If there’s one piece of diamond jewellery that’s a must-have in every woman’s accessory wardrobe, it’s the classic tennis bracelet. Recognised as a line of diamonds forming a complete circle, this jewellery item is as versatile as it is timeless. In fact, it was initially known as the ‘diamond line’ bracelet in the 1920s, before it was rechristened as the tennis bracelet in the 1970s. This switch is attributed to tennis champion Chris Evert, who used to wear the diamond jewellery piece during tournaments. Not sure how to style the piece or which variation to pick for your collection? Let us show you the way.
Why the tennis bracelet makes an ideal pick for a cocktail party
“A tennis bracelet personifies elegance and is a statement piece by itself,” says Farah Khan of Farah Khan Fine Jewellery. “It’s a delicate accessory that can be worn to a cocktail party as a statement jewellery to jazz up an outfit, making it look glam yet understated.”
“Jewellery for cocktail receptions should be minimal yet powerful, just like the tennis bracelet,” adds Tarang Arora of Amrapali Jewels. “It emanates charm and panache, is lightweight in nature and gives a sporty edge with a feminine touch.”
How to style a tennis bracelet
Whether you wear it on its own or stack it with other diamond jewellery, the tennis bracelet will effortlessly elevate your evening wear. Federica Imperiali, head of new product development, Forevermark, suggests complementing your tennis bracelet with bangles. “Accentuate your look by pairing it with two or three bangles. The trend of stackable jewellery introduces variety into your look. You can chose to mix metal colours like yellow, rose gold or gold for this too,” she says. Arora recommends pairing it with a watch or wearing it on its own. “Mix and match the pieces on your wrist, but keep the jewellery on your neck and ears minimal.” Imperiali concurs. “Avoid styling the bracelet with heavier accessories—keep it simple and elegant with a pendant and stud earrings,” she says. And Khan highlights the versatility of this pliant jewellery piece. “You can style it with a gown or even a sari to achieve that glam effect,” she explains.
What type of a tennis bracelet should you pick?
According to Arora, coloured tennis bracelets are currently having a moment. “White gold tennis bracelets with rounded diamonds are the most commonly sold pieces, but we’re seeing a big shift towards rose gold tennis bracelets. Coloured stones with rose gold are being preferred as well,” he says.
Another trending style is the wedding bracelet—an ideal pick for your trousseau. “The wedding tennis bracelet serves as the perfect gift for a bride-to-be, since the setting as well as the metal colour can be updated over time as well, making it a timeless pick,” concludes Khan.
Scroll ahead to take a look at our edit of the tennis bracelets you need in your jewellery box.
Tennis bracelet, Caratlane
Tennis bracelet, Amrapali Jewels
Tennis bracelet, Gehna Jewellers
Tennis bracelet, Her Story
Tennis bracelet, Farah Khan Fine Jewellery
Tennis bracelet, Bulgari
Tennis bracelet, Forevermark
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