Latest Trends in Mangalsutras for a Telugu Wedding

The mangalsutra is the most important of the five signs of marital status of a woman, the others being toe rings, kumkum, bangles and a nose ring. In a Telugu Matrimonial the ‘pustelu’ is also referred to as ‘thaali’, ‘thaaly’, ‘maangalyam’ or ‘mangalsutram’.

Traditional Mangalsutras: The traditional mangalsutra consists of black beads strung on a gold thread. Telugu brides wear two thaalis. One is a plain gold chain with a semi-circular pendant while the other is a chain with black beads. The older generation Telugu women chose to add some gold every year to their original mangalsutra; the increased length and weight of which would showthe number of years they had been married.

Traditional Designs: The design of the mangalsutra in a Telugu Matrimonial varies from family to family. In Shivite families the design of the tulasi goddess is highlighted while some have the Shiva lingam. For Vaishnavites the design consists of U or Y pattern thiruman (tilak) with sanku and chakram on both sides. There are different forms of this jewellery called Pottuthaali, Lakshmi thaali, Kumbhathaali, Elathaali etc.

Modern Trends: With changing times and varying needs of women the concept of wearing the traditional mangalsutra has undergone a lot of change. These days one can find a dramatic transformation in the style and make of the mangalsutras. The modern day mangalsutra is more of a fashion statement than a symbol of marriage. Seldom does a working woman don a mangalsutra over her stylish business suit. The trend is to wear short, sleek and single string mangalsutras with or without a pendant. Some women try to match the mangalsutra with the type of clothes and other jewellery accessories worn by them.

Diamond Mangalsutras: It is the dream of every bride to own a mangalsutra with a stunning diamond pendant. Cast in platinum and white gold a diamond mangalsutra is a very popular choice and gives the bride a very feminine touch. Designs vary from exquisite diamond pendants to intricately designed filigree work studded with diamonds and precious stones like rubies and emeralds.

Layered Chains: Nowadays two layered chains beaded with gold balls and black beads is a new trend. A 22 carat gold mangalsutra designed with detailed filigree patterns and alternative gold and black beads in a double layered fashion is very much in vogue.

Fancy Mangalsutras: The old fashion single chain mangalsutras are being exchanged for the more fancy ones. A fashionable 22 carat gold mangalsutra in three layers with alternate patch style in black cylindrical beads and gold cup chain is an eye catcher. Another popular choice these days is a 22 carat fancy gold mangalsutra of contemporary design with colored stones and beautiful meenakari work.

Gone are the days when Telugu brides wore a single gold chain with black and gold beads as their mangalsutras. Nowadays they are going in for the latest trends in mangalsutras- making a fashion statement for themselves!

Hottest Trends of Biker Jewelry Online

In the fashion world today everyone wants to make an intended statement with the jewelry they wear. Nothing makes a stronger statement than biker accessories. Whether you are a lady or a modern man adorning a biker piece of jewelry has the potential to transform your outfit into something trendy.

Biker jewelry is known to be tasteful and quite fashionable than any other type of jewelry in the world. Because of this, new trends tend to emerge every other day. Today, there are lots of biker accessory trends online that will best suit your specific style. Some of the hottest trends of biker accessories online include the following.

Earrings: Today piercing both ears is a commonplace trend for both men and women. The use of biker earrings is now one of the most popular trends in many cities across the world. Biker earrings are beautifully designed with statement images to make anyone look cool and quite attractive. The most popular trend is that of diamond studs with large stones that look quite fashionable. For individuals who cannot afford diamond stud, biker cubic zirconium is still a hot trend that will make you look cool and fashionable on any given day.

Necklaces: Biker necklaces are the other hot trend online. Today many young men and women across the world adorn biker necklaces around their neck. The hottest trend is that of a hemp or leather rope fitted with a stone pendant to give its wearer an earthy look that is popular with cool biker dudes. Gold or platinum chain and pendant necklaces gives you an urban feel and look but if you want a classic artistic look then you should go for a leather rope necklace with a silver or titanium pendant. If you want a hot but still affordable biker necklace then consider one made of stainless steel chain and pendant or a leather rope with a stainless steel pendant.

Rings: Rings are no longer a preserve of the married or the soon to be married couples. In fact, they are some of the most trendy biker accessories items online today. If you want to look and feel cool then it’s time to buy yourself some nice biker rings. Whether it is diamond or gold a biker ring with a visible biker image will make you look fashionable and quite trendy. To make a statement different colors such as pink, turquoise, onyx or amber are used. For a classic look, go for a silver, stainless steel or titanium ring.

Bracelets: Biker bracelets are also slowly becoming a popular fashion trend online this year. They are made of different materials such as gold, silver, titanium and stainless steel among others. They also come in a wide range of styles for both men and women. Classy individuals with some cash to spare go for gold or silver bracelets that give a statement about class. The younger generations want a classic biker look and mostly go for those made of stainless steel, titanium or leather ropes. Whatever your choice you will look trendy in a biker bracelet.

Biker jewelry is now some of the hottest trends online. Some of the top biker trends include earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces.

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