The US Open starts this week and we’re all about tennis! Of course, since we love jewelry, we can’t help thinking about tennis bracelets. The tennis bracelet is known as a flexible bracelet with diamonds (usually of the same size) set closely together, one after the other, in a line all the way around the wrist. Tennis bracelets come in all shapes and sizes and while primarily known as a diamond bracelet, other gemstones are often used in this design.
Ever wonder where the term tennis bracelet came from? It dates back to a US Open match in 1987 and tennis star Chris Evert. Evert is widely believed to be the first woman to wear diamonds on the court. While playing her match, the clasp of her diamond line bracelet broke open and fell off her wrist. She then asked officials to stop the match until the bracelet was found. Since that time, the diamond line bracelet has been referred to as a tennis bracelet and has become an essential piece of jewelry to wear daily.
We’re serving up some of the best looks in tennis bracelets that we think you’ll love. Read on and let us know which design is your favorite!
Alson Signature Collection 16.82ctw Platinum 7″ Straight-Line Four-Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Alson Signature Collection 14K Yellow Gold 6.30ctw 7″ Straight-Line Four-Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Alson Signature Collection 7.30ctw 18K White Gold Stretch Tennis Bracelet
Alson Signature Collection 2.55ctw 18K White Gold Stretch Tennis Bracelet, Featuring Round Black and White Diamonds
Alson Signature Collection 8.50ctw Platinum Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Alson Signature Collection 2.45ctw 14K Yellow Gold 7″ Rainbow Tennis Bracelet, Featuring Amethysts, Blue Sapphires, Tsavorites, Yellow Sapphires, Orange Sapphires, Pink Sapphires and Rubies
Photo at top go page courtesy of Ramahinov Diamonds.