AC Silver is proud to present an extensive selection of antique & vintage tennis bracelets for sale, all of which have been crafted in platinum or gold.
Our fine selection features a range of diamond tennis bracelets, along with a fantastic range of other gemstones.
The range of diamond bracelets for women is extensive. None have more popularity, however, than the tennis bracelet. This timeless piece of jewellery is often likened to an eternity ring for its style and enduring popularity.
AC Silver offer a 14-day return policy for all tennis bracelets and line bracelets included within our collection.
In its simplest form, a diamond tennis bracelet is a row of closely-set diamonds on a bracelet long enough to encompass the wrist. Often, the diamonds are set in cool-toned metals like white gold or platinum to highlight the brightness of the stones. There are still plenty of yellow gold diamond tennis bracelets, however, due to the popularity of the metal. Although the typical diamond tennis bracelet features a single line of diamonds, sometimes this design is modified. Double row diamond bracelets are a more extravagant option, ideal for formal events.
The usage of diamonds in a simple link bracelet is not a recent advent. Some examples of Victorian jewellery show very similar designs to the modern-day tennis bracelet. The title for this bracelet style didn't exist until the 1970s.
It is first essential to ensure the tennis bracelet fits correctly. It should be flexible around the wrist, with no feeling of being restraining or pinching any areas of the skin. The perfectly-sized diamond tennis bracelet will also not be so loose as to travel up the arm or off over the hand. A tennis bracelet should be able to comfortably move between the first 3 inches of the wrist/forearm section of the arm.
The intention of a tennis bracelet is to appear effortless. Therefore, wearing it shouldn't feel complicated or confusing. Similar to a little black dress or pearl earrings, tennis bracelets are timeless jewellery pieces that can be worn with any outfit for any occasion. Wearing tennis bracelets alongside watches is also a popular choice.
The use of diamonds in these bracelets makes them strong and hard-wearing. They can sit alongside other pieces of jewellery, including watches, without damage being likely. Diamond cocktail watches are an especially appropriate pairing with diamond tennis bracelets, with the combination of gemstones being well-suited to events like weddings and black-tie parties.
This stylish and effortless diamond bracelet was popular with tennis professional, Chris Evert. Evert, a former world No. 1 player, won 18 major singles titles, including her record-setting 7 French Open titles and 6 US Open titles, an accomplishment only shared by Serena Williams. The exceptional sports star was playing in the 1978 US Open when she coined the term that would last forever.
Evert's diamond bracelet fell of her wrist part way through the match, causing a small disruption. In the post-match interview, Evert was questioned about the hold-up, where she explained that her â€˜tennis bracelet' fell off. From this point, bracelets befitting the elegant string style have been called tennis bracelets.
Whether it was Evert's lucky charm, or simply an item she often wore to matches, the tennis bracelet became an iconic name for this jewellery style. In the time since Evert's career as a top-tier athlete, other tennis players have also taken to the court adorned in gemstones. At the 2022 Wimbledon games, for example, Emma Raducanu sported a total of $37,000 worth of diamond jewellery, courtesy of Tiffany & Co.
The diamond tennis bracelet symbolises a bridge between a casual and glamorous style. Wearing diamond jewellery in the context of non-formal occasions such as whilst playing sports or spending the day out became increasingly popular in the 1970s. There can be some confusion as to how to style these versatile pieces of jewellery because of this.