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9CT WHITE GOLD 1CT DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET

Christine Alexander Fine Jewellery


Regular price £1,775.00
9CT WHITE GOLD 1CT DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET

This 9ct White Gold Diamond tennis bracelet will certainly stand the test of time.

Its intricately beautiful individual rounds each carry seven tiny round Diamonds, totalling 1ct, catching the light beautifully. The stones are H colour, SI clarity, and the bracelet weighs 8.5g. I think it looks perfect. This design has a glitterball vibe which I adore. 

The clasp is a wonderful tongue and groove with a security catch set across the top. 

Perfect worn as a statement bracelet, or add to a wrist full of gorgeous bracelets and bangles to create a beautiful more-is-more style! 

Also available in 9ct Yellow Gold here.

The name "tennis bracelet" came about after an incident at the 1987 U.S. Tennis Championships involving tennis champ Chris Evert. She was wearing an in-line diamond bracelet while playing one of her matches, and the clasp broke. Her diamond bracelet slipped off her wrist. She requested that the match be suspended until she found her bracelet. Her request was granted, and because of this incident, the bracelet became known as a diamond tennis bracelet.

Until the late 1800s, Diamonds were among the rarest gemstones on the planet, and due to their incredible hardness, coupled with the belief that cutting them would reduce their magical powers, were often not faceted.  It was not until the 1400s that the first rudimentary facets were being applied to the gem. Then, in the late 1800s, everything began to change with the discovery of Diamonds in South Africa. Through huge marketing campaigns by the owners of these new deposits, the new kid on the gem block went from being fairly unknown, to unquestionably the global leader within half a century.

White Gold is an alloy of Gold and at least one white metal (usually nickel, Silver, or Palladium). 

White gold's properties vary depending on the metals used and their proportions. The term White Gold is used very loosely in the industry to describe karat Gold alloys with a whitish hue. The term "white" covers a large spectrum of colours that borders or overlaps pale yellow, tinted brown, and even very pale rose. The alloys used in the jewellery industry are Gold–Palladium–Silver and Gold–Nickel–Copper–Zinc. The nickel used in some White Gold alloys can cause an allergic reaction when worn over long periods (also notably on some wristwatch casings). Gold is rarely pure Gold, even before another metal is added to make a White Gold alloy and often contains a mercury alloy from its production, which can cause an allergic reaction. Where possible I source my White Gold from within the EU where the usual mix is the former. It is impossible to know the mix in a preloved or vintage item, sadly; I usually have the item re-plated with Rhodium to minimise any risk. All new White Gold items are enhanced with Rhodium plating. To preserve this plating, avoid swimming in your jewellery as chlorine, in particular, can cause faster degradation. Chlorine is present in small amounts in tap water, so it is best to avoid getting your jewellery wet where possible.  It is a simple matter to have items re-plated.

Please be assured that your item will be packaged to the best of our ability, with ample protective packaging in a mailing bag or box. Our postage costs reflect the weighed packaged item, good quality packaging and insurance against loss or damage.

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