# Modern Use of Infinity Symbol

The **infinity sign** is also sometimes called the Lemniscate. Both are believed to be coming from the number 8 sign. This number symbolizes eternity, balance and cosmic order. The number 8 has always been a very important symbol in many ancient cultures, especially in the Far East.

The original meaning of the infinity symbol refers to the union between male and female, duality and perfection. In modern times, there are plenty of very popular usages of the infinity sign, i.e. in jewelry design, tattoos, wall art, clothing, decoration, accessories, and many more. This symbol has a special and very powerful meaning for couples in love as it is believed to represent a promise of eternal love. Thus, an infinity jewelry can be a perfect gift for your loved one. You can choose an infinity name necklace, a pendant, an infinity ring, or an infinity bracelet. Because of the *infinity sign* is so simple and meaningful, today its popularity is increasing.

Besides, the infinity symbol also represents infinite possibilities and total harmony in social life of modern people. The sign has been used by the Avon Foundation for Women to represent lives with unlimited potential, free from violence and gender related misunderstandings. In 2012, Reese Witherspoon announced Empowerment Circle of Support Necklace in recognition of the International Women’s Day on March 8th.

*Georg Cantor* (1845-1918) was a German mathematician and a creator of set theory which is one of the fundamentals of mathematics. His work is the basics of modern understanding of infinity. We can say that he was the first mathematician to understand the concept of an actual infinity and give it a mathematical construction. Moreover, this concept plays an important role in other sciences like philosophy, religion, etc.

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