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Gems
Precious goods
Diamonds.png
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.

Contents

Obtaining gems

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. Waiting longer for the price to decline results in a larger profit, but equally waiting for the price to decline to 100 PoE may result in a lost opportunity for a trader.

Foraged gems follow the same archipelago restriction as market gems: pirates will never receive gems from foraging which can be sold in that same archipelago. For example, if a pirate is foraging on an island in the Garnet Archipelago on Meridian, that pirate will never forage Jasper gems.

Trading gems

Traders may buy the gems and sail them to the purchasing island, but there are risks. Abandoning ship for over fifteen minutes with gems in the hold will cause the gems to be stolen by mysterious forces, never to be seen again. If there are 25 or more gems aboard, gem thieves will come aboard and take off with some of them. Transporting gems across the ocean is also risky; gems are stolen at twice the rate of other contents when a ship is defeated in battle.

Gems may not be sold to shoppes.

Event gems

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.
  • A jade gem was used to claim a special prize in a Christmastime event on Midnight.
  • Jasper gems were used to track racers during a race around Midnight.

Gem price guide

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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

Cerulean Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Coral gems.png
Coral gems
Delta Island
Diamonds.png
Diamonds
Alpha Island
Emeralds.png
Emeralds
Epsilon Island
Jade gems.png
Jade gems
Olive Island
Jasper gems.png
Jasper gems
Crimson Island
Jet gems.png
Jet gems
Charcoal Island
Xi Island
Opals.png
Opals
Nu Island
Pearls.png
Pearls
Zeta Island
Rubies.png
Rubies
Eta Island
Sapphires.png
Sapphires
Beta Island
Island Chart star coral.png Coral Chart star ice blue.png Diamond Chart star lime.png Emerald Chart star green.png Jade Chart star violet.png Jasper Chart star black.pngChart star white.png Jet Chart star yellow.png Opal Chart star aqua.png Pearl Chart star red.png Ruby Chart star blue.png Sapphire
Alpha Island 650 BUY 650  ???  ??? 490 240 420 560 680
Beta Island 520 680 350  ???  ??? 240 100 210 510 BUY
Byrne Island 630 XXX 560  ???  ??? 420 140 350 560 790
Carmine Island  ??? 100  ??? 240 XXX 490  ???  ???  ???  ???
Charcoal Island  ???  ???  ??? 280 330 BUY  ???  ???  ???  ???
Cleopatra's Pearls 100 350 490  ???  ??? 120 370 XXX 580 160
Cnossos Island 580 XXX 720  ???  ??? 510 310 510 610 610
Cochineal Island  ??? 100  ??? 330 XXX 190  ???  ???  ???  ???
Cormorant Island  ???  ???  ??? 470 230 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Cranberry Island 210 560 380  ???  ??? 100 100 520 XXX 540
Crimson Island  ???  ???  ??? 210 BUY 330  ???  ???  ???  ???
Delta Island BUY 650 450  ???  ??? 610 140 120 230 540
Dragon's Nest  ???  ???  ??? XXX 240 420  ???  ???  ???  ???
Emperor Island 520 660 XXX  ???  ??? 680 560 510 400 370
Endurance Island 230 310 660  ???  ??? 550 XXX 450 160 100
Epsilon Island 450 650 BUY  ???  ??? 610 590 590 440 350
Eta Island 240 560 440  ???  ??? 140 120 590 BUY 510
Fintan Island  ???  ???  ??? 520 170 XXX  ???  ???  ??? 100
Frond Island 160 420 650  ???  ??? 280 540 XXX 510 170
Gaea Island 370 590 XXX  ???  ??? 520 610 700 490 310
Garden Cradle  ???  ???  ??? 230 230 XXX  ???  ???  ???  ???
Guava Island 510 750 XXX  ???  ??? 540 470 610 560 470
Harmattan Island 100  ???  ??? XXX 450 160  ???  ???  ???  ???
Hephaestus' Forge 520 510 700  ???  ??? XXX 560 310 190 230
Islay of Luthien 210 560 510  ???  ??? 170 210 700 XXX 440
Jubilee Island  ???  ???  ??? 300 XXX 630  ???  ???  ???  ???
Jorvik Island 350 560 520  ???  ??? 240 170 580 XXX 590
Kirin Island 100 100  ??? XXX 370 100  ???  ??? 100  ???
Labyrinth Moors  ???  ???  ??? 260 100 XXX  ??? 190  ???  ???
Lagniappe Island 540 400 560  ???  ??? XXX 450 170 100 160
Lima Island  ???  ???  ??? XXX 190 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Namath Island 470 400 610  ???  ??? XXX 560 230 100 190
Napi Peak  ???  ???  ??? 420 XXX 280  ???  ???  ???  ???
Nu Island 140 240 590  ???  ??? 440 BUY 440 120 100
Olive Island  ???  ???  ??? BUY 210 280  ???  ???  ???  ???
Ostreum Island 210 490 660  ???  ??? 300 470 XXX 610 260
Oyster Island 720 XXX 590  ???  ??? 510 190 330 490 720
Papaya Island 560 XXX 560  ???  ??? 380 170 420 630 750
Park Island XXX 730 490  ???  ??? 560 120 190 310 630
Pranayama Island  ???  ???  ??? 230 XXX 400  ???  ???  ???  ???
Prolix Purlieu  ???  ???  ??? XXX 240 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Sakejima Island  ???  ???  ??? XXX 100 100 100  ???  ??? 100
Spring Island 490 580 XXX  ???  ??? 720 630 490 330 280
Terra Island 100  ???  ??? XXX 170 100  ???  ???  ???  ???
Tigerleaf Mountain  ???  ???  ??? 540 100 XXX  ???  ???  ??? 100
Tinga Island 370 520 XXX  ???  ??? 590 720 580 350 230
Turtle Island 490 XXX 590  ???  ??? 370 210 510 720 680
Vernal Equinox 590 590 240  ???  ??? 240 100 100 310 XXX
Waterberry 100 140 490  ???  ??? 350 XXX 380 100 100
Winter Solstice 680 XXX 700  ???  ??? 580 310 440 510 610
Wrasse Island 350 610 XXX  ???  ??? 440 520 750 580 350
Xi Island 610 490 610  ???  ??? BUY 440 230 140 240
Zeta Island 120 420 590  ???  ??? 230 440 BUY 590 210
Island Chart star coral.png Coral Chart star ice blue.png Diamond Chart star lime.png Emerald Chart star green.png Jade Chart star violet.png Jasper Chart star black.pngChart star white.png Jet Chart star yellow.png Opal Chart star aqua.png Pearl Chart star red.png Ruby Chart star blue.png Sapphire

Emerald

Emerald Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Amber gems.png
Amber gems
Alkaid Island
Amethyst gems.png
Amethyst gems
Kasidim Island
Coral gems.png
Coral gems
Scurvy Reef
Jade gems.png
Jade gems
Greenwich Island
Lapis lazuli gems.png
Lapis lazuli gems
Wensleydale
Moonstones.png
Moonstones
Maia Island
Quartz gems.png
Quartz gems
Sirius Island
Rubies.png
Rubies
Wissahickon Island
Island Chart star red.pngAmber Chart star orange.pngAmethyst Chart star navy.pngCoral Chart star grey.pngJade Chart star green.pngLapis Chart star aqua.pngMoonstones Chart star ice blue.pngQuartz Chart star black.pngRuby
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  ??? 100 XXX
Caravanserai Island  ??? XXX 140 520 100  ???  ??? 100
Chachapoya Island 100  ???  ??? 100  ??? 660 440  ???
Descartes Isle  ??? 380 420 XXX 330  ???  ??? 100
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  ???  ??? 140  ??? 540 160 300
Scrimshaw Island 610 100 770 210 770 100  ??? 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 red.pngAmber Chart star orange.pngAmethyst Chart star navy.pngCoral Chart star grey.pngJade Chart star green.pngLapis Chart star aqua.pngMoonstones Chart star ice blue.pngQuartz Chart star black.pngRuby

Ice

Ice Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Beryl gems.png
Beryl gems
Cold Spring Island
Lapis lazuli gems.png
Lapis lazuli gems
Fort Royal
Quartz gems.png
Quartz gems
Shatterstone Island
Island Chart star purple.pngBeryl Chart star blue.pngLapis Chart star ice blue.pngQuartz
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 purple.pngBeryl Chart star blue.pngLapis Chart star ice blue.pngQuartz

Meridian

Meridian Ocean Gems
Gem Capital Destination
Jade gems.png
Jade gems
Olive Island
Jasper gems.png
Jasper gems
Crimson Island
Morgan Island
Jet gems.png
Jet gems
Charcoal Island
Lapis lazuli gems.png
Lapis lazuli gems
Alicorn Island
Moonstones.png
Moonstones
Marmara Odonata
Tigereye gems.png
Tigereye gems
Mu Tambu
Topaz gems.png
Topaz gems
Flyaway Island
Island Chart star green.pngJade Chart star red.pngChart star violet.pngJasper Chart star black.pngJet Chart star purple.pngLapis Chart star ice blue.pngMoonstones Chart star coral.pngTigereye Chart star aqua.pngTopaz
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 green.pngJade Chart star red.pngChart star violet.pngJasper Chart star black.pngJet Chart star purple.pngLapis Chart star ice blue.pngMoonstones Chart star coral.pngTigereye Chart star aqua.pngTopaz

Key

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

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.

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