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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$320.00
 
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.
  • $434.00
     
    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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  • Handcrafted in New York City, New York.
  • $596.00
     
    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.
  • $545.00
     
    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.
  • $281.00
     
    These dainty studs have simple elegance. Detailed by hand from WWAKE, these tiny bars are finished with a tiny opal on one end.

  • Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold.
  • Detailed in opal.
  • Measures 1/2-in. long.
  • Posted.
  • $690.00 - $794.00
     
    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 pavé diamonds.
  • Finished with a thin gold band.
  • $563.00
     
    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.
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  • 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.
  • $430.00 - $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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