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A History of Tennis Bracelets (& The Best For Wimbledon 2022)

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Are you ready for Wimbledon? Get court-ready with our roundup of the best tennis bracelets, featuring designs from Tiffany & Co., Crystal Haze and Swarovski.

What is a Tennis Bracelet?

Characterised by its strong clasp, thin metal chain and row of symmetrically patterned stones, a tennis bracelet is the more common name for a ‘line diamond bracelet’. But how did the tennis bracelet come to be? As the name suggests, the design was given a new lease of life on the tennis court itself.

The 1987 US Open saw professional tennis player Chris Evert pause her match, as she noticed that her George Bedewi diamond bracelet was no longer on her wrist. The following moments, which were played on live television, saw Chris search for her missing bracelet on the court – and find out that the reason for its disappearance was a broken clasp. The pop culture moment led to many jewellers adapting their designs into sturdier versions that could withstand sporting activities. Et voila: the tennis bracelet was born.

So what better way to welcome the British tennis season than with the sport’s very own unofficial merch? Shop our edit of the best tennis bracelets below.

Tennis Bracelets To Get You Ready For Wimbledon

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Rainbow coloured tennis bracelet

Loquet

Rainbow Kite Bracelet, £4,000, loquetlondon.com

Boodles

Platinum diamond tennis bracelet, £10,350. boodles.com

Pearl-decorated tennis bracelet

Tiffany & Co.

Tennis Bracelet in Platinum with Diamonds and Pearls, £20,600, tiffany.co.uk

Graff

Heart shaped diamond bracelet, £POA, graff.com

Millenia Bracelet

Swarovski

Millenia Bracelet, £250, swarovski.com

Alaia Rainbow Sapphire Tennis Bracelet

Suzanne Kalan

Alaia Rainbow Sapphire Tennis Bracelet, £12,956.48, suzannekalan.com

Serena bracelet in Bubblegum

Crystal Haze

Serena Bracelet in Bubblegum, £147.99, crystalhazejewelry.com

Yellow Sapphire Tennis Bracelet

Roxanna First

Yellow Sapphire Tennis Bracelet, £1,850, roxannefirst.com

Modernist Tennis Bracelet

Lark & Berry

Modernist Tennis Bracelet, £2,350, larkandberry.com

Lab Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Kimaï

Lab Grown Diamond Tennis Bracelet, £4,105, kimai.com

Daisy Tennis Bracelet

Hatton Labs

Daisy Tennis Bracelet, £255, hattonlabs.com
1990s Vintage Sapphire Swarovski Crystal Tennis Bracelet

Susan Caplan

1990s Vintage Sapphire Swarovski Crystal Tennis Bracelet, £65, susancaplan.co.uk

Shuga 14ct Yellow-Gold, Swiss Blue Topaz, Sapphire and Tanzanite Tennis Bracelet

The Alkemistry x Dinny Hall

Shuga 14ct Yellow-Gold, Swiss Blue Topaz, Sapphire and Tanzanite Tennis Bracelet, £1600, selfridges.com

Bucherer

Pastello bracelet in 18ct rose gold, £4,000, bucherer.com

De Beers

DB Classic eternity line round brilliant diamond bracelet, £52,000, debeers.co.uk

Featured image: Suzanne Kalan

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