Art represents one of the main ways we choose to express or explain our love and emotions to the world, due to its infinite possibilities and affection.
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep.
The more I give to thee The more I have, for both are infinite.”“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare
Behind the lines, the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is a complex approach to how we picture love and its symbols. The above quote belongs to Juliet in the famous balcony scene of the second act when she and Romeo exchanged their pure promises of eternal love. She compares her love to the infinite of the sea.
Love is the human concept which describes what we feel for the people with whom we have a very strong connection. Art represents one of the main ways we choose to express or explain our love and emotions to the world, due to its infinite possibilities and affection.
We consider art as the perfectly harmonized composition of everything that surrounds us. When we step into the Henri Maillardet Art World to create exclusivist masterpieces, we let ourselves be inspired by nature, poetry, the Universe, and nevertheless, by love and everything we love.
Since the beginning of the world, love was a habitual leitmotif that deeply inspired the Beautiful Arts and its creators. The most inspiring symbol of love is infinity. Just as eternity, love is an untouchable concept, an essence that makes it so desirable to us as humankind.
The mysticism of love is a perpetual fuel to our imagination and creation of beauty and it offers unlimited feelings and emotions on top of which we can build our art. For centuries, a large variety of celebrations and rituals were held in the name of love, regardless of the culture or the social categories. Love is universal, infinite, unstoppable, and will always exist, until the end of time and maybe even beyond it.
Besides the common love symbols (like the heart or cupid) which are unconsciously associated with the feeling of love in our mind, we chose the Lemniscate (Symbol of Infinity) and the Möbius Strip to visually express the most precious virtue of true love – eternity. The two symbols are centerpieces of three of our most appreciated design jewellery collections – The Möbius Collection, The Infinity Flower and the Infinity Love Collection. We perpetually search for the meaning of love and how it can be encapsulated into our exclusive jewellery.
Because circles have no beginning and no end, rings are used as a symbol of eternity since the time of Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian pharaohs considered the gap in the middle of a ring to be a breakout to the unknown. The Ouroboros Egyptian symbol, portraying a snake swallowing its tail, is one of the oldest symbols in the world representing the infinite. The ouroboros symbolizes the infinite cycle of nature and the universe.
The concept of wearing rings on the fourth finger of the left hand is inherited from the Ancient Egyptians. They believed that this finger contained vena amories (or the vein of love) which was thought to be connected directly to the heart. The Roman Empire also adopted this tradition, even though their belief had nothing to do with the real anatomy of the human body.
Another symbol of love is the Lemniscate or the infinity symbol. Limitless and eternal, there is no better symbol to represent eternal love. And it’s not just about eternal love but also the infinite and limitless possibilities that love brings. In the Middle East and in Ancient India, the infinity symbol represented perfection, the ideal dualism and unity within a couple, just like the opposing forces of Yin and Yang that together became one.
This lovely Infinity Flower Diamond Necklace in 18K rosé gold and diamonds is a testimony for simplicity and balance.
Last but not least, our most inspiring love symbol – the Mobiüs Strip. Just like all the mathematicians, as well as all the artists that studied the properties of the Mobiüs Band, we have been fascinated about it, due to its one-sidedness and one-edginess. Most prominently, the Möbius band is often associated with the concept of infinity and also with unity and non-duality: two sides and two edges are joined and become one side and one edge. Because of its symbolism for infinity and unity, some couples opt for Möbius band-shaped wedding rings.
Since we created the Möbius collection, we are in love with our beautiful Möbius Full Pavé bracelet. We simply adore the way the line of diamonds follows the Möbius bracelet outside and inside. This iconic bracelet represents love and eternity, or for irretrievable romantics like us, the fact that love is eternal.
The Möbius band could also symbolize the relationship of space and time in the Universe – they appear to be separate, as the two apparent sides of the Möbius strip, but there is actually no separation: space and time are not distinct and together form our Universe.
The Infinity Flower and Love collections derive from the infinity cross to which we added beautiful brilliant and heart-shaped diamonds. A symbol of elegance and simplicity, the beauty of the collections lie in their minimalism. The infinity symbol adds an accent of complexity and can be worn with any outfit or look.
Undoubtedly linked to our symbolic logo sign (the Henri Maillardet Infinity Cross), the Möbius Collection uniquely brings together the infinite energy of the Universe while the Infinity Flower and Love Collections express endless affection and possibilities. All three collections are pure proof of the fact that love is eternal and that you can show it in infinite ways. No matter how you choose to show your love and affection to your dear one, do not hesitate to celebrate love and love’s authenticity each day.