Have you ever wondered where the tennis bracelet got its name? During a very long rally in the 1987, former US Grand Slam champion Chris Evert’s diamond eternity bracelet snapped mid-game. She refused to continue playing until her bracelet was recovered, the game was stopped until it was found, and so the diamond-ringed bracelet gained it’s now infamous name. Fast forward 30 years and the style game is still being played on and off the court. From Serena Williams’s diamond jewellery, to Caroline Wozniacki’s diamond bezelled Rolex, this is a sport where the power of athleticism and the utmost glamour meet.
London-based jewellery brand Lark & Berry are celebrating all the star power of Wimbledon this year with their new Tennis collection. The designs include a Tennis drop earrings in 14 karat white gold or yellow gold, and a Modernist Tennis bracelet available in 14 karat white gold or yellow gold. There is also a collection of Ear Crawlers which come with several different stone options -including pink Sapphire and Emerald. And if you happen to be in London over the summer, their Marylebone flagship offer a luxury in-house piercing studio.
You can make sure your jewels match your values, too. Lark and Berry’s diamonds are 100% conflict free – no exploitation of local communities – and they are mined in controlled environments, so there is no harm to the actual environment. As if you needed more persuasion.
While in theory our money is on Serena Williams in the Wimbledon women’s final on Saturday, we can’t help but feel it would be better spent on something more tangible. A Tennis bracelet, perhaps?
- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones