I would like to purchase a diamond tennis bracelet in celebration of my daughter’s 30th birthday, and don’t know anything about them. What do I need to know? -Isabella
A diamond tennis bracelet would make a wonderful 30th birthday gift, and there a few things to consider when buying one. When it comes to tennis bracelets, the difference is in the details. The first factor that will determine the look of a tennis bracelet are the shape of its individual links as they will be forming the outline and shape of the bracelet. The most popular is the classic four prong setting. As with other jewelry, larger or higher quality diamonds will provide the bracelet with more sparkle.
The average tennis bracelet has about 50 hinges, which eventually will wear out over time. Their longevity depends greatly on how well the bracelet is made, with what metal, how often it is worn, and during what type of activities. A platinum bracelet that is well constructed will last the longest. The “tennis bracelet” got its name during the 1987 U.S. Open when Chris Evert’s elegant diamond bracelet accidentally broke and the match was interrupted to allow Chris to retrieve it.
Happy Birthday to your daughter, and I wouldn’t recommend playing tennis in a tennis bracelet.
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