The ‘mangalsutra’ is one of the most significant pieces of jewellery that a bride wears post her marriage. The word ‘mangalsutra’ means a sacred thread or cord. The mangalsutra is a simple necklace made from gold and black beads with a gold or diamond pendant at the centre.
Today, we will tell you about the creative mangalsutras that are worn by our very own Bollywood brides!
1) Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Shilpa looked the quintessential Maharashtrian bride when she married businessman Raj Kundra. Apart from getting his wife a giant engagement ring that cost him Rs. 3 crore, Raj Kundra also gave his wife an equally stunning mangalsutra. Worth a staggering Rs. 30 lakhs, Shilpa’s mangalsutra is a short necklace that has three leaf-like structures (made from diamonds) at the centre.
2) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan married Abhishek Bachchan in April 2007. Their wedding was nothing less than extravagant. The Kanjeevaram saree that Aishwarya wore for the ceremony was worth Rs. 75 lakhs! If the saree was worth so much, the Bachchan’s had to gift their bahu an equally expensive mangalsutra. Made of diamonds, Aishwarya’s mangalsutra is worth a staggering Rs. 45 lakhs.
3) Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone made for a stunning Sabyasachi bride for her marriage to actor Ranveer Singh. Given the simplicity and quiet elegance that Deepika exudes, Ranveer gifted his wife a simple and elegant mangalsutra that was worth Rs. 20 lakhs. The mangalsutra has the traditional black and gold beads with a solitaire in the middle.
4) Anushka Sharma
Actress Anushka Sharma married cricketer Virat Kohli in an intimate ceremony in Italy. The couple recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary in December 2018. Virat Kohli gifted his beautiful wife a mangalsutra that is worth Rs. 52 lakhs. The centre of Anushka’s mangalsutra has a beautiful flower that has been crafted completely from diamonds.
5) Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja married Anand Ahuja in May 2018. Sonam designed her mangalsutra on her own. While designing the mangalsutra, Sonam stuck to the conventional black and gold beads with a diamond pendant. In addition to this, Sonam has also added pendants in the form of her and Anand’s sun signs to her mangalsutra.
6) Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The most recent Bollywood actress to take the plunge was Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Priyanka married American songwriter Nick Jonas in a lavish ceremony that was held at the gorgeous Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Priyanka’s mangalsutra is a simple gold thread that has a few black and gold beads on each side of the central tear shaped diamond locket.
It’s amazing to see how creatively all these mangalsutras have been designed. If you are getting married or have an upcoming wedding in the family, take some inspiration from the beautiful mangalsutras of these actresses!
Sources: ABP News, Asianet Newsable, BollywoodShaadis.com, Bollywood Tadka, Cultural India, India Today, NTD India, Pinterest, The Economic Times, The Free Press Journal, YouTube.