Diamond Tennis Bracelets

If you are looking for an elegant and timeless piece of jewellery, a tennis bracelet is well worth considering. This is a thin bracelet that features a symmetrical pattern of individually set gemstones or diamonds that go all around the wrist. Below, we will reveal more about the history of these beautiful bracelets, as well as further details about their features.

Where do tennis bracelets get their name?

This is often the first question that people have about tennis bracelets; after all, it is an unusual name. The name for this piece of jewellery comes from an incident that involved Chris Evert, a former American tennis player. During a match at the US Open, Evert lost her designer diamond bracelet that was designed by George Bedewi. A clasp on the bracelet had snapped, causing the bracelet to fall off. Evert asked the officials to pause the match until she found her bracelet. Ever since the incident, the diamond line bracelets have become known as tennis bracelets, and sports stars today, including Serena Williams, commonly wear them.

Easy to wear and easy on the eye

The great thing about tennis bracelets is that, not only do they look stunning, but also they are easy to wear. This is why a lot of athletes wear them. The form of the bracelet makes it convenient for those who play sport or have an active lifestyle, as they don’t have to wear a heavy bracelet that clatters around and gets in the way. Instead, a tennis bracelet is flexible and lightweight, which means there is less chance of it getting dinged or banged when playing a sport or carrying out day-to-day activities.

Pointers for buying a tennis bracelet

It is important to purchase your tennis bracelet from a reputable jeweller, such as Rêve Diamonds, so that you can be sure of exceptional quality and premium diamonds that sparkle brightly. When purchasing, make sure that the setting and the stones give you the flexibility you need. Consider how you are going to be wearing the bracelet, and when you will wear it. Moreover, look for the traditional diamond characteristics, i.e. carat weight, colour, clarity, and cut. It is important to note that tennis bracelets do not measure the weight of individual stones; rather they measure the overall carat weight.

Types of tennis bracelet 

The top 2 most popular types of tennis bracelets are known as the ‘classic tennis bracelet’ and the ‘bangle bracelet’. The one important difference between the two is purely the fact that the tennis bracelet has been designed in a way to make it a flexible wear whereas the bangle does not have this quality.

Different types of setting in a tennis bracelet

There are 2 main different types of settings used on tennis bracelets. These settings are, prong settings, and bezel setting.

Prong setting – Also commonly known as a ‘claw’ setting refers to the metal which holds the diamond in place. This type of setting is very visible to the eye whilst still allowing the diamond to show of its stunning features. The metals used for the prongs are generally gold, silver and platinum. This type of setting allows the diamond/stone to gain more light though the ability to show off more of its angles.

Bezel setting- Also known as ‘rub over’ setting simply means each diamond/stone has a metal setting surrounding it. Some people may compare this type of setting to the image of a watch head. The great quality of the bezel setting is that the metal locks the diamond/stone into place making it an extremely secure and safe wear at all times.

The Famous Round cut diamond tennis bracelet

The most wanted type of tennis bracelets is a round cut diamond tennis bracelet. This is usually available to purchase in 9karat, 14karat and 18karat white gold with a length of 7inches (18cm). The round cut is most popular as it is an easy wear and can be worn on casual yet formal occasions with almost any outfit, still giving off that elegant look. Although the round cut is commonly brought it white gold, it can also be purchased in gold or rose gold however, these options are not usually as popular.

Other popular types of Tennis bracelets

Tennis bracelets can also be brought with different types of stones used. A few popular choices are emerald, sapphire on its own and diamond and sapphire together. These types can be brought in white gold, rose gold or platinum. Many people Although platinum may not seem to be a popular choice compared to silver, gold and white gold, it has many pros. Not many people know much about platinum but in fact, it is a hypoallergenic metal which means it’s highly unlikely to give someone an allergic reaction when wearing and most people don’t tend to take this into account when purchasing diamond jewellery. Platinum is also a lot rarer than gold so you’re looking to purchase something very unique that most people don’t have then platinum is the way to go!

Things to consider when buying a Tennis bracelet

Carat weight
Metal
Diamond Cut
Diamond Setting
 

Many jewellery designers nowadays would feel their own diamond jewellery collection is incomplete without their own tennis bracelet collection as it has become so popular over the many years. It’s considered to be quite a personal piece of jewellery as there are many various different ways it can be designed and patterned to an individual’s preference.


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