May represent the giver of the piece, or one s feelings about them—love given or received, something valuable in a ‘quality of our life’ sense, such as something we have leamt through hard experience and ought to value; a woman’s honour, self respect, sexuality.
If the lewellery 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 jewels; ring. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
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.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Old fashioned patchwork quilts often told a story, both in their materials and the way they were constructed. They therefore became heirlooms and treasured objects. Modern day quilts tend to be more functional and, therefore, the colour and patterns will have less significance.
The colour, material and pattern of a quilt in a dream, however, may have more significance than the quilt itself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
One’s wholeness; one’s essential self. Wedding, engagement ring: the state of the relationship, as in example below, where Mary is ‘choking’ on or ‘can’t swallow’ her relationship. Example: ‘If I swallow I am going to swallow and choke on my engagement ring. I seem to be trying to stop a ring going down my throat’ (Mary S). Heirloom, parents’ ring: psychological influence of the family or parent, even if dead. Idioms: have a hollow ring, have a true ring; run rings round someone. See shapes, symbols. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Because it often has a cross as a handle, has mixed meanings. Erection; social power, justice; spiritual strength. Sword hanging by a thread: threats hanging over one. When sheathed: the soul or self in the body. Heirloom: a hentage of attitudes from one’s family; willpower or discrimination. Consider background of dream for meaning. Idioms: cross swords with someone; double-edged sword; sword of Damocles. See cross; fight; attack; war. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences