What is the origin of the tennis bracelet?
History of the Tennis Bracelet
The Tennis Bracelet first came about after an incident at the 1987 U.S Tennis Championships involving Chris Evert, a professional USA tennis player whose career stemmed from 1972 to 1989. During a US Open match, she was wearing an in-line diamond bracelet while playing one of her matches, and the clasp broke.
Chris requested that the match be suspended until she found her bracelet. Her request was granted, and because of this incident, the bracelet became known as a diamond tennis bracelet.
Ever since, George Bedewi became popular within the jewellery industry and jewelers everywhere were creating similar bracelets with secure clasps and in line diamonds. These are now known as”Tennis Bracelets”.
Gabriela Sabatini and Serena Williams are two players among many who were seen sporting some of exquisite bracelets in the years that followed.