Check Out Jennifer Meyer’s Smashing Tennis Bracelet Hacks



If you’ve read “The New Diamond Basics,” my story in the July/August issue of JCK, you know that we said the tennis bracelet is being replaced by chunky pavé diamond link bracelets as an alternative classic with modern appeal.

But at least one cool-girl jewelry designer is still a fan of the original. And given her solid track record when it comes to creating jewels that stylish women want to be wearing, I was ready to give Jennifer Meyer’s take on the tennis bracelet my full attention.

What I like is that the Los Angeles–based designer’s fall/holiday lookbook is filled with what I would describe as tennis bracelet hacks—subtle, clever tweaks on the archetypal style, from slender flexible cuffs and bar-set baguette situations to superlong “studs” that dangle a trail of prong-or bezel-set diamonds.

Jennifer Meyer baguette tennis bracelet
Diamond baguette tennis bracelet in 18k white and yellow gold, $11,000
Jennifer Meyer prong set diamond tennis bracelet
Small four-prong diamond tennis bracelet with four-prong diamond accent center in 18k white and yellow gold, $7,250
Jennifer Meyer wave tennis bracelet
Wave tennis bracelet with diamonds in 18k white and yellow gold, $ 7,950

And now, I’ve never wanted a tennis bracelet more (actually a trio would be nice). Plus, there’s something about September, and the electric, hard-court excitement of the US Open (the women’s semifinals are tonight—good luck, Serena), that makes you want to celebrate this kind of jewelry  (and my colleague Brittany Siminitz is clearly in agreement).

Jennifer Meyer long diamond tennis studs
Four-prong diamond tennis studs in 18k white and yellow gold, $8,250
Jennifer Meyer graduated diamond tennis studs
Long graduated diamond tennis studs
 in 18k white and yellow gold, $19,250
Jennifer Meyer diamond cascade earrings
Cascading four-prong diamond tennis earrings in 18k white gold, $8,400

And my favorite hack? When Meyer recasts some or all of the diamonds as colored gemstones. I mean, an all-turquoise tennis bracelet? That is just so appealingly simple and charming and, for some reason, feels really fresh.

On or off the court.

Jennifer Meyer turquoise tennis cuff
Four-prong turquoise tennis cuff in 18k yellow and white gold, $4,500
Jennifer Meyer blue sapphire and diamond tennis bracelet
Small four-prong diamond tennis bracelet with four-prong blue sapphire accent center in 18k white and yellow gold, $6,050
Jennifer Meyer baguette emerald tennis bracelet
Emerald baguette tennis bracelet in 18k yellow and white gold, $9,000
Jennifer Meyer cascade earrings with sapphires and diamonds
Cascading four-prong diamond, emerald, and pink sapphire tennis studs in 18k yellow and white gold, $6,750
Jennifer Meyer ruby and diamond tennis studs
Four-prong diamond and ruby tennis studs
 in 18k yellow and white gold, $5,500

 

Top: Clockwise, from left: four-prong diamond, pink sapphire, and emerald tennis studs in 18k yellow and white gold, $5,650; four-prong emerald tennis cuff in 18k yellow and white gold: $5,750; and four-prong diamond tennis cuff in 18k yellow and white gold, $6,750

 

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