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Inspired by the tradition of art breaking with convention, WWAKE offers?a new perspective on heirloom jewelry. With a thoughtful balance?of tension & scale, WWAKE re-contextualizes jewelry into?unexpected arrangements and modern silhouettes. Our pieces deliver?the experience of art through simple & valuable objects.

Our selection?of jewelry is defined by our?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 conflict-free diamonds.
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,?she assisted NYC artists and galleries before falling into design. After making a series of necklaces based on textile sculptures,Yau developed WWAKE in 2012 with the intention of merging art with the intimacy of jewelry.?WWAKE quickly evolved in its use of materials and?has since developed into the full line of fine jewelry that it is today.

The brand is ever-experimenting with the boundaries of traditional jewelry and?also includes?sister?fashion?jewelry collection, titled?Closer.

Since its launch WWAKE has been recognized?by?publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, W Magazine, Elle, and Glamour, to name a few, and has been worn by celebrities such as Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, and Emma Watson.
2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 - Arts & Style
2014 Design Entrepreneurs New York City?(DENYC) Class Member?
Photo compliments of Jesse Dittmar.