Tennis Bracelet

Tennis season is upon us. Wimbledon is finishing up and the women’s U.S. Open is set to get underway. So it’s a perfect time to look at the tennis bracelet – a great piece of jewelry that comes with a great story.

At the 1987 U.S. Open, tennis star Chris Evert was playing in a hotly contested game. She suddenly stopped mid-match and asked the officials for a time out. The reason: The clasp on her diamond bracelet had broken and the bracelet had fallen off her wrist, and she wanted to find it before playing the next point. When asked about it in an interview, she called the missing piece of jewelry her “tennis bracelet,” and so the iconic name was born.