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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$375.00
 
This thin WWAKE open ring features a radiant opal and sparkling diamond at each point of the open center. Perfect for stacking and nestling into other rings in WWAKE's collection.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • $2,694.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand and features a nestled sapphire that rests on top of a opal. It is set on a thin yellow gold band and looks lovely stacked or worn alone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire and opal.
  • $315.00
     
    This thin WWAKE open ring features two soft blue opals at each point of the open center. Perfect for stacking and nestling into other rings in WWAKE's collection.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • $667.00
     
    Simple and chic, these WWAKE earrings showcase a cluster of opals and one diamond set in a triangle setting.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
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  • $419.00
     
    A simple, goes-with-everything ring from WWAKE. This staple ring features four glowing opals that are prong set on a high polish thin gold band. Mix this colorful ring into your daily stack rotation!

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opals.
  • $1,224.00
     
    This elegant WWAKE necklace features an iridescent moonstone accented by a brilliant white diamond and pale blue sapphires. Set on a sparkling gold chain, this asymmetrical arrangement creates the illusion of weightlessness.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires, moonstone and diamonds.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long with spring ring clasp.
  • $477.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE features a tiny diamond that rests on top of a nestled opal. It looks lovely stacked or worn alone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $292.00
     
    These darling studs from WWAKE are set by hand and feature two tiny opals paired perfectly together. They have a wonderful glow.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opals.
  • Measure a tiny 3/16-in. long.
  • $440.00
     
    This delicate stacking ring from WWAKE features a small, sloped arc with a single, prong set opal. The perfect addition with your daily stack.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • $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.
  • $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.
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  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
  • $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.
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  • $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.
    $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!
    $407.00
     
    A gorgeous earring from WWAKE that will be a go-to in your collection! These studs feature radiant 2mm opals that are topped with dazzling white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Diamonds total 0.06 carats.
  • Earrings measure 3/16-in. long.
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  • $525.00
     
    This bright stacking ring from WWAKE 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.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Diamond totals 0.03 carats.
  • Finished with a thin band.
  • $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.
    $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.
    $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.
    $524.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from jewelry designer WWAKE features a vivid opal and diamond that have a slight crossover. The ring looks lovely stacked or worn alone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • $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.
    $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.
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