WHAT IS A TENNIS BRACELET?
When it comes to jewellery, few pieces are as timeless and elegant as the diamond tennis bracelet. Whether you’re looking for a classic piece to add to your jewellery collection or a gift for someone special, a diamond tennis bracelet is a great choice. But before you buy one, it’s important to understand the different aspects of a tennis bracelet and what to look for when shopping. This guide will help you make an informed decision when buying a diamond tennis bracelet.
What Is A Tennis Bracelet?
Originally called line diamond bracelets, tennis bracelets have seen consistent growth in demand in the last few decades, and remain a great choice for both casual and formal wear. It is composed of a thin, precious metal chain adorned with diamonds of a consistent size and style, creating a sleek and elegant look. Tennis bracelets are a popular gift for important birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and other special occasions.
The origin of the new name is quite the story: during the 1987 US Open, professional tennis player Chris Evert requested that officials pause her game in order for her to find her bracelet, which had fallen off during the previous point. The missing George Badawi diamond bracelet was eventually recovered, the clasp had broken during play, and Evert later called the piece her “tennis bracelet” in a post-game interview. Thus, demand for the style skyrocketed, and its nickname was born.
How To Wear A Tennis Bracelet?
Because of the value of the bracelets, and of course the infamous Evert incident, tennis bracelets now use a double locking mechanism; a standard clasp, and a safety clasp for extra security. and they are reasonably simple to put on. Slide the pin at one end into the slot at the other end of the chain, then fasten the safety clip into place to lock the bracelet shut.
In terms of wearability, like most bracelets, it should be loose enough to sit comfortably on the wrist without being so loose that it can easily fall off. A general rule of thumb is that you should only be able to fit one finger in between the bracelet and your wrist.
While tennis bracelets are seen as a symbol of glamour and are beautifully elegant pieces, you shouldn’t be afraid to wear them day-to-day either; after all, they get their name from being worn for a tennis match. Adding a tennis bracelet to a casual outfit can immediately level up your look and add a touch of glamour to an otherwise simple outfit.
It has also become popular in recent years to wear a tennis bracelet with a watch. Combining the two on the same wrist has become something of a fashion statement, and creates an elegant yet relaxed look; it’s best practice to wear the watch higher up the arm than the bracelet and to ensure that the diamonds or gemstones on your bracelet fit well with any on the watch. Many people wear their tennis bracelets on the opposite wrist to the hand they write with; this means that the bracelet is likely to receive less wear and tear on the arm that is used less.
How To Resize A Tennis Bracelet?
Since tennis bracelets are comprised of links, it is relatively simple to either lengthen or shorten the chain, in much the same way a watch might be adjusted; a professional jeweller can either add or remove links to suit the size you need. If you’re unsure what size you might need, we would recommend sizing up; taking links away to shorten a chain is an easy and affordable job for a jeweller, but in order to lengthen a chain, you would need to purchase additional links, so be sure to overestimate your size if you’re unsure.
To gauge the right size, measure the circumference of your wrist and add between half an inch and an inch, to give enough room for the bracelet to sit comfortably. The average bracelet size is about 7-7.5 inches, so if you’re buying the bracelet as a gift and can’t measure the recipient's wrist, start there if you’re unsure.
If you do need to remove any links to ensure a perfect fit, it is best to take your bracelet to a professional and trusted jeweller to receive the best quality work. Abelini offers a repair service for a small fee for any work that is not covered by our warranty.
How To Open A Tennis Bracelet?
Just like putting them on, tennis bracelets are simple to take off once you know the right method. All you have to do is lift up the safety clasp until it is loose, then apply some pressure to the push button on the side of the clasp until you can gently pull the two ends apart.
How To Fix A Broken Tennis Bracelet?
Once again, any work that needs doing should be undertaken by a trained professional in order to protect the quality of your bracelet. At Abelini, our jewellery is covered by our manufacturing warranty for a lifetime if there is a fault or defect.
Your jewellery is more likely to break if it is inauthentic. If you’re buying your diamond tennis bracelet from a reputable seller, then there should be no doubt as to its authenticity. However, if you are unsure of the quality of your bracelet, it is best practice to take it to a trusted and established jeweller in order to assess its quality.
How To Buy A Tennis Bracelet?
Tennis bracelets are the perfect addition to your jewellery collection, upgrading your look instantly; whether you’re in evening wear, a day-to-day outfit, or even playing tennis. So whether you’re treating someone special to the perfect gift or you’re browsing for yourself, Abelini’s three decades of experience means that we’re on hand to find the perfect fit.
How much do diamond tennis bracelets cost?
The cost of a diamond tennis bracelet depends on a number of factors, including the number of diamonds, the quality of the diamonds, and the metal used for the bracelet. Generally speaking, a diamond tennis bracelet can range from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds.
How many carats should a tennis bracelet be?
The total carat weight of a diamond tennis bracelet can vary greatly depending on the size of the diamonds and the number of diamonds used. Generally speaking, diamond tennis bracelets range from 0.5 carats to 10 carats.
What metals are best for tennis bracelets?
Tennis bracelets are typically made from gold, platinum or silver. Gold is the most popular choice for tennis bracelets, as it is durable and looks great with diamonds. Platinum is a popular choice as well, as it is stronger than gold and won’t tarnish. Silver is a less expensive option, but is not as durable as gold or platinum.
Can I shower with my tennis bracelet on?
It's not recommended to shower with a diamond tennis bracelet on, as the warm water and soap can damage the metal and diamonds.
Can I wear a tennis bracelet every day?
Tennis bracelets are designed to be worn every day and can be worn with any outfit. However, it is best to take off the bracelet when participating in rigorous activities such as sports or working out.
What does wearing a tennis bracelet mean?
Tennis bracelets are a symbol of love, commitment and friendship, and are often given as gifts. Wearing a tennis bracelet that was gifted to you can be a great way to show your appreciation for someone special in your life.
How tight should a tennis bracelet be?
A tennis bracelet should fit snugly on the wrist, but not so tight that it digs into your skin. The ideal fit is when you can comfortably slip two fingers between the bracelet and your wrist.
What should I look for in a tennis bracelet?
When shopping for a diamond tennis bracelet, it's important to look for quality diamonds with clarity and colour grades that meet your standards. Additionally, make sure the metal used for the bracelet is of high quality and can withstand everyday wear.
Are tennis bracelets and eternity bracelets the same thing?
No, tennis bracelets and eternity bracelets are not the same things. A tennis bracelet is a strand of diamonds connected by metal links, while an eternity bracelet is made up of diamonds or gemstones that are connected in a continuous loop.
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