BEJEWELED: JOANNA CAVE

It was love at first sight when we first spied the entrancing designs of London-basedJoanna Cave. Now it's your chance to get up close and personal with the brains behind these beauties. — JoannaCave.com

Describe your designs in three words: Ethnic. Petite. Architectural.

How did you get started in the jewelry industry? When I was sixteen, I worked at my father’s designer jewelry shop in the summer. It’s located on a Greek island. It was inspiring and I knew instantly, that’s what I wanted to do.

What materials do you most like to work with? Silver, gold and pearls.

What’s one thing jewelry design has taught you about life? Happiness. I’m happiest when lost in my designs. It’s like a different dimension of the brain.

What’s your greatest professional accomplishment to date? Designing a hotel room for the fashion house hotel in the style of my jewelry. It was fantastic seeing the end result.

What’s one thing people would never guess about you? I’m half Greek.

Priceless means: Having the freedom to do as you please.