The mangalsutra is the pièce de résistance of a bride’s trousseau, which contains a long list of jewellery. The word is made up of two Hindi words:’mangal’ and’sutra,’ which means auspicious thread in English. It is an important element of the ceremony that the groom ties it around the bride’s neck. While traditional mangalsutra patterns ask for black beads and a gold pendant, modern brides have broken the mould and used their mangalsutra designs to express their personality.
While maintaining the classic mangalsutra aesthetic, the new designs experiment with diverse materials, styles, and stones. With their unique mangalsutra designs, many celebrity brides have grabbed Instagram by storm. Let’s look at a couple of them!
When Deepika and Ranvir married in 2018, they made headlines. Sabyasachi designed her mangalsutra, which is a single string of black and gold beads with a huge solitaire diamond as the pendant. Simple, elegant, and well suited to her persona. It is said to cost Rs. 20 lakhs!
In 2018, Priyanka Chopra married her lover, American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas. Bvlgari is the designer of her mangalsutra. It’s made of yellow gold with black onyx beads and a diamond-studded centrepiece pendant. It costs around Rs.50 lakhs, according to the Bvlgari website!
Sonam Kapoor married businessman Anand Ahuja in 2018 and made a one-of-a-kind mangalsutra for the occasion. On each side of the necklace are diamond and gold charms representing Sonam and Anand’s zodiac signs of Gemini and Leo, respectively, with a diamond solitaire pendant in the centre. What a wonderful, one-of-a-kind design! This mangalsutra, according to reports, cost around Rs. 55 lakhs!
Katrina Kaif recently uploaded images on her Instagram page showing her elegant Sabyasachi mangalsutra, which made news in the last month of 2021. The design evokes a historic image while also including a modern pendant design and the use of diamonds rather than gold. It cost around Rs. 8 lakhs, according to reports!
Though there are only a few glimpses of Anushka’s mangalsutra in its entirety, photos from their Tuscany wedding in 2017 show a mouthwatering diamond-studded creation. It includes a double string of black beads and a diamond flower motif in the centre. It is estimated to cost around Rs. 52 lakhs!
Shilpa Shetty Kundera
The mangalsutra of Shilpa Shetty Kundra is a choker-style necklace with a double-layer of black beads interspersed with diamonds and a teardrop diamond pendant in the centre. Her mangalsutra is famous for being worn as a bracelet! It is said to have cost Rs. 30 lakhs!