The term Tennis Bracelet was coined thanks to Chris Evert, a professional tennis player from the USA, who had a prolific career which stemmed from 1972 to 1989. During a ferocious match in the US Open her George Bedewi diamond bracelet broke and fell off her wrist.
This occurred due to the clasp on her bracelet snapping. Chris Evert actually asked the officials on the court if they could stop the match, until the diamond bracelet was recovered. Ever since that memorable moment, George Bedewi immediately became popular within the jewellery industry and jewelers everywhere were creating a bracelet with handmade in line diamonds and secure clasps. This is now known as the "Tennis Bracelet".