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Diamond Tennis Bracelets

While diamond bracelets date back many years, the diamond tennis bracelet is a relatively modern creation, originating at the U.S. Open in 1987. In the middle of a match, player Chris Evert asked officials to halt play so she could search for her expensive bracelet after the clasp snapped open. She wore an eternity bracelet with an inline string of individually set, sparking diamonds designed by George Bedewi.

Though Evert was not the first to wear this style of bracelet, her accident on the court sparked interest among fans and greatly increased the demand and popularity for this piece of jewelry.

The tennis bracelet, or diamond line bracelet, is most known for it’s slim, simple, and elegant style, making it a luxury piece suitable for everyday or active wear. The classic style is defined by a row of symmetrical diamonds set in individual four-prong settings made from high-quality metal such as gold or platinum.


Quick Facts

  • The diamond tennis bracelet was popular even before Evert’s renaming in the 1980s. Its name beforehand was simply “diamond bracelet”
  • So famous was Evert’s tennis bracelet that a line of jewelry, The Chris Evert Tennis Jewelry Collection, appeared for sale at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue
  • An elaborate take on the diamond tennis bracelet was the Gérard Diamond Bracelet that came up for auction at Christie’s in 2006 and sold for just over $1.5 million. Its whopping central diamond weighed over 29 carats and was complemented by paired diamond strands extending around the wrist

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Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18ct White Gold
Nov 29, 7:00 PM AEDT
Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18ct White Gold
by Sydney Auction House
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD3,75017 Bids
Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18ct Yellow Gold
Nov 29, 7:00 PM AEDT
Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 18ct Yellow Gold
by Sydney Auction House
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD2,1009 Bids
Vintage 14K Gold Designer Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Vintage 14K Gold Designer Diamond Tennis Bracelet
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$2908 Bids
18K Gold, Diamond and Enamel Leaf Bracelet
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
18K Gold, Diamond and Enamel Leaf Bracelet
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$1505 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD 11.70CTTW DIAMOND LINE BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD 11.70CTTW DIAMOND LINE BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2,4005 Bids
Edwardian Platinum-Topped, 14-Karat Yellow-Gold and Diamond Bracelet, Circa 1910
Dec 09, 10:00 AM EST
Edwardian Platinum-Topped, 14-Karat Yellow-Gold and Diamond Bracelet, Circa 1910
by Weschler's
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,5005 Bids
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Diamond and Silk Bar Bracelet
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Diamond and Silk Bar Bracelet
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD4204 Bids
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DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET AND HEARTS PENDANT
Nov 27, 10:00 AM CST
DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET AND HEARTS PENDANT
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $300- $400
$2004 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD 15.65CTTW DIAMOND BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD 15.65CTTW DIAMOND BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$4,0004 Bids
14K White Gold, 2.22ct TDW Diamond, Tennis Bracelet
Nov 27, 7:00 PM AEST
14K White Gold, 2.22ct TDW Diamond, Tennis Bracelet
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD1,725- AUD2,875
AUD6003 Bids
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18K WHITE YELLOW GOLD 3.90CTTW DIAMOND FLORAL BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE YELLOW GOLD 3.90CTTW DIAMOND FLORAL BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$3203 Bids
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JARRETIERE SHANGHAI DIAMOND FLOWER BRACELET
Nov 27, 10:00 AM CST
JARRETIERE SHANGHAI DIAMOND FLOWER BRACELET
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $10,000- $15,000
$3003 Bids
14K Rose Gold, 2.68ct TDW Diamond, Tennis Bracelet
Nov 29, 7:00 PM AEST
14K Rose Gold, 2.68ct TDW Diamond, Tennis Bracelet
by Jewellery Auctions Unlimited
Est: AUD2,100- AUD3,500
AUD6002 Bids
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18K WHITE GOLD 5.52CTTW DIAMOND CHANNEL BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
18K WHITE GOLD 5.52CTTW DIAMOND CHANNEL BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$2002 Bids
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14K WHITE GOLD .80CTTW DIAMOND BRACELET
Dec 18, 9:00 AM MST
14K WHITE GOLD .80CTTW DIAMOND BRACELET
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$1102 Bids

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