The name of the Pandora Gem probably comes from Pandora, who according to the Greek mythology is the first woman ever created by gods.
According to Snake's unnamed sub-boss in the Magic Kaito case "Blue Birthday", the Pandora Gem is a jewel hidden inside a larger jewel that will glow red under the moonlight. According to myth, if the Pandora Gem is held under the moonlight at the time of the (fictional) Volley Comet, which passes close to Earth every 10,000 years, then the gem will "cry". Anyone who drinks these tears will then become immortal.
Kaito Kuroba decides to become the Kaitou Kid with the intention of drawing his father's murderers into the open. It isn't until after several high-profile heists, however, that his father's murderer appears, in pursuit of the Blue Birthday sapphire.
Snake shoots Kid and takes possession of what he thinks is the Blue Birthday, but Kid survived thanks to having put the real Blue Birthday gem in his breast pocket. Snake goes to an old-fashioned mansion on the edge of the city, where a mysterious balding man with a mustache praises Snake's work, saying "This jewel could be the one he is searching for." The man then explains what the Pandora Gem is: a jewel hidden within a larger jewel that can be identified because it glows red under the moonlight and will, at the time of a comet, "cry tears of immortality". Kid reveals himself to the two men, and vows to find Pandora before they do and "smash it to bits."
The Pandora Gem has never been mentioned directly in Detective Conan, since real magic doesn't exist in the Detective Conan world, however Kaitou Kid has made it clear that he is looking for something as he often says he is returning a jewel "because it's not the one I'm looking for".
It should be noted that in the manga Kid is rarely shown holding gems to the moonlight, while in the anime he does it three times: OVA 4 (Conan, Kid, and the Crystal Mother), OVA 10 (Kid in Trap Island) and movie 14 (The Lost Ship in the Sky). OVA 4 is actually adapted from a Magic Kaito chapter, but it was modified to include characters from Detective Conan and all dialogues referring to Pandora were removed; in movie 14 Kid also thinks "no light passes between it" while he is checking the jewel. In Kaitou Kid VS Makoto Kyogoku he adds holding the gem to the moonlight as part of his trick and returns the real gem when confronted by Makoto.
At this point, no direct connection has been made between the organization with animal codenames and the Black Organization. Despite the fact that the Pandora Gem is never mentioned, the myth of Pandora is brought up twice in Big Adventure in the Eccentric Mansion: first Ai Haibara discourages Conan Edogawa from investigating the mail address of Anokata (boss of the Black Organization) saying that the address is like "Pandora's Box", and then at the end of the case, when Kaitou Kid discourages Conan from investigating his true identity, saying that Pandora opened the box because she was curious about the content, while opening it after discovering what is in there is not very interesting.
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