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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 473 Sapphire.png Sapphire 376
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 738 Emerald.png Emerald 557
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1,357 Ruby.png Ruby 1,010
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 2,662 Diamond.png Diamond 1,957

Members[edit | edit source]

Uncut Cut
Gem GE Price Gem GE Price
Uncut opal.png Uncut opal 135 Opal.png Opal 203
Uncut jade.png Uncut jade 173 Jade.png Jade 275
Uncut red topaz.png Uncut red topaz 3,983 Red topaz.png Red topaz 4,451
Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone 13,514 Dragonstone.png Dragonstone 11,997
Uncut onyx.png Uncut onyx 2,817,658 Onyx.png Onyx 2,886,838
Uncut zenyte.png Uncut zenyte 15,458,878 Zenyte.png Zenyte 15,734,543

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 11 Feb 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."