Chris Evert wearing her tennis bracelet at the 1978 U.S. Open
It was 1978 and all eyes were on Chris Evert at the U.S. Open when suddenly she stopped the match to find her bezel set diamond bracelet that flew off her wrist during a long rally. She found her bracelet, which was, up until that time, known as a diamond line or eternity bracelet, first designed during the 1920s-30s Art Deco period. But the bracelet received its new moniker and has been known as the tennis bracelet since the legendary match.
Jewelry designers and manufacturers began receiving an onslaught of requests for ‘tennis bracelets’, which
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