Beaded Black Beauties: Mangalsutra Chains
Wedding jewellery market is constantly evolving, especially in India. Take a look at the wedding collections of online or offline jewellers. You will be amazed to see the latest trends and designs! For instance, heavy gold ornaments are being replaced with elegant diamond jewellery. Platinum and white gold are becoming the hottest picks of many modern couples. Mangalsutra pendants are not what they were once - they vary in size and style. New trends come and go based on the changing preferences of modern men and women.
However, one ornament that remains more or less unchanged is the mangalsutra chain. The black-beaded design of these chains has long been in vogue. And it still is. The designers at BlueStone have crafted a classic collection of mangalsutra chain designs to highlight your beauty. No matter what kind of pendant you choose, these chains will complement it perfectly.
Why Women Wear Mangalsutras?
Indian weddings are known as one of the most elaborate and colourful weddings in the world. A typical Hindu wedding has a lot of customs and rituals involving the bride and the groom. An extremely important one amongst these rituals is the tying of the mangalsutra. This is akin to the exchange of wedding rings in a Christian wedding. As part of the wedding ceremony, the groom ties a mangalsutra around the bride’s neck.
A mangalsutra is the most widely recognised marker of a Hindu woman’s marital status. Other markers include toe rings, nose rings, kumkum, and bangles. This is one piece of jewellery that an unmarried girl or a widow does not wear. It reminds a married woman of her wedding vows and her promise to remain faithful to her husband. It is also a mark of respect from a husband to his wife. The mangalsutra is also believed to bestow a divine aura on the woman. There are essentially two parts of a mangalsutra. One is the mangalsutra chain and the other is the pendant. You can buy mangalsutra chains online from us as well as mangalsutra pendants.
What is the Significance of Mangalsutra Chains?
When you look at trendy mangalsutra chains online, you will notice that they have two halves. The right side of this chain is believed to exude the power of knowledge or Gnyan Skakti. The left side exudes power over intentions or Iccha Shakti. The pendant where the two sides meet is believed to exude Kriya Shakti or power over one’s actions. When combined, these three powers make the wearer the embodiment of divine energy that drives her life. There is also a belief that the gold in the chain represents Parvati and the black beads represent Shiva. Together, they symbolise the energy of Shiva and Shakti. The black beads in the design too have their own significance. It is believed that they have the power to ward off evil and protect the wearer. It also absorbs any negative energy surrounding the woman, some believe. You may or may not believe in these powers of mangalsutra chains. But you cannot deny the fact that the black and gold design of these chains has a special charm. It complements all kinds of attire, especially ethnic outfits.
Mangalsutra Chains at BlueStone
Mangalsutra chains retain their basic form even amidst the fast changing trends. That doesn’t mean that our mangalsutra chain collection lacks design innovation. One of the most common variants you can find is the single strand chain. The Mangalsutra Single Line Open Chain is an example of this style. It features a single line of black beads threaded on a gold chain. On the other hand, the Mangalsutra Double Line Open Chain features two lines of black beaded chains.
Have you picked the best mangalsutra chain for you? Well, the next step is to pick a mangalsutra pendant. This is where a woman gets a chance to showcase her fine taste in jewellery. You may buy mangalsutra chain designs that are simple, but the pendant can be as ornate as you like. At BlueStone, we have a wide range of mangalsutra pendants in traditional and contemporary designs. Want to sport something stunning? Don’t forget to go through our floral or diamond mangalsutra collection.
What Are the Different Variations of Mangalsutra?
The tradition of tying a mangalsutra is followed in most parts of India. However, it is known by different names in different regions. In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is called Thaali. In many Telugu communities, it is known as Pustelu or Mangalasutramu. Along with changes in the name, there may also be variations in the design. For example, in Karnataka, pearls or coloured coral stones may also be part of a mangalsutra. The length of a mangalsutra can also vary. This does not have regional specifications but is based on the wearer’s preference. At BlueStone, we offer mangalsutra chains ranging from 16 to 24. A 16” long chain will lie close to the neck and its pendant will fall on your collar bones. In contrast, a pendant on a 24” long chain will fall below the bust line.
How to Buy Mangalsutra Chains?
We understand that preparing for a wedding can be exciting yet stressful. You may not have the time to go from one shop to another in search of your wedding jewellery. That’s why we offer our services online to make things a little easier for you. In some cities, our new designs in mangalsutra chains are also available with next day delivery. Do not worry if have left it to the last minute. Your mangalsutra will be with you by the time you take your vows! The designs in this collection are made in 18kt gold. When buying a mangalsutra, you may want to try on the different lengths before you make up your mind. Hence in some cities we will also bring a few designs to your home for you to try on. Now, what more could you ask for?