Thirty years ago, who would have thought the elegant diamond bracelet could become an everyday fashion statement that makes a great gift for Christmas, birthdays, graduations or just because?
The tennis bracelet has come a long way since women’s tennis player Chrissy Evert gets officials to stop her match during the 1987 U.S. Tennis Championships until she finds her broken diamond bracelet on the court. Before this day, the pretty jewelry is known as an eternity bracelet just like the rings – made from expensive diamonds of the same size, cut, color and clarity set side by side to make a complete circle. After the clasp breaks on Chrissy’s eternity bracelet, which causes all the hoopla on national television- fashionable women everywhere turn their attention to a diamond bracelet that is not only ideal for sporty women with an active lifestyle, it’s comfortable and study enough for anyone to wear every day.
The Tennis Bracelet Trend
Others follow in Chrissy’s fashion sense, from tennis greats Gabriela Sabatini and Serena Williams to women who aren’t afraid to wear bling while playing tennis, at the gym, going to the beach or going to the opera. Tennis bracelets are easy to wear, are typically made from hard-as-nails diamonds set in a scratch proof platinum setting – and now, include a safety latch for a secure closure. You’ll also see diamonds and other gemstones such as rubies, garnets, sapphires or emeralds, set in yellow or white gold and sterling silver.
A tennis bracelet is quite flattering to the arm. It should be loose enough to slip down to where your wrist meets your hand; the perfect, sexy, flirty, fit. The newest trend for diamond bracelets is the distinctive lariat closure that allows for a bit of fringe falling around the wrist. Other new trends include wearing your tennis bracelet with a luxury timepiece or stacking it with other bracelets made from leather, cuff bracelets or delicate chains.
When buying a tennis bracelet, consider:
- How you plan to wear it. Make sure the stones and setting that give you the flexibility you need.
- The traditional characteristics of a diamond: cut, clarity, color and carat weight.
- That softer, colored gemstones could be more prone to damage cause by every day wear.
- Your wrist size. Small wrists and slender arms need a delicate bracelet with smaller diamonds. Larger wrists or arms could pull off bolder bracelets with larger stones.
- Insisting on a safety latch.
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