Luxury Tennis Jewelry Anyone?

SAN DIEGO ( MainStreet) -- Playing tennis doesn't require the right luxury jewelry as an accessory.

But as anyone familiar with tennis knows, what tennis players wear on the court gets nearly as much attention as what celebrities wear down the red carpet.

"Attire on the tennis court is extremely important. There's tons of coverage of what players are going to be wearing. And a lot of women are playing in jewelry," tennis jewelry designer Hazel Nussbaum says.

It's just one of the reasons Nussbaum, 34, a brand manager and marketing professional by trade, said goodbye to her high-paying corporate lifestyle at Unilever ( UN) after 10 years and launched luxury tennis jewelry company Love Tennis by Hazel in May 2012.

The move was inspired by several things, including Nussbaum's own search for appealing tennis jewelry.

"I wanted to buy something nice for myself. And I couldn't find anything. Everything was cheap or gaudy and ugly, in my opinion," Nussbaum continues.

Her solution was to begin designing her own tennis jewelry. Just last week Nussbaum launched the "London Collection," her third line of designs, to celebrate Wimbledon 2013. The collection includes tennis bracelets, necklaces and earrings designed by Nussbaum and handcrafted in sterling silver, gold or platinum.

Before London, there was Paris and New York. Each of her collections are inspired by, and named after, the location of a grand slam tennis event.

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