What are Tennis Bracelets?

What are Tennis Bracelets?

A tennis bracelet is a must-have for your jewellery box. Elegant and classy, the secret to its success is the deceptive simplicity of its design. We dive into why it's called a tennis bracelet to understand its history and look at different tennis bracelet styles.

What is the History of the Tennis bracelet?

Do you remember Chris Evert, the US tennis star and former world number one through the ‘70s and early ‘80s? She famously stopped a match at the US Open when the clasp on her diamond bracelet snapped and she wanted time to find where it had dropped onto the court. That’s when the strand of diamond jewellery was dubbed the tennis bracelet.

Choosing the Right Tennis Bracelet

There’s no wrong or right when it comes to choosing a tennis bracelet. It’s all about what you like, or what you think the person you’re buying it for will like. These jewellery items are so versatile you can wear them with anything and for all occasions.

How to Wear a Tennis Bracelet

Most people prefer to wear a tennis bracelet on their non-dominant side. So if you’re right-handed, you’ll want to wear it on your left wrist. It shouldn’t be so loose that you can slide it off easily or so tight that it doesn’t move comfortably on your wrist. If you can slip a finger between the diamond tennis bracelet and your wrist, you know it’s a great fit.

Tennis Bracelet Styles

Just because Chris Evert’s famous bracelet was studded with diamonds, it doesn’t mean they all are. Some can be decorated with cubic zirconias instead. What’s more, the metal can be anything from sterling silver to yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum. How much is a tennis bracelet? It all depends on the metal and the stones. Swarovski makes a bestselling rose gold-plated version of the tennis bracelet. This popular jewellery item usually comprises one loop of stones, but the designer can choose to add another row or two.

Prefer less bling? Have a look at our full bracelet selections from Olivia Burton, Thomas Sabo and Skagen. They have some wonderful designs to catch your eye. Why not mix and match? A tennis bracelet is stackable too, even with a watch!