Mangalsutra is of great significance for all Indian women. It is the eternal sign of marriage for a woman. It holds a very high value in our culture throughout India. A mangalsutra is the amalgamation of love, loyalty, belongingness and tradition, regardless of various different regions. The most customary Mangalsutra is a long and thin, black and gold beaded necklace worn around the neck. According to the beliefs, the black beads in the thread is to keep out the negative and bring positivity in the nuptial knot.
The times have been changing and when everything is getting modernised, Mangalsutras are no exception. Just like any fashion trend or a social issue trend (like #metoo), Bollywood stars have given us inspirations in this element too. Look at these divas slaying and inspiring us in their Modern Mangalsutra Designs.
Check out the Mangalsutras of these famous Bollywood Divas:
Well, this diva needs no introduction. We can never get over the most gorgeous #DeepVeer wedding and likewise is her Mangalsutra. It adds to the simplicity and effortless beauty she is. Her mangalsutra is a simple black and gold beaded necklace with a Rs. 20 lakh worth piece of round solitaire pendant studded in gold.
The fashion icon of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor's modern mangalsutra design is no less. It is known that she has designed her mangalsutra herself. It has Anand Ahuja's and her zodiac signs on it and a solitaire stud in the middle. As pretty as it looks, it symbolizes the binding of both the partners together for lifetime.
Sagarika Ghatge married Indian cricket player Zaheer Khan and how pretty ! She is the most stunning and perfect bride. Though the wedding was a fairly private and intimate affair, but her looks made it sensational. You won't be wrong to think that I am pretty much biased for her. How can you not be? She is so arresting. Speakaing of her mangalsutra, it has small and big diamonds in a V-shaped pendant design. Elegant, right ?
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears a classic styled long beaded mangalsutra with big diamonds in the middle. It was net worth Rs. 40 lakhs and we are not surprised at all. However, unlike all the big time showbiz weddings and receptions in Bollywood, Aishwarya and Abhishek tied the knot secretly. Ofcourse, there was the big time wedding ceremony too later on. But the very first appearance of her just after the secret ceremony, Aishwarya looked serene and simple in a kanjivaram saree with just her mangalsutra. Absolutely pure!
The prettiest Shilpa Shetty has become even more beautiful after marrying Raj Kundra. Her mangalsutra is a plain black and gold beaded with drops of diamonds in the middle. The cost of her mangalsutra is Rs. 30 lakhs. She has truly defined 'modern mangalsutra' by wearing a bracelet of her mangalsutra. Something you can wear with your formals even. Doesn't it looks cool ?
Anushka's Wedding created a storm on the internet. So is her mangalsutra. Costing a total of Rs. 52 lakhs (yeeaah!), its a blackk beaded long piece with lots of diamonds. Shining just like her.
Last but definitely not the least. One of the most extravagant and talked about weddings of last year was Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' wedding. Her wedding was all about details. If you are updated with it, you must already know that Priyanka had a special eye for details in her wedding ensembles. Even her mangalsutra. Its a modern mangalsutra design with the traditional black and gold beads, but only at the front lines of the chain. The rest of the mangalsutra is a gold chain with tear shaped diamond rock in the middle. It sure is unique... like herself.
Ladies, now you know what kind of mangalsutra you want for your wedding. Modern yet traditional, simple yet versatile, this is what you aim for. Bollywood divas never fail to dazzle us with their chic ways.