The Ultimate Guide to Tennis Bracelets Why Brides Love This Timeless Style

The Ultimate Guide to Tennis Bracelets: Why Brides Love This Timeless Style

In the past few decades, tennis bracelets have become a must-have jewelry item, and rightfully so. This type of bracelet spells sophistication and quiet luxury, but it’s also versatile enough to complement various styles.

Tennis bracelets come in many shapes and sizes, and with so many options around, choosing the right bracelet for you can be overwhelming. Here is everything you need to know about diamond tennis bracelets and why they’re a fabulous choice for your wedding look.

What is a tennis bracelet?

A tennis bracelet consists of a continuous row of diamonds or other gemstones held together on a precious metal chain, usually gold.

What is a tennis bracelet

Why is it called a tennis bracelet?

Legend has it, tennis bracelets got their name after a famous incident at the 1978 US Open, when tennis player Chris Evert lost her bracelet on the court and the game had to be stopped to search for it.

Chris Evert popularized this bracelet in the 70s by wearing it during games. However, its history actually dates back to the 1920s.

Tennis bracelets, then called diamond line bracelets, were a popular choice for cocktail parties in the art deco era, matched with fancy dresses for a glitz and glam style.

This iconic bracelet stood the test of time and is now one of the best-selling styles of bracelets worldwide.

What are the types of tennis bracelets?

Tennis bracelets come in various styles and settings. From classic looks to contemporary spins, here are some of the most popular varieties of tennis bracelets.

Tennis bracelet diamond styles

Most designs feature the classic one row loop of diamonds, while others have two or three rows. Some tennis bracelets have a unique twist with an offset diamond design instead of the traditional diamond row.

While tennis bracelets typically include round cut diamonds, you can also find styles that use marquise cuts, emerald cuts or princess cuts.

Tennis bracelet diamond styles

For a feminine design that adds a touch of elegance, floral tennis bracelets are a great choice that is popular in 2024’s bridal fine jewelry trends.

If you love a touch of color in your jewelry, why not try a gem-studded tennis bracelet? These bracelets use gemstones instead of diamonds or mix diamonds with other colorful gemstones. For example, this classic tennis bracelet has blue sapphires in 18K white gold, combining luxury and sophistication.

Tennis bracelet settings

Another way to differentiate tennis bracelets is by looking at the settings. Here are the tennis bracelet diamond settings you will find most often:

Common Prong

This popular and classic design uses tiny metal prongs to keep diamonds and gemstones safe and bright. The prongs allow more light to enter, which makes the stones sparkle. Tennis bracelets usually have four prongs, like this dazzling classic bracelet which is available in white, yellow or rose gold.


Bezel settings surround each stone with a thin metal rim, holding it securely in place. This setting offers excellent protection for the stones and offers a more modern look.


In a channel setting, diamonds are held together by thin rows of metal, creating a smooth and seamless appearance.


Precious metal type

Tennis bracelets always use precious metals to hold together diamonds or gemstones. While a white gold tennis bracelet is a classic choice, you can wear the precious metal that best fits your style and preferences.

Choose a gold diamond tennis bracelet, rose gold, or platinum for a luxurious and high-quality option. While not as lavish, a silver tennis bracelet is a great budget choice that works best with more casual styles.

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Lab grown diamond tennis bracelets

Lab grown diamonds have been trending in the world of fine jewelry, thanks to their accessibility and sustainability.

Lab created diamond tennis bracelets are a great option for women who want to stick to a budget while still enjoying the brilliance and quality of diamonds.

At Verstolo, you have the option to choose lab-grown diamonds for your favorite tennis bracelet models. Our lab diamonds hold the beauty and brilliance of natural diamonds and are certified.

How to wear a tennis bracelet on your wedding day

Tennis bracelets are a fabulous choice not just for fancy occasions and daily wear, but also for your wedding day! They are some of the most appreciated jewelry items brides love to wear on their very special day.

Their understated elegance complements all types of wedding dresses beautifully, and they can be easily matched with a fine pair of earrings, like these gorgeous diamond clusters, or a diamond necklace. They can be worn by themselves or stacked, for an added touch of brilliance.

Besides, a tennis bracelet feels so light on your skin! On your wedding day, you want to feel comfortable. This bracelet won’t make you feel heavy or restrict your movements. It’s actually one of the most comfortable types of bracelets you can wear.

How to wear a tennis bracelet on your wedding day

How should a tennis bracelet fit?

A tennis bracelet should encircle your wrists without being too tight or too loose, sliding up and down the arm easily without falling off.

You can measure your wrist and add a bit of extra length, typically ½ inch to one inch. The average size for women’s tennis bracelets is between 7 and 7.5 inches.

How much does a diamond tennis bracelet cost?

The cost of a tennis bracelet will usually reflect its value and quality. Diamond tennis bracelets are priced around $1500. However, those with higher quality diamonds and more carats can be priced over $5000.

Knowing the 4 C’s of diamonds (color, clarity, carat, cut) can certainly help you when choosing the right tennis bracelet for you.

At Verstolo, we’re dedicated to bringing you timeless designs and high-quality materials that are worth all the investment. Our superior craftsmanship is felt in every little detail, offering you a wearable work of art that stands the test of time.

You don’t have to splurge so you can enjoy these beautiful pieces of jewelry! Our bridal diamond rental program offers you the chance to rent valuable pieces at a fraction of the price, so you can wear all your dream jewelry on your wedding day without compromises.

Make your wedding dreams come true with Verstolo

Say I do with style and embrace your dream wedding look with Verstolo! Whether you want to buy or rent jewelry, our team of specialists is here to help you make the right choice.

Contact us or visit our NY shop for a styling consultation with our experts to find the perfect jewelry for you.

Embrace your personal style and let yourself fully shine with our unique handcrafted diamond jewelry!

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