The meaning of jewelry in dream | Dream Interpretation
Jewelry accentuates your appearance and, depending on where it is worn, may reveal a great deal about your wealth and radiant qualities. It may be a symbol of beauty and of protection.
Any adornment relates symbolically to self-expression. Jewelry has the added connection to abundance and prosperity and the desire to show the world your ability to attract wealth. People often place great value on their jewelry, so it becomes a symbol of anything that is considered valuable. Look at the context of a dream in which jewelry is featured, as your dream may be letting you know what you value.
Vision: Wearing jewelry: don’t be vain and arrogant—it does not make for good friends. Seeing other people wearing jewelry’: you are easily taken in by others and are prone to misjudge them. See Precious Stones.
Depth Psychology: Are you “decorating” yourself to gain attention or admiration? Giving jewelry as a gift to someone: is jewelry an indication of the “precious” feelings you have for someone? Receiving jewelry as a gift: does someone have “precious feelings” for you?
See individual items.
Well-being. Beauty for women, honor for men, or vanity; but it also implies that an inner Treasure has been discovered. Also a desire for acceptance and affection. According to Freud, the symbol of the person one loves.
Vanity or pleasure in one’s own attractiveness.
Folklore: In the case of women, ambition; in men, wanting to possess the jewel, the woman. Bad omen.
1. Business affairs, usually positive.
2. Sense of self, identity and self-esteem.
3. Sadness, disappointment (to see broken jewelry).
Dreaming of jewelry with fine jewels denotes high ambitions.
If the jewelry is broken, disappointments ahead. Tarnished jewelry indicates business problems.
If you lose your jewelry, take especial care of your personal property.
If the dreamer receives a gift of jewelry, it augurs a happy wedded life.
Dreams of jewelry represent extravagance, prosperity and abundance, lavishness, and qualities you cherish.
If you dream of your family heirlooms, then you are realizing inherited wisdom.
If you dream of being in the possession of a valuable piece of jewelry, then you feel connected to your natural inheritance and to the priceless wonder that you are. Jewelry can represent an aspect of yourself, a proud achievement, a precious memory, a friendship that is priceless to you, your talents, resources, wisdom, or the qualities in which you treasure, as in kindness, compassion, honesty, etc. Your dream is telling you to acknowledge where you sparkle, what is rare and invaluable about you. See Necklace, Bracelet, Ear rings, Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise, Silver or Gold.
To dream of broken jewelry, denotes keen disappointment in attaining one’s highest desires.
If the jewelry be cankered, trusted friends will fail you, and business cares will be on you.
The meaning of this dream depends on your current concerns. Jewelry is usually a representation of materialistic values. Gender differences imply that for a man this dream symbolizes material wealth and for a woman, love. Careful analysis requires answering the following questions: What type of jewelry it is? Is it genuine or costume? How did you react to it and in which was was it important in the dream?
It presages criticism of a virulent nature if you dream of wearing unusual or bizarre jewelry.
A display of real jewelry featured in your dream is a fortunate augury for your current interests, but a display of costume jewelry is a warning that you are in danger of being led astray through foolish vanity.
A dream of stealing jewelry is a signal that extra caution is needed in regard to business affairs; to lose jewelry is an obstacle dream and the meaning depends on whether or not you recovered it.
To give or receive jewelry, buy, or sell it pertains to love or domestic affairs and is considered a fortunate omen, whereas to wear it is a warning against impulsive behavior or shady transactions.
The meaning of any jewelry dream must also be correlated to the details, such as the type of the pieces, i. e., ring, necklace, earring, bracelet, etc., as well as the color and kind of the jewels.
See Amethyst, Diamonds, Emerald, etc.
Different gifts and abilities; adornment, beauty. Individual self-expression, identity.
A particular stone may suggest you need that specific energy or color for health and well being. See specific jewels.
Jewels represent qualities that we most value in ourselves and others and to see them set in a necklace, bracelet, ring, earring or other item of jewelry suggests attributes we cherish within ourselves and others.
If you are given an item of jewelry in your dream, this shows that you have the support of others, but if you give the jewelry, it suggests that you feel you have something to offer to other people.
If you find jewelry, your success will be due to your own efforts.
If the jewelry has a particular history, such as a family heirloom or the first piece of jewelry given by a partner, then it represents what you feel about family tradition, or your partner. Jewelry can also indicate love that is given or received. Very often it can represent how you feel about yourself, and for it to appear in a dream as something valuable or cheap gives you an indication of your self-esteem.
Items of jewelry
In dreams, items of jewelry represent a special and precious value or quality, such as love, loyalty, inner beauty, friendship or purity. Whether you are single or married, receiving a gift of jewelry in your dream denotes the love and the appreciation of the giver, so the purpose of such a dream may simply be to confirm or fulfill your desire for the love and affection of that person.
For centuries, a ring or band has been the symbol of marriage and partnership, and when a ring appears in your dream, it may represent commitment, fulfillment and completion. It may also signify a need for greater sexual fulfillment or commitment in a relationship.
Another interpretation is that the ring represents your essential self and wholeness, as the circle of a ring is never-ending and self- perpetuating. Bangles and bracelets also suggest wholeness and eternity through their circular shape. A wedding ring suggests a union and a promise, a ring belonging to the family suggests old traditions, whilst an engagement ring suggests a temporary promise of devotion.
An eternity ring would suggest that this promise is more permanent. Quite differently, a signet ring would indicate something that has been, or needs to be, sealed.
Necklaces arose from the wearing of a chain of office and therefore in dreams they suggest a dignity and honor bestowed on the wearer. Seeing someone wearing a necklace suggests a personal breakthrough.
If you lose a necklace, you may have been careless recently, but if you find a necklace, you have much to be grateful for.
If you steal a necklace, you should be careful not to take what isn’t yours.
If you are given a necklace and it breaks, this suggests that there is a weak link in a relationship. Wearing a beautiful necklace is wish-fulfillment, but if the necklace is heavy, you may feel dragged down and restricted in waking life, with heavy responsibilities.
Dreaming of wearing a crown or tiara suggests that you are being congratulated in some way in waking life, or deserve to be.
If the brooch in your dream was one of your own, your personal associations with the brooch, who gave it to you and what it means to you, should be your first consideration.
If it was being admired in your dream, you may be feeling pleased with yourself. Bear in mind a brooch is sometimes called a pin, so is someone trying to pin something on you or to blame you unfairly. Dream earrings may be drawing your attention to your ears. In waking life, are you getting the message from someone? Do you need to keep your ears open during waking hours?
See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS.
It may also give an indication of how others feel about you.
(see Clothing, Crown, Gems, Metals, Stones, Rings)
Meaning may sometimes be determined by where the jewelry is worn.
For instance, necklaces lie near the throat, the center of communication. So, if a necklace felt very tight in the dream, this may indicate swallowing your words, or having communication strangled (see Choking).
Overly large or small pieces: Exaggerated senses.
For example, big earrings might reveal a propensity for eavesdropping, while tiny ones indicate underdeveloped listening skills (see Ears).
The finer things in life; luxuries.
Wearing excessive jewelry in a dream indicates that the individual envisioned tries to impress others with wealth or possessions.
Jewelry that is not worn, but seen as a central image in a dream, should be reviewed for its component parts, like noting the significance of gems or metals used in its construction. Or, if a specific image appears as the jewelry’s focal point, that can also have meaning.
For example, seeing an Egyptian ankh could represent renewed health or improved courage, whereas a pin depicting the zodiac sign Pisces might reflect a personal focus on productivity.
In the 2nd century C.E., Artemidorus wrote that women dreaming of fine jewelry would soon marry, have children, or increase their wealth.
General Meaning: All over the world, Jewelry has the same appeal. It speaks of beauty, wealth, blessing and favor.
• It also represents the image you portray to the world.
Knowledge is also considered a jewel in Scripture.
• Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge [are] a precious jewel.
Negative: In a negative light however, a jewel in a pig’s nose is not a positive picture! • Proverbs 11:22 [As] a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, [so is] a fair woman who is without discretion.
• I have covered various pieces of jewelry and jewel stones under their own headings.
• Visions • Positive: I have often seen various jewels in the spirit. Once I saw a person working a field, and in it were various jewels of great value.
• The Lord told them, that as they just continue with the work that He had for them, that they would discover many things of great value along the way.
• This spoke of natural as well as spiritual blessings.
• I have also seen someone walking along a road and discovering different jewels at specific places along the way.
• The Lord said that the treasures that they are looking for would be find as they continue on the road that He had for them.
See also: Crown, Diamonds, Earrings, Gold, Necklace, Ring, Ruby.