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Spotlight On... Tennis Bracelets

14 November 2014
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Discover the history behind these beautiful bracelets, you might just be surprised where the name came from.

Anyone for Tennis? No we've not just woken up from a Wimbledon induced coma, we are of course talking about our stunning collection of diamond Tennis Bracelets! If you're new to this type of jewellery, here's everything you ever wanted to know, and probably more...

What Are Tennis Bracelets?

Traditional tennis bracelets feature a single row of diamonds embedded along their surface. The lightweight bracelets have a flexible serpentine structure fixed with a clasp, and can be made from a variety of different metals. Tennis bracelets are a classic piece of statement jewellery and make truly gorgeous gifts, perfect if you're struggling to find a Christmas present for a special someone in your life.

Why Are They Called Tennis Bracelets?

The bracelets got their unusual name from a 1987 tennis match during the US Open. During one of her games, former world number one player, Chris Evert, was wearing a diamond bracelet designed by George Bedewi. During a particularly vigorous shot, the bracelet's clasp snapped, and it flew off into the court. Evert insisted on stopping play until the bracelet was found (quite rightly so), and the rest, as they say, is history! Since then, match jewellery has become increasingly popular, and players, such as Serena Williams, still wear tennis bracelets on court to this day.

Can I Customise My Tennis Bracelet?

Absolutely! All of our jewellery is fully customisable. Our bracelets come in a wide variety of different metals including gold, platinum and palladium, and you can also select the carat, clarity and colour of your diamonds, as well as the length of your bracelet. Traditionally the tennis bracelet features a single row of diamonds, but why stop there? Our bracelets are available up to four rows wide, and make the most unforgettable and timeless presents. If you're new to diamonds, don't forget to check out our handy  education section, for lots of useful tips and advice.

Where Can I Buy My Tennis Bracelet?

You can buy your bracelet online or in one of our two shops in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter and London's Hatton Garden. We know that buying jewellery can be a big decision and that's why we're here to help you every step of the way. Please get in touch to arrange a one-to-one consultation, or visit our FAQs page to find out more about Diamond Heaven.