These days modern brides choose mangalsutras that are a bit more simple and delicate to wear on daily basis.
Who wants to wear a really heavy traditional mangalsutra in modern times?
You may have noticed that brides no longer wear their traditional elaborate mangalsutra since it doesn’t suit on work or casual outfits. Thus, the mangalsutra ends up in the bank safe and only to be worn during traditional Indian festivals or weddings.
Although every culture has different mangalsutra designs, brides these days are more open to mangalsutras that are actually wearable and go well with the modern times. In the end, a mangalsutra has no meaning if it’s not worn.
In this article, I will share with you some very unique designs that I’ve created that are simple and sophisticated to be worn every day.
Are you ready for an exclusive collection of simple mangalsutra designs that you won’t find anywhere else?
1.Geometric Simple Mangalsutra
I’ve been a huge fan of geometric shapes and forms. We see a lot of modern jewelry these days having simple geometric forms. This inspired me to create geometric mangalsutra designs.
The inch-long pendant for the geometric Checker mangalsutra below is made of real diamonds and white gold.
To complement this modern Checker pendant, this mangalsutra has only 3 black beads in the front, rather than black beads throughout the mangalsutra chain. It looks extremely chic and very simple.
The Kite mangalsutra below is designed for girls who love simple yet bold jewelry styles. With the increase in trend with statement jewelry pieces, I designed this elegant and iconic mangalsutra for a modern woman who is smart and confident.
This design has two interlocking “kite” shaped forms made up of diamond and solid white gold. I feel it’s perfect form to represent marriage and love.
A recent trip to the beach inspired me to design this avian-style simple mangalsutra design.
2. Long Chain Simple Mangalsutra
These days there is a trend for women to wear a long 36” chain mangalsutra that is modern, simple and delicate. Traditional mangalsutras with longer chains can be uncomfortable to wear and feel out of place with western outfits.
The design of a Tassel mangalsutra was born from a custom mangalsutra request from one of my clients. As the design has been so popular, we decided to add it to our portfolio.
This one-of-a-kind designer mangalsutra has a long tassel necklace made of 22K antique finish gold chain. There are a few black beads in the front to accentuate the tassel.
Since I can’t live without sparkle, I added some diamond balls in a “polka dot” fashion. This addition gives the mangalsutra a subtle sparkle and shine. This a wonderful style if you like to wear your mangalsutra every day at work or for leisure.
The Pelican mangalsutra is completely wearable on your casual and formal wear. It’s a longer mangalsutra that is 36” in chain length so it comes right above your belly button. Longer chains look really trendy and fashionable.
3.Diamond Simple Mangalsutra
As a child, I was always fascinated by queens and princesses. Their outfits and jewels were always mesmerizing.
These fond memories led me to design the Kohinoor mangalsutra. This perennial piece that stands for simplicity and royalty.
The center of the Kohinoor mangalsutra pendant is made of a cluster of five diamonds, giving it a one-carat solitaire look. One princess cut diamond in the center is flanked by four marquise cut diamonds on the side. This type of arrangement is what gives the pendant a solitaire look.
The pendant comes with a simple white gold chain with sparse black beads to preserve the elegant look and also give the piece a nice rhythm. The black beads don’t look overpowering at all.
Kohinoor is a beautiful, simple mangalsutra choice if you’re planning to wear the piece daily to work or in a casual setting.
This mangalsutra is also part of our Millennial Collection.
Another fantastic simple diamond mangalsutra is Amour, meaning love or affection.
Amour mangalsutra was designed keeping in mind a beautiful lady who simply loves solitaries. The beauty of this piece comes from the pressure setting technique that fuses marquise and princess cut diamonds to give a solitaire-like look.
You can get three-solitaire-look diamonds for a fraction of the cost without compromising the beauty and look. This is a timeless design for any age group. Simple and elegant.
I’ve seen many Bollywood celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty flaunting similar style mangalsutra.
Amour comes in a 16” chain length so that the three solitaire-look diamonds sits beautifully on the neck.
The next mangalsutra, Trance, is a custom piece designed for one of our brides. She wanted something extremely unique and different. She also had an existing wedding ring with pear shaped diamonds. Her desire was to have her mangalsutra to match her ring.
So she asked us to make the magic happen.
In order match her mangalsutra with the ring, we used fancy cut diamonds in an arc form, as she really loved the shape. To add a bit more thrill to her mangalsutra, we added a few black beads in the front, on both sides of the pendant.
This is one of my favorite designs as it very new and interesting.
Valencia mangalsutra is a petite design using our signature fancy cut diamonds. It has a feminine mangalsutra shape to go well with any neckline you may be wearing.
If you love black beads and simple pendants, this is a perfect choice. This mangalsutra would go well with traditional Indian clothes, tunics, and sarees.
4. Floral Simple Mangalsutra
Not everyone likes geometric shapes and forms. This led to the creation of floral mangalsutras.
The Oriental mangalsutra in rose gold brings out the feminine nature of a woman while still keeping it simple with a nice gold branch and a couple of diamond leaves. This is a very simple mangalsutra design can be worn on special occasions or daily.
You can also customize the mangalsutra in a metal of your choices like white gold or yellow gold.
Speaking of delicate and feminine mangalsutra that go well with the modern times. This special Peony mangalsutra gives us a boho vibe. It consists of a simple yellow gold chain with black beads and gold beads arranged alternately in a beautiful way.
You don’t have to have black beads all the way throughout the chain. We can also be creative with the position of black beads based on your preferences and style.
5. Gemstone Simple Mangalsutra
Gemstones add color and personality to the otherwise plain mangalsutras. The Dots mangalsutra (below), is an oval shaped pendant with semi-precious emerald surrounded by real diamonds. The diamonds look like sparkling stars against the green gemstone.
You can get really creative when it comes to gemstone mangalsutras. Pick a gemstone of your choice or your birthstone. Some of my favorite precious stones are ruby (red), sapphire (blue, yellow, pink), amethyst (purple), and citrine (orange)
Dots mangalsutra below is designed with a special triple tone chain with black beads just in the back. This makes the piece versatile and it can be worn with any other jewelry piece.
You can also remove the existing pendant and use a pendant of your choice.
The Victorian mangalsutra below is a unique style when it comes to the chain design.
It’s basically a delicate white gold chain with a nice rhythm of black beads. The pear-shaped natural emerald pendant which is absolutely beautiful. To give it a royal look, the mangalsutra consists of diamond and gold petals around the pendant.
If you love floral patterns and love white gold, this is a perfect choice. The recommended chain length is 16” but can customize this piece to a longer chain length.
6.Bollywood Celebrity Inspired Simple Mangalsutra
There is the big trend of wearing mangalsutras in our favorite soap operas. On the big screen, you’ll see many lovely brides wear their mangalsutra daily. Actresses Divyanka Tripathi, Surbhi Chandra, Mouni Roy are also married in their real life.
Divyanka Tripathi knew that mangalsutra is one of the most important pieces of jewelry during a wedding. Although mangalsutra is generally bought by the groom’s family, she decided to go with her husband Vivek Dahiya to choose a design that both of them love.
She wanted a dainty mangalsutra. Vivek liked the winged shaped mangalsutra with a light pattern that you can see below. It’s lovely, simple and elegant.
Here’s a mangalsutra tip that Divyanka shared about choosing a perfect mangalsutra, “There are tons of mangalsutra designs available online. Since mangalsutra is an Indian piece of jewelry for traditional outfits, these days all Indian women don’t just wear Indian clothes all the time. So when you choose a design, make sure its Indo-Western style, so it goes well with all different outfits.”
She also adds the there are some occasions when she cannot wear a mangalsutra in the neck. her husband Vivek brought her a mangalsutra bracelet. Vivek said to her that she can wear this when you cannot wear your mangalsutra.
Now let’s talk about Surbhi Chandna who play a role of Annika in the soap Ishqbaaz.
She believes in the fact the more simple a mangalsutra, the more beautiful it looks. For the television show, she chooses a simple Kundan pattern in a beautiful black beaded chain.
Surbhi says her mom has a similar piece with extra diamonds in it. But our generation is a bit more modern, and she actually prefers to do something similar to what Shilpa Shetty does. For example, she wears her mangalsutra in her hands and calls it a mangalsutra bracelet.
Finally, Mouni Roy’s simple mangalsutra is a timeless piece. Mouni plays as Shivangi in Naagin 2. In this series, she wears a very simple one diamond mangalsutra. In real life, she prefers simple sophisticated pieces that are not in the face.
I think this short length mangalsutra is gaining much popularity as it is a versatile, simple and timeless piece.
So above are some of the designs that the actresses chose based on their personal styles. But there is one thing they all have in common – they wanted a simple mangalsutra yet delicate and modern.
Friends, I hope these mangalsutra concepts was inspiring. This should be a fun piece of jewelry and must reflect your personality, style, and lifestyle.
Do you have a favorite simple mangalsutra design? If so, which simple mangalsutra did you love the most? Let me know in the comments section below.