Tennis bracelets are enduringly popular due to their beauty and versatility. Also known as eternity or in-line bracelets, they earned their popular name during the 1987 US Open Tennis Championship. The world’s number one ladies player, Chris Evert, was competing when the clasp of her bespoke George Bedewi-designed bracelet broke. In an unprecedented move she asked that the match be halted so that the treasured bracelet could be located. The umpire granted her request and the world watched as the bracelet was retrieved and the nickname recalling this incident has stuck ever since.
Stephan Welz and Company are pleased to be offering four different versions of this classic design as part of their forthcoming Cape Town sale. The featured lot is collet set with approximately 6,3cts of brilliant-cut diamonds and is embellished with a charm in the form of a diamond-set handbag. It is fitted with two safety clasps and a safety chain so that the wearer need never stop play to search for it!
This lot will be auctioned in the final session of the sale on Wednesday 30 May at The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia, Cape Town at 14h00.
A DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET
Each circular link collet set with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing approximately 6,30cts in total, suspending a charm in the form of a handbag, set with brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0,97cts in total, in 18ct white gold, 17,5cm in length
R35 000 – 45 000