A Guide to Diamond Tennis Bracelets

26 February 2024

Originally known as eternity bracelets, the diamond bracelet received the moniker ‘tennis bracelet’ in 1978 after Chris Evert Loyd’s diamond bracelet came off her wrist during play in the US Open. She asked the umpire if she could stop the game to look for her ’’tennis bracelet’’ and the term was born!

Tennis bracelets are one of the most versatile pieces of jewellery you can own. Read on to discover why.

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1. Tennis bracelets can be worn every day 

Some people think of them as a special occasion piece, but they are durable because of their diamonds and metal components. If you do want to wear your tennis bracelet daily, make sure it has a strong clasp as well as a safety clasp and the diamonds are set in a strong 4-prong or bezel setting.

2. They are a classic piece of jewellery that will never go out of style

A tennis bracelet will vary depending in size and shape, but it’s a piece that can be dressed up or down. It can be placed next to a watch to add a bit of sparkle, stacked with other bracelets for casual elegance, or worn simply and stylishly on its own. They are the perfect gift idea that will be adored for many years to come.

3. The style can be varied to suit your personality and budget

For those with a limited budget or purchasing their first tennis bracelet, a 1ct bracelet is a beautiful choice. Alternatively, tennis bracelets are also available with lab-grown diamonds. If you do have the budget for it, you can increase the carat weight. Different styles of settings such as the 3-prong martini setting or a channel setting as well as different diamond shapes will vary the look of a tennis bracelet.

4. They can be made colourful

The single defining feature of a tennis bracelet is the articulated links, giving it movement and fluidity. If you enjoy colour, add in some coloured gemstones such as sapphires, rubies or emeralds. 

5. Tennis bracelets are unisex

This chic bracelet style is also becoming increasingly popular with men, with celebrities such as Lenny Kravitz and Pete Davidson spotted wearing them.


Browse our collection of tennis bracelets online or book a consultation to view the tennis bracelets in our showroom. 

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