Jewelry Classics Revisited



These 10 jewelry staples have stood the test of time precisely because they’ve changed with the timesThe Tennis Bracelet: In 1987, while Chris Evert was competing in a match at the U.S. Tennis Championships, the clasp broke on her diamond bracelet. She requested that the match be suspended until she found her bracelet, and her request was granted. Since then, the in-line diamond bracelet has been known by its sportier moniker. Although few women wear diamond bracelets to play tennis, jewelry designers added safety chains to back up the clasps and the tennis bracelet’s modern look was born. Now, any in-line repetitive-design bracelet is referred to as a tennis bracelet, though styles can range from five rows of black diamonds set in 10k gold ($9,179; avianneandco.com) for a man’s bracelet to a slate marquis large triple-row tennis bracelet by Alexis Bittar in sterling silver (pictur
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