What are Tennis Chains?
A tennis chain, named so due to the similarity with the strings of a tennis racquet, is an incredible piece of jewelry made up of small pieces of diamonds or gems that are attached by a thin, precious metal chain. This piece of jewelry is an exclusive product of Jewelry Unlimited. It is usually available in 10K or 14K gold, diamond or platinum. The name ‘Tennis chain’ is derived from the incident that occurred in 1987 US Open when a professional tennis player, Chris Evert lost her diamond chain during a match. Chris asked the management officials to stop the game temporarily so that they can look for her chain, while spectators, media persons, and TV viewers watched them search. From this very day, these diamond-studded chains have been referred to as the tennis chains. Everyone, including the viewers and tennis players, has been inspired to have diamond chains themselves after this particular event happened.
Types of Tennis Chains
As we are aware of the fact that there are multiple types of tennis chains available. So, choosing the best one becomes really difficult. Tennis chains vary in cuts, styles, and settings. While the majority of designs contain a single row of diamonds, few have two or more rows of stones fitted in the chains. Most tennis chains include round cut diamonds. However, some styles do incorporate emerald cuts or princess cuts. These cuts may be incorporated in 10k gold chains or 14k Gold Chains.
The settings in tennis chains generally come in three varieties that include prong, channel, or bezel. Each style is used to securely hold the diamond. It also gives a unique look to the chain. What type of chain cut and setting you to buy is a matter of your choice? The different types of settings are explained.
- 4 Prong: It is a four-prong diamond tennis necklace that is handcrafted. The arrangement of 4-prongs is traditional with round and finely cut white diamonds. The metal prongs function in holding the stone and thereby secure it. This, in turn, makes light pass through the diamond’s pavilion.
- Illusion: This tennis chain features diamonds that are surrounded by precious metal that has been patterned so that it mimics the facets of the diamond, making the stones appear larger and more brilliant giving each diamond a bigger look.
- Clustered: This type of tennis chain will give you a different look, unlike the standard tennis chain. Each layer of the chain focuses on the center stones that are surrounded by smaller stones, thus making a cluster. This allows the stones to catch light from all angles and shine brighter.
- Pyramids: These are one-row tennis chains with gold-tone pyramid pattern. The stones are set in each link that has a pyramid shape.
- Bezel sets: In this setting, the metal encapsulates the stone like a watch head. The set also comes with a half bezel. In an incomplete or half bezel setting, the metal is attached to the two sides of the stone.
- Invisible sets: This tennis chain comprises of baguette diamonds in the center of each link set in an invisible setting. This mounting holds the stones in the chain so that the setting itself is not prominent.
Tennis Chains Structure
Another important aspect of tennis chains is structure. The settings in the structure must make sure that the stones must stay in place and not fall off. The ideal structure offers protection against this. The following factors should be considered before buying a tennis chain:
- Links: The adjoining links of the tennis chain should be resilient and should not break easily even when the chain is pulled with force.
- Clasp: You should test the clasp of the chain to ensure that it closes safely and does not open easily. It should be solid and stiff so that it does not break or bend.
- Flexibility: When you wear a tennis chain, there are high chances of it to break. Therefore, a tennis chain should be flexible because if it is too rigid, it could break easily whenever you twist it.
Tennis Chains Price Range
Diamond Chains and gold tennis chains are beautiful pieces of jewelry. They are often presented as gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, and other special milestones. Just like other jewelry, purchasing a tennis chain can sometimes be a little tough. They are loaded with precious and semi-precious stones and metals. These chains are available in a variety of metals such as yellow gold, rose gold, sterling silver, etc. and there are a lot of different styles for you to choose. The cost again depends on the metals and stones used in the making, the cut, the setting, etc. You can also get your customized design made, but this will incur extra costs. You should remember that besides the expensive material in the chains, you are also paying for the craftsmanship.
When to purchase Tennis Chains
Tennis chains from Jewelry Unlimited are a beautiful and meaningful gift. They can be gifted or purchased throughout the year. The classic design, expensive gemstones of these tennis chains are so appealing that they are often worn by generations to generations as family keepsakes. Though, you do not need any reason to gift a tennis chain, here are some of the occasions where gifting a tennis chain will be even more special. Events like Christmas, Wedding anniversary, a close relative’s wedding day gift, Valentine’s Day, birthday, a child’s birth, Halloween day, a celebration of an achievement, someone’s retirement, Friendship’s Day or other festivals like Easter, Diwali, etc.
Selecting the metal for Tennis Chains
When we talk about evaluating the quality of the tennis chain, you’ll need to consider the metal being used for the making, along with the quality of the diamonds. The type and color of metal primarily depend on a person’s preference and budget. You can choose between several varieties such as white gold, rose gold, or yellow gold. As far as purity is concerned, you have options of 10K or 14K gold.
An elite array of diamond chains available with us:-
Today, there is a wide variety of chains available in different lengths. You can wear it as a choker to give a complete look to your traditional attire or use it as a full-length necklace with or without a pendant. The popular and the best selling ones are listed below.
- Diamond Chains:
Diamond Chains are versatile pieces and are necessary for anyone’s jewelry collection. Our Diamond Chains are crafted from solid 10k or 14K rose, yellow or white gold, and adorned with high quality white and fancy color diamonds. Our diamond chains collection includes famous Baguette Choker Diamond Chains, tennis diamond chains, hip hop diamond chains, at unbelievable prices. Wear your diamond chain solely or pair them with one of our luxurious gold diamond pendants. All diamond chains available with us are individually harbored and secured by hand for maximum shine and brilliance.
This one-of-kind is masterfully handcrafted for you to give that beautiful look. Take it as a fashion gift for your special one, or it can also be that one exclusive diamond to mark on your wedding day.
- Gold Chains:
Feel and look fabulous with a white, yellow, or rose gold chains made with high-quality gold. Our gold chains radiate strength and elegance all at once. They come in a range of various exquisite designs, from box-type chains, to mesh chains. Jewelry Unlimited offers gold chains that are comfortable to wear and are also long-lasting. You can choose to wear several Shiels chains at once, or you can opt for just one statement piece. Perfect for cheering up your casual skirt and singlet, long chains and pendants will complete your look with minimal hassle.
- Cuban Chains:
The Cuban Link chain is one of the most popular styles of chains out there with us. Its chunky & dominant look compliments an extra added smaller chain and pendant perfectly. We offer Cuban chains in gold, rose gold, and silver. Jewelry Unlimited has everything you need to stay fresh and blinged out. We are home to hundreds of unique, affordable hip hop jewelry pieces. All of our jewelry is custom designed by our team, made to be as friendly, and as elegant as possible. Each and every product is handmade and checked twice for quality assurance. All of our pieces are available in solid gold/real diamond variants and are available in many different sizes. Get your Cuban chain here.
- Sterling Silver Chains
Compared to silver plating, Jewelry Unlimited offers Sterling Silver Chains that utilize 92.5% silver to produce a higher quality product, as with all sterling silver items, each of our chains incorporate the .925 stamp of authenticity. Whether you match these items alongside our platinum pendants or with our sterling silver rings, our Sterling Silver chains will give a great complement to any of your hip hop or streetwear clothing.
- Stainless Steel Chains
Our stainless steel chains are gorgeous and elegant in character. You’ll look like a boss with one of these fly chains around your neck at a high-end club. The designs that we have are so intricate and unique because the metal employed is very tough and durable.
Stainless Steel lets our jewelers achieve exact precision and crazy details on these necklaces, and that’s why companies like Rolex, Omega, and Breitling use it to make their top-end watches. Stainless steel jewelry doesn’t corrode like plated bling, and it also doesn’t tarnish and turn black like other sterling silver jewelry.
- Two-tone White Gold, Yellow Gold & Rose Gold chains
Grace & elegance personified, our striking necklaces with two-tone white gold, yellow gold & rose gold chains are created for the wearer to stand out. Our two-tone necklace designs reflect bold yet feminine sentiments. We also offer an extensive selection of lightweight two-tone gold necklace designs with a contemporary touch. Every piece at Jewelry Unlimited tells a story.
Browse our full array of two-tone white gold, yellow gold & rose gold chains jewelry to find the perfect Christmas gift today!
There’s something extraordinary about all the necklaces having two-tone chains. Worn close to the body & close to the heart, two-tone gold chain necklaces can be a heartening reminder of love & treasured memories, making them a significant gift. These two-tone necklaces can also be the focal point of an outfit, whether it’s a gold necklace on a delicate two-tone chain or a dramatic necklace that makes a statement, the perfect two-tone jewelry piece can create a whole new look. Two-tone gold chains are particularly versatile for necklaces. This metal can be paired with almost any gemstone, mineral, or design. No matter what kind of style you’re looking for, you can find one of our two-tone gold, white gold & rose gold necklaces that are the ideal fit.
On their own or when paired with your favorite pendants, two-tone chain necklaces are essential foundation pieces for every jewelry wardrobe. Explore Jewelry Unlimited‘s women’s & men’s two-tone chain necklaces in a variety of styles, lengths, & metals & layer on the style.
About Jewelry Unlimited
Jewelry Unlimited is a jewelry store that offers premium jewelry products that suit your bespoke lifestyle. We have a wide range of jewelry items like bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, etc. As far as tennis chains are concerned, we have all types of chains available. Our tennis chain range is uniquely crafted to match your personality. We offer chains for every occasion and event. You can take a look at our collection on the website or visit our store in Atlanta, GA.