Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have upgraded from friendship bracelets to personalized matching jewelry.
Following the Kansas City Chiefs' 17-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on January 28, securing their place in the upcoming Super Bowl, Swift and Kelce had a tender moment on the field, embracing and exchanging a few kisses.
Keen observers noted that Swift wore a diamond "TNT" tennis bracelet on her wrist during the embrace, catching the attention of many. Simone Kendle, the designer behind the custom bracelet, is now divulging details about its creation, disclosing that the concept for the unique gift originated from the tight end himself.
Kendle, the CEO of Wove Made Inc., shared with People the collaborative effort with Kelce in designing matching tennis bracelets for both him and Swift.
In her interview with the publication, she mentioned that her company, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, usually requires approximately three weeks to complete one of their distinctive bracelets. However, they managed to finish Swift's bracelet just three days after Kelce approached them in December.
"Given that this was for him, we had everyone focused on the task," Kendle stated.
Following its completion, Kelce returned for a second wristlet, this time for himself, she disclosed.
He became acquainted with Wove's custom designs after witnessing professional golfer Michelle Wie West collaborate with the jeweler to develop a range of high-end friendship bracelets, as reported by People.
"At the time, there was a significant Taylor fever surrounding her Eras Tour, and Michelle was captivated by the friendship bracelets being exchanged at her concerts. She was determined to create a sophisticated interpretation of the beaded bracelets commonly seen at these events," Kendle elaborated.
She described it as a "full-circle moment" when the Kansas City Chiefs star approached her to design one for the pop singer. Kendle expressed that her staff was thrilled about the collaboration.
"A lot of us are Swifties, especially since she's from Pennsylvania, where Wove is based, so the notion of Taylor wearing one of our pieces was truly thrilling. We knew it would bring significant exposure to our brand," Kendle shared enthusiastically.
She mentioned that her team had been eagerly waiting to see if Swift had been spotted wearing the bracelet in any recent photos.
"The first time we laid eyes on the bracelet was when the rest of the world did too!" she disclosed.
The CEO continued, "We had almost lost hope of ever spotting her wearing the bracelet until THAT memorable hug. As she embraced Travis to congratulate him, one of our team members caught a glimpse of the bracelet peeking out from her sweater and alerted everyone!"
Kendle also provided further details about the matching accessories. She disclosed that Swift's bracelet is priced at $6,360, crafted from 14K yellow gold, and adorned with 4.62ctw of lab-grown diamonds. Kendle mentioned that pave diamonds were utilized to form the "TNT" design on the bracelet.
Regarding Kelce's bangle, Kendle informed People that his is larger and features 10.12ctw of lab-grown diamonds.
On January 31, Wove shared a behind-the-scenes video on Instagram showcasing the meticulous process of crafting the bracelet. After intricately welding and positioning the diamonds, the jeweler unveiled the final results before the clip transitioned to a shot of Swift and Kelce embracing.
Kelce's recent gift for the "Karma" singer might be a subtle reference to how their romance initially blossomed. In July, he attended one of Swift's "Eras Tour" concerts in Kansas City. On his podcast, he later disclosed that he had crafted a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it, though he was unable to interact with the singer at the time.
Seven months later, the two are now in a relationship and have openly expressed their affection for each other.
"Hopefully everybody realizes we're just two people in a relationship supporting each other and having fun with it, man. It's nothing more than that," he stated on "The Pat McAfee Show" on January 31.
He further remarked, "I love it when Taylor comes and supports me and enjoys the game with the fam and friends. But it's been nothing but just a wonderful year."