The term Tennis Bracelet was coined by professional tennis player Chris Evert, who had a prolific career which stemmed from 1972 to 1989. Tennis Bracelets are beautiful and stunning pieces of wrist jewellery, with a number of elegant and dazzling designs available.
The term Tennis Bracelet was coined thanks to Chris Evert, a professional tennis player from the USA, who had a prolific career which stemmed from 1972 to 1989. During a ferocious match in the US Open her George Bedewi diamond bracelet broke and fell off her wrist. This occurred due to the clasp on her bracelet snapping. Chris Evert actually asked the officials on the court if they could stop the match, until the diamond bracelet was recovered. Ever since that memorable moment, George Bedewi immediately became popular within the jewellery industry and jewellers everywhere were creating a bracelet with handmade in line diamonds and secure clasps. This is now known as the “Tennis Bracelet”.
When it comes to purchasing a tennis bracelet, you need to consider what lifestyle you have. We now know that tennis stars are wearing them, so if you do have an active/sporty lifestyle or you purely fancy a change from heavy bangles, then you should definitely consider investing in one of these beautiful pieces.
Don’t forget, you don’t want a Chris Evert moment. So for this particular design of bracelet it’s important to make sure they aren’t too loose otherwise they may snag. Those that are too tight can pinch or stretch so getting the perfect fit is important. You can always pop in and see us if you wish to get the perfect measurements and sizes.
One important feature that you will want to be sure that your diamond tennis bracelet includes is a safety clasp that will keep your bracelet, firmly and secure on your wrist, just in case the original clasp was to come open or worse, break. Most Diamond Tennis Bracelets will come equipped with this feature, especially if the bracelet piece falls into the higher price bracket.