|Condition Report||Very fine|
|Setting||Platinum signed Cartier Londres and numbered|
|Weight description||15 grams|
|Dimensions||7" / 18cm long|
0.15" / 0.4cm wide
|Gemstones||43 x brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 8.6cts|
The diamond line bracelet is now often known as a ‘tennis bracelet’, always a single row of diamonds around the wrist. The style itself has been around since the 1920s when women’s fashion allowed bracelets to take centre stage in a way they hadn’t before. The coining of the term ‘tennis bracelet’ to describe this line of diamonds is attributed to the tennis star Chris Evert who regularly wore diamond jewellery on court. During a match in 1978, the diamond line bracelet she was wearing fell off and play had to be paused to allow her to look for it. Henceforth the name ‘tennis bracelet’ became widely used to describe bracelets (and later necklaces) of this classic design.