Talk:Gem collecting

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Ambitions gems[edit source]

Unadded are the new gems in Sims 3 Ambitions Expansion Pack, like Fluoride (rare) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:27, June 6, 2010

Tiberium[edit source]

Has someone really experienced tiberium spires spawning more tiberium, or is that only from some old news post mentioning that? I have had perhaps a hundred of large spires (up to ten at once), of which none spawned new spires. Though I usually, but not always, sell them when they become large. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:06, June 21, 2010 (UTC) - Sign your comments with ~~~~

No, it's just a rumor. Duskey(talk) 12:54, August 30, 2010 (UTC)
  • Just one second there, I can CONFIRM that it DEFINATELY happens. I've seen it happen multiple times. It has to be on grass, not on a display case or anything like that. --Rossmallo 01:13, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

heart-shaped cut[edit source]

I have 11 different gems but still no option for the heart-shaped cut.. (in the game it says i have found 82% of all gems)

(sims 3 + ambitions) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 12:50, August 30, 2010 (UTC) - Sign your comments with ~~~~

The heart-shaped cut is unlocked per Sim, make sure you have the Sim who has collected at least 10 different types of gems selected, when you try to have gems cut. In the future, you might have better luck asking gameplay questions in the Questions forum. Duskey(talk) 12:54, August 30, 2010 (UTC)
Same shit is happening to me, many, MANY gems found and still no bloody heart shape option for pink gems.... 14:14, April 5, 2011 (UTC)
I think I figured it out! I'm not positive, but I THINK if you get something from mining it doesn't count in your collecting. I'm running some tests and I'll post some more information once I figure it out completely. Kitty553 says: THE GAME!!! 19:36, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
EDIT: I WAS RIGHT! HOORAY FOR ME! You have to collect 10 different gems without using the miner, which would be the preferred way of getting them because 1.: you don't have to find them or wait for them to spawn, 2.: it's the only way to get fluorite, and 3.: you're always going to have one since you have to invent everything before you get the opportunity. It's a good thing doesn't have to be collected because it can only be aquired from the miner. Kitty553 says: THE GAME!!! 19:36, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

Split suggestion[edit source]

As a random visitor, I'd like to support giving tiberium its own page. People coming to this page either want general information on gems, or specifics on tiberium, being the 'special' option. It could stand to be seperate and help reduce visual clutter. 02:29, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

Gem Descriptions[edit source]

Should a column be added with the gem descriptions? Trimalynn 23:45, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

The Tiberium Split[edit source]

Please allow me to make the page! I'm more than willing to page the page, although I'll need some help.SimAddict 12:07, March 15, 2011 (UTC)

I know how some of you are talking about splitting the Tiberium section. I just made the page today. Just saying.SimAddict 11:34, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

The Use?[edit source]

What exactly are gems for? Should I just sell them or what? Other than particular gems used for things like making SimBot, I don't really see the use of them. Nikel Talk Vote Guess! 09:12, July 23, 2012 (UTC)

You can put them in your house, or sell them. I don't see the use of them either. Bakerychaz (talk page · blog) 10:27, July 23, 2012 (UTC)
They make good decorations and give Sims nice moodlets as a result. They're also something to collect. Some players like the feeling of completing a collection of every type of gem and gain satisfaction from acquiring difficult cuts for example. Mostly, it's a matter of goals and playstyle. -- Lexmechanic (talk) 02:42, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, good point. But do they really give Sims moodlets? Never encountered any before. I wonder if collecting gems has anything to do with Gatherer trait? Nikel Talk Vote! 02:49, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
You've really never found any? That surprises me - they can be found laying on the ground randomly around the neighborhood. If you decorate your Sims' surroundings well, they do indeed get moodlets that increase in effect the more decorated the room gets. The Gather trait improves the quality of gems, metals, etc. as the Sim picks them up or retrieves the cut/refined items from a mailbox, I believe. -- Lexmechanic (talk) 02:56, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
Nah, I meant I never encountered any moodlets from the gems. Sorry if I wasn't clear. Oh, you meant the gems raise the environment score? I didn't really know, because they're just so tiny I didn't know it affects the environment. I thought there was a special moodlet from the gems. Nikel Talk Vote! 04:26, September 10, 2012 (UTC)

Supernatural Gems[edit source]

There is a Sun cut for gems now. It can be found in tombs, I know that for sure, although it's probably obtainable other ways. There are also, of course, Sunstone and Moonstone gems. -- Lexmechanic (talk) 00:34, September 10, 2012 (UTC)

I haven't had Supernatural, but I predict there's a gem named Bloodstone too, isn't there? I hope someone with Supernatural can update the table with details.. Nikel Talk Vote! 02:15, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, there is Bloodstone. There is also a Moon cut for gems as well, shaped like the crescent keystones from WA. I don't really know how to make those lovely pictures in the article, otherwise I would. -- Lexmechanic (talk) 02:44, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
The images can wait. I'll just expand the table for now. Nikel Talk Vote! 02:52, September 10, 2012 (UTC)
Gem dust seems to work in all ways the same as an "actual" cut, so I'm adding it to the list. In my opinion, this makes dust a great option for transfiguring soulpeace gems, among other uses. I can't remember if you can send raw gems in the mail to be pulverized though. -- Lexmechanic (talk) 18:37, September 13, 2012 (UTC)
It seems like the Gem Dust has approximately 25% of the value of the original gem. I shall come with more data afterward to confirm this guess. MILK FOR THE UNYUUFEX, FLAT CHEST FOR THE CUTENESS THRONE, SKULLS FOR THE SKULL PROBES (user talk:Mathetesalexandrou) 14:45, September 21, 2012 (UTC)
I'm sure you've considered it, but try not to have the Gatherer trait on the Sim you're testing with. I'm pretty sure that increases the value of cut gems. -- Lexmechanic (talk) 18:22, September 21, 2012 (UTC)

Non-large skull gem[edit source]

There is no way to obtain a non-large skull cut gem, correct? (talk) 00:47, November 19, 2012 (UTC)

Gems in twinbrook?[edit source]

Are there any places in Twinbrook i can find gems?-Cheatcodechamp (talk) 00:59, April 21, 2013 (UTC)

I don't know where gem spawners are located in Twinbrook, but try Collection Helper LTR. Nikel Talk Vote! 05:39, April 21, 2013 (UTC)