The mangalsutra has great significance in Indian culture. This sacred chain that adorns the neck of a married woman and symbolizes her marriage is believed to banish all evil and negative energies. Traditionally, it consists of a chain of black beads and a Lakshmi or thali necklace. But nowadays you can discover all kinds and styles of mangalsutras design. Who better to be inspired by Indian actresses? So here is a list of some of the best and most specific celebrity mangalsutra designs. From mangalsutra quotes from the Bollywood actress to the latest gold mangalsutra designs, check them out below.
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya's wedding to Abhishek Bachchan in 2007 was one of the most talked about events in Bollywood. Although her wedding ceremony was like a quiet and private celebration, it was nothing short of extravagant. Her wedding saree was worth Rs. 75 lakhs and her mangalsutra was around Rs. 45 lakhs. The design itself is one of a kinda black double row bead chain with a diamond pendant studded with three massive solitaire diamonds. Later, Aishwarya changed the chain from a long double-layered necklace to a shorter one, keeping the same necklace.
2. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone married her longtime boyfriend Ranveer Singh in late 2018 and it was a plump Indian wedding fit for royalty. Deepika's Mangalsutra has been kept very simple yet impressive. It is a traditional gold mangalsutra chain studded with black beads and a small diamond solitaire necklace. This simple and elegant mangalsutra costs around Rs. 20 lakhs.
3. Priyanka Chopra
The wedding of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas was one of the most anticipated events of 2018. Their wedding was a fairytale come true and the Mangalsutra lived up to it. Priyanka has gone for a unique gold mangalsutra chain consisting of only 4 black beads on both sides near a pink teardrop diamond necklace. Mangalsutra Priyanka is designed by Sabyasachi Heritage Jewelry.
4. Sonam Kapoor
Considering Sonam Kapoor's sassy and bizarre fashion story, we all knew that his mangalsutras weren't going to be casual and regular. And she did not disappoint. It was designed by jewelry designer Usheeta Rawtani, but the concept and design were chosen by Sonam herself. The mangalsutra had traditional black beads with three charms, two of which represented the constellations of the bride and groom, with a diamond solitaire in the middle. This custom series is one of the best celebrity mangalsutra designs to date.
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5. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's Tuscan wedding in 2017 was something out of the movie. Her mangalsutra has all the sparkle and shine that any woman could wish for. Completely studded with diamonds and a hanging flower, the long mangalsutra is said to cost around Rs. 52 lakhs.
6. Shilpa Shetty
In 2009, Shilpa Shetty married Raj Kundra and her short mangalsutra design consists of two strands of black diamond beads and a teardrop diamond necklace. The chain is very short and almost looks like a necklace. Shilpa knows how to stay fashionable while she wears a piece of traditional value.