What is a diamond tennis bracelet?

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Marketing and Communications Advisor with a passion for diamonds and a nose for trends. Always happy to share the latest developments in the jewelry business with you.

July 18, 2017

A diamond tennis bracelet is a flexible gold bracelet that features one or multiple rows of diamonds. Though the name may suggest otherwise, it was not designed to wear while playing a set of tennis. This specific piece of jewelry thanks its name to the famous tennis player Chris Evert. During a tennis match in 1987, Evert lost her designer diamond bracelet. Desperately, she asked to pause the game to find her bracelet. The whole event was broadcasted on live television; since then this kind of bracelet is called a tennis bracelet. Nowadays many tennis players wear diamond tennis bracelets. Not during the match though – just in case.

Why is a tennis bracelet so popular?

Thanks to the incident during the match 30 years ago, this kind of bracelet received an international boost of attention. Suddenly everyone who could afford diamonds wanted one. However, that’s not the only reason diamond tennis bracelets are still such beloved and considered must-have accessories. The endless row(s) of diamonds provides the feeling of eternal beauty. Who doesn’t want to feel like that?

woman putting on a diamond tennis bracelet

How to wear a tennis bracelet?

A tennis bracelet should not be too tight, nor too loose. When you can fit one finger between the bracelet and your wrist, it’s a perfect size. A diamond tennis bracelet is often worn on the left wrist. This is because most people are right-handed and therefore use their left hand less. Lesser usage means a smaller change to damage the bracelet. If you’re left-handed, you may consider wearing the tennis bracelet on your right wrist.

Diamond tennis bracelet for men

In general, people give diamond bracelets to women. Throughout history, influential men would wear a lot of diamond jewelry, but no diamond bracelets. Up to this day, it’s still much rarer to see a man wearing a diamond bracelet compared to other diamond jewelry. Diamond rings, earrings and necklaces are a lot more integrated into men’s fashion. However, we see that more and more men have a total disregard for this and start wearing diamond bracelets anyway. We welcome this, because – let’s face it – it looks amazing! Note that the rule of thumb remains. A man should only wear a diamond bracelet when it’s a gift from a woman. He can receive it from his wife, daughter or mother for example.

man holding tennis bracelet in his hands

How to clean a diamond tennis bracelet?

Cleaning diamonds isn’t something you should do in a rush. Though it doesn’t take long, you should do it with care. Take a small bowl and mix a little dish detergent with some warm water in it. Use not more water than necessary to cover the bracelet and just enough detergent to make the suds bubbly. Usually, a few drops will do. Let the bracelet soak for about fifteen minutes. Scrub the diamonds clean gently with an extra soft toothbrush. If you’re not comfortable cleaning the diamonds yourself – which we get – our goldsmiths can do it for you. When you purchase the diamonds at Royal Coster, we clean them for free for the rest of your life. If you bought the diamonds anywhere else, you can drop by as well. It’s very likely we are able to clean them for free anyway.

Diamond tennis bracelets at Royal Coster

Are you looking for a diamond tennis bracelet? We have a wide variety of them. Browse our online catalog diamond bracelets for an impression. For more information on a specific diamond tennis bracelet or diamonds bracelets in general, please contact our diamond consultant. He or she will help you to find the perfect one.

woman putting on tennis bracelet at other woman's wrist

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