When you want to add some sparkle to your jewellery collection, it’s hard to look past a tennis bracelet. Identifiable for its characteristic loop of diamonds, or gemstones, connected by a thin, precious metal chain, you may also know the tennis bracelet as a ‘line diamond bracelet’. The name ‘tennis bracelet’ was actually coined in 1987 during the US Open. Professional tennis player, Chris Evert, lost her trademark diamond eternity bracelet whilst playing. The game was paused and spectators and TV viewers watched as the search began for the missing bracelet. Following the match, jewellers everywhere were inundated with requests for a ‘tennis bracelet’, and the name stuck. Here we will go through some tips about what you should look for when deciding on the perfect tennis bracelet. Quality materials There are a few factors to consider when choosing a tennis bracelet. Overall, you are looking for a quality piece that is going to last. Therefore, you should focus on the type of metal used and the beauty of the diamonds. The most common metals used for tennis bracelets are yellow, rose, and white gold, along with platinum and sterling silver. Depending on how often you plan on wearing your tennis bracelet, your choice is completely personal however if you intend to wear your bracelet every day you may want to consider a durable material such as 14ct or 18ct gold, platinum or sterling silver. The diamonds should offer brilliance, meaning the light reflects and creates a sparkle, and be more or less colourless. When purchasing through a reputable jeweller, you can ask to have the master jeweller talk you through the main differences between diamonds. However, as a general rule, you should not see any blemishes or discolouration in the diamonds. Styles and settings You will find many different styles and settings when looking for a tennis bracelet. Whilst many styles consist of the traditional one loop of diamonds, you may find some that offer two or three rows of stones. Others may even incorporate coloured gemstones for a more modern take. The type of cut can vary, however, the majority of tennis bracelets use round cut diamonds. There are a few different settings, including prong, channel, and bezel. A prong setting uses three or four prongs of metal per diamond. Channel settings have two rows of metal to hold the diamond on either side. A bezel setting surrounds the diamond in metal. Each setting creates a different look, so it will come down to your personal preference as to which setting is right for you. Exquisite tennis bracelets in Melbourne Catanach’s Jewellers has a stunning range of exquisite tennis bracelets to suit almost everyone. Our master jewellers craft unique, high-quality pieces using only the best materials available. You will be sure to find the perfect tennis bracelet for your loved one, or as a treat for yourself. Alternatively, we can have a bespoke piece made to meet your specifications. Contact us today and discover how Catanach’s Jewellers can have you sparkling with diamond joy in the ideal tennis bracelet.