Tennis chains are diamond necklaces with a steady association of diamonds set alongside a series of Gold or Platinum.
The place does the identify ‘Tennis’ chain come from?
The identify originates from the diamond tennis bracelet, named after the world-famous tennis participant Chris Evert. On the 1987 US Open, Chris Evert misplaced her diamond bracelet through the center of a match.
After pausing the match, she looked for this lacking bracelet below the general public eye. From that day, the traditional diamond line bracelet turned referred to as the ‘Tennis’ bracelet. At present, we use this time period and apply it to diamond line bracelets and diamond tennis necklaces.
Jewellers make diamond tennis chains in quite a lot of valuable metals. For instance, platinum, 18-carat gold, 14-carat gold, 9-carat gold and sometimes silver. Many jewellers favour 18-carat gold. Nevertheless, this denser, extra luxurious alternative carries a a lot larger price ticket.
Tennis chains range in some ways. Firstly by model. Traditional kinds function diamonds in claw settings organized in a row.
In truth, they give the impression of being virtually an identical to shorter bracelet designs. Conversely, most function a commencement of diamond sizes.
The next video reveals an incredible instance, designed with a commencement in diamond sizes.
Diamond sizes and budgets.
Due to differing budgets, many jewellers provide a alternative of carat weights. For instance, some jewellers create chains in a alternative of diamond weights.
Primarily based on a conventional, claw-set commencement in 18ct Gold, set with pure diamonds.
For instance, these may seem as follows:
8 carats. 123 diamonds, graduating from 4.7mm to 2mm in dimension. (Beginning value £15,000)
10 carats. 115 diamonds, graduating from 4.7mm to 2.2mm in dimension. (Beginning value £20,000)
13 carats. 101 diamonds, graduating from 5.5mm to 2.3mm dimension. (Beginning value £25,000)
16 carats. 99 diamonds, graduating from 5.5mm to 2.5mm dimension. (Beginning at £34,000)
20 carats. 91 diamonds, graduating from 5.6mm to three.0mm dimension. (Beginning at £40,000)
24 carats. 89 diamonds, graduating from 5.6mm to three.2mm dimension. (Beginning at £57,000)
30 carats. 81 diamonds, graduating from 6.5mm to three.7mm dimension. (Beginning at £70,000)
40 carats. 69 diamonds, graduating from 6.7mm to three.7mm dimension. (Beginning at £120,000)
Lab-grown diamond tennis chains
Alternatively, the above costs scale back considerably by use of lab-grown diamonds as a substitute of pure diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds provide customers a true-diamond different to pure diamonds. Moreover, they supply a a lot lower cost tag someplace between 50%-60% lower than pure diamonds.
On the similar time, lab-created diamonds can provide moral diamond different.
Setting kinds for necklaces
Subsequent, settings for tennis chains might range in the same solution to easy engagement ring settings. For example, claw set, or rub-over bezel set.
On the similar time, diamonds could be equally sized. Or, sizes may graduate from small to bigger within the center.
Different designs provide a extra styled look. For instance, the necklace may function a particular form.
As an instance this, the next design leads the attention to the most important diamond positioned alongside the centreline.
Instance information value £5000 (1.75-carats 18ct White Gold).
In distinction, our subsequent instance gives a uniform look. Every hyperlink is an identical with matching diamond sizes spaced by sections of the chain.
The one distinction arises from the identical design accessible in a alternative of carat weights. For instance, 1-carat, 1.25 carats, 1.5-carats and 2-carats.
Instance 1-carat in 18ct White Gold. £3300.
Lastly, some diamond tennis chains double-up with a number of diamond rows. The next instance narrows to a single row in the back of the neck.
Instance. 5-carats in 18ct White Gold. £12,000.
Males’s tennis chains
With the rise of the Hip-Hop vogue and diamond ‘bling’ diamond chains usually seem across the neck of rap stars and musicians.
Richard Mille, Patek Phillipe, Rolex… at this time’s rap lyrics appear to double as a roll-call for luxurious watch manufacturers. Each different rap tune mentions ice, drip, or baguette diamonds as if the final word standing of success is a neck laden in diamonds.
Apparently, many producers of costume jewelry mimic rapper-style necklaces with the looks of diamonds. For instance, base metallic or sterling silver different set with cubic-zirconia.
For a lot of of our jewelry designs, we work with Moissanite. This moral diamond different would work properly set into 9ct Gold.
Diamond colors, clarities and certification.
Relating to diamond high quality, we create most line necklaces with a slight variation of diamond readability. Equally, colors range barely. For example, we regularly work to G-H color and I1 readability. Equally, our subsequent grade up is G-H color and SI readability.
Owing to the excessive carat weights, many patrons select a decrease readability than a single diamond set into an engagement ring.
However, for anybody in search of a transparent, white set of diamonds, we propose G color and SI readability, set into 18ct Gold. Coupled with its allergy pleasant purity, 18ct Gold provides a extra sturdy setting for diamonds.
Likewise, Platinum works properly. Nevertheless, Platinum might be heavy, and costly. Fancy diamond colors mix properly with some metallic decisions. For instance, brown diamonds set into Rose Gold.
Princess diamond tennis chains.
At this level, we should focus on diamond shapes. Regardless of its reputation, not all tennis chains function spherical diamonds. In truth, sq. Princess minimize diamonds make a well-liked alternative. Different shapes embody Baguette minimize diamonds, Pear-shaped diamonds and Oval-cut diamonds.
Ornate diamond tennis necklaces.
Lots of our necklace designs provide a trendy different to conventional designs. For instance, the Barleycorn diamond necklace proven right here in 18ct Yellow Gold. Set with 2.6cts of pure diamonds, this assertion necklace provides a refreshing different to line necklace kinds.
Instance set in 18ct Yellow Gold with 2.6cts of diamonds. Approx. £9,000.