20th May 2024

What are Tennis Bracelets and How They Got Their Name

Diamond Tennis Bracelet on a Tennis Racket


What are Diamond Tennis Bracelets?


A diamond tennis bracelet is a line bracelet that consists of a single row of small, matching diamonds linked together by a gold, platinum, or silver chain with a secure clasp. Tennis bracelets are known for their elegance, simplicity, and versatility.


Why are they Called Tennis Bracelets?


Line bracelets have been around since the 1920s, but they started being referred to as Tennis bracelets during the 1970s when a tennis player, Chris Evert, started wearing one while making her way to becoming a three-time champion.

When Evert’s bracelet fell off her wrist during the 1987 U.S. Open match, and she asked the officials to pause the game so she could find and retrieve it, the incident drew significant media attention, sealing the name Tennis bracelet from then on.


What Makes Tennis Bracelets Popular


Tennis bracelets have been a staple in fine jewellery for many years. Several factors contribute to their popularity:

  1. Timeless Elegance: Diamond tennis bracelets have an elegant and classic design that suits a variety of styles and occasions. Their simplicity and sophistication make them versatile pieces that can be worn with both formal and casual attire.
  2. Celebrity Endorsement: The origin of the name “tennis bracelet” ties back to a high-profile incident involving tennis star Chris Evert, which brought significant attention to this type of jewellery. Since then, many celebrities and public figures have been seen wearing tennis bracelets, further enhancing their appeal.
  3. Versatility: These bracelets can be made with various types of precious metal, including white or yellow gold, and different sizes and qualities of diamonds, allowing for a range of options that cater to different tastes and budgets. This versatility makes them desirable to a wide audience.
  4. Symbolic Value: Diamond tennis bracelets are often given as gifts for significant occasions, including anniversaries, birthdays, or other milestone events. They symbolize enduring love and commitment, adding to their sentimental value.
  5. Secure and Durable Design: Modern diamond tennis bracelets are designed with secure clasps and durable settings that protect the diamonds and reduce the risk of loss, making them practical for everyday wear.


How Much Do Diamond Tennis Bracelets Cost?


The price of a diamond tennis bracelet can vary widely based on factors including the colour, clarity, size, and total carat weight of the diamonds, the type of metal used, and the overall craftsmanship.


In our online store, you can find a 14K Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet with 77 colour F VS1 clarity diamonds totalling 3.1 carats for £2244.


If you prefer white gold, we have an 18K white gold Tennis Bracelet with 60 colour D and VS2 clarity diamonds totalling 3.26 carats for £2615.