Some jewelry styles receive such universal acclaim, they achieve icon status and become a category on their own. Like the diamond solitaire or a pair of stud earrings, the tennis bracelet is a versatile classic.
Also known as an eternity bracelet, this accessory originated in the 1920s and was regarded as a symbol of elegance, reserved for formal events. But as fashion evolved and the “effortlessly chic”, and “casual luxury” styles came into vogue, the tennis bracelet became a popular piece to wear anytime of the day.
What Exactly is an Eternity or Tennis Bracelet?
Eternity Style Diamond Rings
In jewelry design, the term “eternity” refers to when a row of size-matching diamonds are set in a seemingly endless, circular manner. The eternity style is popular in rings and it’s also correct to describe a flexible diamond bracelet as an eternity bracelet.
Eternity jewelry is often made with melee diamonds, typically round brilliant cut diamonds under 0.10 carats. In tennis bracelets, melees stand on their own and create a beautiful look thanks to the large number of diamonds used in a single piece of jewelry.
At Langerman, we specialize in different melee sizes and they are available in an impressive variety of colors.
The Story Behind How The Tennis Bracelet Earned Its Name
The year was 1978, fashion was all about dressing down, fully embracing blue jeans, and styling casual with luxurious items. The U.S. Open had just moved to Flushing Meadows in Queens and Chris Evert was in the middle of a match when, suddenly, she noticed her diamond and gold bracelet was missing. They had to stop the game temporarily while she looked for it. Media outlets and fashion magazines reported on this bizarre event as wearing such an elegant piece of fine jewelry for a sports match was considered extravagant and fashion forward. They dubbed it the “tennis bracelet”, and the jewelry industry quickly embraced this new name.
From New York to Wimbledon, tennis players keep carrying on the fabulous tradition of wearing diamonds to the court.
Langerman’s Modern Take On a Classic
Fancy Color Diamonds come in many different hues, use them to create a modern tennis bracelet.
Most people are familiar with the white diamond tennis bracelet but you can infuse your personality to this timeless design with Langerman’s selection of fancy color diamonds. Imagine a bracelet combining Raspberry and Lavender diamonds, a rainbow mix, or an all Blue diamonds piece.
To spark your imagination, we present to you 8 of our custom-made tennis bracelets and encourage you to contact us to create your own.
1. White Gold Multi-Colored Diamond Bracelet
White Gold Rainbow Diamond Tennis Bracelet.
Fancy color diamonds are bezel-set in round, pebble-like white metal pods in this bespoke piece. Bronze, Gray, Silver, Yellow and Mint diamonds were some of the selected hues for this jewel.
You can get creative with the links of a tennis bracelet and have your color diamonds set in a novel way.
2. Chocolate Diamonds and White Diamonds Tennis Bracelet
This beautiful design in white gold, features white diamond accents that serve as dividers of Chocolate diamond pairs.
Diamond Eternity Bracelet With Chocolate Diamonds in White Gold.
Combine warm-toned diamonds with white gold to create contrast and make their colors pop up even more.
3. Black and White Eternity Bracelet
Tennis Bracelet With Black Diamonds and White Diamonds Accent.
Diamond bracelets aren’t reserved for women only. Gender-neutral designs, and men’s jewelry collections now include tennis bracelets too. They are an excellent compliment to watches and can also be worn on the opposite hand.
Black diamonds have a subtle sparkle and a casual feel that suits sporty styles. Other colors we can recommend are Cognac, Steel, Blue, and Chocolate diamonds. And for the man that’s more adventurous, try bright Mint, or Pumpkin diamonds. You can devise original combinations and patterns with as many diamond colors as you wish.
4. Tennis Bracelet With Slanted Marquise Natural Color Diamonds
Marquise Tennis Bracelet with Olive, Cognac, Chocolate, Yellow, and Other Color Diamonds.
Eternity bracelets are popular anniversary gifts and once you learn the romantic story behind the marquise shape, you might find this design to be the perfect present for your wife.
According to legend, the marquise cut was commissioned by King Louis XV to a royal jeweler in the 1740’s. The brief? The new cut had to resemble the perfect lips of his mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour. Since then, the marquise cut is associated with lovers and perceived as a very feminine cut.
5. Minimalist Line Bracelet From Our Made-To-Order Collection
The Line Bracelet Is A Fully Customizable, Minimalist Design.
The Line bracelet is our own contemporary reinterpretation of the classic tennis bracelet. This comfortable design features a slightly curved diamond-studded bar that matches the natural shape of the wrist.
Personalize it and make it yours selecting one of ten available diamond colors and your favorite gold alloy.
6. Yellow Gold Tennis Bracelet With Multi-Color Diamonds
This Bespoke Bracelet Features a Variety of Fancy Color Diamonds.
Monochromatic and color accent designs are beautiful, but if you just love colorful combinations, this bracelet will inspire you to design your own eclectic version. Made in yellow gold, this fantastic piece features Chocolate, Lime, Gray, Bronze and Amber diamonds, among other fantastic colors.
Multi-colored Diamond Bracelet from Langerman
For this custom design, a warm selection of color diamonds—including Olive, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Diamonds—were arranged in a basket setting with rounded prongs.
Tennis Bracelet With Alternating Color Diamonds.
Yellow gold arms hug a mix of alternating warm and cold-toned fancy color diamonds in this exclusive Langerman piece. The unusual setting creates a sense of connection and harmony between each gem with the curved gold flowing from one color diamond to the next.
7. White Diamond Bracelet With Color Accents
Add your personal touch to a classic style with natural color diamonds.
If you want to stay close to the traditional design, go for a white gold, white diamond bracelet, and add dashes of color here and there. The almost all-white jewel will make the natural color of your diamond accents really pop.
Custom made tennis bracelet with White and Yellow diamonds.
Contact us for more information on our bespoke service and allow us to bring your dream jewels to life. We’ll guide you through the whole process and help you come up with wonderful color combinations, finding the ideal carat sizes and diamond cuts for your design.
At Langerman Diamonds we guarantee a personalized experience.
Step into the mesmerizing world of natural Pink diamonds, synonymous of elegance and sophistication. These exquisite gems have stolen the spotlight in the realm of fine jewelry, captivating the hearts of fashion enthusiasts around the globe.
In this article, we’ll explore the enchanting features of Fancy Pink diamonds, uncovering their origins, possible tones, and the growing fascination around them. As we delve into their unique characteristics, you’ll learn how they compare to other popular pink gemstones, revealing the distinct advantages that set them apart.
The Origin Of Their Mesmerising Hues
Fancy Pink diamonds are the result of a remarkable geological process that lasted millions of years. During their formation process, atomic traces of minerals such as hydrogen, nitrogen, or boron were introduced into their crystalline structure, resulting in impressive hues.
However, another scientific theory states that the pink hue comes from a deformation in the crystal lattice of the stone, a phenomenon caused by extreme pressure.
Whichever the cause, thanks to our Earth’s natural transformations, today we get to enjoy the exceptional shades of Pink diamonds.
From delicate pastel tones reminiscent of blooming cherry blossoms to intense, vivid shades that command attention, natural Pink diamonds offer a diverse palette of hues that ignite the imagination.
Rarity And A Growing Fascination
The allure of these unique stones lies not only in their enchanting beauty but also in their rarity.
As luxury enthusiasts and jewelry connoisseurs seek to come in possession of the most exclusive and coveted pieces, the interest surrounding fancy pink diamonds continues to grow. With the recent closure of the renowned Argyle mine in Australia, a significant source of Pink diamonds, their scarcity has skyrocketed.
Pink Diamond’s Unparalleled Properties
The refractive index of a diamond is approximately 2.42. This high refractive index is one of the factors that contribute to the exceptional brilliance and sparkle that diamonds are renowned for. The high refractive index allows diamonds to bend and reflect light in a way that creates maximum dispersion and brilliance, resulting in their captivating play of light and fire. It is this unique optical property that sets diamonds apart from other gemstones and contributes to their timeless allure and desirability.
Diamonds are renowned for their exceptional hardness, ranking 10 on the Mohs scale, which is the highest possible rating. This remarkable property makes diamonds highly resistant to scratching and abrasion, ensuring their longevity and durability even with daily wear.
The hardness of a diamond contributes significantly to its value. Diamonds are prized for their ability to withstand the rigors of everyday use without losing their beauty or succumbing to damage. This durability ensures that diamond jewelry, such as engagement rings and heavily worn pieces, can be cherished forever and passed down through generations.
What About Other Pink Gemstones?
This pink gemstone is often used in jewelry for its vibrant color. Pink tourmaline can be found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Afghanistan, Mozambique, and the United States. Each location may produce unique variations in color and quality, making it more complicated for the regular customer to understand how to measure and compare characteristics.
Tourmaline ranks 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs' scale of hardness, making it moderately durable, but relatively softer compared to Pink diamonds. With a refractive index between 1.624 and 1.644, pink tourmaline exhibits a good amount of brilliance and light dispersion.
This mineral showcases a soft, delicate pink hue that does not typically offer much sparkle. There are multiple levels of transparency available, from very translucent to milky opaque or smoky with yellow or brown undertones.
Scoring a 7 on the Mohs scale, pink quartz is relatively durable and suitable for some types of jewelry. However, it is still important to protect it from impact, and best suitable for earrings and low-wear pieces.
The intensity of its color depends on the place of origin and the combination of trace elements present within its crystal structure.
With a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale, pink sapphires are very durable and resistant, making them suitable for all kinds of jewelry pieces. However, they are more prone to scratches than diamonds.
Kunzite is quite affordable because it’s relatively unknown although it can be found in many places like Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and the USA.
Like most color stones, kunzite can be undergo irradiation or heat treatments to enhance its color. Exposure to heat and bright light can cause color in both natural and treated kunzite to fade over time.
Most morganite deposits are found in Brazil, but the highest quality specimens come from Madagascar. Typically, morganite enjoys a high transparency with minimal inclusions resulting in clear, polished stones.
Scoring a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, Morganite is safe and durable enough for jewelry.
Your Best Choice: Pink Diamonds
There are multiple options to choose from to create a jewel with pink gemstones. However, they all fall short when compared to the durability and brilliance of natural Pink diamonds. With sources becoming more scarce while demand continues grows, Pink diamonds keep appreciating in value making them a better financial choice when compared to other gemstones which tend to loose value in the resale marker. Pink diamonds present multiple advantages for their investment potential and as a valuable asset to be passed on for generations.
When purchasing color gemstones, it’s important the buyer requests a professional laboratory report that discloses any enhancements to make an informed decision. Unfortunately for most consumers, it’s hard to find full-detailed information on a finished jewelry piece and it requires additional effort and inquiries to confirm the quality of a gemstone.
Langerman Diamonds has over 50 years of expertise in sourcing and trading natural color diamonds. Explore our online inventory and contact us to learn more about the purchasing process.