The History of Tennis Bracelets

The History of Tennis Bracelets

Tennis Bracelets are an effortlessly stunning piece of wrist jewellery that feature a symmetrical pattern of diamonds.

Most people don’t know the history behind the name of the bracelet and we are asked occasionally how tennis bracelets got their name in the first place. You would be fooled into thinking tennis bracelets have been around for hundreds of years, but this is not the case.

History of the Tennis Bracelet

The Tennis Bracelet first came about after an incident at the 1987 U.S Tennis Championships involving Chris Evert, a professional USA tennis player whose career stemmed from 1972 to 1989. During a US Open match,  she was wearing an in-line diamond bracelet while playing one of her matches, and the clasp broke.

Chris requested that the match be suspended until she found her bracelet. Her request was granted, and because of this incident, the bracelet became known as a diamond tennis bracelet.

Ever since, George Bedewi became popular within the jewellery industry and jewelers everywhere were creating similar bracelets with secure clasps and in line diamonds. These are now known as”Tennis Bracelets”.

Gabriela Sabatini and Serena Williams are two players among many who were seen sporting some of exquisite bracelets in the years that followed.

How do I pick the perfect Tennis Bracelet for me?

When it comes to purchasing a tennis bracelet, it’s important to consider what lifestyle you have. Whether you have an active/sporty lifestyle or if you want a change from heavy wrist bangles, then you should consider investing in one of these beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Although the classic version of the tennis bracelet has diamonds set in yellow gold, today you have many more choices. There are different gemstones to choose from, such as rubies, garnets, sapphires or emeralds.

When you buy a tennis bracelet, make sure to take into consideration your wrist size. If you have a smaller wrist, a more delicate bracelet with smaller diamonds would look best. Those who have larger wrists or arms should choose bolder bracelets with larger stones. For this particular design of bracelet it’s very important to make sure they aren’t too loose otherwise they may snag.Those that are too tight can pinch or stretch so getting the perfect fit is important.

Don’t forget that you can always drop in and see us if you wish to get the perfect measurements and sizes.

One important feature that you will want to be sure that your diamond tennis bracelet includes is a safety clasp that will keep your bracelet, firmly and secure on your wrist, just incase the original clasp was to come open or worse, break.

Most Diamond Tennis Bracelets will come equipped with this feature, especially if the bracelet piece falls into the higher price bracket.

Tennis Bracelet Styles

There are so many tennis bracelet styles today, with extremely intricate metal work. They can come in different shapes and sizes, with multiple rows of diamonds. Here are just some of the beautiful handmade designs we have to offer:

Single Row Tennis Bracelets

One of our favourite simplistic designs comes in the style of the Single Row Tennis Bracelet. This Serena Round cut Classic 4 Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet is piece of glamorous jewellery consists of a single row of handcrafted diamonds which encircle the wrist. This classical and timeless piece is available in a number of metals and with a number of diamond carat possibilities. Ideal for special occasion or to wear every day, we can’t recommend this highly enough.


Double Row Tennis Bracelets

The Double Row Tennis Bracelets is slightly different to the standard tennis bracelet as this beautifully crafted piece of jewellery is embedded with not one, but two rows of glittering diamonds. The double diamond bracelet is a truly gorgeous design and can also be made with different metal settings and diamond carats.


Triple Row Tennis Bracelets

When it comes to choosing the Triple Row Tennis Bracelet, this elegant piece of jewellery is sure to stand out on any occasion. Certainly a conversation starter, the bracelet is encrusted with three row of diamonds which is sure to turn some heads. If you decide to invest in one of the bracelets as shown above, don’t forget that you will have a striking piece of jewellery to pass on in your family for generations to come.

To see various other tennis style bracelets in multiple designs, be sure to visit our Tennis Bracelet section of the website.

We would love to thank Chris Evert for being the inspiration for this blog post because without her, we wouldn’t have had these beautiful pieces of jewellery today. We hope that you can take something away from this blog post, if not some knowledge and background on the Tennis Bracelet, but also the various styles and how to choose the perfect one for you. We have a wide range of designs available, so if you are interested in our bracelets, be sure to browse online or alternatively you could visit us in store.