It was 1987 when Chris Evert, an 18 time grand slam tennis title winner, wore a gold diamond bracelet which broke during a tennis match. The game was halted and the TV cameras focus turned from the game to the bracelet, catapulting it into jewelry stardom. The bracelet was referred to by reporters as the tennis bracelet and hence the term was coined and has endured almost 20 years of great success. Availability to the general public is accomplished most expediently by substituting the diamonds with cubic zirconia, or cz's, and offering the bracelets in a more affordable metal such as silver or 14k vermeil. Variations include all silver clear cz tennis bracelets, blue cz tennis bracelets, all pink, and alternating pink and clear cz's.