109 Years in the Making
The Pursuit of Mastery
Craftmanship and attention to detail runs in our family's veins.
With over 82 years of combined fine-jewelry experience, we bring the highest quality craftsmanship and materials to our pieces.
We also use the latest in 3D printing and CAD technologies to produce precision engineered pieces you will be proud to wear.
A Celebration of Generations
1909 - 1992
Wong Tai Shang
Our story begins with Wong Tai Shang, master sculptor and family patriarch. He rose from the station of apprentice to world renown sculptor of Buddhist images and created numerous exceptional works around the world. His work ethic and pursuit of mastery runs in the veins of our company.
Sam and Cindy Wong, son and daughter-in-law of Wong Tai Shang, immigrated to the United States in 1973. In 1977, they opened a jewelry store in San Francisco. Fourty-one years later, the store is one of the city's preeminent family owned businesses and specializes in high-end, contemporary jewelry.
In 1989, Sam and Cindy Wong gave birth to Alexander Wong. At a very young age, Alex developed a passion for technology and design. As a teenager, he built websites and computers and won multiple awards for graphic design and photography at the local and national levels.
In 2010, Alex graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and found his first, in a series of, startups in Silicon Valley. To date, he has raised more than $1.5MM in venture capital funding from investors including Tim Draper (investor in Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Solar City, Space X, Hotmail, etc.) and Softbank Ventures (investors in Nexon, DevSisters, etc.); designed, built, and published over ten titles on Facebook, iOS, and Android; topped #1 app store rankings in eleven countries; and, served over 1.5MM unique users worldwide. He also founded and taught a web-design course at UCB, which is still being taught today.
With the advent of the Apple Watch, Alex recognized the convergence of personal electronics and fashion and founded A. Wong & Co. in 2015. Our company is a celebration of three generations of work and mastery, and also a commitment to innovation, quality, and customer-centric service.
Design and Engineering
Awards and Recognition
Alexander Wong is one of the greatest programmers I have seen in my VC career. I have never seen someone who develops and releases three quality games every year all by himself without any stability issues. He is a real full-stack engineer with a proven track record.Jason WiPrincipal, Softbank Ventures
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015Medal and letters from First Lady, Laura Bush,
and Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg
The Wong Name
Changing the Face of Design
I worried that my Chinese last name, Wong, might hurt the public image of our pieces.
I struggled to find the right name for the company for months... I wanted a name that had a story behind it and that paid homage to my family’s work and journey, but I did not want to handicap the potential of the brand. I worried that my Chinese last name, Wong, might hurt the public image of our pieces.
I resolved to let the quality of our pieces and services speak for itself... to own my name and heritage and to tell my family’s story. Every person is born with a voice but sometimes it takes courage to use it. For those of us who might be heard, it is our duty to speak to try to make the world a better place.
For those of us who might be heard, it is our duty to speak to try to make the world a better place.