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Gems
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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 Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS 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
    DiamondDiamond
    Internal Item ID: 182
    30 Diamond (placed).png Diamond rock.png Diamond placed.png
    AmberAmber
    Internal Item ID: 999
    30 Amber (placed).png[1] n/a Amber 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
    Amber GemcornAmber Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4857
    By Hand
    Amethyst GemcornAmethyst Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4852
    Blue TorchBlue Torch
    Internal Item ID: 427
    (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    Blue TorchBlue Torch
    Internal Item ID: 427
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Diamond GemcornDiamond Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4856
    Emerald GemcornEmerald Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4854
    Green TorchGreen Torch
    Internal Item ID: 429
    (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    Green TorchGreen Torch
    Internal Item ID: 429
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Orange TorchOrange Torch
    Internal Item ID: 1245
    (20) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    Orange TorchOrange Torch
    Internal Item ID: 1245
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Purple TorchPurple Torch
    Internal Item ID: 430
    (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    Purple TorchPurple Torch
    Internal Item ID: 430
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Red TorchRed Torch
    Internal Item ID: 428
    (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    Red TorchRed Torch
    Internal Item ID: 428
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Ruby GemcornRuby Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4855
    Sapphire GemcornSapphire Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4853
    Topaz GemcornTopaz Gemcorn
    Internal Item ID: 4851
    White TorchWhite Torch
    Internal Item ID: 431
    (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    White TorchWhite Torch
    Internal Item ID: 431
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Yellow TorchYellow Torch
    Internal Item ID: 432
    (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
    Yellow TorchYellow Torch
    Internal Item ID: 432
    (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    SandgunSandgun
    Internal Item ID: 266
    FurnaceFurnace
    Amber Gem LockAmber Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3650
    Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
    Amethyst Gem LockAmethyst Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3648
    Diamond Gem LockDiamond Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3649
    Emerald Gem LockEmerald Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3646
    Ruby Gem LockRuby Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3644
    Sapphire Gem LockSapphire Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3645
    Topaz Gem LockTopaz Gem Lock
    Internal Item ID: 3647
    Amber Stone BlockAmber Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4646
    Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
    Amethyst Stone BlockAmethyst Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4640
    Diamond Stone BlockDiamond Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4645
    Emerald Stone BlockEmerald Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4643
    Ruby Stone BlockRuby Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4644
    Sapphire Stone BlockSapphire Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4642
    Topaz Stone BlockTopaz Stone Block
    Internal Item ID: 4641
    Amber HookAmber Hook
    Internal Item ID: 4257
    Iron AnvilIron Anvil
    or
    Lead AnvilLead Anvil
    Amber StaffAmber Staff
    Internal Item ID: 3377
    Amethyst HookAmethyst Hook
    Internal Item ID: 1236
    Amethyst StaffAmethyst Staff
    Internal Item ID: 739
    Blue PhasebladeBlue Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 198
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Blue PhasebladeBlue Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 198
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Diamond HookDiamond Hook
    Internal Item ID: 1241
    Diamond StaffDiamond Staff
    Internal Item ID: 744
    Emerald HookEmerald Hook
    Internal Item ID: 1239
    Emerald StaffEmerald Staff
    Internal Item ID: 742
    Gold CrownGold Crown
    Internal Item ID: 264
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Gold CrownGold Crown
    Internal Item ID: 264
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Green PhasebladeGreen Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 200
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Green PhasebladeGreen Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 200
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Large AmberLarge Amber
    Internal Item ID: 3643
    Large AmethystLarge Amethyst
    Internal Item ID: 1522
    Large DiamondLarge Diamond
    Internal Item ID: 1527
    Large EmeraldLarge Emerald
    Internal Item ID: 1525
    Large RubyLarge Ruby
    Internal Item ID: 1526
    Large SapphireLarge Sapphire
    Internal Item ID: 1524
    Large TopazLarge Topaz
    Internal Item ID: 1523
    MagiluminescenceMagiluminescence
    Internal Item ID: 5107
    Orange PhasebladeOrange Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 4258
    Platinum CrownPlatinum Crown
    Internal Item ID: 715
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Platinum CrownPlatinum Crown
    Internal Item ID: 715
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Purple PhasebladePurple Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 201
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Purple PhasebladePurple Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 201
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Red PhasebladeRed Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 199
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Red PhasebladeRed Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 199
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Ruby HookRuby Hook
    Internal Item ID: 1240
    Ruby StaffRuby Staff
    Internal Item ID: 743
    Sapphire HookSapphire Hook
    Internal Item ID: 1238
    Sapphire StaffSapphire Staff
    Internal Item ID: 741
    Topaz HookTopaz Hook
    Internal Item ID: 1237
    Topaz StaffTopaz Staff
    Internal Item ID: 740
    White PhasebladeWhite Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 202
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    White PhasebladeWhite Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 202
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Yellow PhasebladeYellow Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 203
    (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionLegacy tModLoader version)
    Yellow PhasebladeYellow Phaseblade
    Internal Item ID: 203
    (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
    Amber RobeAmber Robe
    Internal Item ID: 4256
    LoomLoom
    Amethyst RobeAmethyst Robe
    Internal Item ID: 1282
    Diamond RobeDiamond Robe
    Internal Item ID: 1287
    Emerald RobeEmerald Robe
    Internal Item ID: 1285
    Ruby RobeRuby Robe
    Internal Item ID: 1286
    Sapphire RobeSapphire Robe
    Internal Item ID: 1284
    Topaz RobeTopaz Robe
    Internal Item ID: 1283
    Crate PotionCrate Potion
    Internal Item ID: 2356
    (Nintendo 3DS versionLegacy tModLoader 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
    Amber Gemspark BlockAmber Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1976
    (20)
    Work BenchWork Bench
    Amethyst Gemspark BlockAmethyst Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1970
    (20)
    Blue Stained GlassBlue Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 1269
    (20)
    Diamond Gemspark BlockDiamond Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1975
    (20)
    Emerald Gemspark BlockEmerald Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1973
    (20)
    Green Stained GlassGreen Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 1270
    (20)
    Multicolored Stained GlassMulticolored Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 1272
    (50)
    Orange Stained GlassOrange Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 4260
    (20)
    Purple Stained GlassPurple Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 1267
    (20)
    Red Stained GlassRed Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 1271
    (20)
    Ruby Gemspark BlockRuby Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1974
    (20)
    Sapphire Gemspark BlockSapphire Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1972
    (20)
    Topaz Gemspark BlockTopaz Gemspark Block
    Internal Item ID: 1971
    (20)
    Yellow Stained GlassYellow Stained Glass
    Internal Item ID: 1268
    (20)
    total: 100 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.

    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.
    • Console 1.0.1372.5:
      • Inventory, placed, rock and stone sprites updated.
      • Large Amber can now be crafted.
      • Gem Locks can now be crafted.
    • Console 1.02:
      • Amber added (and the amber Orange Torch).
      • Sprites changed.
      • Can now be found as crystals on cave walls and in Gemstone caves.
      • The original 6 gems can now be crafted into Large Gems, Gem Hooks, and early-game magic robes and Gem Staves.
      • Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz, and Amethyst can be crafted into Stained Glass.
      • Stack limit increased from 99 to 999.
      • Can now be placed.
    • Console-Release:
      • Introduced Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz, Amethyst, and Diamond.
      • Can be crafted into colorful Phaseblades and colored torches.
    • Switch 1.0.895.9:
      • Inventory, placed, rock and stone sprites updated.
      • Large Amber can now be crafted.
      • Gem Locks can now be crafted.
    • Mobile 1.4.0.5.0:
      • Gemcorns can now be crafted.
      • Gemstone Blocks can now be crafted.
      • Inventory, placed, rock and stone sprites updated.
      • Large Amber can now be crafted.
      • Gem Locks can now be crafted.
    • Mobile 1.2.6508:
      • Amber added (and the amber Orange Torch).
      • Sprites changed.
      • Can now be found as crystals on cave walls and in Gemstone caves.
      • The original 6 gems can now be crafted into Large Gems, Gem Hooks, and early-game magic robes and Gem Staves.
      • Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz, and Amethyst can be crafted into Stained Glass.
      • Stack limit increased from 99 to 999.
      • Can now be placed.
    • Mobile-Release:
      • Introduced Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Topaz, Amethyst, and Diamond.
      • Can be crafted into colorful Phaseblades and colored torches.
    • 3DS-Release: Introduced with changes up to Desktop 1.2.

    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.