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A Close Look at Diamond Tennis Bracelets

Did you know that a bracelet does not qualify to be called a “tennis bracelet” unless it has certain well-defined design? In order to be bought or sold as such, diamond tennis bracelets must have stones that go all the way around the bracelet in what’s called an “in-line setting.” Another good word for this is an “eternity” bracelet, since there is no beginning and no end, just a single, circular row of gemstones.

What, exactly, is an In-Line Setting?

Tennis bracelets employ a setting that classically features symmetrical diamonds mounted individually on a circular row. This is known as an in-line design or setting. While it appears very simple and striking, it is actually quite intricate, comprising many delicately pronged metal settings for gemstones, usually diamonds. Tennis bracelets are designed to fit around the wrist and assume its natural shape perfectly, regardless of the fact that they are made up of many inflexible metal and stone components. A safety latch and a clasp are also obligatory parts of the classic tennis bracelet design.

Maintaining Diamond Tennis Bracelets

Here are the top five cleaning methods for perfectly maintaining your beautiful tennis bracelet:

  • Commercial glass cleaners: Surprisingly enough, a miniscule amount of home glass cleaner can work wonders for restoring the sparkle to a diamond. Use just a drop on a clean cloth to rub off surface dullness and grime.
  • Soap and water: That old standby, soapy water, works well to safely loosen and remove dirt caught in the small recesses of a diamond tennis bracelet and stuck to its various planes. Soak the bracelet in soapy water for about 20 minutes and then rinse it well, rubbing gently with your fingers. Pat dry. Choose a gentle liquid soap for this delicate job.
  • Denture cleaners: Who’d have thought it? Dissolve one denture-cleaning tablet in one cup of water and soak your tennis bracelet in it for five minutes. Remove, rinse, and pat dry.
  • Baking soda: Baking soda is, across the board, one of the world’s most popular and most accessible cleaning materials. Mix a little into a thick paste using water, and then use it on a sponge to thoroughly clean your stone.
  • Go pro: When you want it done right, go to a professional. It’s economical, quick and surefire.