In ancient times, bracelets were comprised of various stones and worn to protect themselves from bad spirits or to bring positive energy for success or for love. Currently, there are friendship bracelets to commemorate a meaningful bond between friends or charm bracelets with little metal trinkets of souvenirs of their travels, anniversaries and births of their children and grandchildren. In the 70s and 80s, tennis champion Chris Evert famously wore her diamond bracelet in competition, and the name tennis bracelet was born. Nowadays, tennis bracelets come in not only white diamonds, but a dazzling variety of colorful gemstones.
Chris Evert at Wimbledon in 1975 (photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
5.26ct Diamond tennis bracelet
Turquoise and gold tennis bracelet
8.20ct Emerald tennis bracelet
Pink sapphire and gold tennis bracelet
Rainbow multi gem tennis bracelet