A bracelet is fitting for many occasions. Read more about the origin of the tennis bracelet, discover the many bracelet styles, and review different categories of diamond bracelets in this section. You can also find tips on how to select a setting for your bracelet, measuring the correct length, and selecting the best diamonds for your bracelet.
There are many variations of bracelet styles, including line/tennis, bangle, charm, link, and cuff. Because your bracelet may come into contact with hard surfaces in daily life, you should look for top quality bracelets crafted to be durable enough to withstand regular wear.
Origin of the Diamond Tennis Bracelet
The line/tennis bracelet is one of the most popular types of fine jewelry. The history of the Diamond Tennis Bracelet started when the famous tennis player, Chris Evert, lost her diamond bracelet during a match. The clasp on her diamond bracelet snapped, causing it to fall off, and when this happened, 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 for all styles, purposes, and people. Take a look at our options to see what could be right for you or your special someone.
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 an everyday jewelry staple.
Designer Diamond Bracelet
Designer diamond bracelets are more deluxe than an everyday tennis bracelet because of their unique designs. Still appropriate 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 with a red carpet diamond bracelet. This collection includes the most extravagant designs. If you are looking for a bracelet to wear to at a special event and turn heads, this is the perfect collection for you. Each of these dynamic bracelets is carefully crafted to catch the eye. If you need something remarkable to wear to a special occasion, incorporating one these beauties will ensure you arrive in style.
For vintage jewelry enthusiasts, this antique diamond bracelet category is full of timeless designs that combine the highest quality materials with exquisite, timeless style. Many bracelets in this category feature intricate details that draw attention or special edging details such as milgrain or filigree surrounding brilliant diamonds.
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.
The men's bracelets collection includes a variety of designs from simple to more bold. A men's bracelet can be worn on both wrists, regardless of a watch. In many cases, the men's bracelets are wider than a classic tennis bracelet for women and has an emphasis on the gold or platinum setting as well as the diamonds. The standard length is 8" but this can be customized according to your needs.
A bangle bracelet is another jewelry staple as it fits for 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 as well as elaborate styles that feature more diamonds and intriguing settings. In addition to the non-flexible bangle bracelets, Anjolee also offers 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.
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 and is a matter of preference.
The prong setting is the most popular for diamond bracelets and consists of small metal prongs which bend over the girdle of the gem.
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 completely surrounds the diamond with 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 two factors in mind: the total diamond carat size and your budgetary limits. When it comes to carat size, the bigger the diamond (millimeters) and carat weight, the more visible any blemishes or coloration issues will be. 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, measure one of your own bracelets to be sure you don’t need a special length. When ordering a line/tennis bracelet, the guideline is usually the natural wrist measurement plus half an inch. With this bit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.