Hand kiss bracelet and tennis bracelet: meaning and history
A bracelet with a built-in ring: it's the hand kiss bracelet, which together with the tennis bracelet is a great evergreen that has returned to the latest trends
A centuries-old story that has its roots in Indian culture: the hand kiss bracelet is a fascinating and versatile jewel, capable of embellishing even the most casual look, ideal on summer evenings or to give a touch of sensuality to your outfit. It is a bracelet with ring, meaning it has a thin chain that holds a bracelet and a ring together and can be worn on the index or middle finger. Its history, unlike the tennis bracelet, is very ancient, since it was worn by the most important women in society to establish their marital status and social belonging. The tennis bracelet, on the other hand, has been known since the end of the 80s and represents a classic jewel that cannot be missed in every woman's jewelery box. Hand kissing bracelet or tennis bracelet? History and elegance meet to create unique and precious jewels.
Hand kissing bracelet, the history and meaning of an ancient jewel
This particular bracelet is linked to the "hand kiss" gesture, during which women offer their hand to a man as a symbol of esteem and mutual appreciation. The "hand kiss" was often also a signal of love courtship and was part of an ancient set of jewels that Indian brides wore on their wedding day, as well as foot rings, anklets and bracelets. The hand kissing bracelet also exists in a more colorful version and is generally worn by belly dancers as a symbol of femininity and elegance. This jewel can also have two different "souls": a more minimal one, in silver or gold, perhaps enhanced by a precious stone, and a more lively one, worn together with other bracelets and bijoux to embellish a sporty or ethnic look.
Tennis bracelet: the story of a precious and iconic jewel
Together with the hand kiss bracelet, a jewel symbol of elegance and timeless refinement is the tennis bracelet: the history of this jewel (and from which its name derives) is now known all over the world. In 1987, in fact, the famous tennis player Chris Evert lost a bracelet made up of a single row of diamonds during the US Open tennis match. The athlete had to stop playing on the field to recover all the diamonds that made up the precious jewel of his bracelet. It was precisely from that day that the tennis bracelet was born, or rather the jewel composed of a single row of precious diamonds which also cover its closure. There are very different variations, for example in the rigid version in Golden Rose plated 18-karat rose gold is available in the variant with black spinel, for those who love darker shades, or with white Cubic Zirconia for those who cannot do without the brightness of the stones.
The kissing bracelet and tennis for a refined look from day to night
Do you like to experiment and find jewelry that easily matches your extravagant looks? The hand kissing bracelet may be right for you, since it can make an outfit unforgettable or even a sober office look sophisticated, if for example combined with fine fabrics such as silk and chiffon. For those who can't do without the light of precious stones, the tennis bracelet is the most suitable jewel for every look, a symbol of femininity and elegance. For example, if you want to give a gift to a friend or your mother, the 18 kt yellow gold plated Golden bracelet carat with Cubic Zirconia and adjustable closure is an original and modern jewel at the same time. To celebrate a deep bond or a special occasion, you can also choose a beautiful set made up of two friendship bracelets tennis, one studded with white Cubic Zirconia, the other with hematite, with Golden Rose setting. Even the customizable version with plate can be a perfect gift idea. Thanks to the presence of a Golden Rose plate, in fact, it is possible to have dates, initials or phrases engraved depending on what you want to communicate to the person to whom you intend to give the jewel.
Now that you know everything there is to know about an antique jewel like the hand kissing bracelet and a great jewelery classic like the tennis bracelet, all you have to do is choose the bracelet that best suits your taste and style. No one will be able to advise you on the jewel to show off on your arm better than you can do yourself!