single, tiny emerald. The perfect addition with your daily stack.
    $292.00
     
    This thin stacking ring from WWAKE is handmade in 14 karat yellow gold and has a single pinned pearl accent. The pearl rests on a thin band of yellow gold and it looks great stacked or worn alone.
    $465.00
     
    This thin stacking ring from WWAKE is set in 14 karat yellow gold with two small offset opals. The perfect, simple accent for your everyday stack.
    $378.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is set in 14 karat yellow gold with a small arc. The perfect simple accent for your everyday stack.
    $409.00
     
    This dainty ring from WWAKE is perfect for stacking. The ring is made by hand in 14 karat yellow gold with an opal in the suspended arc.
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