Diamond & Tennis Bracelets

Bracelets have been around for a long time now. With archeologists finding evidence of bracelets dating all the way back to 2000 B.C. there is no wonder why there are so many variations today. Time has allowed for primitive and basic bracelets to become something much more intricate. Bracelets now can have fancy links and designs instead of a basic metal hoop.

Although the design has changed quite a bit, the simplistic feel is often revered and still used. Bracelets are mostly worn by ladies. Feminine and fine bracelets often accompany celebrities on the red carpet and show of their beauty. Men also wear bracelets but these would typically be made of more industrial metals and in the form of square links, to keep the masculine look. Gold bracelets are not uncommon on men but again the design is kept manly.

Ladies have a much wider range of options when it comes to choosing a design. 

Some designs include a pendant with a very short chain to act as a bracelet while others are wide cuffs of chunky charm bracelets.

Each person has their own style and reason for wearing certain bracelets. Historically, bracelets were worn not only as accessories but also as ritualistic items. Society has come a long way from stringing wooden beads and bones together, but the rich history sometimes shines through with beaded bracelets still making the occasional appearance. 

Diamond bracelets are much younger when compared to other bracelets. Jewelers only started setting gemstones in bracelets much later than making simple gold bangles. This gave rise to very fancy charm bracelets and further increased the range of bracelets. Diamonds weren’t used very often due to the poor cut that was used at the time. A diamond would have to be set on a piece of silver to make the diamond reflect light and show any luster. Thus more strongly colored gemstones were used because they didn’t rely on reflecting light to show off their beauty, but simply displaying their color was enough.
Once the brilliant cut was invented for the diamond, they became more popular in bracelets because they could be used with different metals. With diamonds becoming more and more popular, they were used in abundance to make stunning diamond bracelets. The most well-know design is the tennis bracelet

Diamond Tennis Bracelets

A tennis bracelet is a bracelet that has diamonds all around the bracelet, similar to an eternity ring. Needless to say, these bracelets have a price equally as spectacular as their beauty.

It is said that the tennis bracelet got its name when Chris Evert lost her diamond bracelet while playing a match of tennis in the U.S. Open. The match was stopped to look for the diamond bracelet, and the name stuck. There are disputes about when it happened, but Ms. Evert’s publicist wrote that Evert recalls it happening when the U.S. Open was moved from Forest Hills to Flushing Meadows, which was in 1978. Other sources state that it happened in 1987 but this could be due to an error in transcription. Either way, the Tennis Bracelet got the name on the tennis court and remains an item of beauty.

It can be the most versatile item in your jewelry wardrobe. It is this versatility and understated style that makes the diamond tennis bracelet so popular through the years. It simply never goes out of style.  A diamond tennis bracelet is usually thin and simple, making it sleek and elegant, never gaudy. This bracelet is often made from platinum or 18-carat gold.

Diamond tennis bracelets can range from one carat in total weight to 11 carats or more, depending on the size and number of diamonds. We often receive questions about how much a tennis bracelet should cost. A tennis bracelet’s price varies based on the metal type, number of diamonds and size of diamonds. The colour and clarity of the diamonds also impacts on the price. When speaking of tennis bracelets’ diamond weight, total weight (TW.) refers to the combined weight of the number of diamonds set in the bracelet.

This is why buying a tennis bracelet from a jeweler with a stellar reputation, such as Your Diamonds, is so important. When you evaluate the diamonds in the bracelet yourself, look for brilliance (or sparkle). The diamonds should look clean: with no noticeable blemishes–and they should be white in color, not yellow.

A tennis bracelet should be loose enough that it can move freely, but not so loose that it can slide off. The general rule is that when you can fit one finger between the bracelet and your wrist, it is the perfect fit.

For 2020, stack one or more onto your most elevated and sparkly arm party to date, and we will certainly be in attendance.

For 2020, stack one or more onto your most elevated and sparkly arm party to date, and we will certainly be in attendance.

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