Usually, one of the first pieces of diamond jewelry a woman gets is a diamond bracelet. Her parents or a boyfriend might give it to her as a gift for a special birthday or during the holiday season. One of the most common bracelet styles given to a young woman is the tennis bracelet.
Why Is It Called a Tennis Bracelet?
A tennis bracelet is a thin, or in-line, bracelet encircled with stones, usually diamonds. It got its name in the mid-1980s when a professional tennis star was playing in the U.S. Open and the in-line bracelet she was wearing broke and fell off. The match was momentarily stopped so she could recover the bracelet and put it away. Today, many tennis players continue to wear bracelets when they’re playing.
Other Styles of Diamond Bracelets
While the tennis bracelet is one of the most common styles of bracelets, there are several other diamond bracelet styles. They range from the modest bangle bracelet to diamond encrusted cuff bracelets. Here are some of the styles you will find in a jewelry store.
Red Carpet Bracelet
If you want something fancy and flashy, this could be the bracelet for you. A red carpet bracelet is meant to wow people with its more extravagant design. They may be customized for you and they are meant to be worn on special occasions.
This is another style that is commonly found in a jewelry store and they usually come in a standard length of seven inches. There usually isn’t a way to adjust the length of the bracelet as it slips over the hand instead of having a clasp. However, some bangle bracelets are flexible, so they can stretch slightly when put around the wrist. Many bangle bracelets have a three, five or seven diamond design, although they many are made with more diamonds.
A cuff bracelet is one that has an opening that slips around the wrist. The top part of many cuff bracelets is covered with precious gems, such as diamonds. These make an elegant statement piece to wear on special occasions.
A charm bracelet is usually a precious metal bracelet with diamond charms attached to it. The charms can be added to the bracelet or they can be bought with charms already on it. The charms usually represent the woman’s hobbies, her family and her profession and they make great gifts for women of all ages.
A diamond bracelet can be found to fit almost anyone’s budget. The style you choose should be reflective of the recipient and when it would be worn. For instance, tennis and bangle bracelets can be worn with both casual and more formal clothing.