All About Tennis Jewelry
Long before Kim Kardashian lost her diamond earring in the Bora Bora sea, former world No. 1 tennis champion Chris Evert lost a precious piece of tennis jewelry, her diamond bracelet, mid-match on the U.S. Open Court. She then refused to resume play until it was found (a completely justified response, if you ask us).
Knowing the history behind a key wardrobe piece, for style or for sentiment, is an important fashion lesson. For years, diamond tennis jewelry, like tennis bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings, were regarded as aspirational jewelry pieces that were largely unattainable to the everyday shopper — more country club accouterments than outright fashion-forward accessories. Though we can admit, we understand why the ladies who lunch were so attracted to traditional tennis-style jewelry. Besides the obvious appeal of dripping in diamonds, the simplicity of these designs makes the thin, singular strands of sparkles extremely wearable. Sure, tennis jewelry looks great when styled with a swoon-worthy black tie ensemble, but its versatility allows these pieces to pair just as effortlessly with dressed-down, everyday looks.
Lately, some of our favorite style icons have been sporting the tennis jewelry trend in a more casual way— and acing it. In the past few months alone, we’ve seen cool-mom Gigi Hadid, new-age-trendsetter Sofia Richie Grainge, and the quick-witted Morgan Stewart McGraw pair their tennis bracelets and diamond necklaces with everything from bikinis to blue jeans. Other celebrities have pushed the trend one step further, accessorizing with non-traditional tennis-style rings, earrings, and even belly chains.
Tennis jewelry, more so now than ever, is a category that’s easy to obsess over and one packed full of must-have, never-take-off pieces—those well-worth an ocean floor scour and a game-suspending search. Take it from Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, Hailey Bieber, Taylor Swift, and