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Coined from the two Hindi words, ‘mangal’ and ‘sutra’, Mangalsutra literally means ‘an auspicious thread’. It is a significant ornament for Hindu brides and is symbolic of their marital status. The groom ties this auspicious thread around the bride’s neck during the rituals on the wedding day. Tying this thread binds the couple into an auspicious bond of matrimony. The wife is supposed to wear this sacred thread as a symbol of marriage. But well, apart from the traditional significance that it holds, mangalsutra is also a statement jewel for new-age brides to make a strong statement.

Mostly recognized with the quintessential black and golden beads, a traditional mangalsutra has two strings of black beads held together with a pendant. But with the advancing designer expertise, there is a lot of variety of for brides when it comes mangalsutra designs. RIght from the scope of personalization, to voguish diamond studded designs or the traditional gold mangalsutra designs - there is a lot to choose from. The length is another aspect that lends versatility to the mangalsutra designs. While long mangalsutra designs exude a traditional appeal, the trending short mangalsutras are perfect for modern brides. If you too are on a spree to find some latest mangalsutra designs, keep scrolling till last. Sectioned into four segments namely - Latest Mangalsutra Designs, Gold Mangalsutra Designs, Long Mangalsutra Designs and Short Mangalsutra Designs - this blog will brim you with utmost inspiration.

Latest Mangalsutra Designs

1. A voguish mix of gold and diamonds

When we talk about the latest mangalsutra designs, the blend of gold and diamonds is trending the most right now. Contemporary brides desire to embrace unique mangalsutra designs that are traditional yet chic. This mangalsutra with a wide half-moon shaped pendant features a double tiered design which is partly embellished with gold and diamonds.

2. The pristine pearls

This cutesy and latest mangalsutra design is totally gush-worthy, It is not common to find pearls in mangalsutra designs. But this particular design is sure to set some major trends.

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3. Concentric circles embellished with diamonds

Etched with a double-stringed black and gold thread, this mangalsutra design features an ogle-worthy festoon that is equal parts traditional and modish. It boasts of three concentric circles fully embellished with sparkling diamonds along with a floral design.

4. Bespoke elegance

Much like everything in weddings, minimalism has paved its way to mangalsutra designs as well. Here's a gorgeous simplistic yet so elegant mangalsutra design featuring five solitaires surrounded with small clusters of diamonds.

5. Sonam Kapoor's mangalsutra with zodiac essence

Sonam Kapoor brimmed us with oodles of wedding inspiration with her looks and outfits, but her mangalsutra design was also one key element that we couldn't stop gushing over. Her mangalsutra had the symbols of both of her and Anand Ahuja's zodiac sign complimented with a solitaire in the center.

6. A straight line pendant for modish feels

This mangalsutra design is perfect to make a strong statement. It features an unusual straight-line pendant that further consists of dainty diamond stones bordered with gold. It is a super uncommon mangalsutra design that will win you oodles of compliments.

7. Personalized mangalsutra design

Personalization has taken over Indian weddings like never before. Well, if you also want a personalized mangalsutra design which features your and your spouse's name, you MUST check out this one. The couple's name is artistically carved in the infinity-shaped gold pendant.

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8. A modern take on mangalsutra design

We weren't kidding when we said that there is a lot of experimentation happening with the mangalsutra designs. Have a look at this super unique mangalsutra design which features the traditional triple thread of black & golden beads on one side, and leaf-shaped diamond clasps on the other side.

9. Plethora of florals

This one is one of the best mangalsutra designs if you are looking for something with evergreen floral detailing.

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10. A pop of colour

How about ditching the quintessential mangalsutra designs, and opting for something unique like this? This mangalsutra design has a small U-shaped gold and diamond pendant festooned with edgy red and green stones.

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11. The 'Dhadak' Mangalsutra Design

To display utmost love for your spouse, you can opt for this lovely mangalsutra design that boats of 'all things love. It consists of a heart-shaped pendant with the heartbeat design carved inside it. The heartbeat design is symbolic of your strong love and depicts that you two are each other's life. A dainty heart etched with a small string on the primary pendant makes this mangalsutra design even more interesting.

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12. A distinctive mangalsutra pendant bordered with coiled gold

The unique circular pendant, the picturesque blend of gold and diamonds or the coiled gold border - we can't decide what we love the most about this distinctive mangalsutra design.

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13. Bundled with elegance

We simply just cannot stop swooning over this breathtakingly beautiful yet so minimal mangalsutra design. It features delicate double-thread of black and gold beads and it etched to a crescent-shaped diamond pendant.

14. The one for maximalist brides

We know, not all of you are lovers of minimalism! So, here we bring you a rather opulent mangalsutra design. This one boasts of a big multi-dimensional circular pendant adorned with different carving styles, and further amped with Kundan details. There are multiple mangalsutra threads to hold the heavy weight of the pendant.

15. The distinctive allure of pink stones

Presenting you one of the best mangalsutra designs. This one is not a usual diamond pendant mangalsutra but is artistically beautified with pink stones.

16. Paisley Pop

Right from the mehndi designs to the bride's lehenga embroideries - the paisley pattern is everywhere in Indian weddings. And here is an ogle-worthy mangalsutra design featuring a prominent embossed paisley motif on the big square gold pendant. There are many note-worthy elements in this mangalsutra design. For instance, the pendant's borders are beautified with floral patterns, the huge gold balls droppings and the 'jaalidaar' work in the middle of the pendant.

17. An extravagant mangalsutra design

This extravagant mangalsutra clasped with a huge pendant and sectioned with a 'flower of kundans' oozes royalty like nothing else. And oh, that Jhumki dropping is winning our hearts.

18. The ethereal beauty of delicacy

Delicate designs undeniably have a striking charm that's hard to ignore. This latest mangalsutra design too features a delicate pendant which consists of two arrays of dainty diamonds with a floral pattern in the middle.

19. A heart-shaped mangalsutra design

The brides who want to don a heart-shaped mangalsutra design, here we bring you a unique design to take cues from. In this latest mangalsutra design, the thread is sectioned with multiple jewel stones and the heart pendant is neatly embellished with intricate diamonds and black stones.

20. The symmetrical pattern

Carved with curvy symmetrical patterns, this latest mangalsutra design is sure to leave everyone impressed. The gold detailing and the pear-shaped dropping makes this mangalsutra look so voguish.

21. Double bonanza

Here are two amazing mangalsutra designs you can take inspiration from! Both of them are double-stringed and are festooned with diamond pendants. While the left pendant has a flat design, the right one is multi-dimensional.

22. Leafy trails

An elegant looking mangalsutra design with a double array of leaf-shaped sharp diamonds. The pearl dropping is also an unmissable aspect of this mangalsutra.

23. Four in One

We couldn't resist ourselves from featuring this image which consists of four gorgeous mangalsutra designs. Each one is better than the other. The beauty of these mangalsutras lies in their delicate and dainty pendants.

24. A shallow pattern

Jewellery designers are being their creative best while designing the mangalsutra for modern women. And we have tried out our best to compile the most swoon-worthy mangalsutra designs in this blog. Here's an elegant mangalsutra featuring a shallow-shaped pendant.

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25. A double retreat

Here's another modish mangalsutra design comprising of two curvy lines combining to hold a floral diamond dropping together.

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26. The latest trend of bracelet mangalsutra

We can't not mention bracelet mangalsutra while talking about the latest mangalsutra designs. Bracelet-style mangalsutra is the newest fad that deserves your attention. It is the auspicious black and gold beads that make the mangalsutra an auspicious thread. It can be worn around the neck, hand or even a finger.

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27. The most in-demand mangalsutra design

Ditch a traditional pendant and opt for a single diamond stud instead. Let us all tell you, it is the most in-vogue mangalsutra design right now. And the best part is, that it looks great when etched to a short mangalsutra string. 

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28. The one with a chaandbali pendant

Why restrict the gorgeousness of chaandbali to the earrings and maangtikkas. They look equally stunning as a pendant of the mangalsutra as well. Don't believe us? Check out this design!

29. A beauteous string of love

This mangalsutra design is actually a double bonanza featuring two strings and two pendants respectively. While the upper half of the string is made with quintessential black beads, the lower half consists of two gold chains. The popular heart-shaped pendant is the perfect adornment to this mangalsutra. But that's not all. A diamond-embellished ball-shaped pendant hung on the second chain is lending the traditional vibes.

30. A modish mangalsutra

We are not getting over this lovely diamond pendant mangalsutra anytime soon. The delicate setting of diamonds, leafy patterns, and the two cushion-cut diamonds look super chic.

31. Unique Meenakari Mangalsutra

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind mangalsutra? Check out this stunning meenakari mangalsutra, which will complement your wedding day style while also adding a splash of colour to whatever you wear thereafter.

32. Special Intricate Mangalsutra Design

This beautiful round mangalsutra pendant with tiny butterflies is perfect for a bride searching for something different. It is a diamond-encrusted circle and is a perfect choice for a millennial bride-to-be looking for something unique.


Gold Mangalsutra Designs

1. Priyanka Chopra's mangalsutra

Beginning our list with popular gold mangalsutra design that garnered a lot of headlines. A true rooter of traditionalism, Priyanka Chopra picked a classic gold mangalsutra design with a picturesque blend of dazzling diamonds. This mangalsutra was exclusively designed by none other than Sabyasachi.

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2. Checkered gold pattern

A traditional gold mangalsutra design embellished with small diamonds in the center of each cell.

3. A quintessential traditional mangalsutra

When you want to embrace traditionalism, opt for nothing else than a quintessential gold mangalsutra. This mangalsutra design features a gorgeous mandala-shaped pendant furnished with floral and colourful highlights. Even the chain has prominent hints of gold, making it look even more traditional.

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4. A gold tassel mangalsutra 

Okay, so the good news is that gold mangalsutra designs are not always traditional. Justifying so is this extremely voguish gold tassel mangalsutra!

5. A delicate gold mangalsutra

How stunning is this minimal gold mangalsutra design featuring a traditional pendant resembling a glorious sun?

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6. All things love!

Give a modern twist to your gold mangalsutra design and have a pendant of your initials and a heart.

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7. For the endless love for flowers

Symbolic of freshness, beauty and love this mangalsutra design with umpteen flowers is what you need for the fresh beginnings of your life.

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8. The one with a unique chain

Instead of opting for the quintessential black-beaded thread, this mangalsutra design boasts of a distinctive gold chain. Owing to the heavier usage of gold, such mangalsutra designs are expensive. 

9. All hearts!

We are all hearts for this beautiful gold mangalsutra design. As you can see in the image, the gold pendant features hearts that are symbolic of pure love in a blissful marriage.

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10. Floral Extravaganza

Add the charm of florals to your mangalsutra for they never go outdated. Here's a widely spread out floral pendant design that you can consider for your gold mangalsutra.

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11. Sheer traditionalism

We can't stop adoring this exquisitely traditional gold mangalsutra design. The pearl highlights in the pendant further make it look so charming.

12. Not so usual gold mangalsutra

Unlike most mangalsutra designs, this mangalsutra has a dominant use of gold. Right from the chain to the pendant and the further tiny adornments - everything is in gold. The beauty of this gold mangalsutra lies in the well-detailed chain which is sectioned with unique highlights. Also, the pendant is not your usual pendant. It is uniquely adorned with a rose pink jewel stone.

13. The unmatched finesse of gold

These circular pendants are considered auspicious and known to protect from the evil eye. Hence, these are commonly found in mangalsutra designs. This gold mangalsutra design has 6 such circles in the pendant, and all of them are bejewelled with precious stones.

14. Half and Half neo-traditional mangalsutra

Now this something super unique. This one side of this mangalsutra is beaded with basic black beads whereas the other half is a gold chain.

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15. A gold mangalsutra with Borla pendant

This delicate mangalsutra design featuring a Borla-like gold pendant looks so stunning.

16. Bespoke traditionalism

Here's another heavy gold multi-stringed mangalsutra design festooned with a sheer traditional pendant. It is a great choice for the brides who want their mangalsutra to be a timeless piece of ornament.

17. Gold Extravaganza

Pouring in gobs of inspiration for you in terms of gold mangalsutra design. Keep drooling *and scrolling*.

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18. Gold mangalsutra with coined pendant

A neo-traditional gold mangalsutra with an auspicious coin pendant.

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19. An opulent gold mangalsutra

You can also opt for a heavy gold pendant mangalsutra design like this. Such striking and magnificent designs leave everyone smitten at one glance.

20. The charisma of leafy designs

A simplistic mangalsutra design with a gold pendant carved in a leafy pattern.

21. A magnificent mangalsutra

This latest mangalsutra design has us totally floored. The cynosure of this heavy gold mangalsutra design is undeniably that larger than life pendant. The traditionally carved gold pendant is giving us major temple jewellery feels.

22. Flower Power

A beautifully designed gold mangalsutra designed with prominent flower detailing.

23. An evergreen gold pendant

Some jewellery designs are classics and they never go outdated. Same is the case with this minimal gold mangalsutra with a dash of diamonds.

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24. A graceful and minimal design

This light-weight gold mangalsutra design is an epitome of grace.

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25. Sunny Mangalsutra

Sun is symbolic of light, positivity and fresh beginnings - everything that's important for a blissful married life. So, why not include it in your mangalsutra?

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26. Mangalsutra with a gold chain

There is an ample variety of contemporary gold mangalsutra designs as well. This mangalsutra design with tassel detailing justifies the same.

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27. The one with gold coins

This gold mangalsutra design adorned with gold coins originates from Maharashtra. The goddess Lakshmi imprinted on the coins is symbolizes prosperity in a wedding.

28. A beauteous blend of pearls and gold

Can we take a moment and adore this exceptional thing of beauty? This heavy gold mangalsutra design is crafted with 22k gold and it weighs 66.07 grams.

29. Gush-worthy gold mangalsutra design

We are loving this long gold mangalsutra design crafted with utmost proficiency.

30. A rani haar-cum-mangalsutra

This gold mangalsutra with a boisterous pendant has our heart! It is so magnificent that it will also double up as exquisite rani haar.

31. A resplendent chaand-shaped pendant

The pendant is the most significant part of the mangalsutra. Here is a double-stringed mangalsutra with an oh-so-gorgeous chaand-shaped pendant.

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Long Mangalsutra Designs

1. An admirable long mangalsutra design

It is hard for us to decide what do we love more about this mangalsutra - the pendant with precious stones or the exquisitely designed chain?

2. A Temple-jewellery inspired mangalsutra

This extravagant temple jewellery-inspired mangalsutra design is winning our heart for all right reasons. Apart from being visually appealing, this mangalsutra is also symbolic of prosperity.

3. Glimmering diamonds

Clasped to a long mangalsutra chain, this diamond pendant is adding all the sparkle you need to head into marital bliss.

4. Long mangalsutra design with tassel highlight

We cannot stop ogling at this sheer work of finesse. Adorned with floral diamond festoons, this long mangalsutra will make for a modish choice. And do not miss out on noticing the tassel details.

5. A striking beauty

This long mangalsutra design attached with an aesthetical diamond pendant looks spectacular.

6. A hearty way to include your names in the mangalsutra

This long mangalsutra design shows an artsy way to infuse the couple's name in the mangalsutra.

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7. Pretty pearls

This one is a long mangalsutra design with a tiny pearly-floral pendant. Doesn't it look uber cool and cutesy at the same time?

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8. Peacock motifs are raging big time!

You are probably living under a rick if you don't know the ever-rising popularity of peacock motifs in bridal jewellery. This mangalsutra with a phenomenal mangalsutra if making us fall harder for peacock-inspired jewels.

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9. Some major inspiration

One look at these distinctive mangalsutra designs and you will be flooded with inspiration.

10. Ethnic vibes

Long mangalsutra with a gripping gold pendant. This can be a perfect pick for the brides who want to embrace a traditional mangalsutra.

11. An unusual circular pendant bejeweled with semi-precious stones

This long mangalsutra design features a traditional circular gold pendant resembling a shining sun. The traditional chain is also adorned with gold clasps in between, lending traditional vibes to the mangalsutra.

12. A diamond Chandbaali mangalsutra

The raging Chandbaalis have paved their way to the mangalsutra designs as well. And we couldn't be happier. It makes for such an everlasting design.

13. The ogle-worthy 3-D rose details

This super larger-than-life multi-stringed long mangalsutra is a perfect depiction of excellent craftsmanship. The adjoined multi-dimensional balls and roses carved in gold have blown our minds away.

14. The sparkling charm of diamonds

Here's another latest mangalsutra design which has an alluring big square-shaped pendant adorned with intricate work. A diamond-shaped sub-pendant and pearl droppings make this mangalsutra design look so different.

15. Solitaire etched to a long mangalsutra

You can opt for a mangalsutra yet keep it all minimal by having a mere single stone pendant like this.

16. Long mangalsutra design with an arc-shaped pendant

Opting for a long mangalsutra is one of the best ways to make a striking statement while being minimal. While the length of the mangalsutra makes things interesting, an elegant and dainty pendant makes sure to keep minimalism intact.

17. A picturesque amalgam of gold and diamonds

This fine mangalsutra design is attached to an unusual and edgy pendant which is definitely worthy of your attention. This aesthetical design is a great blend of diamonds and gold.

18. The ever-stylish squares

This long mangalsutra design with stylish square-detailed pendant is stunning for more than one reasons. It is minimal and elegant at the same time. The adjoined gold squares alternatively adorned with diamond crust make this mangalsutra even more lust-worthy.

19. The one with a prominent diamond pendant

This mangalsutra design is clasped with a big and prominent flower-shaped pendant. Oodles of sparkling stones are lending this mangalsutra design an ethereal charm.

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20. Gold chain mangalsutra with dual pendants

For the brides who want a minimal yet traditional looking mangalsutra, here's the most stunning mangalsutra design you must check out.

21. A traditional yet gorgeous mangalsutra

Festooned with yellow and red semi-precious stones, this mangalsutra with a V-shaped pendant is a true traditional mangalsutra design. The fact that this is a long mangalsutra makes it look even more traditional. If you look closely, the beaded threat is sectioned with diamonds and intricate gold work.

22. The not-so-usual mangalsutra thread encrusted with stones

Most mangalsutra threads are beaded with black and golden stones. But this one is a little different. It is also encrusted with small sparkling stones. Talking about the pendant, it is a striking diamonds pendant with floral design and scattered dainty diamonds.

23. Never-seen-before Mangalsutra

This long mangalsutra design is super unique in ways more than one. The chain is divided into two halves - the upper one is made of the quintessential black beads, the lower half is pure gold leading to a contemporary pendant.

24. A statement mangalsutra

Pearls and kundans are not usually associated with mangalsutra. But have a look at this long mangalsutra design and you will want to have one right now!

25. Basic yet impactful

How often do we stumble upon a mangalsutra that is basic yet so impactful? Rarely, right? Well, check out this design that is sure to leave you smitten with its simplicity.


Short Mangalsutra Designs

1. Dazzling diamonds

Beginning our list of short mangalsutra designs with a minimal one. This delicate mangalsutra is etched with three dazzling diamonds in a V setting.

2. Gleaming Gold

Here is a simple and short mangalsutra design attached to a traditional gold pendant.

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3. A short bracelet mangalsutra

Inspired from Sonam Kapoor's mangalsutra that comprised of zodiac signs, this bracelet mangalsutra is your way to ace modernity. You can get it customized according to the relevant zodiac signs.

4. A quirky yet short mangalsutra

Let us prick the bubble for you - short mangalsutra designs are not always simple and basic. Instead, there's enough scope to add a dash uniqueness as well. For instance, this short mangalsutra has a green-colored big festoon attached to it.

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5. The one with a heavy pendant

This short mangalsutra design looks uber chic because of the glimmering gold and diamond pendant attached to it. The floral motifs and multi-tiered diamond arrays make it look so charming.

6. Flaunt your hubby's name

To flaunt your eternal love for your husband, you can opt for a short mangalsutra design with a personalized name pendant. Having the names carved on the pendant is the most raging mangalsutra trend.

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7. Oh-so-pretty

We are crushing hard over this super gorgeous and delicate short mangalsutra design. The pendant attached to this mangalsutra is worth all your attention.

8. A contemporary twist to mangalsutra

Mangalsutras are no more only associated with gold pendants etched to a thread of black and gold beads. Jewellery designers are leaving no stone unturned to turn this traditional accessory in a statement jewellery piece. And here's a scintillating mangalsutra design featuring an array of diamonds in a U-shape.

9. A simple yet classy mangalsutra

Clinched closely to your neck, this short mangalsutra design is an epitome of class.

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10. Modish appeal

This gold chain mangalsutra with auspicious black beads clung next to the ball-shaped festoon is undeniably a great short mangalsutra design.

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11. The power of pink

Pink semi-precious stones have the instant power to uplift your otherwise common mangalsutra design.

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12. Dainty diamonds

Oh, and how about this breathtakingly gorgeous mangalsutra design with dainty diamonds clutched on to the thread itself?

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13. Quite a hearty design

We are ogling at this beautiful mangalsutra design with heart eyes. The double heart pendant design with a pearl dropping is cutesy beyond words.

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14. Simplicity at its best!

This single-threaded mangalsutra is adorned with a simple V-shaped pendant consisting of 5 diamond studs. Such minimal designs look great in short length and are oh-so-apt for contemporary brides.

15. Entangled pendant

If you want to team your short mangalsutra with a rather vertical pendant, this one is a great inspiration. The yellow diamonds encrusted in the pendant are exuding some elegant vibes.

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16. Double-stringed short mangalsutra

We weren't lying when we said that short mangalsutras are not always simple. Check out this uber contemporary design with dual strings and two hearts (depicting the couple'slove) brought together in the most modishly stunning design.

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17. Beguiling blooms

Here's another short mangalsutra design with a statement pendant. Like we told before, pendant is the most significant part of the mangalsutra. And this captivating pendant is sure to win you gobs of compliments.

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18. A dainty thread of togetherness

This double-stringed short mangalsutra with traditional aesthetics is the most beauteous accessory to flaunt your marital status.

19. A crescent-shaped pendant

A short mangalsutra design that will be a beautiful depiction of your effortless style.

20. Timeless elegance

This classic short mangalsutra with a designer pendant in gold and diamond is a jewel of sheer elegance. 

21. For the love of sparkle

Let your mangalsutra match with your sparkling personality that's hard to ignore. This double-stringed mangalsutra will also add some oomph to your style.

22. The intricate gold mangalsutra

This short mangalsutra design with intricate gold detailing is sheer gorgeousness.

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23. Chandbaali pendant etched to a short mangalsutra design

Being diehard lovers of Chandbaalis, we couldn't resist from including this adorable short mangalsutra design.

24. Floral charm with a tint of gold

Floral patterns can never go out of fashion. Even in terms of mangalsutra designs, floral settings are a big hit. Check out this mangalsutra with a double-stringed thread of traditional black and golden beads. It comprises of a striking setting of sparkling stones resembling flowers, stars and sun. The little gold detailing further is a unique element in this mangalsutra design.

25. Bespoke minimalism

Here's a beauteous and absolutely striking mangalsutra design adorned with only a single solitaire. Working women can definitely opt for this minimal design as this mangalsutra can be worn with any outfit.


As you could see, there are a plethora of mangalsutra designs that you can choose from. Just make sure that your sacred thread of love not only stays being an auspicious thread but also matches with your style.


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Top 151+ Mangalsutra Designs

by Medha Chawla

Top 151+ Mangalsutra Designs