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.