Small Diamond Tennis Necklace

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Ethically sourced gems & recycled gold
25% of profits goes to A Cure In Our Lifetime


Our small diamond tennis necklace is the most popular item on everyone's wish list. This exquisite small diamond tennis necklace is handmade with 14K solid gold and high-quality diamonds that shine brightly at .02 carats each. We only use GH SI1 diamonds to make sure your necklace sparkles. With a total carat weight of 5 tcw, this classic tennis necklace is perfect for everyday wear or a special occasion. The thin tennis necklace length is 16" and can be worn alone or layered with other necklaces for a trendier look. Whether you choose yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold, this luxurious small diamond tennis necklace is sure to turn heads. This necklace is part of our best-selling tennis collection. It is perfect for the trendy woman with a minimalist style.

Product details

Below are the details of our small diamond tennis necklace. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Metal type: 14K solid gold (14k yellow gold, 14k white gold, or 14k rose gold)

Gemstone: White diamonds

Diamond Shape: Round-cut diamond

Diamond size: .02 carats each

Total carat weight: 5 tcw

Setting: Individual four prong setting

Necklace length: 16"


We can customize any small diamond tennis necklace. To customize our small tennis chain, contact us via phone, e-mail, or text before ordering. Customizations can include:

  • The metal type or karat concentration
  • The gemstone
  • The carat weight
  • The length
  • The setting
  • The shape
  • The finish
  • The style

And much more! You dream it, and we'll make it. 

Let's make you the perfect thin diamond tennis necklace. We will respond to all fine jewelry customization requests within 1 - 2 business days.

Shipping and returns

The latest delivery time for our small diamond tennis necklace will be posted above the add-to-cart button. Almost all of our jewelry is made to order. Occasionally, we have a limited number of thin diamond tennis necklaces, which will ship immediately. 

We require a signature on all mini diamond tennis necklaces. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to waive the signature on this 14k gold tennis necklace. Due to insurance policies, we cannot replace any packages sent without a signature. At present, we can ship anywhere in the United States. 

This women’s diamond tennis necklace final sale. We cannot accept returns on this small diamond tennis necklace.

Our diamond tennis chains are eligible for purchase with a gift card. Before checkout, all customization requests must be confirmed with an Alexis Jae specialist. Please see our FAQ page or reach out to us for more information. 

Our commitment

A percent of profits from this small diamond tennis necklace will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Let's find a Cure In Our Lifetime. 

All of our gemstones are ethically sourced. Fine jewelry shouldn't compromise morals. This best seller is made with natural diamonds and solid gold to ensure your piece doesn't tarnish.

Please contact us with any questions or customization requests. Our family has been jewelers for 70+ years. Our New York-based stylists love helping our customers find the perfect piece of fine jewelry. We will get back to you within 1 - 2 business days. 


What is the quality of the metal used in this mini tennis necklace? Is this tennis-style necklace made of solid gold, or is it gold-plated?

Our tennis necklaces are made of solid 14k gold. We do not make tennis necklaces that are plated, filled, or vermeil because we believe that these materials are not as durable as solid gold. For instance, base metals such as sterling silver may be less durable and prone to tarnishing, while other metals such as copper may not be as malleable and could break or crack over time.

For those seeking a long-lasting and durable tennis necklace, we highly recommend opting for a solid gold or platinum piece. These materials are incredibly strong and resilient and maintain their shine and luster over time, making them an excellent investment.

This particular tennis necklace can be purchased through our website in 14k yellow gold, 14k rose gold and 14k white gold. None of our 14k gold contains nickel. Our white gold has rhodium plating.

If you want an 18k gold or platinum tennis necklace, please contact us to customize a gold tennis chain.

What quality diamonds are used in this thin tennis necklace?

We take pride in using only high-quality diamonds in our small tennis necklaces. Specifically, we use GH SI diamonds or higher, which are of exceptional quality and brilliance. While some retailers may use diamonds that are HI or even J in color, we firmly believe that diamonds of this quality won't produce the same level of sparkle and radiance as those of GH quality or higher.

We understand that purchasing a women’s tennis necklace is an investment, and we want to ensure that our customers get the most value. This is why we prioritize using only the best diamonds in our jewelry.

Consumers must check the diamond quality when purchasing a tennis necklace or any other diamond jewelry. The quality of the diamonds used will significantly impact the overall look and feel of the piece. Diamonds of lower quality may appear lackluster or dull, detracting from the beauty and elegance of the jewelry.

What carat weight is this small diamond tennis chain?

This tennis necklace contains .02 carat individual diamonds. The entire tennis necklace weighs approximately 5 carats.

What is the return policy for this real diamond tennis necklace?

We are proud to offer made-to-order jewelry, including our tennis necklaces. This means we can customize each piece according to our customer's preferences, whether changing the metal type, the shape of the diamonds, the gemstone, or the length.

We understand that our customers have unique tastes and preferences, and we want to ensure that they receive a tennis necklace that perfectly matches their vision. This made-to-order process allows us to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces that our customers will treasure for years to come.

However, it's important to note that because each piece is made to each customer's specific requests, we do not hold inventory and are unable to accept returns on our women’s tennis necklaces. We take great care to ensure that our customers are happy with their designs before we begin crafting their small diamond tennis necklaces. Therefore, it's essential for customers to thoroughly review their design and ensure that it's exactly what they want before placing an order.

Can I see a certificate of authenticity or grading report for the gemstones?

Diamonds of the size used in our mini tennis necklaces are not typically GIA certified, as certification is generally reserved for larger diamonds. We take great care to ensure that our diamonds are of the highest quality, selecting diamonds with exceptional clarity, cut, and color to ensure your real diamond tennis necklace sparkles.

We are always happy to answer any questions that our customers may have about the sourcing and quality of our gemstones.

What does a tennis chain look like?

Tennis necklaces are a type of classic diamond necklace that features a continuous row of diamonds set in a delicate chain. These necklaces are known for their elegant simplicity and timeless style, but many people wonder about the origins of the name "tennis necklace."

Why is it called a tennis necklace?

The term "tennis necklace" originated from an incident during the 1987 US Open Tennis Championship. A professional tennis player, Chris Evert was competing in a match when she realized that her diamond bracelet had fallen off her wrist. She asked the officials to pause the game until her bracelet could be found, and the incident was widely reported in the media.

After the incident, diamond bracelets like Evert's began to be referred to as "tennis bracelets." The term was later applied to necklaces that feature the same continuous row of diamonds, and the name "tennis necklace" was born.

Can these small tennis necklaces be customized?

We pride ourselves on allowing our customers to customize their jewelry to meet their unique preferences and needs. This includes our small diamond tennis necklaces, which can be customized in various ways.

One of the benefits of working with us is that we offer a wide range of customization options for our tennis necklaces - endless possibilities. We can change the gemstones, the size, the length, the setting, and more. Whether you want to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece or make a few tweaks to one of our existing designs, we can work with you to make it happen.

Some of our most popular customizations for our gemstone tennis necklaces include graduated diamond tennis necklace styles, which feature diamonds of varying sizes for a unique and eye-catching look. We can also customize by adding a chain to your preferred style, whether you prefer a delicate and dainty curb chain or something more substantial, like a paperclip chain.

In addition to customizing the diamond size and chain, we can add other shapes and types of gemstones to create a truly personalized look. Birthstones, for example, can be alternated with diamonds to create a special piece that represents the wearer's family members or loved ones.

Our team of experienced jewelers is dedicated to bringing your vision to life. Every piece of jewelry should be as unique and special as the person wearing it, and we are committed to helping you create the perfect tennis necklace that reflects your individual style and preferences.

What other settings are available for tennis necklaces?

We understand that everyone has different tastes and preferences when it comes to their jewelry. That's why we offer a wide range of customization options for our tennis necklaces, including various settings to suit your individual style.

While the most common setting for tennis necklaces is the classic 4-prong setting, we offer a variety of other settings to choose from. One popular option is the bezel setting, which encases the diamond in a metal rim for a sleek and modern look. The bezel setting can also offer additional protection to the diamonds, making it an excellent option for those who lead an active lifestyle.

Another option is the 3-prong setting, which features three prongs instead of the traditional four. This minimalist setting allows for more visibility of the diamonds and can create a more delicate and understated look.

In addition to these settings, we can also work with you to create a custom setting that perfectly matches your style and preferences. Our team of expert jewelers has years of experience making unique and beautiful jewelry, and we are always up for a challenge when it comes to custom work.

Do your tennis necklaces come in any other gemstones?

For those looking for something different than the traditional diamond tennis necklace, we have a wide selection of other gemstone tennis necklaces available on our website, including emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. If you have a specific gemstone in mind for your tennis necklace, or if you'd like to explore the different gemstone options available, our team of expert jewelers is here to help.

We don’t make this necklace with moissanite or as a cubic zirconia tennis choker necklace.

What other diamond shapes can I choose besides round?

We offer a wide variety of diamond shapes to choose from besides the classic round diamond for your real diamond tennis necklace. Some of the other popular diamond shapes we offer include:

  1. Princess Cut: This square-shaped diamond is popular for its modern, clean lines and brilliant sparkle.
  2. Emerald Cut: This elegant, rectangular-shaped diamond has a unique step-cut faceting that creates a hall-of-mirrors effect.
  3. Asscher Cut: Similar to the emerald cut, the asscher cut is a square-shaped diamond with step-cut faceting that creates a stunning, vintage-inspired look.
  4. Oval Cut: This elongated, oval-shaped diamond has a unique, elongated look that creates a flattering, elongating effect on the neck.
  5. Pear Cut: Also known as a teardrop diamond, this unique diamond shape combines round and marquise shapes and is a popular choice for its elegant, feminine look.
  6. Baguette-Cut: Similar to an emerald cut, but with rounded edges. These diamonds are for those who prefer a more geometric look.

How do I care for and maintain the jewelry?

Taking proper care of your tennis necklace will help ensure its longevity and keep it looking as beautiful as the day you purchased it. Here are some tips on how to care for and maintain your tennis necklace:

  1. Store your tennis necklace properly: When you're not wearing your tennis necklace, it's essential to store it properly to prevent any damage. We recommend storing it in a soft pouch or jewelry box, away from other jewelry pieces that could scratch or damage it.
  2. Clean your tennis necklace regularly: To keep your tennis necklace looking its best, it's important to clean it regularly. You can clean your chain at home by soaking it in warm water with a gentle dish soap and using a soft-bristled toothbrush to scrub away dirt or grime gently. Be very careful when cleaning with a brush because you can scratch the stone. Rinse the necklace thoroughly with warm water and dry it with a soft, lint-free cloth.
  3. Take off your tennis necklace before engaging in physical activity: While tennis necklaces are durable, they can still be damaged if they're exposed to excessive force or pressure. We recommend removing your necklace before engaging in physical activity, such as playing sports or lifting weights.
  4. Avoid exposing your tennis necklace to harsh chemicals: Harsh chemicals, such as bleach or chlorine, can damage the metal and gemstones in your tennis necklace. Avoid exposing your chain to these chemicals, and remove it before swimming in a pool or hot tub.

For professional cleaning, please bring it to a jeweler. A professional cleaning will sparkle like new. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about caring for your jewelry.

Should I insure my tennis-style necklace?

Yes! Jewelry can be easily lost, stolen, or damaged. Insuring your jewelry can provide financial protection against these risks. The cost of jewelry insurance is typically 1-2% of the piece's value, so it's essential to budget for it when purchasing your tennis necklace.

You can typically add your jewelry to your existing homeowner's or renter's insurance policy. It's also possible to purchase a separate policy specifically for your jewelry. If you purchase your tennis necklace through our company, we can provide you with an appraisal for insurance purposes.

Style Guide

What carat weight should I choose for my tennis necklace?

When selecting the perfect carat weight for your tennis necklace, there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly, it's important to consider your style and how you plan to wear the necklace. Are you looking for a piece that makes a bold statement or something more understated that can be worn daily?

Secondly, your budget is another important consideration. Carat weight can significantly impact the overall cost of a tennis necklace, so it's important to choose a weight that fits your budget.

Our small diamond tennis necklace is the perfect starter piece for those new to tennis necklaces or who prefer a more subtle look. Its sheer size and simple design make it versatile enough to be worn daily, while the stunning diamond accents give it just the right sparkle to elevate it for special occasions.

Should I get my significant other a tennis necklace?

A tennis necklace is a popular gift for marking special occasions, such as 40th anniversaries, milestone birthdays, or other significant life events. It is one of the most popular types of necklaces we offer, and for a good reason.

However, it's essential to remember that the decision to give a tennis necklace as a gift will ultimately depend on your significant other's style, what she already wears, and your budget. While tennis necklaces are highly sought after, they are also one of the pricier pieces of jewelry in our collection.

When considering a tennis necklace as a gift, consider your significant other's jewelry collection and personal style. Does she typically wear delicate, understated pieces, or does she prefer bolder, statement jewelry? She may appreciate a different type of necklace if she already owns a tennis necklace or other similar pieces.

It's also important to consider your budget and select a tennis necklace that fits within your means. Tennis necklaces come in various carat weights and qualities, so you can find one that fits your budget while still being a beautiful and high-quality piece.

Overall, a tennis necklace can be a wonderful gift, but choosing the right piece that fits your significant other's personal style and budget is important. With its classic and timeless design, a tennis necklace will surely become a treasured part of her jewelry collection for years.

If you are unsure, reach out, and we can help you find the perfect gift.

What other tennis necklace styles are popular?

Like this one, a classic 4-prong diamond tennis necklace is the most popular. However, emerald, sapphire, and ruby tennis necklaces are the most popular birthstone tennis necklaces. The second most common shape after round diamonds is baguettes, followed by pear. It is also popular to adjust the diamond length and size.

What can I add to this tennis necklace to make it unique?

There are a million ways to make this tennis necklace unique! The most popular option is to add letters or shapes to the mix. You can also adjust the gemstones used, so we often add in a couple of family birthstones!

What type of neckline should I wear with a tennis necklace?

This length tennis necklace looks best with a scoop neck or v-neck outfit. Avoid wearing halters or high necklines with this real diamond tennis necklace because it will cover the chain.

How do I stop a tennis chain from flipping?

Necklaces tend to flip! The shorter the necklace, the less likely it is to flip because there’s less wiggle room. Choker necklaces are a safer choice in flipping compared to a longer tennis necklace like this one. However, the one thing you can do is bring your thin diamond tennis necklace to a jeweler to solder it in place. This will cause the links to be fixed in place. The plus size the solid gold tennis necklace will sit on your neckline precisely like it is soldered. The negative is it is fixated exactly as is. You cannot adjust it once it’s soldered.

Can I layer other necklaces with a tennis necklace?

One of the reasons tennis chains became so popular is that they’re so good at layering. They are one of the few necklaces that fit well in any stack. They can even be layered with other tennis necklaces. Regarding this women’s tennis necklace, I’d recommend layering it with a choker chain, like a paperclip or a curb chain, and a pendant necklace. Three is the perfect amount of necklaces.

Is there a preferred way to wear a tennis necklace, such as with the clasp in the back or front?

The clasp on this mini tennis necklace should be worn in the back. Besides that, there is no right way to wear a tennis necklace! You can even wrap it around your wrist multiple times for some tennis bracelet bling.

Should I wear a tennis necklace alone or pair it with other necklaces?

Tennis-style necklaces are super versatile. They pair excellently with other necklaces and can be part of a very dynamic look. However, they are versatile and can also be worn alone. For a more fashion-forward look, pair tennis necklaces with a layered look. Wear your tennis necklace alone for more formal events, such as a wedding.

Is there a preferred metal color for tennis necklaces?

No! There is no universally preferred metal color for tennis necklaces. When deciding on the metal color, it is important to consider your other necklaces’ metal type. Most commonly, people tend to wear the same metal type. However, mixing and matching metal types can create a dynamic look. White gold is the most traditional metal type for a tennis necklace. The white gold color blends in with the diamonds, making the appearance of larger diamonds. Yellow gold has been the most popular metal type for bracelets and necklaces in recent years. It is considered more fashion-forward. While rose gold is not the most popular, rose gold has a strong following. Its pinkish hue is complimentary to most skin tones.

How do I choose the correct length for my tennis necklace?

Consider when you will wear your tennis necklace and what you will wear it with. If you have a 16” chain, consider getting a 14” or 18” tennis necklace. It’s always best to leave 2” between layered tennis necklaces. Diamond tennis chokers are most commonly worn in layering sets and not alone. If you plan to wear this necklace by itself, 16” is the most common.

Can I wear a tennis necklace casually or is it more suitable for formal occasions?

Our favorite thing about tennis necklaces (besides their sparkle) is their versatility. They can be worn in both casual settings and formal settings. Tennis necklaces make a jeans and t-shirt outfit look complete. They also add an air of elegance to any formal attire. This petite diamond tennis necklace is a good size if you plan to wear it for casual and formal occasions.

What type of earrings should I wear with a tennis necklace?

Because of tennis necklaces' versatility, no earring doesn’t go well with them. They are most commonly paired with diamond studs or gold hoops. However, you can select any gemstone, length, or type of earring and feel confident that it will match your tennis necklace.

What bracelets pair well with a tennis necklace?

There’s no better combination with a tennis necklace than a tennis jewelry set complete with a tennis bracelet. However, because of the simple style of tennis necklaces, they pair with any bracelet. They are commonly worn in conjunction with chain bracelets and bangles. Tennis necklaces’ sparkle can hold its own with any piece of jewelry, so don’t worry about your bracelets not pairing well.

What should I wear my tennis necklace with?

Nothing clashes with a diamond tennis chain. At 16", pair this small diamond tennis necklace with a diamond choker and a longer necklace. We especially love pairing it with a paperclip chain. It can be wrapped around twice to be worn as a diamond tennis bracelet.

To learn how tennis jewelry got its name, check out our article on The Glistener. We also have many other guides on styling your gold tennis necklace, Mother's Day Gift Guides, and much more!

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