Diamond Tennis Bracelet | Boca Raton, FL
Diamond Tennis Bracelet | Boca Raton, FL
What to Consider When Buying a Tennis Bracelet
Tennis bracelets, also called inline bracelets, are composed of an endless circle of diamonds or other stones. It is one of the most popular types of fine jewelry.
It was only in 1987 that the name "tennis bracelet" became a common term. This is because the famous professional tennis player Chris Evert lost her diamond bracelet during a match. She said "I dropped my tennis bracelet" when she noticed it was missing and asked the officials to stop her match until it could be found. This drew a lot of attention to the design and ever since that day, inline diamond bracelets have been named "tennis bracelets".
A diamond tennis bracelet is a treasure you can wear, and like diamond stud earrings, it's the perfect accessory for anyone who loves jewelry. Their versatility makes them an excellent addition to any jewelry box. When shopping for a diamond tennis bracelet, there are a few different options to consider; such as setting, metal color and stone characteristics.
3 Types Of Settings In A Tennis Bracelet
There are 3 basic types of settings found in tennis bracelets: bezel, channel and prong. Each one of these settings has a unique look to them and all setting types are equally secure; it is only a matter of preference.
- Bezel And Half/Semi Bezel Setting: Bezel settings feature a circle mount that holds each diamond in place by wrapping the rim of the diamond in a complete metal edging. Half/Semi bezel setting is a bezel setting except that it only surrounds approximately half of the edge of the diamond rather than the entirety of it.
- Channel Setting: A channel setting consists of two rows of thin metal on either side, with the stones down the middle. This causes the gemstones to sit in a seamless line right next to each other.
- Prong Setting: This is one of the more popular settings available for tennis bracelets. In the prong setting, the metal holds the stone in place on all four sides. This setting allows as much light as possible to pass through the diamonds.
4 Metal Colors and Types to Choose From
The four main metal colors and types that are used for tennis bracelets are:
- White gold
- Yellow gold
- Rose gold
When choosing the type of material for your tennis bracelet, the main two things to keep in consideration are color and budget.
Using the 4 C's When Buying a Tennis Bracelet
When buying a tennis bracelet, look for the traditional characteristics that you would look for when choosing a diamond: color, cut, clarity and carat weight.
Color - Although a traditional tennis bracelet is usually set with white diamonds, fancy colored diamonds or gemstones can make a beautiful tennis bracelet. This will give it a more contemporary look than the classic white diamonds. We love mixing white diamonds with other precious gemstones such as sapphires or emeralds as the white stones are beautifully contrasted against these colored stones.
Cut - The most common diamond cut for tennis bracelets is the round cut. Although, any of the cut styles are available such as emerald, cushion, princess, pear, marquise, etc.
Clarity - If you are reviewing the diamonds yourself, make sure they offer brilliance (this means that light reflects, creating sparkle). You should also check that the diamonds used in the bracelet look eye clean (this means that they don’t have any noticeable blemishes) and that the stones look white in relation to the setting.
Carat Weight - Tennis bracelets use multiple small diamonds, therefore they are measured in total carat weight rather than by the size of the largest diamonds. We recommend choosing a diamond size that complements your wrist size.
When To Buy A Tennis Bracelet
Diamond tennis bracelets are a timeless addition to any jewelry collection, which is why they are often given on special occasions.
A diamond tennis bracelet can make a perfect gift for any of the following occasions:
- Wedding day
- Birth of a child ("Push Gift")
- Valentine’s Day
- Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holidays
Diamond Tennis Bracelets at Devon's Diamonds & Decor
Jewelry is often a gift, and for people looking to give a loved one a piece of diamond jewelry, a tennis bracelet may be just the thing. They are a design that will never go out of style and it is the kind of jewelry that will be passed on through generations. Make sure you take the time to look at the different types of tennis bracelets that are available so you can choose the right style and setting that you prefer. When shopping for a diamond tennis bracelet at Devon's Diamonds & Decor in Boca Raton, we can provide a variety of tennis bracelets in different shapes, sizes and colors.