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Gems are valuable stones that are primarily used in Crafting. They can be obtained from Mining (either randomly while mining other ores or from gem rocks), as a frequent drop from a wide range of monsters via part of the rare drop table or occasionally given out as gifts from various random events. Many types of gems can be purchased or sold (or stolen) at gem shops, identified with a red gem icon on the map (Gem shop icon.png).

While mining most ore rocks or Motherlode Mine ore veins, players have a 1/256 chance of receiving a gem instead of an ore; this does not deplete the ore rock.[1] Wearing a charged amulet of glory (of any number of charges other than 0) increases this chance to 1/86; wearing one while mining gem rocks increases the speed at which they are mined. It may be worth noting that the gems found randomly whilst mining most ores do not grant any additional Mining experience. Mining gems from gem rocks, however, does grant experience.

Using the Crafting skill, gems can be cut. From there, they can be made into jewellery, which can then be enchanted using the Magic skill, or into gem bolt tips using the Fletching skill.

Items[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Uncut Cut
Gem GE Price Gem GE Price
Uncut sapphire.png Uncut sapphire 368 Sapphire.png Sapphire 354
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 560 Emerald.png Emerald 483
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1,133 Ruby.png Ruby 918
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 2,583 Diamond.png Diamond 1,850

Members[edit | edit source]

Uncut Cut
Gem GE Price Gem GE Price
Uncut opal.png Uncut opal 122 Opal.png Opal 263
Uncut jade.png Uncut jade 153 Jade.png Jade 287
Uncut red topaz.png Uncut red topaz 1,593 Red topaz.png Red topaz 1,883
Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone 14,078 Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 11,767
Uncut onyx.png Uncut onyx 1,413,276 Onyx.png Onyx 1,425,133
Uncut zenyte.png Uncut zenyte 12,452,526 Zenyte.png Zenyte 14,422,659

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 February 2020. (Archived from the original on 09 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "It adds a gem roll before each ore roll, and if you receive a gem you don't get the ore roll."