Tennis Bracelets 101
July 14, 2023 • 3 min read
The tennis bracelet is a classic piece renowned for its elegant style and brilliant design. Favoured by many across the globe, it is a cherished jewellery piece for many reasons.
Interested in this diamond bracelet but want to know more? Read our guide below.
What is a tennis bracelet?
A tennis bracelet refers to a particular bracelet style that’s recognised by a continuous string of diamonds arranged uniformly. It is renowned for its sleek and neat style.
Initially titled eternity bracelets, this bracelet style has been popular since the early 1900s. It was named ‘tennis bracelets’ later in the 1970s. The name stemmed from a tennis match during a change in the jewellery scene.
Initially reserved for formal occasions, the 70s saw the emergence of diamond jewellery in less formal situations, which included sports. American tennis player, Chris Evert, started the tennis bracelet trend after a situation occurred whilst wearing a diamond bracelet during a 1978 US Open match.
Falling off on the court mid-game, the game stopped to look for the missing piece. After the incident, Evert was questioned about the event, responding, “That was my tennis bracelet.”, igniting a new name for the style.
Where to wear a tennis bracelet?
A staple in your jewellery collection, a tennis bracelet is incredibly versatile and can be worn in most situations. Comfortable and minimalistic, it can become a daily signature piece you wear frequently. This includes casual attire for everyday outings.
However, the piece is brilliant enough that it can be worn in a formal environment. The diamond strand allows flexibility, easily paired with various outfits and ensembles. It is also the perfect touch if you are looking for a subtle sparkle.
It is also a splendid choice if you want accessories for your big day. Tennis bracelets are timeless and elegant, making one a fitting choice as bridal jewellery if you want a little bling on the wrist.
Not to mention it is also an excellent choice for professional settings. It is an understated choice and an appropriate accessory for the office or school.
Tennis bracelet designs
Is the tennis bracelet the perfect accessory you’ve been looking for? Tennis bracelets vary in design and colour choices. The stone and cut itself can vary, including the size. This results in a selection of different designs you can choose from, depending on your style and activity.
At Midas Jewellery, we offer a wide selection of tennis bracelets on display.
For a traditional tennis bracelet look, our White Gold Tennis Bracelet with Princess Diamond is the ultimate choice. This 18kt white gold tennis bracelet is the epitome of understated elegance. It is set with Princess Cut diamonds in a claw setting, oozing class and sophistication.
Are you looking for a more modern take on the tennis bracelet? The White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet is a unique contemporary take on the classic tennis bracelet. Adding further interest, round brilliant cut diamonds gather to form a triangular cluster.
Interested in a tennis bracelet or think this will make the ultimate gift? Find an assortment of tennis bracelet designs at Midas Jewellery. As one of the leading jewellers in Sydney, we will guide you in finding the right design.
Explore our range of jewellery online or visit one of our three boutiques.
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