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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $358.00
     
    A lovely pop of color, these circle studs from WWAKE showcase large prong set opals.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Earrings measure 5/16-in. in diameter.
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  • $1,090.00
     
    A gorgeous design set with spontaneous sparkle, these stud earrings from WWAKE are perfect for everyday! Interlocking gold circles are accented with bright opal and diamond accents.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and white diamonds.
  • Measures 13/16-in long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $635.00
     
    This striking ring features a pale blue sapphire and brilliant white diamond offset by an iridescent moonstone. Each stone floats 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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $455.00
     
    This fine gold ring mimics the shape of wwake's 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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $305.00
     
    These delicate studs unite vibrant color with simple sophistication creating the perfect everyday earring. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars are finished with a green emerald on one end.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in emerald.
  • Measures 1/2-in. long.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $420.00
     
    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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $653.00
     
    These gorgeous studs from WWAKE are bound to become a favorite. 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.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Earrings measure 5/8-in. wide.
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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $810.00
     
    This dainty ring from WWAKE features a micropavé triangle that is perfect for stacking and nestling with other rings in the collection! It is finished with a thin gold band and is bound to be a new favorite.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in diamonds.
  • Diamonds total 0.045 carats.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $415.00
     
    These chic studs from WWAKE have simple elegance. These tiny bars are finished with 2mm opals and a sparkling black diamond. They are perfect for your everyday stud rotation!

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in black diamond and opal.
  • Measure 5/16-in. long.
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  • $440.00
     
    This dainty stacking ring from WWAKE showcases 3 tiny prong set opals accompanied by one large emerald. 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 emerald.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $355.00
     
    These dainty studs from WWAKE are handmade and feature a crooked fold shape. We just love their simplicity and intricate detail that can be found in the texture of the gold.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Measures 1/4-in. across.
  • Posted.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $460.00
     
    These dainty studs have simple elegance. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars showcase one end finished with a tiny opal and the other with a brilliant diamond.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal and diamond.
  • Measures 1/2-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $355.00
     
    These dainty studs from WWAKE are handmade and feature a curved echo shape. We just love their simplicity and intricate detail that can be found in the texture of the gold.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Measures 1/4-in. across.
  • Posted.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $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.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $410.00
     
    This dainty ring from WWAKE is perfect for stacking. The ring is made by hand with an opal in the suspended arc.

  • 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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