Over time, maang tikka has become one of the favourite jewellery pieces of any bride! Varying from oversized Kundan to the delicate ones, we’ve covered it all for you!
There are many ornaments which are an essential part of wedding jewellery, and one such item is the maang tikka. As a bride, you must get everything right. So if you are looking for different and unique maang tikka designs, you can put an end to your hunt now.
Maang tikka was a simple basic ornament earlier, but now it has taken a 180° turn in regards with the designs. Gorgeous maang tikka designs go well with a middle-parted hairstyle or a high bun. While the over-sized ones look absolutely beautiful, the delicate ones give you an ease to dance around. You might be wondering where will you find all these different designs? Worry not, we have curated a list of all styles, right from the elaborate ones to the most simplistic ones. Check them below.
A statement style of Haryana and Rajasthan, which was something used even by queens and princes. It has a very peculiar shape studded with beads and precious stones.
A very elegant design, which also holds the central tikka in place. The tier can be a simple chain or have elegant designs along with it.
If you are going for a more elegant look, you can use a multi-layered maang tikka which completely covers your head. You may want to choose Kundan work or pearl for enhancement of the look.
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This is a style which is used exclusively by Muslim brides. A unique design which falls on the left side of the head. Kundan work and ghunghroo attachments enhance its beauty to a new level.
In this style, you have a centrally located tikka while the layers are situated at the side, which gives you a side-swept look.
An old design, there is something inherently beautiful about it. The chain connecting it can be simple or something more elaborate, both the kinds look lovely.
If you want an impressive look, have an oversized maang tikka in a round or oval-shaped, decorated in stones, crystals and pearls.
If you do not want to wear massive jewellery weighing you down on your wedding day, then go for these simple, lightweight designer maang tikka.
For those of you are who are looking for the latest trends, we would like to tell you that these crescent/ sickle-shaped tikkas are the trend this season. These kinds come in Kundan or meenakari and look magnificent.
An evergreen choice, you can never go wrong with Kundan work. Try out this Kundan maang tikka for your wedding day to make a statement look.
This design can be dated back to the Mughals as it features beautiful uncut diamonds. The diamonds are studded closely together, forming a water-drop shape.
If you are looking for a clean yet elegant design, use a maang tikka inlaid only with white stones or diamonds. The chain attached on the sides beautifies the ornament even more.
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A combination of the traditional Borla design with a crescent pattern gives an edgy look to the conventional Borla design.
Something is satisfying about the symmetrical designs and radial patterns in a circular maang tikka. Also, the pearl cluster around the maang tikka gives a ravishing feel to the jewellery.
Having dangling designs playing on your forehead, and it could be pearls, beads or uncut stones. The diamond studs complement the tassels in a dreamy manner.
Bring in different precious stones such as emeralds, rubies and diamonds on a base of white gold. The maang tikka looks minimal and will be perfect for your sangeet outfit.
If you are wearing a Kanjivaram sari for your big day, then a pure gold maang tikka will sit beautifully with it.
By choosing a single-tier maang tikka which frames your face, you highlight your facial features and draw attention.
If you are going for simple neck jewellery, then you can compensate by wearing a detailed matha Patti. It highlights the features of the face and makes it look more beautiful.
You may like this style if you are going for a heavily worked dupatta to cover the head. This style has a patterned chain and a tikka with intricate design and tassel details.
South Indian brides usually wear a silk sari at their wedding. A gold matha patti which is embedded with red, green and white stones goes perfectly with this attire.
If you have a small face with close-set features, then a simple teardrop maang tikka will surely help highlight your features.
Wear a multi-layered maang tikka to add a little drama and flair to your look. Wearing it high will make it look like a beautiful crown.
By adding multiple lightweight charms to your maang tikka, you can give a boho twist to your maang tikka.
If you are going for an extravagant look, then you may want to combine styles. Here the side maang tikka combined with Chaand Bali to gives an exquisite look to the bride.
Punjabi maang tikkas mainly feature huge designs which cover most of the forehead. These maang tikkas are oversized and barely leave space for a bindi.
As this design covers the entire top half of your head, use these only if you will not be required to cover your head with a dupatta. Every layer features Kundan work and stones, which makes it more beautiful.
Maharashtrian brides generally wear their tikkas accompanied with another ornament called the moriyo and usually use pearl maang tikkas.
White pearls look resplendent on dark hair, especially on a night function. Layers of pearls attached with a maang tikka make gorgeous bridal jewellery
Floral maang tikkas are highly uncommon and for that very reason help you stand apart from the crowd. However, floral maang tikkas are usually worn in mehndi or haldi ceremony.
Maang tikkas are usually associated with round or pendant shapes, but you can play around with other shapes also. Like here, the bride uses a square-shaped tikka which helps her face look more angular.
Because of their smaller size, these are usually favoured by bridesmaids and close relatives of the couple.
After going through all these maang tikka designs, we hope that you were able to find a style of your choice for both you and your bridesmaids!
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