Have you wondered what exactly is a tennis bracelet?
I thought I knew every tennis phrase and all the lingo, but I could never figure out what tennis bracelets had to with tennis. After all, you don’t see women wearing diamond tennis bracelets on the court too often.
Who in their right mind would do that knowing that with all the aggressive contact in a tennis stroke that the bracelets could come flying off?
Well, interestingly enough, it was that exactly that scenario that led to the coining of the term tennis bracelet.
In the 1980’s Chris Evert was one of the top female tennis players in the world. Evert was known for her sense of style and often wore diamond bracelets when she played matches.
In the US Open in 1987, Evert was playing and wearing a bracelet. During the match, the bracelet came off her wrist and play had to be halted in order for her to find the diamond bracelet.
Ever since then, bracelets featuring an inline array of diamonds have been called tennis bracelets.
Year later, Serena Williams made a similar fashion statement and wore a custom made Tennis bracelet, again at the US Open. This time however, an extra secure safety clasp was added to make sure the bracelet wouldn’t fall off her wrist.
Other forms of jewelry that have the same type of look as tennis bracelets are referred to as tennis-style jewellry. Although different types and sizes of stones may be used in these so-called tennis-style bracelets, the key is that the bracelet retains the inline look.
There are many different types of tennis bracelets.
Here are the most common. Click on a topic to get more information.
Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet
Princess Cut Tennis Bracelet