Jewellery

Wimbledon is here. Time for a tennis bracelet.

Wimbledon 2023 is here and with it comes the annual yearning for a tennis bracelet. Originally set with white diamonds, this collection of chic forever pieces - from makers including Cartier, Tiffany & Co and DeBeers - will make a luxurious addition to any jewellery box

By Kim Parker

As sport fans around the world rejoice in the annual spotlight on Wimbledon, jewellery lovers, too, are stacking their wrists with diamonds as the annual quest for the perfect tennis bracelet comes around again.

Originally called a ‘line’ bracelet, owing to its design which incorporates a delicate row of diamonds, the tennis bracelet came into being around the 1920s. Then, the gleaming diamond-set platinum bracelets were the jewel of choice for society hostesses. But their popularity really soared during the 1970s, when tennis pro Chris Evert was regularly photographed wearing them to matches, forever linking them to the sport (she famously once stopped play during the US Open in 1978 to retrieve her signature bracelet, which had snapped and fallen off her wrist).

Tennis bracelets are perfect for Wimbledon
Originally set with a line of white diamonds, today’s tennis bracelets can be set with all manner of colourful gemstones. Ideal for sunny summer events like Wimbledon.

A truly unisex piece today, tennis bracelets are enjoying a stylistic revival thanks to the likes of Kate Moss, Meghan Markle, Lenny Kravitz, Pete Davidson and Michael B Jordan – who even wore a Tiffany & Co. incarnation to the Academy Awards this year.

Fancy trying the style for yourself? We’ve found the chicest tennis bracelets available right now, so you can pick your perfect match.

Kolours Jewelry

Kolours Jewelry tennis bracelet
Sapphire and gold tennis bracelet, £4,195, Kolours Jewelry at Net-A-Porter

Boodles

Boodles tennis bracelet is perfect for Wimbledon
Platinum and diamond tennis bracelet, £13,000, Boodles

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader tennis bracelet for Wimbledon
Limited edition vermeil and pink quartz tennis bracelet, £295, by Monica Vinader

Cartier

Cartier bracelet tennis bracelet for Wimbledon
Diamond and white gold line bracelet, £21,100, by Cartier

Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany diamond tennis bracelet for Wimbledon
Diamond and platinum ‘Victoria’ tennis bracelet, £19,700, by Tiffany & Co

De Beers

De Beers tennis bracelet for Wimbledon
Classic white gold and diamond bracelet, £19,500, by De Beers

Suzanne Kalan

Suzanne Kalan tennis bracelet for Wimbledon
Diamond and rose gold bracelet, about £24,790, by Suzanne Kalan

Roxanne First

Roxanne First sapphire tennis bracelet
Rainbow sapphire tennis bracelet, £3,555, by Roxanne First

CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane

Kenneth Jay Lane tennis bracelet
Rhodium-plated tennis bracelet, £115, by CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane at Liberty London

Crystal Haze

Crystal Haze tennis bracelet for Wimbledon
Gold plated and cubic zirconia tennis bracelet by Crystal Haze at Net-A-Porter

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