Jewels and Jewelery
Things we, or our unconscious treasure; our integrity or sense of wholeness; the lasting parts of our nature, even the eternal aspect of self or the essential core of ourselves. For instance, ability to creatively work with others, is not just valuable in general, it also expresses the powerful symbiotic force in nature. It connects one with the universal. This might be depicted as a jewel.
Jewelery may represent the giver of the piece, or ones feelings about them; love given or received; something valuable in a ‘quality of our life’ sense, such as something we have learned through hard experience and ought to value; a woman’s honour, self respect, sexuality. If the jewellery has a particular history, such as a family heirloom, the first piece of jewellery given by spouse, then it represents what we feel about family tradition, spouse, etc. See: ring.
But jewels can be symbols of many things and have very personal associations.
The can represent insight into the invisible of life, Also truths and wisdom condensed in the stone, and be symbol of the divine in us.
The searching for jewels depicts a search for the core of your being.
To possess jewels is to know you have reached the highest in you.
The cutting of jewels represents the work you have done in your attempts to grow and reach for the highest.
Jewels in caves guarded by dragons or serpents show you facing the immense power of the unconscious. The power can only be achieved by facing the dragon or serpent without fear.
Jewels in crowns and necklaces show you that you have achieved recognition and enlightenment.
Jewels worn by royalty, especially women, and jewels kept hidden show you are in possession in great insight and wisdom.
In occult lore, jewels are ascribed various protective, curative and magical properties.
In their negative aspect, jewels symbolise the material, greed for riches, and profane love.
Diamond: This is the hardest known material. It lasts forever, so the advertisements tell us. It represents the eternity of spirit, the gem or jewel at the centre of being. Spiritual consciousness. It can also represent human greed, hardness, cold as ice, anything for power. But is not often used as such in dreams.
Ruby: The feelings, sympathies, love, arising from the spirit, rather than material values. The ability to reach out and contact others.
Emerald: The growth principle, growth of consciousness, growth of spiritual awareness, harmony with life.
Pearl: Value, beauty, from the depths of our being. The fact that a pearl arises from irritation makes it the symbol of that beauty or inner wholeness that has arisen from the trials of life.
Sapphire: Religious feelings, devotion. quieting of material consciousness, peace of mind, protection from evil.
Opal: The inner world of your dreams, fantasies, psychic impressions. Protection against anger. Purification.
Amethyst: Bringer of dreams and visions. Protection against being carried away by spiritual elation or inner influences. Healing.
Lapis Lazuli: Sensitivity to inner impressions. Vitality.