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14 Gorgeous Tennis Bracelets That Are Sure to Wow

Want to wow her this Valentine's Day? Pick up one of the stunners below. 

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When it comes to jewelry, there’s no piece that’s quite so classic as the tennis bracelet. Beloved by everyone from Meghan Markle to Charlize Theron, this timeless design never goes out of style. Featuring an array of stones (typically diamonds) that wrap all the way around the wrist, the beauty of the tennis bracelet lies in its simplicity — it’s minimalistic, yet stunning.

It also just so happens to make for a great gift, be it for an anniversary, birthday, or yes, even Valentine’s Day. Read on to learn more about its origins and where to find the most exquisite designs on the market today.

What is a tennis bracelet?

Tennis bracelets, also known as eternity bracelets, have been traditionally defined as pieces of very fine wrist jewelry with a symmetrical arrangement of diamonds, though more modern versions may incorporate other gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds, or sapphires.

Tennis Bracelet History

If you’re confused about this dainty piece of jewelry’s ties to tennis, you wouldn’t be alone. Its history is an interesting one: Though this type of lightweight eternity bracelet has been worn by both men and women since the 1920s, the term was coined in 1978, when tennis champion Chris Evert’s beloved diamond George Bedewi bracelet fell of her wrist during a match. Evert was so sentimental about the bracelet that she actually asked officials if she could stop playing to look for it.

“Chrissie recalls that she was wearing a diamond and gold bracelet and it broke and fell onto the court in an early round of the Open and they had to stop play while she looked for it,” Evert’s publicist, Tami Starr, confirmed to The Adventurine.

The memorable moment caused a spike in sales of the style, and the name has since stuck, with “tennis bracelet” going on to become its official term over time.

The Best Tennis Bracelets

Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift for a loved one (Valentine’s Day is right around the corner), or splurging on a little pick-me-up for yourself, you’re sure to find a tennis bracelet that will suit your style and budget. Keep scrolling for Women’s World’s picks for the best tennis bracelets of 2020.

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