There aren’t many pieces of jewelry that can withstand the test of time when it comes to popularity. Trends come and go, but classic accessories last forever, including the iconic “tennis bracelet”. This timeless piece of jewelry was popular even before receiving its interesting nickname. So how did such a delicate, feminine piece of jewelry come to be referred to as the tennis bracelet?
During the 1987 US Open, Chris Evert clutched her racket with both hands, about to execute her world famous two handed backhand, when the clasp of her diamond bracelet broke. The delicate bracelet flew across the court and Chris asked for a pause in the game to search for her beloved piece of jewelry. The already famous accessory became even more popular and skyrocketed to the top of every woman’s wish list.
The most typical tennis bracelet is a single row of diamonds set in either white or yellow gold, but different metals and styles are also available. The beauty of the bracelet isn’t just in the diamonds; it’s also about the simplicity of the bracelet itself. This accessory is a timeless and elegant piece that can be worn with an evening gown or on the tennis court!
When finally deciding to purchase a tennis bracelet, make sure that clasp stays secured and to have this classic accessory appraised for insurance purposes.