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Main article: Gems

Ruby is a gem found within the Underground and Cavern layers of a world. They are obtained by breaking special blocks that have noticeable red gemstones embedded in it. They can also be extracted from Silt, Slush, or Desert Fossil by putting them in an Extractinator. Rarely, Rubies can be found in bulk in its own special gemstone cave, or in one that contains all of the other gems as well (besides Amber).

Like all other gems, Ruby can be placed on blocks. As of, they can be crafted back into their Stone block forms at a Heavy Work Bench in a graveyard and can be obtained by cutting down a ruby Gem Tree, dropping 0-5 of its respective gems.

A player encountering a deposit of Ruby.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Red TorchRed Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)By Hand
Red TorchRed Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Ruby GemcornRuby Gemcorn
Ruby Gem LockRuby Gem LockHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
Ruby Stone BlockRuby Stone BlockHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
Gold CrownGold Crown (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Gold CrownGold Crown (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Large RubyLarge Ruby
Platinum CrownPlatinum Crown (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Platinum CrownPlatinum Crown (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Red PhasebladeRed Phaseblade (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Red PhasebladeRed Phaseblade (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Ruby HookRuby Hook
Ruby StaffRuby Staff
Ruby RobeRuby RobeLoomLoom
Multicolored Stained GlassMulticolored Stained Glass (50)Work BenchWork Bench
Red Stained GlassRed Stained Glass (20)
Ruby Gemspark BlockRuby Gemspark Block (20)
total: 18 row(s)


  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Stack limit increased from 99 to 999.
    • Can now be placed.
  • Console 1.02:
    • Stack limit increased from 99 to 999.
    • Can now be placed.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with changes up to Desktop 1.2.