Tennis bracelets, anyone? Named in honor of the diamond bracelet that Chris Evert lost during a 1987 United States Open match (she stopped the game until she found it), these glittering baubles are back in the swing — as seen on the famous wrists of Natalie Portman, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez.
Two weeks ago, Harry Winston presented Serena Williams with a $29,000 diamond-and-platinum stunner, while Kwiat introduced its block bracelet ($5,800 for 2.5 carats), a filigree-engraved version of the baguette-studded classic that was created for Ms. Evert’s induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Tiffany & Company puts a twist on its popular single-line and double-line bracelets, left, with Bubbles, a whimsical row of diamonds, bezel-set in platinum ($11,500 for 3.65 carats). Bulgari’s diamond Lucea links geometrically shaped stones in 18-karat white gold ($8,750 to $26,300). And De Merini serves up its Subway bracelet ($2,500 to $3,950), a diamond model that reverses to plain gold, for those moments when flaunting diamonds may not be appropriate. PAULA CONWAY
Article Source: “Flaunt Them But Be Careful On The Court“ was originally published on THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 8, 2002 written by Paula Conway