Different Setting Types In A Tennis Necklace

One of the most luxurious and elegant jewelry pieces that every woman should have in their jewelry box is a beautiful Diamond tennis necklace. It’s a stylish and sophisticated piece that’s suitable for weddings, dinners and other formal occasions. Wearing a tennis necklace will make sure you always sparkle when you walk into the room.

What Does Tennis Mean In Jewelry?

The term tennis bracelet came when the world-class tennis player Christine Evert played a match where her diamonds came off her wrist, leading to a pause in play to look for the gems. After that, it was referred to as a tennis bracelet and Evert’s name was tied to it ever since.

The tennis chain might represent hip-hop trends, so it might not be for everyone. However, since there are different versions and styles of the necklace, you can fashion it with any outfit effortlessly. They also come at various prices and lengths, making them very accessible to different people with different requirements. 

Tennis Chain Styles And Settings

Luckily, this jewelry comes with various setting types. With these types, you can figure out what pattern and design of the chain you want. There are 3 major kinds of settings for chains.


If you’ve heard of the prong setting but never really understood what it means, you’re gonna learn that today. This setup is quite common and very popular these days. The prongs keep the precious gem in place and secure it tightly. Usually, if the gemstone is heavier, you’ll need more prongs. The three-pong and four-prong settings are the two major setting types. 


The smallest prong setting that you can find for a tennis necklace would be the three-prong setting. As mentioned earlier, the 3 prong chain would have 3 pieces of metal that help secure the stone in place. Being a small setting, you would normally find 3 to 5 carats secured in this setting. If the stone isn’t that heavy, a three-prong setting would be perfect but if the stone is heavy, you can go for the other option.

One more thing you should remember is that three-prong settings give the stone a triangle formation, allowing it to slip into the limelight.


Four-prong settings are usually used for heavier diamonds as you require some durability to hold the stones properly. If you choose this setting, you would have the stone getting a square-like shape because of the four prongs on each side.

This is a more secure type of setting for jewelry in comparison to the three-pronged setting, obviously, due to the more prongs present. However, there are some manufacturers who use a combination of large and small gems to make it look extra stylish and unique. For this, the maker uses four-prong settings for the heavier stone and a three-prong for the rest, making it look beautiful and elegant. 


For the channel setting, the stone is secured in a groove or channel with rows of metal keeping the stone in place on either side. In this setting, you would find the stones are kept closely together, making it look like a loop of gems. Additionally, with this setting, you can expect more light interaction than with a bezel setting. This makes it a perfect balance between beauty and security. You can get a sleek, stylish look with the channel setting.

Bezel Setting

The other type of setting for the tennis necklace is the bezel setting. In this case, there are metal frames instead of prongs that protect the diamonds on the chain. Apart from the prong-type setting, the tennis bracelet also has a bezel setting. You can get a much more contemporary touch with a bezel setting than the traditional, classic look of the metal prongs. For a stylish, modern look, the bezel setting is just for you.

Even though bezels add a hint of sophistication, there are some people who don’t like this setting as they feel the glimmer of the gems get reduced by the bezels. You can find two types of bezel settings:

Round Bezel

In order to secure the stone on the chain safely, you would see a round metal frame in the round bezel setting. In this setting, the frame goes around the diamond and creates a loop like a necklace. This is to make sure the stones do not slip out even if they are pulled hard. It also gives it an eye-pleasing and gorgeous design.

Half Bezel

For the half bezel setting, the bezel doesn’t go around the diamond. In this setting, the metal frame is at either end of the stone. Despite the name, this setting is usually for lighter diamonds due to the half bezel pattern and is still secure.

That’s everything you need to know about the various setting types in a tennis necklace, now you are more equipped to buy yourself or your partner a beautiful jewelry piece that can be treasured for years to come.


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