All About Tennis Bracelets
Tennis Bracelet. It seems like an odd name for a piece of gem-studded jewelry. After all, multi-thousand-dollar fashion accessories don’t generally go well with high-energy sports. But tennis bracelets are the perfect adornment for the active woman. And besides, they weren’t always called tennis bracelets.
So, where did the name come from? And beyond that, what is a tennis bracelet, and what should you look for when shopping for one? Here, we’ll answer these questions and more, as we explore the definition, origin, and style of the modern tennis bracelet.
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 completely unheard of — set close together, connected by a thin chain of precious metal (predominantly silver, gold, or platinum).
The result is an elegant, brilliant ribbon of gems, that encircles the wrist and catches the eye. These bracelets are extremely flexible, moving with the wearer and able to be worn comfortably, even during physical activity. And, as it happens, that’s where they get their name.