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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$1,050.00
 
A luxe new layering piece from WWAKE. This captivating chain has a pressed herringbone design that gives the chain a liquid gold look.
  • Handcrafted in 10-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Necklace measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • Necklace measures 18-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
This necklace is extremely delicate and should be handled with extra care. When not being worn, we strongly recommend keeping the chain laid flat and stored in a safe and sturdy box / the packaging we provide. 

This chain cannot be repaired, it's important not to twist or bend it. It is not flexible and can permanently dent or tear. Please do not add any pendants to the chain.
$995.00
 
A luxe new layering piece from WWAKE. This captivating chain has a pressed herringbone design that gives the chain a liquid gold look.
  • Handcrafted in 10-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Necklace measures 1/8-in. wide.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with a lobster clasp.
This necklace is extremely delicate and should be handled with extra care. When not being worn, we strongly recommend keeping the chain laid flat and stored in a safe and sturdy box / the packaging we provide. 

This chain cannot be repaired, it's important not to twist or bend it. It is not flexible and can permanently dent or tear. Please do not add any pendants to the chain.
$1,521.00
 
This sleek WWAKE earring showcases marquise shaped opals and white topaz floating on a solid gold bar that tapers into light-weight wire. Wear this single as a bold statement or a pair with WWAKE's other bright earrings for a curious elegance.
  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and white topaz.
  • 12mm x 3.25mm opal totals 0.53 carats.
  • 8mm x 4mm white topaz 0.65 carats.
  • Front Bar measures 1 1/2-in. long.
  • Back Bar measures 4-in. long.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, NY. 
The Botany Collection draws from lush greens and sculptural forms found in nature— from plant life, to insects, to mineral formations.
$644.00
 
A luminous opal and sparkling white diamonds are scattered along either side of these simple gold WWAKE hoops.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • 2mm opals total 0.06 carats.
  • 1.5mm diamonds total 0.03 carats.
  • 1mm diamonds total 0.01 carats.
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  • $524.00
     
    Detailed by hand, this thin stacking ring from WWAKE has the teensiest pop of color with two prong set opals perfect spaced and a single diamond that offers a touch of brilliance. This ring allows you to create your own one-of-a-kind stack and the possibilities are endless.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamond and opal.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $880.00
     
    A captivating organic stacking ring! This beautiful WWAKE ring showcases an organic triangle formed from white rose cut diamonds and blue sapphires prong set along a thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in blue sapphire and diamonds.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $597.00
     
    This stunning WWAKE ring features a green gradient from deep green to white tones. Three tourmalines and a white diamond are mounted in calculated, complementary sequence.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in Tourmaline and Diamond.
    • Tourmaline and diamond measures 2mm.
    • Diamond totals 0.03 carats (FG-SI).
    • Green and Blue Tourmaline totals 0.06 carats.
    • Light Blue Tourmaline totals 0.03 carats.
    • Finished with a fine gold band.
    • Handcrafted in New York City, NY. 
    The Botany Collection draws from lush greens and sculptural forms found in nature— from plant life, to insects, to mineral formations.
    $1,028.00
     
    This stunning WWAKE single marquise shaped opal floats on a solid gold bar that tapers into a light-weight wire.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in opal.
    • 12mm x 3.25mm opal totals 0.53 carats.
    • Front bar earring measures 1/2-in. long.
    • Back earring measures 3 1/2-in. long.
    • Handcrafted in New York City, NY.
    $494.00
     
    This WWAKE ring features two mirrored opal stones on a flat band for an unexpected, bold silhouette. Perfect for everyday wear.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in opals.
    • 2mm Opals total 0.06 carats.
    • Finished with a 2.5mm band. 
    • Handcrafted in New York City, NY. 
    The Botany Collection draws from lush greens and sculptural forms found in nature— from plant life, to insects, to mineral formations.
    $470.00
     
    This WWAKE stacking ring features mirrored white diamonds that create a delicate, subtle silhouette. Stack this fine ring with WWAKE's other thin bands.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in diamonds.
    • 2mm diamonds total 0.06 carats (FG/SI).
    • Finished with a thin gold band.
    • Handcrafted in New York City, NY. 
    The Botany Collection draws from lush greens and sculptural forms found in nature— from plant life, to insects, to mineral formations.
    $412.00
     
    This WWAKE stacking ring features a mirrored tourmaline and diamond that highlight a subtle, complementary contrast in color.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in tourmaline and diamond.
    • Diamond totals 0.03 (FG/SI).
    • Light Blue Tourmaline totals 0.03.
    • Finished with a 1.3mm gold band.
    The Botany Collection draws from lush greens and sculptural forms found in nature— from plant life, to insects, to mineral formations.
    $353.00
     
    This sweet WWAKE ring features two mirrored tourmalines that highlight complementary green tones. Stack this fine ring with WWAKE's other fine bands!
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in green tourmaline.
    • Green and Blue Tourmaline totals 0.03 carats.
    • Light Blue Tourmaline totals 0.03 carats.
    • Tourmalines measure 2mm.
    • Finished with 1.3mm gold band.
    • Handcrafted in New York City, NY. 
    The Botany Collection draws from lush greens and sculptural forms found in nature— from plant life, to insects, to mineral formations.
    $864.00
     
    This stunning WWAKE stacking ring features four iridescent opals and two white diamonds, mirrored and set in a row —a strong and simple design.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in opal and diamond.
    • Opals total 0.12 carats.
    • Diamonds total 0.06 carats (FG-SI).
    • Diamonds and opal measures 2mm.
    • Finished with a 1.2mm gold band.
    • Handcrafted in New York City,  NY. 
    $1,155.00
     
    This dazzling WWAKE stacking ring features six brilliant white diamonds, mirrored and set in a row —a strong and simple design.
    • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
    • Detailed in diamonds.
    • Diamonds total 0.18 carats (FG-SI).
    • Diamonds measure 2mm.
    • Finished with a 1.33mm gold band.
    • Handcrafted in New York City,  NY. 
    $350.00
     
    Another stunning stacking ring from WWAKE. 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.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $445.00 Available by Special Order
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand 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.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $380.00
     
    Crafted by hand, these dainty and delicate earrings from WWAKE will enhance your everyday looks. These tiny stud earrings feature prong set opal posts followed by tiny emerald drops. They are attached by delicate chaining.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and emerald.
  • Measures 3/8-in. long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $525.00
     
    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.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $690.00
     
    This delicate ring stack from WWAKE features two WWAKE rings stacked together. The first ring features a natural opal, nestled in a small arc and topped with a prong set diamond framed perfectly by their wrapped triangle band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Wrapped Triangle Band is 10-karat yellow gold.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $390.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand and features a single nestled 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 opal.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $775.00
     
    A subtle dazzler, this WWAKE necklace showcases an asymmetrically set tourmaline and pink sapphires that dance along the fine gold chain. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in tourmaline and sapphire.
  • Tourmaline measures 3mm across.
  • Pink sapphires measure 2mm across.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with spring ring clasp.
  • $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.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $380.00
     
    These WWAKE earrings showcase two pale pink sapphires nestled in a simple setting on gold posts, appearing to float on your ear.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink sapphires.
  • Measure 3/16-in. long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $568.00
     
    These chic studs from WWAKE have simple elegance. These tiny bars are finished with 2mm pink sapphire, sunstone and a sparkling white diamond. They are perfect for your everyday stud rotation!

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire, sunstone and diamond.
  • Measures 5/16-in. long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $470.00
     
    Stack to your hearts content with this standout ring from WWAKE! This thin ring features 3 tiny prong set opals accompanied by dazzling white diamond. The perfect addition with your daily stack.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamond totals 0.03 carats.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $655.00
     
    From WWAKE with a lovely pop of color, these studs are perfect for everyday. Round opals are prong set asymmetrically in open gold circles.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Measures 1/2-in. across
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $360.00
     
    These dainty studs have simple elegance. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars are finished with a tiny diamond on one end.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamond.
  • Diamonds total 0.06 carats.
  • Bar measures 1/2-in. long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $690.00
     
    Perfect for stacking, this ring from WWAKE features two prong set opals of different sizes on each end accented with four white pave diamonds. It is open in the center, allowing for endless stacking possibilities.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and pavĂ© diamonds.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $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.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $1,181.00
     
    A captivating organic stacking ring! This beautiful WWAKE ring showcases an organic triangle formed from white rose cut diamonds prong set along a thin gold band.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in white diamond.
  • Rose Cut Diamonds measure 2-3mm.
  • Round diamonds measure 1-1.5mm.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $455.00
     
    These chic studs from WWAKE have simple elegance. The classic three-step design showcases bright opals and brilliant white diamonds.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Measure 5/16-in. long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $1,145.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE is made by hand and features a single nestled rose-cut diamond. It is set on a thin yellow gold band and looks lovely stacked or worn alone.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamond.
  • Diamonds total 0.14 carats.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $859.00
     
    Simple yet stunningly elegant, this WWAKE stacking ring features mirrored pink sapphires, sunstones and diamond. Nestle this ring with WWAKE's other thin rings for a luscious stack.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in pink sapphires, sunstones and diamond.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $1,315.00
     
    This elegant WWAKE necklace features a blush tourmaline accented by pink sapphires, sunstones and a brilliant white diamond. Set on a sparkling gold chain, this asymmetrical arrangement creates the illusion of weightlessness.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in tourmaline, sapphires, sunstones and diamond.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with a spring ring clasp.
  • $2,695.00
     
    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.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $290.00
     
    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.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $903.00
     
    A simple, goes-with-everything ring from WWAKE. This staple ring features a tourmaline, pink sapphires and a white diamond that are prong set on a high polish thin gold band. Mix this feminine ring into your daily stack rotation!

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in tourmaline, pink sapphire and white diamond.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $631.00
     
    A simple, goes-with-everything ring from WWAKE. This staple ring features a sunstone, pink sapphires and a white diamond that are prong set on a high polish thin gold band. Mix this feminine ring into your daily stack rotation!

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sunstone, pink sapphire and white diamond.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $480.00
     
    This delicate necklace from WWAKE is handmade and features a small arc with a single opal. Perfect for everyday wear and layering.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Pendant measure 1/2-in. across and 1/4-in. long.
  • Measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with a spring ring clasp.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $254.00
     
    This delicate stacking ring from WWAKE is handmade and features a small arc with a single, tiny diamond. The perfect addition for your daily stack.

  • Handcrafted in 10-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamond.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $835.00
     
    Chic and elegant, this dazzling WWAKE necklace showcases a bias design detailed with bright blue opals and white diamonds. Perfect for everyday layering.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Pendant measures 7/16-in. across.
  • Necklace measures 16-in. long.
  • Finished with a spring ring clasp.
  • $690.00
     
    Simple yet stunningly elegant, this WWAKE stacking ring features four mirrored sapphires. Nestle this ring with WWAKE's other thin rings for a luscious stack.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphire.
  • Finished with a thin gold band
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $505.00
     
    This subtle ring showcases bright sapphires seemingly floating atop the thin gold band. Perfect for nestling into WWAKE's other stunning stacking rings.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in sapphires.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $315.00
     
    This thin gold WWAKE open ring features one white diamond 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 diamond.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $920.00
     
    This brilliant stacking ring from WWAKE showcases a bias design detailed with bright natural opals and a sparkling white diamond.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $490.00
     
    Chic and elegant, this WWAKE stacking ring showcases a three point design detailed in opal and diamond. Perfect for everyday stacking.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Finished on a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
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