First inspired by the sparkling treasures in her grandmother’s jewelry box, Penny Preville has emerged as an award winning designer, whose signature style is defined by femininity, luxury, and an eye for intricate detail. Preville studied art design and jewelry making from an early age through college and soon after began selling signature designed jewelry that would come to be her namesake collection. Fusing old world techniques and details with a contemporary sensibility, Preville’s collections strike a balance between elegance, fashion, innovation and “wearability.”
“I am influenced by fashion and culture, but I also believe in continuity. A designer should remain true to their style,” she explains. “I am constantly refining the collection and re-evaluating the customer’s needs.” Preville adds, “It’s fun! But the challenge is to keep pushing one step ahead of what women want. Jewelry is very personal and individual to the wearer. My goal is to keep designing pieces that will make a woman look and feel fabulous.”
Penny Preville’s entrepreneurial spirit and natural talent propelled her into wining her first award, the 1978 JA New Designer of the Year Award. Numerous awards were to follow through the years including The Blenheim Award for Continued Excellence in Design, Town & Country’s Diamond Designers Excellence Award, Town & Country’s Outstanding Achievement in Advertising and Marketing Award and The Women’s Jewelers Association Award for Excellence in Design. She was chosen as one of the leading American Jewelry Designers by the World Gold Council, and asked to participate and contribute to its International Gold Trends Book. Preville has been interviewed on CNN’s Entrepreneurs Show and profiled and featured in many fashion and trade magazines, such as InStyle, W, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Elite Traveler, as well as many top regional publications. Preville’s wedding ring designs have been twice highlighted on The Today Show ‘Throws a Wedding’ segment and featured in top bridal publications.
Penny Preville designs have been worn through the years by celebrities on the red carpet, in movie and television productions, and in their personal lives. Celebrity enthusiasts who wear and collect her designs include: Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Carrie Underwood, Rosario Dawson, Eva Longoria, Sandra Bullock, Hayden Panettiere, Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker, Oprah Winfrey, and the iconic Jackie Onassis.
Penny Preville jewelry is available in eighteen carat white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as platinum, delicately set with diamonds and other precious stones, incorporating elements such as millegrain and hand engraving. The collection is available at fine jewelers worldwide.