“Mangalsutra” is a necklace that a groom ties around the bride’s neck when they get married. It is supposed to be the most auspicious piece of jewelry that a bride will own once she married and is a sign of her marital status. The mangalsutra designs and styles are based on the cultural traditions.
For example Gujaratis and Marwaris choose a diamond pendant, Maharashtrians wear it with two gold vatis style design. Modern brides have decided to stay away from mangalsutra from being too traditional. Many women are starting to opt for modern-style mangalsutras that will emphasize their personality and go with their everyday wear at work or social events. For this article we wanted to share with you unique modern mangalsutra. Obviously this would generally apply to the bride-to-be, so if you are not one, feel free to forward this to a friend. So here we go with some gorgeous trends for the jewelry piece of your lifetime – The Mangalsutra.
1. Gold Mangalsutra
Indian gold mangalsutra has something very special about the sheer quality and purity of gold as a precious metal. Below is one of our favorite gold pendant design that is very ethnic and timeless. This is rajwadi style mangalsutra that is made with 18K gold, diamonds and colored pieces of gemstone to give some character. Click here for price
2. Spiritual Mangalsutra
Marriage is a very spiritual time of one’s life. It is an exciting time for the couple. This is a style that we do not see very much, but it was important to highlight how you one can be creative combine spiritual and personal values for this very important jewelry that signifies the beginning of a new phase in one’s life. Some ideas can be to add ganesh pendant or the an idol of the god you believe in. Click here for price
3. Modern Diamond Mangalsutra
Having your mangalsutra versatile that means being modern at the same time preserving traditional elements is what today’s bride is aspiring for.
This new designer mangalsutra is handcrafted with fancy cut diamonds creating a beautiful arch around the neck. It’s sophisticated and adorable. Instead of black beads, we have a sparkling white gold chain with three strands to give it a contemporary look. Click here for price
Some of these designs below, display modern forms with a hint of gold, making it fabulous choice for everyday wear.
4. Ethnic Diamond Mangalsutra
We understand not everybody has to look modern. For some of you with ethnic sensibilities might love these two traditional mangalsutra designs in yellow gold and white gold. Its floral and delicate style will make it a piece that the generations will fight for. Click here for price
5. Kundan Mangalsutra
This is a style that we thought might interest all the fashionistas in love with kundan jewelry. You can have this special mangalsutra made with kundan or polki diamonds (uncut diamonds that are used in Rajasthani jewelry) . These are fabulous if you want to pair it with some traditional ethnic looks. Click here for price
6. Gemstone Mangalsutra
Gemstones with diamonds is a combination you can never go wrong. These is a very popular trend as it gives you the pop of color with the diamonds, exactly what a new bride needs. So here is how you can get creative – for the gemstone, you can choose to use your birthstone, your partners birthstone or have a design made with birthstones of both of you. The possibilities are endless. Contact us and we can help design the piece that is unique to just yourself. Click here for price
7. Changeable Gemstone Mangalsutra
These are mangalsutras with a addition of functionality and fashion. Instead of getting one gemstone, you can have your mangalsutra with changeable gemstones that will matching many outfits If you like your jewelry to match your outfit, this would be a great choice. Click here for price
8. Dual Tone Mangalsutra
Dual tone mean having a pattern mixed with yellow gold and white gold. Many women often have this problem if you are wearing a gold mangalsutra and with other jewelry, it create a bit of mismatch. This is especially when your outfit has other white gold elements. This dual tone mangalsutra is the perfect solution. The black beads can also be replaced with the dual tone chain to make it more wearable and different. Click here for price
9. Think outside the box, Mangalsutra Bracelets
When we came across these bracelet mangalsutras by Satyug Bracelet Mangalsutra, we had to share it. This might resonate with many of you.
Here is what Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty has to say about the Mangalsutra Bracelets. ”Many married working women feel a mangalsutra will kill their corporate look. A mangalsutra bracelet is fashionable, modern and keeps you rooted to tradition. It’s become a statement now. I wear it all the time” To customize this concept you can pick a charm or a gemstone of your choice. Again the possibilities are endless here. Click here for price
In conclusion, here are key takeaway and useful tips that might help you :
- Decide if you need mangalsutra that is lightweight or heavy
- Go for a design that suits your personality
- Understand if you are going to wear it on a daily basis or just certain occasions
- Deceide on the length of the mangalsutra based on how you plan to wear it
- Consider buying matching earrings/ bracelet or a finger ring with you mangalsutra to complete the look
We hope these style were helpful. Do let us know which ones are your favorite by replying it to the email or commenting on our blog. We always love to hear from you. If you wish us to design mangalsutra for you, please contact us for custom mangalsutra. Xoxo, SJ team