It was 14 years ago that I first met Penny Preville when she visited TIVOL for a trunk show. (Penny Preville is shown above right with Cathy Tivol in 2013.) By that time we had carried her jewelry for a few years, and already she was a fan favorite for many of our customers. (Something that still remains true.)
Penny’s story is as charming as her jewelry is beautiful. More than 20 years ago she began making pieces inspired by her grandmother’s collection of vintage jewelry. Penny has memories of her grandmother’s necklaces, rings and earrings from when she was a child, and her affinity for that classic style has never diminished.
What’s great about Penny is that she always re-creates her core pieces so they are ever-present in her collections. Her aesthetic, however, continues to progress with the latest fashions as she creates new works, custom designs and one-of-a-kind pieces for avid collectors, making her line all the more special.
Of her newest collections, I’m mad for this square Asscher bracelet (below), which we just received in our cases. It’s to die for! The piece remains classic because it goes with everything and it looks good on everyone.
But that’s the beauty of Penny Preville jewelry in general. You can wear her to any occasion – literally – from running errands in jeans to black tie events. So many of her pieces can be mixed and matched as well, quickly changing a look from day to evening.
Beyond fashion jewelry, the Penny Preville bridal collection is also stellar. The bridal jewelry provides a vintage feel just as her everyday pieces do, yet the collection’s modern touches make it highly wearable to meet today’s sensibilities. The look offers an “estate” quality to the jewelry, but with the durability of contemporary manufacturing.
It will be interesting to see where Penny takes us next with her future collections. In recent years we’ve explored everything from oversized aquamarine slices to geometric yellow gold pieces. Personally, I think Penny Preville will go back to her roots with a reinvented Art Deco look. But as always, the new designs are certain to be vintage inspired with a modern twist – her signature style.