Hey there, it’s Ira and Mike, the Diamond
Pros. Today we’ll be talking about a great piece
of jewelry if you’re considering buying your loved one a meaningful significant gift
– the tennis bracelet. People often wonder why in the world diamond
bracelets are called “tennis bracelets” of all things. The answer is that in the 1987 US Open, top
player Chris Evert’s diamond bracelet went flying off her wrist in the middle of a match. She paused play while everyone on the court
stopped to look for her bracelet. Since then, the diamond bracelet adopted the
name Tennis Bracelet. There are a few important things to keep in
mind when buying one of these stunning pieces of jewelry. The first, and probably most important, is
the question of where to buy the tennis bracelet. The reason this is so critical because a tennis
bracelet is made up of many smaller diamonds – too small to get certified on their own. Since that’s the case, trusting the vendor
is all you have to rely on. Thankfully, though, there are fantastic vendors
out there like James Allen and Blue Nile that have high-quality diamonds and have an amazing
selection. You’ll also need to decide what color and
type of metal you’ll want with your tennis bracelet. If you want color, your options are yellow
or rose gold. If you want white, you can choose either platinum
or white gold. The color is a matter of personal preference
or style. In terms of the purity of the gold, going
lower (like 14k gold vs 18k gold) will be less pure, but it will be stronger and cheaper. We also typically recommend white gold over
platinum as it’s a much better value. The next thing to choose is the setting style. Here you have 3 basic options: prong, channel, or bezel. This refers to how the diamonds are actually
held onto the bracelet. Here you can see what a prong set bracelet
looks like. Little metal prongs hold the diamonds. With channel set bracelets, the diamonds are
set in a row, or channel, on the bracelet and are only gripped on their sides. Bezel set bracelets are where each diamond
is set individually with the metal surrounding the girdle of the diamond. And finally, you’ll need to figure out what
length bracelet you need. The best thing to do is actually measure the
future recipient’s wrist either using a flexible measuring tape or by using a piece
of string and laying it down next to a ruler. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, it’s
not like fitting a ring. If you have any other questions, or would
like some help picking out the perfect diamond ring, feel free to contact us. One of our diamond consultants will be happy
to help you find the perfect engagement ring. This has been Ira and Mike, the Diamond Pros. Thanks for watching!

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4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Tennis Bracelet Buying Guide”

  1. Hi there. For you gentlemen out there who would like to get a good measurement for the bracelet just find a fitted blouse she wears and measure the inside cuff from button hole to button and that should do the trick without her knowing what you are doing. She will be really surprised! Good luck guys. God bless.

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