Christ Evert during the ladies Singles Semi-Final at the Wimbledon, July 1980. Evert won 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Image:Bob Thomas / Getty

The Art of Jewellery: The Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Back in 1987, professional American tennis player Chris Evert stopped a tennis match during the U.S. Open after her diamond bracelet came flying off.

“Chris recalls that she was wearing a diamond and gold bracelet and it broke and fell onto the court in an early round of the Open and they had to stop play while she looked for it.” 

After scrambling around the court for her diamonds, the term ‘tennis bracelet’ was coined. Soon after, jewellers around the world began selling dainty diamond bracelets and the novelty of wearing diamonds during sports became not so novel at all.

Chris Evert went on to win eighteen Grand Slam single tournaments in her career, including three Wimbledon Championships.

Once regarded as an old 90s trend, the tennis bracelet has officially made a comeback. After Meghan Markle wore Princess Diana’s Cartier diamond tennis bracelet in an Oprah interview, it seems the subtle and practical piece of jewellery is back on our radars.

Regardless of whether you play tennis or not, the tennis bracelet is undeniably the perfect everyday bracelet.

De Beers Jewellers

Simple yet striking. This streamline 18kt white gold bracelet from De Beers Jewellers’ DB Classic Lines collection is embellished with brilliant round-cut diamonds prong-set in an elevated fashion to enhance their brilliance. See how this exquisite piece radiates as it catches the light.  

De Beers Jewellers tennis bracelet A$65,882.00

Cartier Essential Lines Bracelet

Much like the late Princess Diana’s Cartier tennis bracelet, the Essential Lines Bracelet offers wearers the minimalist style of the classic tennis bracelet without compromising on the glamorous glittery effect of the diamonds. The Cartier Essential Lines bracelet is made in 18K white gold, set with 47 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 6.38 carats.

Tiffany Victoria Tennis Bracelet

If you’re looking for a classic tennis bracelet with a difference, then the Tiffany Victoria Tennis Bracelet is for you. Adorned with a stunning marquise diamond clasp, this bracelet exudes luxury. Marquise diamonds, carat total weight. Round brilliant diamonds, carat total weight 2.90.

Rosendorff Princess Tennis Bracelet

After a tennis bracelet fit for a princess? Consider adding this incredible princess cut diamond tennis bracelet to your wish list. Totalling 11.51ct, these RBC diamonds are set in 18ct yellow gold.

Rosendorff Bezel Tennis Bracelet

Prefer a more subtle piece of jewellery? Consider picking up this stunning yellow gold diamond bracelet from Rosendorff.

Tiffany Tennis Bracelet

If you’re looking for a classic tennis bracelet with a difference, then this one is for you. Designed with circles of diamonds in timeless elegance – this tennis bracelet of round brilliant diamonds is designed in platinum with a total of 2.57 carats in weight.

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