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4 Ways to Fix a Broken Tennis Bracelet

Written by Annabelle
November 12, 2019

Tennis bracelets are a beautiful addition to anyone's jewelry box- they look seamless, they showcase gems magnificently, and they're absolutely classic in terms of style. When they break, however, they become a jewelry lover's nightmare. Read on to learn how to repair a broken tennis bracelet.

Common Tennis Bracelet Repairs

Tennis bracelets are designed in such a seamless way that people panic when they break. Fortunately, they're not that difficult to fix. Here are four common tennis bracelet repairs that we get on a daily basis.

  1. Clasp Repair: The type of clasp commonly seen on a tennis bracelet is known as a box clasp. So-called because it consists of a “tongue” that slots into a box, this clasp can be tricky to use and repair. Common complaints from our customers include loose clasps, malfunctioning figure-eights (the bits of wire on the outside that serve as latches for extra security) or too-tight clasps.
    Depending on the situation, the jeweler only has to make a few small adjustments to fix these issues, either by bending certain components, polishing off excess bits of metal, or widening particular areas (such as the figure-eights.) In extreme situations where the clasp is badly damaged, the jeweler will have to replace the clasps entirely.
  2. Chain Soldering: When a tennis bracelet actually snaps, it's time to get it soldered. Fortunately, tennis bracelets are no different than regular chain bracelets when they break. All the jeweler has to do is carefully reconnect the two pieces with solder, a soft metal alloy that works like a “glue” in jewelry repairs. Then a quick polish, and the tennis bracelet is as good as new.
  3. Stone Setting and Replacement: If a stone falls out of your tennis bracelet, it's not the end of the world. A jeweler can easily reset the stone and check to see if the setting is secure. If it's a prong setting, chances are a few of the prongs need retipping or rebuilding in order to hold onto the stone more securely.
    If the stone is missing, the jeweler will examine the other stones in the bracelet in order to determine what characteristics the replacement should have. For instance, if it is a diamond bracelet, the jeweler will check the other stones for their approximate clarity, color, and size to get a diamond that matches the quality.
  4. Safety Chain Work: Some tennis bracelets come with a small chain attached near the clasp. This chain works as a safeguard; if the clasp accidentally loosens and slides open, the chain will prevent the bracelet from sliding off unnoticed. Depending on the client, we can either remove it, add it, or modify it so that our customer has the perfect “fit” for their bracelet.

Now you're all set in terms of tennis bracelet repair! If you need your bracelet fixed, comment below and we'll get back to you.

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i have 2 diamond tennis bracelets that need repair. One is broke in the middle and the other is missing the clasp. how much for the repair?

Lily Faulkner

Hi, I have a diamond tennis bracket that broke at the clasp. I don’t like the clasp as it keeps unlocking. So I want to take the chance to replace it with a more secure clasp. Can you recommend a clasp and how much will it cost? Thanks.


Hi Lily, Please email us a picture of your piece and provide the base metal as well to [email protected] for further assistance!

Doreen Sylvester

My tennis bracelet is too long and I need it shorten to a 6.5″. It is sterling silver with CZ. Can this be done?


Hi Doreen, yes it can! Please use this link to place an order for this service.

B.A. Duym

I have diamond tennis bracelet that has apparently stretched out and falls off my wrist. One jewelry store said it would be $3000.00 to repair. Holy smokes
So what do you think it will cost


Hi there, could you please provide a picture of the bracelet?

Ikram Jabrane

I want to add I safety chain to my tennis diamond bracelet since it keeps getting open and I m scared to loose it ?


Hi Ikram, we can definitely help you with this request. Can you provide the base metal of the tennis bracelet so I can provide a quote for a safety chain? Thanks!

Michele Mustari

Hello! I have 2 diamond tennis bracelets and both have a broken clasp. How much for repair?


Hi Michele, We’ll reach out via email to request some photos! πŸ™‚


Hi I have a tennis chain, and the small β€œball” that the clasp goes over has broken can it be repaired?

Fabricio Fernandes

I need to solder a 925 silver tennis bracelet how much would that be?


Hi Fabricio, this will cost around $70 to repair!


Yes my keeps catching on everything


hey my bracelet connection piece broke


We should definitely be able to assist with this! I’ve followed up with next steps via email πŸ™‚