A Look Back: History Of The Tennis Bracelet

Take a look back to the origin of one of our most coveted styles.

Where does the tennis bracelet come from?

The term “tennis bracelet” dates back to the 1987 U.S. Open when player Chris Everts diamond bracelet fell off her wrist onto the court. The match paused while she searched for and retrieved the bracelet. This incident garnered significant attention, and it led to the bracelet being widely referred to as a “tennis bracelet.” The term stuck, and since then, it has remained a popular and highly desired style.

Getty Images, Chris Evert

Chris Evert, Vintage Photograph

What is a tennis bracelet?

A tennis bracelet is a type of bracelet that features a continuous line of gemstones, usually diamonds, set in a symmetrical pattern. The design is characterized by a delicate and flexible chain that allows the bracelet to conform comfortably to the wrist. 

Tennis bracelets are versatile and can be worn on various occasions, from casual to formal events. While diamonds are a popular choice for tennis bracelets due to their classic and timeless appeal, other gemstones such as sapphires, white topaz and cz can be used for an affordable option with the same luxe look. 

How to style your tennis bracelets

Stacking a tennis bracelet can be a versatile and fun process, here are some tips on how to style yours.

Elevated Casual: Dress up a casual jeans and t shirt look with a little bit of sparkle.

Special Occasions: Tennis bracelets are a perfect choice for formal occasions like weddings, date night, or black-tie events. Consider layering multiple for a more is more vibe.

Mix, match and stack: Experiment with mixing and matching your diamond piece with other bracelets and watches for a personalized look. Play with textures and materials for a dynamic vibe.

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