How to Choose the Right Tennis Bracelet?
What's the history of the Tennis Bracelet?
Chris Evert, one of the top professional tennis players in the world in the 1970s and 1980s, could be spotted on the court wearing a diamond eternity bracelet during every match. At the 1978 US Open, her gold and diamond bracelet fell off, and Chris famously stopped play to find her "tennis bracelet." This diamond line bracelet, crafted out of white diamonds and gold by jeweler George Bedewi, rose to instant popularity. Modern tennis stars, including Serena Williams, have followed in Evert's footsteps and sport classic tennis bracelets on and off the tennis court. Who says athletes can't be glamorous?
Why are tennis bracelets so popular?
The tennis bracelet is a gorgeous piece of jewelry with incredible versatility. A piece of fine jewelry ideal for everyday wear, gold tennis bracelets make the perfect birthday or anniversary gift. New moms are even receiving tennis bracelets as push presents, customized with gemstones to match their newborn's birthstone. Whether it's worn for errands around town or a special occasion, a classic tennis bracelet is a perfect complement to other diamond jewelry, such as an engagement ring or wedding rings.
Yellow and white and rose gold, oh my!
There are so many different precious metals to choose from - which one is the right choice for your diamond tennis bracelet? Gold is made in various levels of purity, with 14k and 18k being the most popular choices. 14k gold, which is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals, is beautiful, durable, and affordable. 18k gold is a purer form of gold and has a more brilliant appearance. It can scratch more easily and is more expensive than 14k gold. In addition to thinking about purity, what color metal should you choose? Yellow gold is a classic choice. White gold blends in with diamonds and gives a true eternity bracelet look. Rose gold gives a unique look and is gaining popularity in the fine jewelry industry.
Although most diamond tennis bracelets are made out of precious metals and cut diamonds, some jewelers may use sterling silver or small diamonds to help keep costs down.
Tennis bracelet styles - the options are endless!
Tennis bracelets aren't made with just diamonds anymore - jewelers and customers alike are putting their creativity to work. Alternating stones are becoming increasingly popular, especially with sapphires and diamonds. At Alexis Jae, we offer a variety of unique, made-to-order fine jewelry pieces that can be customized to your liking. Can't find exactly what you had in mind on our website? We're able to make any tennis bracelet - we'll work with you to change the gemstone, cut, size, or style to suit your needs. Create your own here, or have a look at some of our gorgeous spins on tennis bracelets:
What carat size is best?
Carat size can vary significantly in tennis bracelet designs. The best size for you depends on what other pieces of jewelry you want to wear with your diamond tennis bracelet. Our typical bracelet has 1.9mm stones - perfect for stacking with our other bracelets!
How to wear a Tennis Bracelet?
It's very common to mix and match tennis bracelets with other pieces of jewelry. Bangle bracelets and paperclip bracelets are a chic choice. Feeling bold? A chain bracelet will take your classic tennis bracelet up a level. Pairing a diamond tennis bracelet with a modern bezel setting is a gorgeous look, too. Whether your style is classic or edgy, a tennis bracelet is the perfect addition to your fine jewelry collection.