The Classic and Elegant Tennis Bracelet

July 08, 2023 2 min read

The Classic and Elegant Tennis Bracelet

Today, the tennis bracelet's simple and elegant beauty is a coveted staple, becoming a top fine jewelry trend that has regularly made its way in every special occasion. Not only is it an iconic piece for any event ensemble, but it's one that has the ability to become a treasured heirloom item in any jewellery collection.

What Is a Tennis Bracelet?

The bracelet is comprised of a setting of continuous diamonds, normally of equal size, which encircles the wrist. A classic tennis bracelet would showcase an all-diamond look, with very little visible metal between each stone. Claw or prong setting is the most common type of setting to really bring out the sparkle of each stone. Round brilliant cut diamonds are also the classic choice but a contemporary choice of oval, asscher, princess and even emerald cut diamonds will never falter.

White gold whether 9ct, 14ct or 18ct enhances the diamonds with a sleek fluid effect.  

History of the Tennis Bracelet?

It was first known as an eternity bracelet. The style became popular in the Roaring 20s as women would regularly wear it paired with their fanciest dresses, for the most elaborate parties and occasions. However, the style was later rebranded as the tennis bracelet in 1978 when tennis pro Chris Evert chose to wear the diamond jewellery during her matches. Her diamond line bracelet flew off her arm. Though the seven-time, World No. 1 women’s tennis player shocked fans and disrupted the jewellery industry, it took the world by storm and as they say, the rest was history. Today, playersare regularly seen on the court sporting the iconic design.

Why Is the Tennis Bracelet Popular?

The versatility of this precious piece is what makes it a classic and a popular choice for everyone. It is rare such a luxurious design that can be pulled off so beautifully when worn formally or casually. Pairing it with casual jeans day or when glamming up for a formal event or special occasion, it will always give the touch of elegance.

Modern Iterations of the Tennis Bracelet

Though white gold is the metal of choice for these popular pieces, yellow gold is not to be overshadowed as it showcases new designs with rubover setting.

 Whether you opt for a traditional claw set diamond bracelet or the more contemporary setting called rubover, you've made the right choice. If there is one advise we can give, try to stay away from the illusion set line bracelets (image below). Do not fall for the cheaper alternative because you may just end up with more precious metal than the sparkle of the diamonds.

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