Ever wonder how tennis bracelets got their name? It’s one of those questions where the explanation really is as simple as it sounds. When a line diamond bracelet flew from the wrist of former tennis player Chris Evert during a hard-fought game back in 1987, that style of jewellery came to be forever known as a tennis bracelet.

Of course it’s not just out on the court that this stylish accessory shines — when it comes to captivating jewellery it’s hard to beat. In this blog we’ve brought together everything you need to know about what to look for in an eye-catching tennis bracelet. 

How to Budget for Your Bracelet

Tennis Bracelet

The cost of a tennis bracelet can vary by quite a margin, and it mainly depends on the diamond carat weight — one of the four Cs of diamond quality. When it comes to price, we recommend carefully weighing up the budget you’ve got in mind against the carat that catches your eye.

This could be fairly straightforward if you're planning to pay off the cost upfront, but may be a little trickier if you’re planning to buy on finance. In that case, a good approach to take is weighing up what monthly repayments you’re comfortable paying. This will give you a strong idea of what the upper limit of your budget should look like.

Finding the Perfect Size

If you’re buying a tennis bracelet as a gift, you’ll be glad to hear that choosing the right size is less critical than with other jewellery like gold rings, as you can easily remove a link to shorten it. There are several ways to find out a giftee’s measurements though — perhaps they already have a women's 9ct gold bracelet around the house?

If you want to work out your own measurements, try wrapping a length of material around your wrist and marking the point where it meets. From there it’s simply a case of laying the material out flat and measuring it to work out your size. We’d recommend allowing an extra inch or half-inch when you buy your bracelet to guarantee a comfortable fit.

Handpicking an Elegant Style

18ct Tennis Bracelet

When you’re picking out your perfect tennis bracelet, you might be surprised by the range of options you discover. We always recommend doing your homework to see which look really speaks to you before making a final decision. 

After you’ve found a sparkling style you can’t live without, you’ll be well set to find the perfect piece — one that you, or that someone special, can enjoy forever. Whether it’s white gold or rose gold, one row of stones or several, these beautiful bracelets will never fail to attract compliments and admiring looks.

Where to Buy a Tennis Bracelet

Depending on where you shop, you’ll find varying styles on offer, as well as a wide range of prices. There are different benefits to visiting a jewellery store in person or buying online, but you’ll often see the best value shopping around on your laptop. 

When you find a piece that takes your breath away, it’s always worth taking a moment to check the seller’s reputation before buying a diamond tennis bracelet, whether it’s second hand or brand new. It’s quick and easy to check jewellers’ reviews on sites like Trustpilot, which share people’s experiences and opinions of a store.

Choosing the Perfect Moment to Buy

A truly timeless piece of jewellery, a tennis bracelet is a fantastic choice to mark a special occasion. Whether it’s for a birthday celebration, Valentine’s Day or a big wedding anniversary, it’s difficult to go wrong with such a stylish accessory. One day the recipient may even pass this special gift on to someone else as a family heirloom.

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