New Mangalsutra Designs For The Millennial Bride

By Soha | 22 Nov, 2022

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One of the most important ornaments for a Hindu bride is a mangalsutra. Made from the Hindi words ‘mangal’ and ‘sutra’ meaning an auspicious thread,this ornament is symbolic of the bride and groom’s marital status. Apart from holding a very significant part in a bride’s life, a mangalsutra has become a statement piece of jewellery for the millennial brides. And even though a traditional mangalsutra design has black beads, designers these days have really experimented with the designs and made something unique and personal for every bride. 

Image via Pratishtha & Shaun

From a diamond or gold necklace to a bracelet and ring a mangalsutra has become very versatile, so if you’re looking for some latest mangalsutra design inspiration we’ve got you covered! Scroll through.

1. Multi Circle Mangalsutra Design

If you are someone who loves to experiment, then you’ve found the right design. This multi circle design is so eye-catching and unique and is perfect if you’re looking for something that's dainty yet grabs attention. Richa Chadha's stunning BVLGARI necklace set in an 18K yellow gold chain adorned with round black onyx inserts and pave diamonds looked stunning! A perfect marriage between tradition and modernity, creating a meaningful connection with local cultural traditions, this one is for the bride who knows exactly what she wants!

Get this one here

2. Single Diamond Mangalsutra

Simplicity speaks volumes, now we know! If you're not a fan of elaborate mangalsutras, then we say you go for a solitaire like Deepika. It's chic, it's minimal, and goes well with everything! You can also add a single black or gold bead on either side of the diamond to keep up with the traditions.  

Get this one from Carat Lane here

Get this one from Carat Lane here

3. Zodiac Sign Mangalsutra

What can be more gorgeous and personal than a personalised zodiac sign mangal sutra design. Actress Sonam Kapoor designed her own mangalsutra, and had hers and Anand's sun signs incorporated in it, along with a solitaire.

Via Usheeta Devnani Rawtani

4. Single Floral Mangalsutra

If you’re a bride who wants to blend a bit of tradition with style, then this design is the perfect match for you. And the best part is this flower pendant can be styled with any outfit, whether Indian or western.

Get this one from Carat Lane here

5. Multi Flower Mangalsutra Design 

You can never go wrong with flowers. There is a very delicate and unique touch to it, and trust us when we say this, multi flower mangalsutra designs are evergreen and will always be in style and trend.

Get this one here

Get this one here

6. Drop Mangalsutra

This is the most unique design you will ever come across. One of the main reasons we liked this  short mangalsutra design is because it is unlike any other shape that we have seen previously for Mangalsutras. A sleek chain, with an unconventional design- that's more like a millennial bride's choice!

Get this one from Carat Lane here

7. Leaf Style Long Mangalsutra Design

Well, if you are going to wear something in your neck, why not have it play 2 parts- a mangalsutra and a necklace that amps up your outfits? Not only is this leaf design traditional it also unique and stylish.

Get this one from PC Jewellers here

8. Diamond Locket  Mangalsutra Design 

Nothing can beat a diamond mangalsutra right? Set on a thin gold chain with black beads and the end, this statement design is from the ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. And we must say this design is a dream style for the bride-to-be’s out there.

Via Instagram

9. The Royal Bengal Mangalsutra

Who wouldn’t like a stunning mangalsutra design by everyone’s favourite designer Sabyasachi. Made with uncut diamonds, emeralds and rubies this design is one of the latest and a bride’s favourite design.

Via Instagram

10. Gemstone Drop Mangalsutra Design

If you like to keep your jewellery very minimal and don’t want something too OTT then this is the one for you. Not only is it lightweight & unique, it is also suitable to wear on a daily basis too! 

Get this one from Cadere here

Via Instagram

11. Heart Mangalsutra

We all know that a heart is a symbol of love and what better way to show your love and commitment than by a heart shaped mangalsutra design. This is something which is not just eye-catching, but also in style. And we’re sure you’ll look amazing in this!

Via Instagram

Get this one here

12. Gold Chain Mangalsutra Design

If you want to go the traditional way with a gold hindu mangalsutra design, then these designs are great inspirations for you. These will look so elegant and will blend easily with your ethinc outfits. 

Via Pinterest

Get this one from Bluestone here

13. Infinity Design Mangalsutra 

Nothing can beat a personalised mangalsutra. And what better way to celebrate your bond than a personalised mangalsutra with your’s and your spouse’s name.  

Get this one here

14. Mangalsutra with Matching Earring

As we all know a mangalsutra is a very precious piece of jewellery, so why not just complete that pendant with a pair of earrings.

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

15. Evil Eye Mangalsutra Design

If you want to attract all the positive vibes and luck, this design is all you need. Not just that, this design can protect you from all the negative energies as well.

Via Instagram

Get this one here

Get this one here

16. Two String Mangalsutra Design

Now that's one fresh design we spotted off late! This one exudes truckloads of fusion feels and can be easily worn in dress-up and dressed down situation. Can we just add it to 'new mangalsutra trends' to look out for?

Get this one here

Rose Gold Mangalsutra Design

We all know how mangalsutra design evolved with time, and now that we've explored every style then why not experiment with the metal? The blend of modernity to this traditional piece can surely serve some major style goals for newlywed brides.

Get this one from Candere here

Unique Ways To Wear A Mangalsutra

1. Bracelet Mangalsutra Designs 

Mangalsutra designs have been through a lot of changes in  terms and style and design, and one new style which is becoming a bride’s favorite is the bracelet mangalsutra design. You ask why? We say who doesn’t like something which signifies elegance and simplicity.

Get these from Bluestone here

Get this from here

2. Ring Mangalsutra

Is ring mangalsutra the next big trend amongst the brides? Yes! Mangalsutra ring is actually a thing. For all the brides who want to opt for something small and easy to wear then why not try this. And the best part is you can find plenty of designs to suit your personality. 

Get this one here

Get this one here

Questions to ask when buying a mangalsutra: 

Do you customise mangalsutras?

There are a lot of changes a bride can have and want in a mangalsutra. From changing the color of the mangalsutra beads, to the metal you want it in, jewellers do offer customisation, but it is better if you confirm the time period, cost, any hidden charges etc. before finalising anything. 

How much time does a custom mangalsutra take?

The time totally depends upon the changes you have asked for. If you have focused on minor details then it might take some time.

Will a custom mangalsutra cost more than a ready made one?

Yes, some jewellers can charge more for a custom piece, as they have to get everything done according to your needs. Which can impact the final product price. 

What are the common chain length options for a mangalsutra?

Most brides go for 16” chain length, but it totally depends on the person. You can also have a length of 18”, 22” or 24”. 

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