The Meaning Of Your Infinity Necklace And Other Infinity Jewellery

Silver Infinity necklace with single diamond set in the infinity sign

Jewellery is all about sentiment and meaning. Whether it is for a gift for another or something that holds special meaning in your heart, a piece of jewellery can sum up a thousand words.

As such, symbols have played a huge part in jewellery making for hundreds of years but have really gained in popularity in modern times. Often the origins of symbols can evolve.

In this blog, we talk about the Infinity sign used in jewellery, particularly the infinity necklace.

Infinity Diamond Heart Pendant in Silver - Fred Meyers Jewelers

The Origins of the Infinity Sign

Originally the symbol was called the Lemniscate by ancient philosophers, meaning “ribbon”. It has a spiritual meaning and was seen on Saint Boniface’s cross.

The infinity sign was introduced as a mathematical sign in 1655 by John Wallis. Leonhard Euler also introduced a symbol in mathematics very much like the infinity sign called ‘absolute infinitus’, meaning “unboundedness”, which was open at both ends very much like the ying-yang sign. In mathematics it now represents potential infinity.

Infinity Jewellery

The infinity symbol is an elegant, tactile shape and lends itself beautifully to items of jewellery. With no beginning and no end, the symbolism seems obvious. It makes a beautiful statement meaning everlasting, eternal and never-ending – usually with regards to love.

What Is The Meaning of An Infinity Necklace

Each of the sides of the sign are equal (although variations are seen in jewellery making) which represents balance, harmony, male and female, light and darkness, breathing out and breathing in.

The coming together of both sides where they meet and become one are at the central point.  

Infinity Hert Knot Necklace - Lisa Angel Ltd on Etsy

Infinity Necklaces & Pendants

Gold Infinity Pendant
Gold Infinity Pendant

An Infinity necklace not only holds great meaning for the wearer but the symbol looks really fabulous in jewellery pieces.

An infinity symbol necklace can be crafted in any metal, with or without stones and the symbol usually lays sideways. We’ve added a few of our favourites below.

Pandora Moments Women's Sterling Silver Sparkling Infinity Collier Pendant Necklace, 50cm
Pandora Infinity Necklace - Amazon
Swarovski Infinity necklace, Infinity and heart, White, Mixed metal finish
Swarovski Swa Infinity Necklace - Amazon

Infinity Bracelets

Infinity bracelets have the infinity symbol laying sideways across your wrist.

Gold Infinity Bracelet
Gold Infinity Bracelet - Carathea
silver cz infinity tennis bracelet
Silver Cubic Zirconia Infinity Link Tennis Bracelet
Swarovski Women's Infinity Heart Bracelet Brilliant White Crystals in a Heart Shape with an Infinity Sign and a Rhodium Plated Chain
Swarovski Infinity Heart Bracelet - Amazon
Silver Infinity Hoop earrings with CZ's
Silver Infinity Hoop Earrings with CZ
silver infinity oval hoop earrings
Silver Infinity Hoop Earrings

Infinity Rings

Infinity rings are loved by our customers and come with and without stones. They don’t look heavy on your finger due to the openwork design.

Silver CZ Pave Infinity Ring
Silver CZ Pave Infinity Ring
Gold Infinity Ring
Gold Infinity Ring

Infinity Cross

In Christianity, the Infinity cross symbolises the everlasting love of Christ having no beginning and no end.

Gold Infinity Cross Pendant
Gold Infinity Cross Pendant

Ouroboros

An ancient snake symbol where it eats its own tail symbolised the infinite and called an Ouroboros.

This was originally drawn as a circle but now takes on the shape of a sideways figure of eight. This probably derives from the mathematical meaning of the symbol but also from two circles, intertwined, meaning eternity and the cycle of birth and death.

Infinity Snake Ouroboros Pendant
Infinity Snake Ouroboros Pendant - Snowstar Pendants on Etsy

Sources

BBC.com

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