An “in-line” diamond bracelet that featured a thin symmetrical pattern of diamonds received the fashion nom de plume of tennis bracelet owing to an incident involving professional tennis player Chris Evert during a match in 1987.
Evert, the former World No. 1 woman tennis player and the winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, had been wearing an elegant, expensive bracelet featuring an inline string of individually set and matched diamonds made by jeweler to the stars George Bedewi. When the clasp snapped, she asked the officials to stop the match until the gems could be found. Since that day, diamond bracelets created in this style have been called tennis bracelets.
Say what you will but I am in the opinion of a tennis bracelet looking fabulous at the beach, a lunch date as well as a black-tie event. Besides its bold accent on luxury, it is ever so feminine. Of course if you agree with me, make sure that I do not advise to go all out with a string of bracelets; 2-3 is more than enough.