The Story Of The Tennis Bracelet

The Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament Takes Place From 22-30th June At The Devonshire Park, Eastbourne The Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament Takes Place From 22-30th June At The Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
article side img Tennis star Chris Evert lost her bracelet during the 1987 US Open Final, leading to this style of bracelet becoming known as the 'tennis' bracelet.

The Story Of The Tennis Bracelet

The Nature Valley International tennis tournament begins in Eastbourne today and boasts a fantastic line-up of world class players including Simona Halep (World No. 1), Caroline Wozniacki (World No. 2) and Eastbourne's own Johanna Konta (British No. 1). Taking place at the Devonshire Park until 30th June, the tournament will see some of the biggest names in international tennis take to the court in what is set to be a thrilling week of sporting excellence.

A 20th century creation that uses small diamonds to create a single row bracelet, tennis bracelets were given their name after the 1987 US Open Final in which tennis star Chris Evert lost her beloved diamond bracelet during a particularly intense rally in the match. Once she realised her bracelet was missing, Evert asked the officials to stop the game to enable her to search for and retrieve it. Since then, the same style of bracelet has been referred to as a 'tennis bracelet'.


With a sleek and elegant design, and usually crafted from 18ct gold or platinum, tennis bracelets make the perfect gift for someone special and are suitable for all occasions - although we don't recommend you wear yours whilst playing tennis.

Most commonly set with solely diamonds, tennis bracelets are also available set with a variety of precious stones including sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Why not pair your diamond tennis bracelet with a pair of matching diamond drop earrings, for ultimate glamour, or with a pair of classic studs for an understated yet chic look.

At W.Bruford, we hold a beautiful selection of tennis bracelets at both our Cornfield Road and Arndale Centre stores from the classic gold and diamond set style (Cornfield Road store), to tennis bracelets from designer brands Swarovski and Carat* (Arndale Centre store).

If you are searching for the perfect tennis bracelet, please Contact Us, where our team will be happy to help with your enquiry.

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