Jewels appearing in dreams almost invariably symbolize those things that we value.
These may be personal qualities, our sense of integrity, our ability to be ourselves, or even our very essential being. When we feel we know what we are looking for, we are aware on some level of its value to us or others. When we simply register that we are looking for jewels, sometimes up a mountain, otherwise in a cave, we are attempting to find those parts of ourselves that we know will be of value in the future. Counting or in some way assessing them would suggest a time of reflection is needed. One system of belief suggests the following practical meanings: amethyst promotes healing and influences dreams. Diamond signifies human greed, hardness of nature and what we value from a cosmic perspective. Emerald highlights personal growth. Opal suggests the inner world of fantasies, dreams and psychic awareness. Pearl signifies inner beauty and value. Ruby informs on emotions, passion and sympathies.
Sapphire highlights religious feelings.