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Gems
Precious goods
Diamonds
Mass: 10 kg Volume: 1 L
Obtained from: Foraging, pillaging and markets
Used by: Gem running
End products: none

Gems are high-risk, high-profit commodities intended for traders and found on all oceans except the Crimson and Jade oceans. There is one type of gem per archipelago, where the gems may be sold for profit, and only one island in that archipelago will purchase gems. Event gems are the exception to this, but are rarely seen.

Obtaining Gems Edit

Gems are foraged from uncolonized islands, pillaged from brigands and other players, and purchased from markets throughout the ocean. Foraged gems are found five at a time, though gems have been pillaged 1–30 at a time. [1] Foraged and pillaged gems are rare.

Market gems are spawned randomly at islands with a palace and islands buying gems outside their respective archipelago (see Gem Price Guide below for details). These gems appear for sale at the commodities market in lots of various sizes. Only one type of gem will spawn per day (Pirate Time), and the daily gem types rotate in alphabetical order (this restriction does not apply to foraged gems).

Initially when gems spawn, they will have a price as high as 1,000 PoE, with that price declining through the day to as low as 100 PoE -- see Gem Price guide below for the lowest price each may reach based on the spawning island. The gems may be purchased at any time when available, and a new lot of gems of that type will not spawn until the existing gems have been purchased. Obviously waiting longer for the price to decline results in a larger profit, but judgment must be exercised as to at what price you're willing to purchase gems, as waiting for the price to decline to 100 PoE may result in a lost opportunity.

Foraged gems follow the same archipelago restriction as market gems: you will never forage gems to be sold in the same archipelago in which you are foraging. For example, if you are foraging on an island in the Garnet Archipelago on Meridian, you will never forage Jasper gems.

Trading Gems Edit

Traders may buy the gems and sail them to the purchasing island, but there are risks. If you abandon your ship for over fifteen minutes with gems in the hold, the gems are stolen by mysterious forces, never to be seen again. If you have 25 gems or more aboard, gem thieves will come aboard and take off with some of them. The sea has its risks as well, for gems are stolen at twice the rate of other contents when you lose at sea battle.

Gems may not be sold to shoppes.

Event Gems Edit

Gems without home archipelagos are sometimes used for special event purposes. Event gems can rarely be sold after the conclusion of the event, and they disappear from the hold like any other.

  • For the Endurance Scavenger Hunt, Tedv bought amethysts from players.
  • Jasper gems were used to track racers during a race around Midnight.
  • A jade gem was used to claim a special prize in a Christmastime event on Midnight.

Gem Price Guide Edit

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These tables show the lowest expected sale prices for the various gems at each ocean's islands' marketplaces.

BUY= This market buys this gem type for 1000 PoE per piece
XXX= Gem type will not spawn at this market
 ???= Data unknown

Cerulean Edit

Cerulean Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Coral gems
Coral gems
Delta Island
Diamonds
Diamonds
Alpha Island
Emeralds
Emeralds
Epsilon Island
Jade gems
Jade gems
Olive Island
Jasper gems
Jasper gems
Crimson Island
Jet gems
Jet gems
Charcoal Island
Xi Island
Opals
Opals
Nu Island
Pearls
Pearls
Zeta Island
Rubies
Rubies
Eta Island
Sapphires
Sapphires
Beta Island
Island Chart star coral Coral Chart star ice blue Diamond Chart star lime Emerald Chart star green Jade Chart star violet Jasper Chart star blackChart star white Jet Chart star yellow Opal Chart star aqua Pearl Chart star red Ruby Chart star blue Sapphire
Alpha Island 650 BUY 650 ???  ??? 490240420560680
Beta Island 520680350 ???  ??? 240100210510 BUY
Byrne Island 630 XXX 560 ???  ??? 420140350560790
Carmine Island  ??? 100  ??? 240 XXX 490  ???  ???  ???  ???
Charcoal Island  ???  ???  ??? 280 330 BUY  ???  ???  ???  ???
Cleopatra's Pearls 100350490 ???  ??? 120370 XXX 580160
Cnossos Island 580 XXX 720 ???  ??? 510310510610610
Cochineal Island  ??? 100  ??? 330 XXX 190  ???  ???  ???  ???
Cormorant Island  ???  ???  ??? 470 230 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Cranberry Island 210560380 ???  ??? 100100520 XXX 540
Crimson Island  ???  ???  ??? 210 BUY 330  ???  ???  ???  ???
Delta Island BUY 650450 ???  ??? 610140120230540
Dragon's Nest  ???  ???  ??? XXX 240 420  ???  ???  ???  ???
Emperor Island 520660 XXX  ???  ??? 680560510400370
Endurance Island 230310660 ???  ??? 550 XXX 450160100
Epsilon Island 450650 BUY  ???  ??? 610590590440350
Eta Island 240560440 ???  ??? 140120590 BUY 510
Fintan Island  ???  ???  ??? 520 170 XXX  ???  ???  ??? 100
Frond Island 160420650 ???  ??? 280540 XXX 510170
Gaea Island 370590 XXX  ???  ??? 520610700490310
Garden Cradle  ???  ???  ??? 230 230 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Guava Island 510750 XXX  ???  ??? 540470610560470
Harmattan Island 100  ???  ??? XXX 450 160  ???  ???  ???  ???
Hephaestus' Forge 520510700 ???  ??? XXX 560310190230
Islay of Luthien 210560510 ???  ??? 170210700 XXX 440
Jubilee Island  ???  ???  ??? 300 XXX 630  ???  ???  ???  ???
Jorvik Island 350560520 ???  ??? 240170580 XXX 590
Kirin Island 100 100  ??? XXX 370 100  ???  ??? 100  ???
Labyrinth Moors  ???  ???  ??? 260 100 XXX  ??? 190  ???  ???
Lagniappe Island 540400560 ???  ??? XXX 450170100160
Lima Island  ???  ???  ??? XXX 190 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Namath Island 470400610 ???  ??? XXX 560230100190
Napi Peak  ???  ???  ??? 420 XXX 280  ???  ???  ???  ???
Nu Island 140240590 ???  ??? 440 BUY 440120100
Olive Island  ???  ???  ??? BUY 210 280  ???  ???  ???  ???
Ostreum Island 210490660 ???  ??? 300470 XXX 610260
Oyster Island 720 XXX 590 ???  ??? 510190330490720
Papaya Island 560 XXX 560 ???  ??? 380170420630750
Park Island XXX 730490 ???  ??? 560120190310630
Pranayama Island  ???  ???  ??? 230 XXX 400  ???  ???  ???  ???
Prolix Purlieu  ???  ???  ??? XXX 240 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Sakejima Island  ???  ???  ??? XXX 100 100 100  ???  ??? 100
Spring Island 490580 XXX  ???  ??? 720630490330280
Terra Island 100  ???  ??? XXX 170 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Tigerleaf Mountain  ???  ???  ??? 540 100 XXX  ???  ???  ??? 100
Tinga Island 370520 XXX  ???  ??? 590720580350230
Turtle Island 490 XXX 590 ???  ??? 370210510720680
Vernal Equinox 590590240 ???  ??? 240100100310 XXX
Waterberry 100140490 ???  ??? 350 XXX 380100100
Winter Solstice 680 XXX 700 ???  ??? 580310440510610
Wrasse Island 350610 XXX  ???  ??? 440520750580350
Xi Island 610490610 ???  ??? BUY 440230140240
Zeta Island 120420590 ???  ??? 230440 BUY 590210
Island Chart star coral Coral Chart star ice blue Diamond Chart star lime Emerald Chart star green Jade Chart star violet Jasper Chart star blackChart star white Jet Chart star yellow Opal Chart star aqua Pearl Chart star red Ruby Chart star blue Sapphire

Emerald Edit

Emerald Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Amber gems
Amber gems
Alkaid Island
Amethyst gems
Amethyst gems
Kasidim Island
Coral gems
Coral gems
Scurvy Reef
Jade gems
Jade gems
Greenwich Island
Lapis lazuli gems
Lapis lazuli gems
Wensleydale
Moonstones
Moonstones
Maia Island
Quartz gems
Quartz gems
Sirius Island
Rubies
Rubies
Wissahickon Island
Island Chart star redAmber Chart star orangeAmethyst Chart star navyCoral Chart star greyJade Chart star greenLapis Chart star aquaMoonstones Chart star ice blueQuartz Chart star blackRuby
Descartes Isle  ??? 380 420 XXX 330  ???  ??? 100
Admiral Island  ??? 100 790 280 XXX  ???  ??? 610
Aimuari Island 100  ??? 100  ???  ??? 590 300  ???
Alkaid Island BUY  ???  ???  ???  ??? 230 100  ???
Arakoua Island  ??? XXX 210 630 100  ???  ??? 100
Armstrong Island 240 100  ???  ???  ???  ??? XXX 100
Barbary Island  ??? XXX 420 540 170  ???  ??? 150?
Blackthorpe Island  ??? 520 210 XXX 100  ???  ??? 100
Bowditch Island  ??? 160 800 280 700  ???  ??? XXX
Caravanserai Island  ??? XXX 140 520 100  ???  ??? 100
Chachapoya Island 100  ???  ??? 100  ??? 660 440  ???
Doyle Island XXX  ???  ???  ???  ??? 630 230  ???
Greenwich Island  ??? 520 420 BUY 280  ???  ??? 100
Isle of Kent  ??? 100 800 380 XXX  ???  ??? 540
Kasidim Island  ??? BUY 240 520 100  ???  ??? 100
Lincoln Island  ??? 170 720 510 XXX  ???  ??? 380
Maia Island 230 140  ???  ???  ??? BUY 560  ???
Pukru Island 100  ???  ???  ??? 100 560 260  ???
Quetzal Island 100  ??? 100  ???  ??? 470 240 100
Sayers Rock XXX  ???  ???  ???  ??? 540 160 300
Scrimshaw Island 610 100 770 210 770  ???  ??? XXX
Scurvy Reef  ??? 240 BUY 420 730  ???  ??? 630
Sirius Island 100  ???  ??? 100  ??? 560 BUY 100
Spaniel Island  ??? 660 450 XXX 260  ???  ??? 140
The Lowland Hundred 100  ???  ???  ???  ??? 310 450  ???
Wensleydale  ??? 100 730 280 BUY  ???  ??? 540
Wissahickon Island  ??? 100 630 100 540  ???  ??? BUY
Island Chart star redAmber Chart star orangeAmethyst Chart star navyCoral Chart star greyJade Chart star greenLapis Chart star aquaMoonstones Chart star ice blueQuartz Chart star blackRuby

Ice Edit

Ice Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Beryl gems
Beryl gems
Cold Spring Island
Lapis lazuli gems
Lapis lazuli gems
Fort Royal
Quartz gems
Quartz gems
Shatterstone Island
Island Chart star purpleBeryl Chart star blueLapis Chart star ice blueQuartz
Cold Spring Island BUY 770 790
Eieio Island 680 730 XXX
Fort Royal 770 BUY 800
Kings Island 630 590 XXX
Shatterstone Island 790 800 BUY
Island Chart star purpleBeryl Chart star blueLapis Chart star ice blueQuartz

Meridian Edit

Meridian Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Jade gems
Jade gems
Olive Island
Jasper gems
Jasper gems
Crimson Island
Morgan Island
Jet gems
Jet gems
Charcoal Island
Lapis lazuli gems
Lapis lazuli gems
Alicorn Island
Moonstones
Moonstones
Marmara Odonata
Tigereye gems
Tigereye gems
Mu Tambu
Topaz gems
Topaz gems
Flyaway Island
Island Chart star greenJade Chart star redChart star violetJasper Chart star blackJet Chart star purpleLapis Chart star ice blueMoonstones Chart star coralTigereye Chart star aquaTopaz
Acanthaster Spits 100  ???  ???  ???  ??? XXX  ???
Alicorn Island  ??? 190  ??? BUY 440 230 330
Barracuda Island  ??? XXX  ??? 260 140 300 660
Carmine Island 240 XXX 490  ???  ???  ???  ???
Celesta Isle 100 630  ??? 440 140 190 XXX
Charcoal Island 280 330 BUY  ???  ???  ???  ???
Chelydra Cove  ??? XXX 100 190 170 380 510
Chrysalis Island  ??? XXX  ??? 330 350 520 490
Cochineal Island 330 XXX 190  ???  ???  ???  ???
Crimson Island 210 BUY 330  ???  ???  ???  ???
Dragon's Nest XXX 240 420  ???  ???  ???  ???
Drogeo Island  ??? 590 240 520 210 240 XXX
Fintan Island 520 170 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Flyaway Island  ??? 580  ??? 330 100 100 BUY
Fugu Island  ??? 540  ??? 350 540 XXX 300
Harmattan Island XXX 450 160  ???  ???  ???  ???
Jubilee Island 300 XXX 630  ???  ???  ???  ???
Kirin Island XXX 370 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Labyrinth Moors 260 100 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Lima Island XXX 190 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Marmara Odonata  ??? 120  ??? 440 BUY 630 100
Morgan Island 100 BUY  ??? 190 120 310 580
Mu Tambu 100 310  ??? 230 630 BUY 100
Napi Peak 420 XXX 280  ???  ???  ???  ???
Nightshade Island 100 490 100 260 510 XXX 210
Olive Island BUY 210 280  ???  ???  ???  ???
Prolix Purlieu XXX 240 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Sakejima Island XXX 100 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Saltstraum Rock  ??? XXX 100 380 350 490 540
Stormy Fell  ??? XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???
Swampfen Island XXX 310 370  ???  ???  ???  ???
Terra Island XXX 170 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Tigerleaf Mountain 540 100 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Windward Vale 350 XXX 470 280  ???  ???  ???
Island Chart star greenJade Chart star redChart star violetJasper Chart star blackJet Chart star purpleLapis Chart star ice blueMoonstones Chart star coralTigereye Chart star aquaTopaz

Key Edit

BUY= This market buys this gem type for 1000 PoE per piece
XXX= Gem type will not spawn at this market
 ???= Data unknown

Historical Notes Edit

The introduction of the foraging puzzle with release 2008-08-27 meant that gems became a little more challenging to obtain. This release also brought with it gem thieves, in an attempt to prevent pirates from having too many gems aboard a single ship. The buy prices for gems were adjusted to start off high and gradually decrease.

Gems were added to the Cobalt and Viridian oceans in bugfix release 2007-05-29, and to Sage shortly afterwards the next day. Originally, markets on "capital islands" (named after Greek letters, on Midnight) would purchase gems. On newer oceans, without capital islands and with less consistent naming schemes, purchasing islands were chosen more or less centrally located, with an easy to remember name. On Viridian and Cobalt, the type and color of the gem match with the island and archipelago names, i.e olive and jade are shades of green; charcoal, onyx and jet all black; and crimson, garnet and jasper are red. [2]

Gems were made a forageable commodity with release 2004-12-15.

Gems were introduced to the game with Beta release 2003-11-14.

Certain gems not available on a particular ocean have occasionally been used as special event commodities. Because of this, it is possible (but very rare) to win an unusable gem from brigands.

Note also that on the Midnight Ocean, amethyst gems can still be sold to the Endurance Island market, for 100 PoE per unit, up to a maximum of 10 units. Although this is not the intended behavior, those that pillage an amethyst gem on Midnight can still sell them.

There once was an opal in the hold of Hercuweaves on Cnossos Island, but it had to be removed due to a bug.

See also Edit

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