ONE MEANING®

ABOUT ONE MEANING

OM founders, Ingrid & Karen with singer and fellow philanthropist, Jason Mraz.

OM founders, Ingrid & Karen with singer and fellow philanthropist, Jason Mraz.

Made in NYC, all of our designs incorporate a beautiful and unique symbol we invented that stands for love. A butterfly design based on the code: 813 means "I love you"...8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. The 1 is in the middle because love is the center of everything®.  We formed the numbers into a butterfly that signifies you're becoming the change you'd like to see in the world, because love can be transforming. Our symbols resonate deeply with people around the world and over three dozen fans have made our symbols into tattoos - you can see them here.

One Meaning, founded by designers Karen Chesleigh and Ingrid Hobbs, is a fine jewelry and gift company incorporating our butterfly and other meaningful symbols.  Even still, our vision for One Meaning is as more than a brand for jewelry...it's a philosophy of love and message of kindness that the world is embracing. 

We’ve invented a symbol that means love - a beautiful buttefly with a code to transcend language and connect us all.

From its inception in 2009,  One Meaning has partnered with hundreds of foundations and charities to lend our support.  As a company based on love, we feel that’s important to do.  Over the years, we've featured close to 40 charities on our site, and regularly donated a portion of sales to them. In 2012, our focus shifted to supporting our anti-bullying initiative, Stick up for Love, which provides fundraising opportunities and inspirational stickers to kids in schools across the country;  as well as helping causes informally by supporting their fundraising efforts.

Our Mission Statement:  To help bring awareness to the power of love. Love is transforming and connects us all. If we deal with each other as individuals, with compassion in our hearts, we can advance as a society and allow ourselves to grow spiritually. Our symbol is a beautiful reminder, a talisman, a statement that this is the direction in which we should all strive to to move toward.

One Meaning has always been, and will continue to be, a giving and supportive company that strives to live this core mission.  We help fill needs where they appear in meaningful causes and we act with kindness and responsibility in everything we do: in our materials, messages, our designs, methods, customer service, and partnerships.  We're very proud of these very conscious decisions.  If you have a fundraiser or cause and would like to apply for a piece from our collection to be used in your efforts to raise funds, contact us!   In addition, if you're a school or youth group and want to participate in our Stick up for Love! Kindness Movement, let us know!  

Hey, love really can change the world.  As a leader of transformation once said:  "If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal."  — John Lennon

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