Diamond Bracelets: The Essential Accessory

There's nothing more dazzling or classic than a diamond bracelet. They go with anything, from casual athletic wear to the slinkiest little black dress. A single strand of diamonds encircles the wrist like nothing else—it's an essential accessory that evokes modern simplicity and mid-century opulence all in one. A diamond bracelet is a treasure you can wear, and like diamond stud earrings, it's the perfect accessory for anyone who loves jewelry.

There's some debate over whether a diamond bracelet should colloquially be called an "eternity bracelet" or a "tennis bracelet." Since most of us wouldn't really wear our diamond bracelet while playing tennis, the latter is a strange one. It's definitely a more recent term than "eternity bracelet." In fact, it was only in 1987 that "tennis bracelet" became a common term, after accomplished tennis player Chris Evert lost her diamond bracelet during a match. Evert noticed it was missing and asked the officials to halt her match until it could be found, which drew a lot of attention to the design. After that, the classic look became more popular than ever, and jewelers could scarcely keep up with the demand for these sorts of pieces.

So, what exactly is an eternity or tennis bracelet? What makes a simple string of diamonds so unique? Basically, this sort of bracelet is a flexible strand of close-set diamonds strung one after the other and held together with a clasp. No matter what it's called, it's the sort of design that will never go out of style—the kind of jewelry your kids will pass on through the generations. And if diamonds aren't your thing, colored stone versions are just as simple and timeless!

Jewelry is often a gift, and for people looking to give a loved one a piece of diamond jewelry in Kansas City, a tennis bracelet may be just the thing. Unlike a diamond ring, which carries a special significance we all know, tennis bracelets are a great gift for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, or any other momentous occasion. And it has almost universal appeal—if the lucky recipient of such a gift is a fashionable dresser, the bracelet will go with any of her favorite outfits; if she's a busy or active woman, well, it's perfect for that, too, given how the piece got its name! And if custom designs or personalization are important factors to the lucky lady, keep in mind that the tennis bracelet is only deceptively simple—the diamonds can be set in a number of different ways, may vary in size and shape, and can be set in yellow gold, white gold, or even platinum.

For anyone looking to give the gift of diamonds in Kansas City, come on in to Noe's. We always carry a fine selection of classic diamond looks, including eternity or tennis bracelets. Whatever you want to call them, we have them, so come in and see what's in the case!

If you're considering giving a lucky lady a tennis bracelet or diamond jewelry of any type, visit Noe's online or in person at our Raymore, Missouri jewelry store.