The anxiety felt when something precious is lost can be so disturbing that even when you wake up, you cannot shake it. The symbol of what is lost may appear insignificant in waking life so you need to explore its deeper associations to see what you have currently ‘misplaced’ or ignored. Often it is a clothing item which would be a message about neglecting some important aspect of your identity, or a heirloom that would have associations with family dynamics. The fact that you are 'dreaming' of losing this item shows its importance or relevance - even while you disregard its importance during the day. See Clothing and Makeup and also, Purses, Wallets, Luggage, Jewels and Keys.