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Updated: May 4

How The Tennis Bracelet Came To Be Named.

As Wimbledon, the most exclusive British sporting event of the summer, quickly approaches, what else to do but talk about the tennis bracelet! The tennis bracelet was initially known only as a ‘diamond line’ bracelet.

Popular in the 1920s, this elegant bracelet was worn by fashionable women at the time. They would stack them in multiples on their wrists. In its simplest form, the tennis bracelet consists of a line of diamonds of the same size, cut, colour, and clarity set side by side. However, if you would like something a little more unusual, there are variations of the classic tennis bracelet style.

Its history is one immortalised by world-ranked tennis star Chris Evert who was noted for wearing a diamond line bracelet during tournaments, however, the exact moment that the tennis bracelet was coined has been much debated. Some say it was because she was noted for her on-court style pairing diamonds with sports attire. Others attribute the name to when Evert’s diamond bracelet – made by jewellery designer George Bedewi – broke during the 1987 U.S. Open. The game was halted in order to find the bracelet, and in a subsequent interview Evert allegedly named the missing piece her ‘tennis bracelet’.

Whether it’s simply worn on its own or with other diamond jewellery to make a statement, with its versatility the diamond tennis bracelet is the perfect accessory!