4 Things to Look for in a Diamond Tennis Bracelet

January 23, 2020 - Jewelry & Luxury Items

Are you looking for an elegant piece of jewelry that you can wear no matter the occasion?

Diamond tennis bracelets are a great item for anyone who is active, sporty, or on the go. This popular item has been a fashion staple for over 30 years.

Its origins trace back to 1987. That’s when tennis legend Chris Evert fashioned the bracelet during a match. When it fell off, she stopped the match and reattach her diamond bracelet.

You don’t have to be a tennis star to wear this trendy item. Check out this guide to buying a diamond tennis bracelet to find the right one for you.

1. Quality

There’s been a long-standing debate between cubic zirconia and diamonds. Which is better?

Cubic zirconia is a close cousin to diamonds. They are cut and designed the same way – but cubic zirconia isn’t actually a diamond.

How can you tell the difference between the two? It all comes down to color.

Cubic zirconia is synthetic and doesn’t have any color. Diamonds, on the other hand, have a slight tinge of yellow or brown.

You can check for quality to determine if the diamond is real. Quality diamond tennis bracelets will also reflect light and sparkle.

2. Color

Are you looking for a less colorful diamond tennis bracelet? Get your checkbook ready.

Diamond tennis bracelets with white diamonds are generally more expensive. That’s because whiter diamonds have a higher quality.

A colorful diamond can be just as much of a fashion statement as a colorless one. Gauge your decision based on the color of the tennis bracelet. Bright and gold bracelets pair well with yellow tinted diamonds.

3. Style

There’s no shortage of tennis bracelets on the market. But all of these bracelets fall under three different styles: prong, bezel, and channel.

Prong bracelets come with three to four metal prongs. These prongs hold the diamond in place and also serve to transfer light through the diamond.

Bezel bracelets surround the diamond. You can also purchase a half bezel, which only surrounds two sides of the diamond stone.

Channel is a compact bracelet style. It uses two metal rows to hold the diamond in place.

4. Size

Size matters when it comes to diamonds. Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank to get a good tennis bracelet. Diamond size is less important than the size of the bracelet.

How can you find the right bracelet size for you? Measure your wrist.

Use a tape measure to find your wrist size. Add an extra half inch to the size to find the correct measurement for your bracelet. 7 to 7.5 inches is a common bracelet size for women.

If you’re buying a tennis bracelet for a significant other, you can leave the tape measure at home. Use their body frame size to determine the correct tennis bracelet instead.

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David Stiebel
David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.

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