Mangalsutra is a traditional string of black beads usually worn by married women in the neck as a necklace in the Hindu religion which symbolizes marriage. Indian people have varying protocols regarding the structure of mangalsutra. The mangalsutra is a combination of black beads and yellow thread which has been replaced by gold. The black color helps to ward off the evil eye, which can affect the married life of women and gold symbolize the power of a woman. The woman in Indian society is considered as Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth. In the northern part of India, originally black onyx usually black beads are strung together in the form of a special joint known as the joint of Mangalsutra.
The mangalsutra’s are specially crafted by the Brahmin craftsmen and it’s believed that these are blessed by the Gods themselves. The joint of the mangalsutra is a handcrafted loop. There is an another joint which is ball joint and very carefully made in the form of strings where each individual bead is joined by an individual loop of gold. The whole process is woven into a loop formation. The process of stringing ensures that not a single bead falls apart on the sudden breaking of Mangalsutra. Hence, it suggests that the particular way will last the marriage through all the tough times. In the eastern parts of India, the mangalsutra is normally worn in the form of a bangle which is made out of metal alloy. The alloy mixer of metals gives it a rich black color. The gold short mangalsutra designs with price are available at CS Jewellers. The most common representation of managalsutra is for Lord Balaji. Few designs of mangalsutra have 2 discs which are bound with a symbol in the middle. This combination represents the male to whom the woman is married. In past days, a general rule in India was formed that mangalsutra could be tied at the engagement ceremony as well as it has the same emotions as a ring keeps on.
Chandukaka Saraf & Sons Pvt. Ltd. has displayed the traditional designs with a modern touch as with the changing times the demands and preferences of customers have got changed as well. The dressing sense and social protocols have got much influence from western culture due to its longer length of mangalsutra has decreased to a short yet stylish form. Most of the women have accepted the engagement ring as a matrimony symbol over a mangalsutra. But, the Indian culture has not left the mangalsutra as it still holds the sanctity of being an important jewel during the wedding ceremonies. The married women in Indian society still wear the auspicious jewel on main religious festivals, especially at Karwachauth, a festival of fasting. Women know the importance of mangalsutra at Karwachauth. Whereas, due to working culture the Indian women have accepted the Western dress code and due to this she has to give up wearing sarees to work. In short, she is not left with an option but to give up on wearing long mangalsutras in her daily routine, so now she has short mangalsutras which cope up very well with her all kinds of attires. As in her point of view jewellery should be comfortable and according to her profession, so that she can wear it throughout the day without feeling any uncomfortable due to accessories and it should be a wear of every day. Even, most of the celebrities of Indian society also wear short and sleek designs of Mangalsutra, as few are studded with diamond and gems whereas few are crafted traditionally with gold but the size of those is short.