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What Is a Tennis Bracelet?
A tennis bracelet is a piece of jewelry that fits around the wearer's wrist. The tennis bracelet contains many small gems — usually diamonds, though other precious stones are not entirely unheard of — set close together, connected by a thin chain of precious metal (predominantly silver, gold, or platinum).
Why Is It Called a Tennis Bracelet?
The common story is that during the 1987 US Open, tennis superstar Chris Evert happened to lose her valuable eternity bracelet while in the middle of a match. Under the watchful eye of television cameras and broadcast worldwide, officials paused the game to search for the missing bracelet. After the match in media interviews, Chris called it her 'tennis bracelet. Even though some historians argue that the term may have already existed before that famous game, it's hard to deny that this event brought public awareness to these diamond bracelets.
Since then, the diamond tennis bracelet has become very popular among athletes (professional and amateur) who want to look their best while giving their best.
When Should I Gift Someone a Tennis Bracelet?
A tennis bracelet is an appropriate gift for all occasions. Diamond tennis bracelets are beloved because they are classic, but also because they are the perfect gift. Graduation gifts, anniversaries, landmark birthdays, and even a just because gift, a tennis bracelet is perfect for them all!
What to Look for in a Tennis Bracelet
If you're in the market for a tennis bracelet, there are a few key factors that you'll want to consider.
Diamond bracelets are the most popular kind of tennis bracelets. But, since they use smaller and less scrutinized gems than those on a ring, you don't necessarily need to go for flawless diamonds. What is essential is that the diamonds pass the naked-eye test. If your diamonds look good to you, then there's probably no reason to pull out the microscope.
Next, you should consider how secure the bracelet is. After all, Chris Evert's bracelet may have achieved fame by flying off of her wrist at the wrong time, but you probably don't want your bracelet to do the same.
Finally, make a note of the overall flexibility of the bracelet; if the links get caught or bend at odd angles while you move, then the bracelet will be more likely to suffer damage — or even break.
Tennis Bracelets from Clean Origin
At Clean Origin, we offer a selection of brilliant diamond tennis bracelets in 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 carats. And because all of our diamonds are lab-grown, you can expect to be paying as much as 20–40% less per carat than you'd be paying for mined diamonds of the same quality.