It is said that diamonds are made to last.
On the one hand, this may be true, because the gemstone itself is virtually indestructible: it is more stable than stone or steel, and all other materials can be scratched and ground with a diamond.
But of course you can always lose a diamond.
The piece of jewelery then no longer tells its own personal story forever.
In addition to the considerable financial damage, the loss is above all emotional.
This in turn leads to all sorts of bizarre stories that tell what people do to find a beloved piece of jewelry.
One of the most famous goes like this: Chris Evert, an American tennis player, owned a diamond bracelet that she had received from former professional gymnast George Bedewi.
In 1987, during a protracted game at the US Open, the clasp came loose - and the bracelet was lost on the field.
Evert did what any diamond lover would do at that moment: she asked that the game be stopped until the bracelet was found.
After it finally reappeared, Evert won the tournament.
Since then filigree bracelets with diamonds strung together have been called tennis bracelets.
Before they were simply called Eternity Bracelets.
After the incident, other famous tennis players such as Serena Williams wore similar diamond bracelets as a lucky charm to the match.
In the meantime, the tennis bracelet also has fans off the court.
Because it is minimalist, but also glamorous at the same time, it is suitable for all kinds of occasions.
And the addition “tennis” is no longer limited to just one jewelry category, but also describes necklaces, earrings and rings with a similar look.
These are currently the most beautiful pieces:
Bracelet made of 18-carat rose gold with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds from Wempe, around 8,200 euros
Sophie Bille Brahe earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with diamonds, around 8,000 euros
Source: Sophie Bille Brahe
14-karat white gold ring with diamonds, around 350 euros, by Juuls Juuls
Source: Juuls Juuls
Close-fitting chain from Shay in 18-carat yellow gold with diamonds, for 58,500 euros via matchesfashion.com
Source: Shay via matchesfashion.com
Gold-plated bracelet with Swarovski crystals, around 100 euros
18-karat yellow gold, diamond and emerald bracelet by Jemma Wynne via modaoperandi.com, for € 24,000
Source: Jemma Whynne via modaoperandi.com
White and yellow gold ring by Delfina Delettrez via matchesfashion.com, around 2200 euros
Source: Delfina Delettrez via matchesfashion.com
18-carat white gold bracelet with 14 sapphires and 44 brilliant-cut diamonds from Wempe, around 9,900 euros