Every region has its own style of Mangalsutra designs and other traditional jewels. Mangaloreans have a specific style where they use lot of karimani beads and corals. They usually go for moderate thickness gold chains which is good enough for daily use. Mangalsutra is very sacred and they believe it in wearing daily . Traditionally Mangalorean ladies used to wear long Mangalsutras. Nowadays, young girls prefer stylish short chains. However they have it accompanied with corals and gold taali/ gold gundu. It is believed that for different gotras, these gundus differ. For each gotra, this gundu will be of different shape and size. Many also add small Lakshmi pendant along with gundus as a sign of auspiciousness.
Thus coastal Karnataka ladies prefer to wear more of karimani beads as part of their Mangalsutra. Also, long Mangalsutra chains are very popular here. Usually we find patterns like black beads closely joined with gold chains, different designs of gold chains holding rows of karimani beads, alternating chain and karimani rows, single chain and black bead alternating, long mangalsutras touching the belly and many other are very popular. Also see more coral design Mangalsutra designs here.