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Tennis, Everyone! These Jewels Are About to Get Even More In Demand


Tennis jewelry—bracelets and necklaces set with a single size of diamonds or other gemstone in a line—is such a mainstay in this industry, we could probably write about it every day and still share something new.

If you want subtle (at least, as subtle as a string of sparkling diamonds can be), tennis jewelry is the thing to reach for. I love an unconventional take on the style in earring form, a swingy sort of treasure that feels like a modern classic.

As with any classic style, the popularity of tennis necklaces and bracelets ebbs and flows. Newly charged demand may result from a renewed interest in the game in general, or tennis jewelry might become more amplified when smart designers do their work to put a new spin on it.

Melissa Kaye Lenox tennis bracelet
Lenox double tennis bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 4.75 cts. t.w. diamonds, $24,850; Melissa Kaye
Alice Van Cal Tennis necklace
Dusk & Dawn tennis necklace in yellow gold with colored gemstones and diamonds, $22,050; Alice Van Cal

Right now it’s not hard to find an exciting array of tennis jewelry—many brands offer at least one or two styles, some classic, some not so much. And that’s right on time, because a certain one-named powerhouse starlet is about to popularize tennis among a new audience.

Zendaya stars as a former tennis prodigy in the new movie Challengers, and she’s been sporting tennis-inspired white fashions at the film’s premieres all over the world. But it was her custom Thom Browne gown in London that I found to be particularly momentous.

Zendaya’s influence is vast, especially with younger generations, and if her new film is half as influential as the styles she’s been showing on the red carpet, we’re in for a tennis renaissance—a tennissance.

Savolinna Be Spiked bracelet
Be Spiked bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 1.6 cts. t.w. diamonds, $7,476; Savolinna


Lizzie Mandler XS tennis necklace
XS knife-edge and tennis link necklace in 18k yellow gold with 4.45 cts. t.w. diamonds, $25,225; Lizzie Mandler

I don’t know about you, but I could take or leave the film—my interest in tennis fashion, however, is now most certainly piqued.

If you really want to go all in on a tennis theme, plenty of brands offer racket motifs (which, thanks to the pattern on that Thom Brown dress, I can’t seem to get out of my head).

So, as they say: Tennis, anyone?

Walters Faith tennis bracelet
Tennis bracelet in 18k rose gold with 1.81 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,950; Walters Faith
Nader Kash heart necklace
Heart necklace in 18k yellow gold with 18.99 cts. t.w. diamonds, $87,700; Nader Kash
Suzanne Kalan tennis earrings
Savannah Milli drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1.55 cts. t.w. diamonds, $12,000; Suzanne Kalan
Picchiotti diamond earrings
Tennis earrings in 18k white gold with 7.26 cts. t.w. diamonds, $152,700; Picchiotti
Onirikka Wave earrings
Wave earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.48 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,680; Onirikka
FHK tennis earrings
The Line earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, $2,233; FHK by Style Gallery
Heavenly Vices tennis racket necklace
Tennis love token necklace, price on request; Heavenly Vices
The Fete Tennis bracelet
Tennis racket charms in 14k yellow gold with diamond, $250 each, price on request for entire necklace; The Fete

Top: V tennis necklace in 14k yellow gold with 4.45 cts. t.w. diamonds, $19,000; Mateo

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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