Our most popular piece of 2022 (and we predict 2023) was the infamous tennis necklace! Gone are the days when women would only wear a tennis necklace or "riviera" necklace to opulent, lavish events. We encourage our clients to accessorize their everyday wardrobe with one of our diamond tennis necklaces! Wear it alone for a statement or layer it with other 14k or 18k gold necklaces to achieve a more casual, stylish look!
What is a tennis necklace, you ask? It's like a tennis bracelet, but worn on the neck! Most of our tennis necklaces have round brilliant diamonds of the same carat weight traveling around the entire necklace. Our tennis necklaces are available in 14k gold, 18k gold and platinum, and available in multiple carat total weights. Although round brilliant diamonds are most commonly used, there are styles that incorporate oval shape diamonds, emerald cut diamonds, pear shape diamonds and even a combination of various diamond shapes!
Some people often confuse or interchange the term riviera necklace and tennis necklace. While both are used to describe diamond necklaces, the term riviera means that the largest carat weight diamond is positioned in the center of the necklace, and from there, the diamonds graduate into smaller carat weights until they reach the back of the necklace. Tennis necklace means that all of the diamonds utilized in the design are around the same carat weight each.
There are multiple ways to style a tennis necklace, and this is one of our favorite activities with our clients. Mix and match existing necklaces you have with one of our tennis necklaces. We recommend following these three easy steps to achieving the perfect tennis necklace look: 1) Add a drop necklace, 2) Incorporate a textured chain and 3) Mix in Gemstones.
Here's a fun fact: We also have some tennis necklaces that fasten with a lobster claw and o-ring mechanism which allows you to wear it at different lengths! This comes in handy when you plan on layering several necklaces and want to make sure your tennis necklace hits your chest at the perfect length. Make it a 16" choker style or lengthen it to 20" in seconds!
Searching for a style or carat weight that you don't see below? Give us a call at 317.844.9003 or visit us in store to view our entire collection.