How to Choose the Perfect Mangalsutra

A mangalsutra holds a very special place in the hearts of every Hindu bride. Without this particular piece of jewellery, a Hindu wedding is considered incomplete. The word ‘mangalsutra’ is itself derived from Sanskrit where mangal means holy or sacred and sutra means a thread, which means a sacred thread. Mangalsutra is not just any piece of jewellery but has a greater meaning to it. It signifies the marital status of a woman and, according to the Hindu mythology, should be worn for a long and prosperous life of the husband.

Choosing a mangalsutra in the present time does not have to be limited to a few options. In the new time, women are looking for sleek designs over the hefty traditional ones so that they are easy to carry and go well with every outfit or look. Here you will find a helpful guide on how to choose the perfect mangalsutra for yourself.

Budget

First things first, decide upon the budget of your mangalsutra before deciding on other factors like type of the mangalsutra, pendant, etc.

Metal

Once the budget has been finalized, its tie to focus on the next important aspect, that is the metal. Traditional mangalsutras were only made of gold pendants, but now designers have even incorporated platinum into traditional designs. A mixture of two metals is also available within the same mangalsutra, so you have a lot more options to choose from.

Pendant and Beads

It is advised by designers to go for a simple yet alluring pendant so it catches the eye instantly. Diamonds are the favorite of every woman. As such, they have been typically been the top choice when it comes to mangalsutras. However an elegant pendant hanging from the mangalsutrachain has recently gained popularity. It is a good idea to go for fewer beads with a subtle pendant for an elegant look.

A would-be bride has the freedom to choose what kind of pattern or design she wants according to her taste and preference. It could be a delicate one with a light feel or a heavy, detailed one. It should also be kept in mind that your mangalsutra should not be a hassle to your lifestyle or while doing daily chores. If you are a working woman, choose one that will go well with your work attire. If you don’t have any such outfit restrictions, you have the freedom to choose what suits you best.