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Why is a tennis bracelet called a tennis bracelet?

12th October 2021

by Tara W.

Tennis bracelets make a great addition to any jewellery lover's collection. The beauty and sparkle of the line of diamonds that make up a tennis bracelet are what makes it feel so special. But where did the tennis bracelet get its name? In this article, we reveal why a tennis bracelet is called a tennis bracelet.

History of the tennis bracelet

Surprisingly, the diamond tennis bracelet is a newly created term. The tennis bracelet got its name after the 1987 U.S Open tennis tournament. During a game, Chris Evert suddenly stopped mid-match to ask officials for time out. During an interview, Chris revealed she stopped the match as her diamond bracelet had broken and fallen off her wrist, and she wanted to find it before playing the next point. While she answered questions about it in the interview, she referred to the diamond bracelet as her tennis bracelet. As a result, the term tennis bracelet got picked up and has since been used to refer to a diamond bracelet with continuous rows of diamonds.

How to choose a tennis bracelet

A diamond tennis bracelet makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one. It is a luxury piece designed to be passed down for generations. Like most jewellery, it is a good idea to consider your lifestyle before buying one. Tennis stars are still sporting tennis bracelets, but you may want to avoid a Chris Evert moment by choosing the right fit, especially if you lead an active lifestyle. For example, a tennis bracelet that is too loose may snag, while one too tight may pinch the skin. 

Tennis bracelet styles

There are many beautiful diamond tennis bracelet styles to choose from, and here are the most popular tennis bracelet styles.

Single row tennis bracelets

Perfect for stacking with other styles, a single row tennis bracelet is chic, minimalistic and timeless.


Double row tennis bracelets

If you are after double the sparkle, a double row tennis bracelet provides just that. With two continuous rows of diamonds, this style is perfect day or night.

Three row tennis bracelets

For those who like to stand out, a three-row tennis bracelet will do the trick. With three lines of diamonds, this style is perfect for those who want to dazzle.


Four row tennis bracelets

A multi-row diamond tennis bracelet is a showstopping piece that exudes luxury. This bracelet style is the perfect companion to your little black dress. 

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