Gems can be cut using a chisel upon reaching certain Crafting levels. There is a chance that semi-precious gems can be cut unsuccessfully, producing a useless crushed gemstone for 75% less experience. Although, it is believed that this chance decreases as the player's Crafting level increases. Cutting gems, especially precious gems, can be a quick way of gaining Crafting experience, once the player obtains the uncut gems.
Precious gems are typically used with a gold bar to Craft jewellery, especially amulets, which can be enchanted with special abilities. Semi-precious gems, however, have limited use in RuneScape Classic. All three types are used in Legend's Quest, and that's it.
|Uncut Opal||1||15 (3.75)||Opal||Semi-precious|
|Uncut Jade||13||20 (5)||Jade||Semi-precious|
|Uncut Red Topaz||16||25 (6.25)||Red topaz||Semi-precious|
Oyster pearls are an unusual type of semi-precious gem, both in how they're obtained and what they're used for. Oysters come from Fishing with a big net and have an approximately 10% chance of containing pearls. Using a chisel on it produces oyster pearl bolt tips, which are used for making crossbow ammunition. Carving the tips also gives experience in Fletching rather than Crafting.
Shilo Village gem rocks
- Main article: Shilo Village mine
The following shops buy and sell precious gems:
- Al Kharid gem stall in northwest Al Kharid
- Gems Stall in East Ardougne marketplace
- Herquin's Gems in southwest Falador
- In RuneScape 2, all gem types can be carved into bolt tips and even enchanted for unique benefits.