Chances are you have a tennis bracelet in your jewelry box, but do you know how it got its name? At the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert snapped her bracelet clasp during a match, then asked the officials to pause the match until she found it—and the eternity diamond bracelet got a new name, as well as a huge boost in popularity, that day. We’ve always got one or two in stock here at Vienna Jewelry on Maple Avenue.
Tennis bracelets are still popular, and probably a first diamond bracelet buy for young girls as well as a everyday staple in any jewelry box—but diamond bracelets have come a long way since 1987, as any jewelry shopping trip in the DC area will illustrate. Designers have given this classic their own flair, often mixing metals, gemstones, and interesting diamond configurations that allow wearers to exhibit more individual style. The flashiest and most impressive of these are often called “red carpet” designs.
Diamond bracelets were around before the tennis bracelet, of course, and you’ll often find unusual styling in vintage designs. Even cuffs and bangles sport diamonds and can be as dazzling as any other style—we’ve even seen diamond snakes with gemstone eyes! Keep an eye open for myriad diamond bracelet designs when you browse pawn shops in Northern VA.