Collection Obsession: Watercolor by Penny Preville



Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean our thirst for brightly painted goodies just up and disappears. Enter designer Penny Preville with the new Watercolor collection—an art-inspired take on the year’s in-demand rainbow—to satiate our craving for color.

Penny Preville Watercolor ombre band
Watercolor ombré band in 18k rose gold with 6.4 cts. t.w. sapphires, $5,490
Penny Preville Watercolor slider bracelet
Watercolor slider bracelet in 18k white gold with 1.55 cts. t.w. round rainbow sapphires, $4,580

Designed to resemble watercolor paintings, each piece in the collection—rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces—is splashed with color, from the pink and blue ombré styles to those rocking straight ROYGBIV.

Penny Preville cushion Watercolor bangle
Watercolor bangle in 18k yellow gold with 8.4 cts. t.w. cushion-cut rainbow sapphires, $9,450
Penny Preville Watercolor long earrings
Long earrings in 18k rose gold with 5.04 cts. t.w. cushion-cut sapphires and 0.53 ct. t.w. diamonds, $6,890
Penny Preville Watercolor necklace
Watercolor collar necklace in 18k blackened gold with 9.3 cts. t.w. round sapphires, $11,465
Penny Preville Watercolor pink ombre band
Watercolor pink ombré band in 18k yellow gold with 6.4 cts. t.w. sapphires, $5,490

For Preville, nearly 40 years have passed since she introduced the first designer collection for her eponymous brand, the very first pieces crafted from simple beads and feather accents. Today, the much-expanded line (from fashion to bridal) is award-winning and adored by jewelry lovers and celebrities alike.

Penny Preville Watercolor bangle
Watercolor bangle in 18k yellow gold with 1.75 cts. t.w. round rainbow sapphires, $4,995
Penny Preville Watercolor vibrant bangle
Watercolor vibrant bangle in 18k rose gold with 1.75 cts. t.w. round rainbow sapphires, $4,995

“The rainbow sapphire colors were inspired by the colors of the Pre-Raphaelites’ artworks, specifically Dante Gabriel Rossetti,” says Preville. “Using pastel multicolored sapphires in the collection gives the appearance of the watercolor paintings I have always admired. I’ve always experimented with ombré—color has always been an important part of my designs—and finally achieved the look I desired that radiates a subtle rainbow effect. I also think of my grandmother’s use of color in her hand-painted Limoges china as inspiration.”

Penny Preville Watercolor ear climbers
Watercolor ear climbers in 18k white gold with 4.2 cts. t.w. cushion-cut sapphires, $4,470

 

Penny Preville cushion Watercolor bangle
Watercolor cluster bangle in 18k rose gold with 6.3 cts. t.w. cushion-cut sapphires and 0.52 ct. t.w. diamonds, $9,750
Penny Preville Watercolor blue band
Watercolor blue ombré band in 18k white gold with 6.4 cts. t.w. cushion-cut sapphires, $5,490

The collection is available in 18k yellow, rose, and white gold, and each stone has been hand-selected by Preville to create the perfect look. Styles are available through Penny Preville retailers and are also sold at pennypreville.com.