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- Tennis bracelets and necklaces were popularized by pro tennis player Chris Evert.
- Because of social media trends, they’ve seen a massive increase in sales in 2021.
- We put together a list of options for all budgets, from fashion jewelry to fine jewelry.
Calling the diamond bands “tennis bracelets” first started with the American pro tennis player Chris Evert, who often wore them on court. Her tennis career spanned from 1972 until 1989, but the bracelet was a popular accessory as early as the 1920s. Now, in 2021, the bracelets are making a big return.
“We have seen a massive increase in sales for tennis-style pieces,” says Olivia Landau, the founder and CEO of jewelry brand The Clear Cut. “One in every 12 collection pieces sold on our website in 2021 has been a tennis necklace or bracelet. Plus, in Q2 [quarter two], tennis piece sales had 600-percent year-over-year growth.”
Landau says these styles have always been considered a staple, but they’ve recently become trend pieces as well. In fact, she says they’ve sold three times more tennis necklaces in the last six months than they have in the entire time since the brand launched in 2018. Landau attributes a big portion of this popularity to TikTok and Instagram influencers.
“For example, @itsmetinx purchased our necklace in late 2020 and continues to post about it,” says Landau. “We have seen a continued spike in sales because her community is jumping on the trend too!”
That said, if you’re not in the place to drop a few thousand dollars on a real diamond tennis necklace or bracelet, there are also plenty of amazing options from esteemed fashion jewelry brands who’ve jumped on the trend. Below, we’ve rounded up tennis bracelets and necklaces for all budgets, whether you’re looking for something under $50 or an investment piece to wear for a lifetime.
11 of the best tennis bracelets and necklaces at every price:
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