Diamond Bracelets

Written by Jill Morrison
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Diamonds became available to the general public in the 1870s. Ornate settings sometimes detracted from the beauty of the stone. Today, settings are available to fit every taste and showcase the stone to its best advantage. The popularity of diamonds has not wavered. Diamond bracelets are an option chosen by many as a beautiful accessory for a special occasion.

Choosing Diamond Bracelets

Bracelets may be dressy or casual. Often, they are engraved with a special message when given as a gift. When diamonds are added to a bracelet, they increase the elegance and formality of the piece. Diamond bracelets are a perfect finishing touch to dress up an outfit or create excitement. The sparkling stones are dramatic and eye-catching.

There are many styles to choose from depending on budget and taste. A diamond bezel bracelet might have diamonds floating on lengths of cable chain. Tennis bracelets are usually flexible links with a clasp closure, often with diamonds or other stones set between metal. Bangle bracelets are solid metal that slip over the hand and they are often decorated with diamonds. Cuff bracelets are solid metal with an opening so that the bracelet may be slipped on over the wrist.

Line-style diamond bracelets became known as "tennis bracelets" when tennis player, Chris Evert lost one on the court during the 1987 U.S. Open. The item became hugely popular and is one of the top selling bracelets today. While they may be purchased with stones such as rubies, emeralds, or sapphires, diamonds remain the favorite choice.

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