Gem collecting

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Gem collecting
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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 by using the gem cutter machine.

Raw[edit | edit source]

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

Image Gem Rarity Min
Value (§)
Max
Value (§)
EP Location
Blue Topaz.png Blue Topaz Common 9 21 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Smoky Quartz.png Smoky Quartz Common 15 25 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Emerald.png Emerald Common 20 30 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Ruby.png Ruby Common 25 35 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Yellow Sapphire.png Yellow Sapphire Uncommon 35 60 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Tanzanite.png Tanzanite Uncommon 65 95 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Diamond.png Diamond Rare 100 200 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Luminorious Gem.png Luminorious Gem Rare 150 300 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Rainbow Gem.png Rainbow Gem Rare 450 700 &BG
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Base neighborhood[1]
Pink Diamond.png Pink Diamond[2] Rare 1,200 1,650 &BG
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Base neighborhood
Amethyst.png Amethyst Common 18 24 &EP01
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France
Citrine.png Citrine Uncommon 35 53 &EP01
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France
Opal.png Opal Rare 350 520 &EP01
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France[1]
Alabaster.png Alabaster Common 9 55 &EP01
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Egypt
Turquoise.png Turquoise Uncommon 60 70 &EP01
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Egypt
Lapis Lazuli.png Lapis Lazuli Common 12 30 &EP01
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China
Jade.png Jade Rare 120 240 &EP01
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China
Quartz.png Quartz Common 10 18 &EP01
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Base neighborhood
Geode.png Geode Uncommon 15 120 &EP01
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Base neighborhood
Septarian Nodule.png Septarian Nodule Rare 50 350 &EP01
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Base neighborhood
Tiberium.png Tiberium Rare 75 125 &EP01
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Base neighborhood
Soulpeace.png Soulpeace Rare 1,450 2,100 &EP01
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Base neighborhood
Flourite.png Fluorite Rare 300 500 &EP02
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Sculpting Station
Smithsonite.png Smithsonite Uncommon 31 71 &EP03
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Base neighborhood
Vampires Eye.png Vampire's Eye Rare 200 375 &EP03
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Base neighborhood
Sunstone ts3icon.png Sunstone Rare 330 720 &EP07
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Base neighborhood
Moonstone ts3icon.png Moonstone Rare 375 855 &EP07
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Base neighborhood
Bloodstone ts3icon.png Bloodstone Uncommon 35 105 &EP07
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Base neighborhood


Tiberium[edit | edit source]

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, a non-large cut of Tiberium will grow into a Large Spire Cut within a day, giving it a value of around §40,000 or higher in some cases. Large cuts of Tiberium gems do not morth into Large Spire cuts.

Cuts[edit | edit source]

Skull cut gems.

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

With The Sims 3: Supernatural, Sims can purchase the Gem-U-Cut machine for a one-time investment of §975. It does not cost anything to cut a gem with the machine, meaning that the machine can eventually pay for itself. Sims gain access to new cuts when using the machine in the same way they would when sending gems to the gem-cutter via mail.

Image Cut Cost Worth Change Break Even Range for Best Profit Requirement EP
Emerald Cut Diamond.png Emerald §10 125% §40 §40 None &BG
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Oval Cut Diamond.png Oval §20 150% §40 §40-60 4 cuts &BG
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Pear Cut Diamond.png Pear §35 175% §47 §60 +4 (8 total) cuts &BG
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Plumbbob Cut Diamond.png Plumbbob §50 200% §50 §60-83 +8 (16 total) cuts &BG
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Marquis Cut Diamond.png Marquis §75 230% §58 +14 (30 total) cuts &BG
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Crystal Ball Cut Diamond.png Crystal ball §100 260% §63 §84-166 +15 (45 total) cuts &BG
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Brilliant Cut Diamond.png Brilliant §250 350% §100 §167-233 +15 (60 total) cuts &BG
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Heart-Shaped Cut Diamond.png Heart-Shaped[2] §1000 500% §250 §600+ Collect 10 different types of gems. &BG
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Polished Split Cut Diamond.png Polished Split §45 240% §32 §32-367 Geode & Septarian Nodules only &EP01
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Spire Cut Diamond.png Spire §6500 6900% Tiberium only &EP01
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Skull Cut Diamond.png Skull - 1000% Available only via transfiguration &EP01
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Star Cut Diamond.png Star §400 400% §134 §300-600 +15 (75 total) cuts. &EP01
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Sculptors Egg Cut Diamond.png Sculptor's Egg §175 300% §88 Available to Sims with 5 points of sculpting skill. &EP02
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Cut Gemdust.png Dust N/A 25% Obtained as a byproduct when using the Gem cutter &EP07
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Cut Sun.png Sun

§600

500% §150 §234+ +25 (100 total) cuts. &EP07
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Cut Moon.png Moon §600 500% §150 §234+ +25 (100 total) cuts. &EP07
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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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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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