If you are thinking of what present to buy your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, or for her birthday, a diamond tennis bracelet is an excellent choice.
The history of the diamond tennis bracelet is a very interesting one. During a U.S. Open tennis match back in 1987, tennis star Chris Evert was playing and stopped the match to discover that the bracelet she had always wore was no longer on her wrist. She searched for the bracelet while people watched from the stands and the jewelry was renamed the tennis bracelet.
Tennis bracelets vary in shape and size but all work the same way. They all have diamonds set in a line all around the bracelet. The diamonds are each set in a four-pronged setting and the traditional diamond tennis bracelets only contain diamonds. However, you can modify it to contain other stones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, etc. In between each stone of a tennis bracelet there is usually a little design or an “x” between each diamond to create a pretty pattern.
Learning to care for a diamond tennis bracelet is very important. If the bracelet is made exclusively of diamonds then you can simply steam it, soak it in a jewelry cleaner or use a toothbrush to get off any dirt. However, if the bracelet is made with other gems you may need to wash it with warm water and soap or a damp cloth to remove any surface buildup.
Because these bracelets tend to be a bit expensive, it is important to purchase one from a reputable diamond dealer or jeweler who can certify the diamonds in order to ensure their quality and value. Due to the fact that the diamonds are small, it is also important to check the prongs regularly to be sure none of the diamonds have become loose or lost. If you purchased the bracelet from a jeweler and you have a problem with it you can simply bring it back to them and they can provide you with the assistance you need to help maintain and care for your new tennis bracelet.
Many women cherish their diamond tennis bracelets and wear it all the time, while others only wear it on special occasions. In any event, it is probably a good idea to get your bracelet insured so that if it becomes lost or stolen you can have it replaced.