A diamond tennis bracelet is a bracelet featuring a symmetrical pattern of gemstones such as diamonds, that are set and linked one after the other into a narrow chain.
According to Diamondbug it is called a tennis bracelet because in 1987, Chris Evert, the former World No. 1 woman tennis player and the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, was playing in the U.S. Open. She was wearing an elegant, light in-line diamond bracelet, which accidentally broke and the match was interrupted to allow Chris to recover her precious diamonds. The ‘tennis bracelet’ incident sparked a new name for the item and sparked a huge jewelry trend.
Tennis bracelets continued to be worn by many tennis stars such as Serena Williams and Gabriela Sabatini among others.
Although the tennis bracelets worn by famous tennis players are worth many thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is possible for you to get a tennis bracelet for just a few thousand dollars or perhaps even less.
It means you would have smaller diamonds and maybe sacrifice some quality to get the numbers up. Usually you are looking at a total carat value of around 12 or 14 carats so, unless you are heavily laden with money you will have to settle for diamonds of lesser color and clarity or even use substitute diamonds such as cubic zirconia for example.
You can find diamond tennis bracelets in most jewelers and online dealers. Also at auctions such as eBay for example. Prices vary depending on the quantity and quality of the diamonds as well as the precious metal they are set in. White gold is a favorite as well as platinum or yellow gold.
In any event always ensure you know what you are getting and that the price fits the quality and weight of the diamonds you are buying. A certificate from an independent gemological laboratory will reveal the true value of the diamond tennis bracelet.
Using some common sense will ensure that you get a diamond tennis bracelet to give you many hours of pleasure.