Current Obsession: Tennis Necklace
At the start of this year, the SAG Awards red carpet was filled with tennis necklaces. They were spotted on a young and trendy Millie Bobbie Brown, a resplendent Anna Paquin, and a bold and statement-making Cynthia Erivo.
The world may have changed since, but the heart has not, as it remains unwaveringly in love — in love with something timeless, something beautiful, something you can always count on for an extra spark of confidence, inspiration and joy.
At a time when the idea of “luxury” is ripe for debate and re-defining, we find ourselves returning to what matters for answers: Simplicity, quality, longevity and honesty in self-expression.
This explains why we love the tennis necklace, and why it is the jewellery of the moment regardless of one’s age, style and the occasion — it checks all the boxes.
Classically pavéd with diamonds, the design of a tennis necklace has always been clean, simple and immaculate. Simple, however, must not be mistaken for boring. It is precisely because of the simplicity in its fundamental design that there is room for much creativity, reinvention and individual interpretation. From the shape and size of diamonds used to the length of the necklace, the choice of coloured stones instead of diamonds for a modern twist to how you style or layer your necklaces, and mixing different shapes and sizes of diamonds in a single necklace, the possibilities are endless and quite exciting.
Its simplicity also means the attention falls squarely on the diamonds — the cut, the clarity and light, the sheer quality and beauty of them are what make the piece a worthy investment and heirloom, as well as every woman’s dream wardrobe must-have.
And when you’re designing a tennis necklace as a gift to someone you love — yourself included — to be worn close to the heart, there’s just something incredibly intimate and precious about it. That feeling is luxury.
Photos: The Canary Diamond Co