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Diamond Bracelets

A bracelet is one jewelry item that can be worn on many occasions. Read more about the origin of the tennis bracelet,discover the many bracelet styles, review different categories of diamond bracelets, get tips on how to select a setting for your bracelet, measuring the correct length, and the best diamonds for your bracelet.

There are many variations of bracelet styles, including line/tennis, bangle, charm, link, and cuff. Because a bracelet is worn on the wrist and may come into contact with hard surfaces, you should look for top quality bracelets, crafted to be durable enough to withstand daily wear.

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Origin of the Diamond Tennis Bracelet:

The line/tennis bracelet is one of the most popular types of fine jewelry. The history of the line bracelet and how it came to be known as a “tennis bracelet” is quite fascinating. The origin of the Diamond Tennis Bracelet started when famous tennis player Chris Evert lost her diamond bracelet during a match. Chris Evert was a well known, professional tennis player between the years 1972 and 1989. During one tennis match, the clasp on her diamond bracelet snapped causing it to fall off. When the clasp snapped, she asked the game officials to pause the tennis match until her jewelry could be located. Ever since that day, line diamond bracelets have been coined "tennis bracelets".

Categories of Diamond Bracelets:

There are several categories of diamond bracelets that range from classic, red carpet and vintage to gemstone, bangle and bracelets
for men.

Classic Tennis Bracelet

A classic tennis bracelet is the most versatile accessory a woman can own. A traditional tennis bracelet can range from a simple three or four prong setting to a bezel or channel set design. This bracelet category has many designs that can be worn with any outfit. They are thought of as an everyday jewelry staple.

Designer Diamond Bracelet

Designer diamond bracelets are more deluxe than an everyday classic tennis bracelet because of their unique designs. Still appropriate accessories for any occasion, these pieces have an extra element that transforms them into one of a kind design.  Some designer bracelets are offered in two tone metal, which is a mix of white gold and yellow gold.

Red Carpet Bracelet

Be the star of the show! The red carpet diamond bracelet collection includes the most extravagant designs. If you're looking for a bracelet to wear to a special event and turn heads, this is the perfect collection for you. Each of these dynamic bracelets is carefully crafted in eye catching designs. If you need something remarkable to wear to a special occasion, incorporating one these beauties will ensure you arrive in style.

Vintage Bracelet

For vintage jewelry enthusiasts, this antique diamond bracelet category is full of timeless designs that combine the highest quality materials with exquisite, one of a kind style. Many bracelets in this category feature intricate details that draw your attention or special edging details such as millgrain or filigree surrounding brilliant diamonds.

Gemstone Bracelet

The gemstone bracelet collection includes some of Anjolee's best-selling classic tennis, vintage, and  red carpet diamond bracelet designs with the option to add alternating gemstones of your choice. The addition of gemstones to many of our diamond bracelets creates a collection of dazzling styles that truly stand out from the rest. The pop of gemstone color adds extra interest to these designs, while the sparkle from each diamond truly shines. Click here for more information about gemstones.

Men's Bracelet

The men's bracelets collection includes a variety of designs; from simple to more bold. A men's bracelet can be worn on the opposite or same wrist as a watch. In many cases, the men's bracelets are wider than a classic tennis bracelet for women and will have an emphasis on the gold or platinum setting as well as the diamonds. The standard length is 8", but can be customized according to your needs.

Bangle Bracelet

A bangle bracelet is another jewelry staple because it can be worn to any occasion. Bangles are usually a set size of seven inches in length. The bangle bracelet length is not adjustable. Anjolee's bangle bracelet collection offers classic designs with three, five and seven diamond designs and more elaborate styles that feature more diamonds and intriguing settings. In addition to the non-flexible bangle bracelets, Anjolee also offer flexible bangle bracelets, which have a permanent opening on one side and a strong wire running through the links, giving it elasticity.

Gold and Platinum Shiny Bracelet

The bracelets in our gold and platinum collection are known as 'add a diamond' styles. You can choose one of these bracelet designs and add as many diamonds or gemstones as you'd like. The bracelet can be ordered as-is for a shiny link bracelet (without diamonds). With 'add a diamond' bracelets, one creative idea is to add a diamond to your bracelet for every year together, or for the number of children you have.

Bangle Bracelets vs. Tennis Bracelets

The difference between tennis bracelets and bangle bracelets is that tennis bracelets are flexible in design so they can be made in a variety of lengths, simply by adding or removing links. On the contrary, a bangle bracelet is a set length, usually seven inches. Both bracelet types feature gold or platinum metals and can incorporate diamonds into the design. Anjolee also offers flexible bangle bracelets which have an opening on one side and a strong wire running through the links to give a flexible bend.

Choosing a Bracelet setting type (Prong, Channel, Bezel, Half-Bezel)

The bracelet 'setting' refers to the metal base that holds a stone in place. There are many choices for setting types including prong, channel, bezel and half-bezel. All setting types are equally secure; it is a matter of preference. The setting that is most popular for diamond bracelets is the prong setting. A prong setting is when small metal prongs are bent over the girdle of the gem. A Channel setting refers to a type of stone setting often used in mounting a number of small stones of uniform size in a row. Instead of each stone being held by its individual set of prongs, the stones are fitted into the channel and held into place on each side by a continuous strip of metal. A Bezel setting is when a diamond is completely surrounded by metal. A semi-Bezel setting or Half Bezel setting is when the diamond is only partially surrounded by the metal setting. For more information on setting types including an illustration of each, click here.

Choosing the best diamonds for my bracelet

Choosing the quality of diamonds for your bracelet is a very important task and requires that you keep the following in mind a) the total diamond carat size of the bracelet you are buying b) budgetary limits. In regards to the carat size, the bigger the diamond (millimeters) and carat weight is, the more visible any blemishes or coloration issues will be. So if you are choosing a bracelet which features fairly large stones, opt for a 'better' to 'best' diamond quality combination. If the bracelet features smaller sized diamonds, then 'good' to 'better' quality diamonds should be fine. Decide on a budget for your bracelet and use the product configuration to create the perfect diamond bracelet within your budgetary limits. Click here to read more about the The Anjolee Diamond™ Standards.

What length bracelet should I get?

Flexible styles such as the line/tennis bracelet are available in different lengths. Before you purchase, be sure to measure another bracelet to be sure you don’t need a special length. When ordering a line/tennis bracelet, the guideline is usually half and inch greater than the natural wrist measurement.  With half an inch of room on the wrist, the bracelet will sit comfortably, without falling too far down your arm. When measuring an existing bracelet, you generally do not need to include the clasp or the tongue portion of the bracelet when measuring.

The standard length for women's flexible bracelets is 7" and the standard for men's bracelets is 8". Bangle bracelets are usually 7” standard length. If you have any questions about length, simply contact