Everything in the world carries along with, special meanings. Even our favourite bracelets, wristbands, rings and necklaces are not left out. They all carry special meanings. The infinity jewelry is not left out.
Over the years, infinite symbol has become incredibly popular in terms of design for jewelleries, tattoos and art work. It is a popular trend because of its beautiful meanings and elegant designs. It makes such a great statement to our outfits. Many people like adding an infinity necklace or an infinity bracelet to their jewelry collection.
Nevertheless, the infinity jewelry is one of the jewelleries in the world that carries heavy symbolic meanings. Without understanding its origin, the symbolic nature of this jewelry cannot be understood.
What is the symbol that represents infinite?
The infinity symbol is like a sideways figure of eight. It actually dates back to ancient times. Its subject is one that has intrigued many philosophers, mathematicians and physicists in ancient times.
The infinity was originally known as the “Lemnicate”, which means a ribbon. It was given this name by ancient Greek philosophers and mathematicians. The idea strives from an ancient symbol depicting a serpent biting its own tail- “Ouroboros”. It represents the infinite immortality, self-fertilization and eternal return. This powerful symbol has also earned itself a place on several tarot cards where it represents endless potential of opportunities, personal strength and supremacy.
A Greek philosopher named Anaximander is accredited for the earliest account of the idea of infinity. Zeno of Elea also identified the notion of infinity in the mathematical context.
In the year, 1576, Thomas Digges published a proposal that the universe is infinite. This proposal was later affirmed eight years later by an Italian philosopher; Giordano Bruno. His publication (On the Infinite Universe and Worlds), Bruno suggested that ‘innumerable suns exists… and… living beings inhabit these worlds’. This immediately supports the idea that it is impossible to fathom the incomprehensible nature of space.
Fast forward to the 17th century, John Wallis who was an English mathematician upcycled a symbol known as the Lemniscate. It was Greek symbol through which he used to refer to infinity. Infinity referred to anything that signified a quantity bigger than any number. The name “infinity” is the new symbol that has been derived from the Latin term ‘infinitas’. Infinitas also means unboundedness. Also in the 1770s, the infinity symbol had started to acquire recognition from people after appearing on the tarot card. From then on, people have been fascinated with the ideas of the infinity symbol and the terms such as “eternity” and “forever”.
What is the spiritual meaning of the infinity symbol?
In relation to mysticism, the infinity symbol has played a lot of role. Indians in ancient times, used the symbol to represent perfection. Weird right? That is not all. They also used the symbol to denote the differences and equality between male and female.
In modern times, things have changed. The infinity symbol is not limited in scope to jewelleries alone. It is also present in pop culture and literature. Examples of infinity jewelry are infinity rings, infinity necklaces and infinity bracelets.
What does an infinity symbol mean on jewelry?
To anybody, the symbol ‘infinity’ can mean many things. The symbol now represents the mysterious and romantic ideas of love through all eternity. When used as jewelry, the infinite symbol may mean everlasting love or act as an alternative to the symbol’s historical context which represented perfection and empowerment. The symbolism of infinity jewelry seems to be endless. However, it does represent the desire for something to last forever.
For some people today, the infinity jewelry is a representation of something endless like a connection or love. With the two circles interconnecting, each represents a side of a relationship and encompasses the idea of “being together”. This is the reason why many couples choose to wear an infinity jewelry as a symbol to express their love.
Given its powerful meaning, infinity jewelleries do not make only a perfect gift. It is a perfect gift to show someone special how much you value their friendship, companionship and simply being there for you. It is also a perfect addition to your jewelleries collection. Combine these accessories with your own creative unique personalization, and you come up with a piece that is not only stylish but also timeless.