Mangalsutra – The Pride of Every Bride
An essential jewellery item for every bride, the mangalasutra, the sacred thread of love and goodwill, symbolizes her marital status and earns her due respect. It shows her commitment, love, and respect for her husband.
Mangalsutra: the history and design evolution
The word mangalsutra is composed of two words – mangal that means auspicious and sutra stands for a thread. The origin of this auspicious thread dates back to 5th-6th Century CE, in South India, when a single yellow thread was tied around a bride’s wrist, rather than her neck. It is probably the one aspect of Hindu culture that is used in every part of the country in different forms and names.
Gold mangalsutra: an absolute show stopper
Changes are inevitable and the mangalsutra too has evolved to meet the style trends of the present. The simple yellow thread has been replaced by gold mangalsutra, perhaps to symbolize wealth. The reason for this change also has a belief attached to it. In Hinduism, it is emphasized that a bride should wear a gold mangalsutra rather than an artificial one since the metal has medicinal properties. It is believed that wearing a gold mangalsutra reduces skin inflammation as gold has anti-inflammatory properties. It also benefits the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the immune system.
Our exclusive gold mangalsutra designs
Mangalsutras today are designed keeping in mind the current lifestyles and wardrobes. They have become an aesthetic fashion statement.
The Swarna collection
At BlueStone, we offer an exclusive range of gold mangalsutra designs under “THE SWARNA” collection. “Swarna” means gold and therefore all mangalsutras under this collection are made with gold designs. They go well with both traditional Indian and modern Indo –western outfits as their designs are made from traditional motifs like nakshatra and flowers. The plain gold mangalsutras are ideal for daily wear.
We customize them in 14 carats, 18 carats and 22 carats and the gold mangalsutra price will, therefore, depend on the purity of the gold from which the mangalsutra has been designed.
The combination of black beads and gold has paved way for a variety of designs and styles, such that you will be spoilt for choice when you buy gold mangalsutra designs from BlueStone. The black beads are said to ward off evil, absorb the negative vibration and create everlasting bliss for the newlyweds. It is believed that each black bead signifies protection from evil power and protects the couple’s marriage.
The stringing of the black beads into one thread has its own significance; the bride has to blend in with her new family, just like the way each bead blends in with the necklace.
Gold mangalsutra designs that reflect your personality
BlueStone's diverse and stylish designs cater to all women and occasions – ranging from a single delicate short strand to the long and opulent double stranded mangalsutra that women wear during traditional functions. If you are someone who wants to bring a bit of glamour and luxury to your wardrobe, worry not. Our designer mangalsutras are crafted just for you. Take a look at our huge collection of varied designs and buy a mangalsutra online that fits your style. Be sure to check for matching earrings to complete the set.