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Gems
  • Amethyst Topaz Sapphire Emerald Ruby Diamond Amber
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Statistics
Type
RarityRarity level: 0
Research15 required

Gems are valuable crafting materials found underground. There are currently 7 gem types. Gems can also be placed on any side of a block after being mined. They are found in any underground layer, except for The Underworld.

Gems are found in the following forms;

Gems can also be found in higher concentrations in rare gemstone caves, which can contain multiple gem types lining and embedded within their Stone Blocks.

On the 3DS3DS version version, mining gems also has a chance of yielding a Broken Heart during Valentine's Day.

Types[]

In descending order of rarity and value (rarest at the top):

Gem Value In Stone Stash Placed
AmberAmber
Internal Item ID: 999
30 Amber (placed).png[1] n/a Amber placed.png
DiamondDiamond
Internal Item ID: 182
30 Diamond (placed).png Diamond rock.png Diamond placed.png
RubyRuby
Internal Item ID: 178
2250 Ruby (placed).png Ruby rock.png Ruby placed.png
EmeraldEmerald
Internal Item ID: 179
15 Emerald (placed).png Emerald rock.png Emerald placed.png
SapphireSapphire
Internal Item ID: 177
1125 Sapphire (placed).png Sapphire rock.png Sapphire placed.png
TopazTopaz
Internal Item ID: 180
750 Topaz (placed).png Topaz rock.png Topaz placed.png
AmethystAmethyst
Internal Item ID: 181
375 Amethyst (placed).png Amethyst rock.png Amethyst placed.png

Crafting[]

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Blue TorchBlue Torch
Internal Item ID: 427
(10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
By Hand
Blue TorchBlue Torch
Internal Item ID: 427
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Red TorchRed Torch
Internal Item ID: 428
(10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Red TorchRed Torch
Internal Item ID: 428
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Green TorchGreen Torch
Internal Item ID: 429
(10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Green TorchGreen Torch
Internal Item ID: 429
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Purple TorchPurple Torch
Internal Item ID: 430
(10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Purple TorchPurple Torch
Internal Item ID: 430
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
White TorchWhite Torch
Internal Item ID: 431
(10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
White TorchWhite Torch
Internal Item ID: 431
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch
Internal Item ID: 432
(10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch
Internal Item ID: 432
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch
Internal Item ID: 1245
(20) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch
Internal Item ID: 1245
(3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Topaz GemcornTopaz Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4851
Amethyst GemcornAmethyst Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4852
Sapphire GemcornSapphire Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4853
Emerald GemcornEmerald Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4854
Ruby GemcornRuby Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4855
Diamond GemcornDiamond Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4856
Amber GemcornAmber Gemcorn
Internal Item ID: 4857
SandgunSandgun
Internal Item ID: 266
FurnaceFurnace
Ruby Gem LockRuby Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3644
Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
Sapphire Gem LockSapphire Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3645
Emerald Gem LockEmerald Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3646
Topaz Gem LockTopaz Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3647
Amethyst Gem LockAmethyst Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3648
Diamond Gem LockDiamond Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3649
Amber Gem LockAmber Gem Lock
Internal Item ID: 3650
Amethyst Stone BlockAmethyst Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4640
Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
Topaz Stone BlockTopaz Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4641
Sapphire Stone BlockSapphire Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4642
Emerald Stone BlockEmerald Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4643
Ruby Stone BlockRuby Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4644
Diamond Stone BlockDiamond Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4645
Amber Stone BlockAmber Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 4646
Blue PhasebladeBlue Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 198
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Blue PhasebladeBlue Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 198
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Red PhasebladeRed Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 199
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Red PhasebladeRed Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 199
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Green PhasebladeGreen Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 200
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Green PhasebladeGreen Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 200
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Purple PhasebladePurple Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 201
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Purple PhasebladePurple Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 201
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
White PhasebladeWhite Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 202
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
White PhasebladeWhite Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 202
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Yellow PhasebladeYellow Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 203
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Yellow PhasebladeYellow Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 203
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Gold CrownGold Crown
Internal Item ID: 264
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Gold CrownGold Crown
Internal Item ID: 264
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Platinum CrownPlatinum Crown
Internal Item ID: 715
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Platinum CrownPlatinum Crown
Internal Item ID: 715
(Old-gen console version3DS version)
Amethyst StaffAmethyst Staff
Internal Item ID: 739
Topaz StaffTopaz Staff
Internal Item ID: 740
Sapphire StaffSapphire Staff
Internal Item ID: 741
Emerald StaffEmerald Staff
Internal Item ID: 742
Ruby StaffRuby Staff
Internal Item ID: 743
Diamond StaffDiamond Staff
Internal Item ID: 744
Amethyst HookAmethyst Hook
Internal Item ID: 1236
Topaz HookTopaz Hook
Internal Item ID: 1237
Sapphire HookSapphire Hook
Internal Item ID: 1238
Emerald HookEmerald Hook
Internal Item ID: 1239
Ruby HookRuby Hook
Internal Item ID: 1240
Diamond HookDiamond Hook
Internal Item ID: 1241
Large AmethystLarge Amethyst
Internal Item ID: 1522
Large TopazLarge Topaz
Internal Item ID: 1523
Large SapphireLarge Sapphire
Internal Item ID: 1524
Large EmeraldLarge Emerald
Internal Item ID: 1525
Large RubyLarge Ruby
Internal Item ID: 1526
Large DiamondLarge Diamond
Internal Item ID: 1527
Amber StaffAmber Staff
Internal Item ID: 3377
Large AmberLarge Amber
Internal Item ID: 3643
Amber HookAmber Hook
Internal Item ID: 4257
Orange PhasebladeOrange Phaseblade
Internal Item ID: 4258
Amethyst RobeAmethyst Robe
Internal Item ID: 1282
LoomLoom
Topaz RobeTopaz Robe
Internal Item ID: 1283
Sapphire RobeSapphire Robe
Internal Item ID: 1284
Emerald RobeEmerald Robe
Internal Item ID: 1285
Ruby RobeRuby Robe
Internal Item ID: 1286
Diamond RobeDiamond Robe
Internal Item ID: 1287
Amber RobeAmber Robe
Internal Item ID: 4256
Crate PotionCrate Potion
Internal Item ID: 2356
(3DS versionSwitch version)
Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
or
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Crate PotionCrate Potion
Internal Item ID: 2356
(Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile version)
Diamond ToiletDiamond Toilet
Internal Item ID: 4127
SawmillSawmill
Purple Stained GlassPurple Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 1267
(20)
Work BenchWork Bench
Yellow Stained GlassYellow Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 1268
(20)
Blue Stained GlassBlue Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 1269
(20)
Green Stained GlassGreen Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 1270
(20)
Red Stained GlassRed Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 1271
(20)
Multicolored Stained GlassMulticolored Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 1272
(50)
Amethyst Gemspark BlockAmethyst Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1970
(20)
Topaz Gemspark BlockTopaz Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1971
(20)
Sapphire Gemspark BlockSapphire Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1972
(20)
Emerald Gemspark BlockEmerald Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1973
(20)
Ruby Gemspark BlockRuby Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1974
(20)
Diamond Gemspark BlockDiamond Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1975
(20)
Amber Gemspark BlockAmber Gemspark Block
Internal Item ID: 1976
(20)
Orange Stained GlassOrange Stained Glass
Internal Item ID: 4260
(20)
total: 98 row(s)

Gemstone cave[]

A gemstone cave, where higher concentrations of gems can be found. Most of these gems are in placed form, while a few are embedded in Stone.

Two gemstone caves, with walls reflecting the gems found in each.

A gemstone cave is a rare, irregularly shaped room often found in the cavern layer. It contains a high concentration of placed gems on multiple stone surfaces, as well as a few gems embedded in stone. Most gemstone caves contain one or two types of gemstone, but can rarely contain three or more types. The type of gem found in such caves is easily identifiable by the Gem Wall the cave utilizes, but this wall cannot be collected to obtain any items.

Notes[]

  • Caves with Dirt Walls are considered to be within the surface layer and will not contain gems.
  • Gem rarity is not affected by depth; there are as many gems just below the surface as near The Underworld.
  • Gems are less common in the Underground Jungle. Regular non-Jungle underground biomes contain much greater quantities.
  • Making Stained Glass is the most profitable way to sell gems (except on Mobile version Mobile where it is much less valuable).

Trivia[]

  • The stats of the gem staves are directly related to the value of the gemstone being used, with the Diamond Staff having a higher damage than the Amethyst Staff.
  • In real life, some gemstones and minerals have been used as a dye, in particular azurite and cinnabar. This could be interpreted as the colored robes found in the crafting menu.

Gallery[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Inventory, placed, rock and stone sprites updated.
    • Large Amber can now be crafted.
    • Gem Locks can now be crafted.

Footnotes[]

  1. Amber Stone Blocks never naturally generate, as Amber is exclusively acquired by using Silt, Slush, or Desert Fossil on an Extractinator, or are found as gems in the Underground Desert. The player can also craft an Amber Stone Block and place it.
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