A mangalsutra has more cultural significance than ornamental. This first time an Indian woman wears a mangalsutra is during the wedding and from then on, this piece of jewellery symbolizes her marital status. Today, many women own two or more mangalsutras- a simple mangalsutra design for daily wear and a diamond mangalsutra for special occasions.
Everyday mangalsutra designs
A Diamond mangalsutra for daily wear typically features a single strand of beads with a small, delicate pendant. Take the Token of Love Diamond Mangalsutra and the Devoted Style Diamond Mangalsutra for example. The mangalsutra’s diamond pendant looks akin to an extension of the beaded chain itself.
The Diamond Mangalsutra are popular designs for daily wear. The pendant in these cases may be slightly bigger but it’s sleek enough to be worn at home as well as in the office. If you want a mangalsutra with religious symbolism, take a look at designs like the Swastik Mangalsutra.
Modern, minimalistic mangalsutras
A mangalsutra is deeply rooted in Indian traditions but this does not mean that all diamond mangalsutra designs must be ethnic in nature. Many diamond jewellery designers have brought out minimal designs that cater to the needs of the modern, urban woman. For example, the Keya Mangalsutra does not follow the traditional, regular arrangement of black beads interspersed with gold links.
Instead, this gold jewellery design has just 4 pairs of black beads interspersed with long chains. The Shoko Mangalsutra and the Inaya Mangalsutra are other popular minimalistic mangalsutras on the Finaura gold jewellery design finder. If you’re looking for something unique where the black beads are not part of the chain but rather part of the pendant, take a look at the Biya Mangalsutra.
Mix and match Mangalsutras and Tanmaniyas
The pendant on a mangalsutra is often also referred to as a tanmaniya. This has 2 hooks instead of a central single hook. If you like to wear different tanmaniyas for different occasions, you could buy a separate mangalsutra chain and diamond tanmaniyas. There are many mangalsutra chain designs you can choose between. The Microbead Mangalsutra Single Line Open Chain and the Microbead Mangalsutra Double Line Open Chain are classic choices that can pair with almost all tanmaniya designs.
Mangalsutras for special occasions
When it comes to Indian gold jewellery for festive outfits, a diamond mangalsutra is just what’s needed. In terms of the chain design, you could look at something traditional like the Arushi Mangalsutra or something more modern like the Captivating Diamond Mangalsutra.
The pendant design gives you plenty of space to explore themes and designs. You can look at something floral like the Ruhi Mangalsutra and the Adsila Floral Mangalsutra or an abstract design like the Medhavini Mangalsutra.
Geometry as seen in designs like the Naina Mangalsutra is another common theme for gold jewellery designs.
Finding the perfect mangalsutra for you
Browsing through a diamond jewellery collection to find the perfect mangalsutra is an important part of every bride’s preparation for her wedding. Given its symbolism, it’s important to find a mangalsutra you love and thus, the search can take time. The good news is that today, you don’t need to walk through crowded market lanes to find your jewellery.
You can do this online with the Finaura gold jewellery design finder. Look at Indian gold jewellery designs from some of India’s top jewellers and compare the designs and prices to find the piece that matches your personality and budget. Finaura presents hallmarked designs and hence shopping online is as safe as buying a mangalsutra in a shop.
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