What does the infinity simbol mean?
For those of you that have been living under a fashion rock and not yet basked in the glory of this new trend don’t fret, having shot to the forefront of fashion in recent years there are no signs of the Infinity jewelry trend slowing down. Many people enjoy adding an infinity necklace or an infinity bracelet to their daily ensemble. The meaning behind an infinity necklace is actually quite beautiful - it symbolizes eternity, empowerment, and everlasting love. To anyone, the infinity symbol can mean different things. So what is it about this symbol that continues to make it so popular?
ORIGINS OF AN INFINITY SYMBOL
Though the infinity symbol can be traced back to mystics roots in Tibetan and Indian cultures, it is best known for its origins as an expression of an infinite sum in Mathematics. Derived from the Latin word infinitas, literally meaning ‘unboundedness’, the infinity sign as we recognize it in modern times was discovered in 1655 by mathematician John Wallis. Wallis coined the term to represent a number that had no end, it was infinite.
Infinity as a representation of eternal love and strength can also been seen in the Celtic cross, whose infinity inspired shape is symbolic of spiritual love. Lastly, the Ouroborus, part of ancient Egyptian culture, designated as a snake biting its own tail, represents in the relation between beginnings and endings - one cannot exist without the other, creating an everlasting circle.
With its roots embedded in the concept of that which is endless, eternal and thus unbreakable; it is no wonder that many organizations have adapted the infinity symbol, harnessing its depiction of an all enduring unbreakable force. The most recent of these is Reese Witherspoon’s partnership with mega brand, Avon, to create an Infinity bracelet as a successful fundraising campaign for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
The infinity jewelry stands a symbol of women’s empowerment while raising awareness of violence and harassment against women.
INFINITY IN FASHION
Given its powerful meaning, infinity jewelry makes not only the perfect gift but also the perfect addition to your collection. Combine it with your own unique personalisation and you have a piece that is not only stylish or timeless but can also be entrusted with acting as an eternal keepsake and memento of your love and relationships.
The most popular immortalisation of the infinity symbol can be seen in the classic Infinity Name Necklace, the evolution of which has seen it further developed into Double Infinity and Vertical Infinity an even Heart Infinity Necklace designs
While a ring itself can be seen as symbolic of eternal love and commitment, combine it with the infinity design and you have created more than just another piece of jewelry but rather something with a story that can be cherished forever.
Infinity Rings can be designed with a name or birthstones as a personal touch, embedded with Cubic Zirconia for that extra sparkle or created with a double infinity symbol; that which is infamous from the popular Revenge T.V series, for a unique design that has an even deeper meaning.
WRITTEN BY TALLY MORAN