THE ORIGINS OF THE INFINITY SIGN
While the infinity sign can be traced back to mystical roots in Tibetan and Indian cultures, it is best known for its origins as an expression of an infinite sum in mathematics. It comes from the Latin word infinitas, which literally means ‘infinity’, and the infinity sign as we know it in modern times was discovered in 1655 by mathematician John Wallis. Wallis coined the term to represent a number that has no end, that is infinite. Infinity as a representation of eternal love and power can also be seen in the Celtic cross, whose shape, inspired by the infinity sign, is a symbol of spiritual love. And last but not least, the Ouroborus represents
THE INFINITY SIGN TODAY
Since the origins of the sign are rooted in the concept of what is considered to be endless, eternal, and therefore unbreakable, it is no wonder that numerous organizations have adapted the infinity sign and embraced its portrayal as a persistent, indestructible force. The latest case is Reese Witherspoon partnering with mega-brand Avon to create an infinity bracelet for a successful fundraiser for the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Infinity jewelry is a symbol of the empowerment of women while promoting awareness of violence against and harassment of women.
INFINITY IN FASHION
Given the powerful meaning of the term, infinity jewelry, as one kind of custom jewelry, is not only an excellent gift, it is also the ideal addition to your collection. Combine this jewelry with your own personalization, and you get a piece that is not only stylish or timeless, but also serves as a permanent keepsake and keepsake of your love and memories. The most widespread perpetuation of the infinity sign can be seen in the classic infinity name necklace, the development of which was continued in the design of the double infinity and vertical infinity and even the infinity heart necklace.
While a ring in itself can also be viewed as a symbol of eternal love and devotion, you will have created more than just another piece of jewelry, but something with a story that can be cherished forever when you combine it with the infinity sign. Infinity rings can be designed with a name or with birthstones as a personal accent, with an embedded cubic zircon for a special sparkle, or as a double infinity symbol – this is known from the popular TV series Revenge – to achieve a special design that has an even deeper meaning.