Communion - n. The act of sharing one's thoughts and emotions with another or others; intimate converse. Communion by Joy specializes in providing refined, bohemian, yet edgy and architectural fine jewelry that is an intimate communion of sorts between the jeweler and the wearer. Joy Smith, the designer behind Communion by Joy, believes that making jewelry is a spiritual experience. Her inspirations come from all forms of art and everyday life. Meditating on each piece before creating it, Joy allows herself to be used as a creative vessel. As noted by the designer, women who wear Communion by Joy have a strong sense of self and portray that in their style. They are women who have a penchant for art, travel and the spirit of life, are constantly on the go, and are looking to connect emotionally to the jewelry they buy. Joy uses the ancient practice of lost-wax carving, making each handmade piece a slightly one-of-a-kind treasure.