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Gem collecting
Collection of gems
All gems in various cuts

Gems are collectibles in The Sims 3. They are found in their raw form and can be cut by sending them to a gem cutters or using the gem cutter machine.

Raw Edit

Gemstones are found in the rough, around neighborhoods and on adventures.

Image Gem Rarity Min
Value (§)
Max
Value (§)
EP Location
Blue Topaz Blue Topaz Common 9 21
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Base neighborhood
Smoky Quartz Smoky Quartz Common 15 25
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Base neighborhood
Emerald Emerald Common 20 30
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Base neighborhood
Ruby Ruby Common 25 35
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Base neighborhood
Yellow Sapphire Yellow Sapphire Uncommon 35 60
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Base neighborhood
Tanzanite Tanzanite Uncommon 65 95
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Base neighborhood
Diamond Diamond Rare 100 200
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Base neighborhood
Luminorious Gem Luminorious Gem Rare 150 300
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Base neighborhood
Rainbow Gem Rainbow Gem Rare 450 700
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Base neighborhood[1]
Pink Diamond Pink Diamond[2] Rare 1,200 1,650
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Base neighborhood
Amethyst Amethyst Common 18 24
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France
Citrine Citrine Uncommon 35 53
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France
Opal Opal Rare 350 520
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France[1]
Alabaster Alabaster Common 9 55
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Egypt
Turquoise Turquoise Uncommon 60 70
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Egypt
Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli Common 12 30
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China
Jade Jade Rare 120 240
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China
Quartz Quartz Common 10 18
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Base neighborhood
Geode Geode Uncommon 15 120
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Base neighborhood
Septarian Nodule Septarian Nodule Rare 50 350
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Base neighborhood
Tiberium Tiberium Rare 75 125
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Base neighborhood
Soulpeace Soulpeace Rare 1,450 2,100
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Base neighborhood
Flourite Fluorite Rare 300 500
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Sculpting Station
Smithsonite Smithsonite Uncommon 31 71
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Base neighborhood
Vampires Eye Vampire's Eye Rare 200 375
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Base neighborhood
Sunstone ts3icon Sunstone Rare 330 720
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Base neighborhood
Moonstone ts3icon Moonstone Rare 375 855
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Base neighborhood
Bloodstone ts3icon Bloodstone Uncommon 35 105
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Base neighborhood

TiberiumEdit

Tiberium transforming

Tiberium growing.

Main article: Tiberium

Tiberium is an extraordinarily rare and potentially very valuable gem. It represents the Tiberium crystal in Command And Conquer: Tiberium Wars. The raw rock is worth §75-125. In the inventory (either as ore or cut) it will give a negative "Visceroidal Nausea" moodlet (-25 mood).

Tiberium can be cut into 2 different forms:

  • Small Spire Cut (§6,500)
  • Heart-Shaped Cut (§1,000)

No matter what the cut is, Tiberium will grow into a Large Spire Cut within a day, giving it a value of around §40,000 or higher in some cases.

Cuts Edit

Gem skull cuts

Skull cut gems.

Gems may be sent to the gem-cutter and cut into the following cuts. Starting with the emerald cut, and Sims gain cuts by cutting gems.

Geode & Septarian Nodules only have polished split and heart-shaped cut, while Tiberium only has Spire and Heart-Shaped cut

Sometimes the gem cutters will return an uncut gem, saying that it is actually a Mysterious Mr. Gnome in disguise.

The table lists both when you break even with a particular cut, and when a cut begins yielding better profit than the previous cut.

For example, if a gem is worth §47, an oval cut provides §70 while the Pear cut yields §82. Factoring in the cost of the gem and the cost of cutting the gem, the Oval cut provides a §3 profit while the Pear cut yields no profit. The Pear cut does not start providing more profit than the Oval cut until the original worth is §60, as listed below.

Image Cut Cost Worth Change Break Even Range for Best Profit Requirement EP
Emerald Cut Diamond Emerald §10 125% §40 §40 None
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Oval Cut Diamond Oval §20 150% §40 §40-60 4 cuts
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Pear Cut Diamond Pear §35 175% §47 §60 +4 (8 total) cuts
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Plumbbob Cut Diamond Plumbbob §50 200% §50 §60-83 +8 (16 total) cuts
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Marquis Cut Diamond Marquis §75 230% §58 +14 (30 total) cuts
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Crystal Ball Cut Diamond Crystal ball §100 260% §63 §84-166 +15 (45 total) cuts
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Brilliant Cut Diamond Brilliant §250 350% §100 §167-233 +15 (60 total) cuts
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Heart-Shaped Cut Diamond Heart-Shaped[2] §1000 500% §250 Collect 10 different types of gems.
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Polished Split Cut Diamond Polished Split §45 240% §32 §32-367 Geode & Septarian Nodules only
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Spire Cut Diamond Spire §6500 6900% Tiberium only
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Skull Cut Diamond Skull - 1000% Available only via transfiguration
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Star Cut Diamond Star §400 400% §134 §300-600 +15 (75 total) cuts.
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Sculptors Egg Cut Diamond Sculptor's Egg §175 300% §88 Available to Sims with 5 points of sculpting skill.
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Cut Gemdust Dust N/A Obtained as a byproduct when using the Gem cutter
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Cut Sun Sun

§600

500% §150 §234+ +25 (100 total) cuts.
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Cut Moon Moon §600 500% §150 §234+ +25 (100 total) cuts.
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Note:

The star-cut will be enabled after installing patch 26 or The Sims 3: Pets, otherwise it will be hidden from normal gameplay and cannot be produced by players but they can be found in tombs. A glitch that may be caused by testingcheatsenabled true is that when you are returning from any world causes all gems to become blue topaz in color. This can be fixed by restarting, although the glitched gems will stay blue.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Raw rainbow gems, opals, and tiberium can be obtained by using the "Rummage for Scrap" interaction on garbage cans in the neighborhood.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sims will need to cut a pink diamond into the heart shape in order to do the SimBot opportunity chain.

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