What is a Tennis Bracelet?

A tennis bracelet is a very special type of diamond bracelet. Its name, "tennis bracelet," is a little bit of a misnomer. Originally, tennis bracelets were called eternity bracelets and they were given as a means of saying to the recipient that the relationship was very special. These bracelets weren't called "tennis bracelets" until the 1970s. During the 1970s, a tennis player by the name of Chris Evert showed up to a match with a diamond bracelet that was sturdy enough to play tennis in but flexible enough for her to play her match. 

These diamond bracelets are now a jewelry staple. Their status has grown so that they symbolize more than just the importance of a relationship. A tennis bracelet can help convey a woman's independence, her personality, and her sense of elegance and style, no matter the situation she wears them in.

Why are tennis bracelets popular? 

Tennis bracelets are popular for a wide variety of different reasons. First and foremost, these bracelets can be purchased in tandem with an engagement ring, given before an actual proposal, or even before the wedding. Another reason tennis bracelets are popular is because many popular figures in society wear them. When ​​Emma Raducanu attended the premiere of the latest James Bond film, "No Time To Die," she could be seen wearing a glittery diamond tennis bracelet that matched her diamond rings and outfit. Other important figures, like Meghan Markle, frequently wear tennis bracelets. 

Jewelry has also gotten exciting in recent years. People now think of diamond jewelry as a fashion statement instead of just an investment. Also, with the different colors of gold available, you can make the style statement that you'd like. 

What occasions are appropriate for diamond tennis bracelets? 

As with an engagement ring or a three-stone diamond ring, diamond tennis bracelets are the perfect way to seal a relationship. Here are some other suggestions for purchasing a diamond tennis bracelet:

  • For any significant anniversary or milestone in a perfect life. 
  • To highlight or foreshadow a coming proposal. 
  • For lavish occasions, such as a formal event.
  • For someone who wants to augment their rings every day, a slick, elegant tennis bracelet is a great way to do this.

What looks good with tennis bracelets? 

Tennis bracelets look great with a wide variety of different styles, accessories, and outfits. In terms of other jewelry and accessories, here are some elegant things that go nicely with tennis bracelets:

  • Your diamond rings of matching gold color.
  • A fashionable watch (you can wear your diamond bracelet above the watch). 
  • You can also match your diamond bracelet with a plain gold bracelet on either side.

Diamond tennis bracelets will look good on virtually any occasion, even if you are playing a tennis match.

How should a diamond tennis bracelet fit? 

Two words describe how a diamond bracelet should fit: comfortable and flexible. As a rule of thumb, you should be able to fit one finger between your bracelet and wrist. It should be able to move around freely, but not fall off. Chris Evert's tennis bracelet only fell off a handful of times during her career, and most of those times, it was because the bracelet was not fitted correctly. 

The best way to measure for a tennis bracelet is to use a felt or vinyl tape measure. Put it around the recipient's wrist and see if a finger fits between the tape measure and their wrist. If you are measuring the person's wrist and the tape measure is snug, adding .5 inches to .75 inches should give them enough room for comfort. If you are not sure, you can always try a few on to see if the size is just right. 

Are diamond tennis bracelets fragile? 

Diamond tennis bracelets are just as durable as your everyday engagement ring or wedding ring that you wear each day. You should make sure to remove your bracelet, and rings for that matter, when you do work with your hands. 

Tennis bracelets are also very easy to clean. You simply need some fragrance-free soap or detergent and a microfibre cloth. You can also keep your diamonds sparkling on your bracelet by minimizing the contact of the diamonds with your hands when you put the bracelet on. 

Where to find the best diamond tennis bracelets

If you are looking for the best diamond bracelets, consider King of Jewelry. All of our diamond bracelets, and rings, are made with conflict-free, naturally mined diamonds. These products will gain value over time and will make the perfect gift for your loved one, no matter the occasion.