What is a tennis bracelet?
A tennis bracelet is a dainty strand of diamonds or precious stones enclosed with a clasp. You may have seen a diamond tennis bracelet worn on the wrists of tennis icons like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Meghan Markle. However, these stunning bracelets don't always have to break the bank!
This timeless style is versatile enough to wear anywhere from the tennis court to special occasions, which is why they’ve remained a must-have in anyone’s jewelry collection. Learn how tennis bracelets got their name, the contemporary variations, and how to style them into an everyday look.
Why is it called a tennis bracelet?
The term "tennis bracelet" originated from a famous incident that occurred during the 1987 US Open Tennis Tournament. Tennis star Chris Evert wore a delicate diamond bracelet that was loose enough to play with during the tournament. Halfway through the match, Evert noticed her bracelet fell off and she stopped the game to search for her bracelet, resulting in a delay of the game.
Ever since this infamous incident, diamond line bracelets became famously known as tennis bracelets. The term has stuck in the jewelry industry and is now used to refer to thin, flexible bracelets made of precious stones or diamonds. Tennis bracelets have since become a classic piece of jewelry worn by women and men, on and off the court!
In the 1980s and 1990s, tennis bracelets rose in popularity and were seen as a status symbol. Whether worn at the country club or during special occasions, these diamond bracelets became sentimental pieces of jewelry. Flash forward to 2023, today's styles often feature different silhouettes and a wide variety of gemstones!
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The Tennis Bracelets of Today
With the rising popularity of athleisure wear, tennis skirts and workout dresses, it’s only natural that tennis bracelets are trending this year! They’re casual yet refined and easy to stack with watches, friendship bracelets, and chain bracelets. If your mom had a tennis bracelet in the 80s or 90s, chances are it was chunkier and flashier than today’s styles. Tennis bracelets today are more sleek, minimalist and designed to add just a hint of sparkle to your wrists.
Jewelry designers are bringing these iconic bracelets to 2023 in silver and gold and new materials like cubic zirconia. While historically made with diamonds, cubic zirconia is just as sparkly and beautiful but makes these bracelets more affordable for everyone to obtain.
If you’re obsessed with tennis bracelets, try a tennis necklace too! These necklaces look just like tennis bracelets and can be worn solo on your neckline or layered with other go-to necklaces.
How much is a tennis bracelet?
The cost of tennis bracelets varies greatly depending on the quality of the diamonds or other precious stones used. The metal the diamonds are set in can also greatly affect the price - solid gold is more expensive than silver or stainless steel.
A standard tennis bracelet with very small diamonds can cost around $2,500 USD, while higher-end versions with larger diamonds or other precious stones can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you opt for alternative stones, like cubic zirconia or semi-precious gemstones, you can find much more affordable options that look and feel just as luxurious!
Overall, the price of a tennis bracelet can range from affordable to exorbitant, making it a versatile piece of jewelry that can be worn by anyone looking for a touch of luxury!
Linjer tennis bracelets are made with diamond-like cubic zirconia stones, making them an affordable way to get the tennis bracelet look without spending thousands of dollars.
How to Wear a Tennis Bracelet
1. Layer with Your Favorite Go-To Bracelets
Whether you wear a tennis bracelet with your favorite scrunchie or sleek watch, it all looks put together. The beauty of tennis bracelets is that you can style them with just about anything.
For a casual daily look, wear an exercise dress with a watch, hair tie, chain bracelet, and gold vermeil Tennis Bracelet for an effortless and on-trend look.
2. Wear it Solo for a Minimalistic Look
Dress up your favorite office outfit with our classic Tennis Bracelet in sterling silver. The subtle sparkle will take you from your morning meeting to drinks after work.
3. Stack Several Tennis Bracelets Together
Who said you can’t wear multiple tennis bracelets at once? We love switching up this look with our Tennis Bracelet (Half), which features a dainty paperclip chain on one half and cubic zirconia or blue topaz gemstones on the other.
Simply stack two classic tennis bracelets with our Tennis Bracelet (Half) for an eye-catching statement that’s perfect for a night out!
While it was the diamond tennis bracelet that came first, our current selection of cubic zirconia tennis bracelets look just as dazzling—plus, they come at a fraction of the cost of a real diamond bracelet. Take some time to browse our New Arrivals Collection to check out our different tennis jewelry styles—they won't disappoint!