Uncut gem

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Uncut lapis lazuli detail.png

An uncut gem is a rough gemstone that has not been crafted into a finished product. Uncut gems can be commonly obtained as a drop from various monsters or by Mining various gem rocks. Uncut gems cannot be put into an ore box, but the gem bag fulfils a similar purpose instead (for sapphire through diamond, and additionally dragonstone with gem bag upgrade).

Uncut opal, uncut jade, and uncut red topaz are different from the others in that you might fail to cut them, producing a useless crushed gem.

Once cut into gems, they can be combined with silver and gold bars at a furnace to create jewellery.

Uncut and cut gems can be purchased from, stolen from, or sold at gem shops, identified with a red gem Gem shop map icon.png icon on the world map. It is also possible to loot gems from safes in the Rogues' Den.

Generally, cutting gems is a fast but expensive way to train Crafting, but some gems may be more affordable to cut depending on the current market. At present, cutting uncut emeralds is one of the less costly options - see Calculator:Crafting/Gem cutting.

Gems[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Crafting Gem XP Price
1 Uncut lapis lazuli.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut lapis lazuli Uncut lapis lazuli 20 N/A
1 Uncut opal.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut opal Uncut opal 12 211
13 Uncut jade.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut jade Uncut jade 20 472
16 Uncut red topaz.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut red topaz Uncut red topaz 25 479
20 Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 50 884
27 Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 67.5 2,604
34 Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 85 2,595
43 Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 107.5 7,603

Pay-to-play[edit | edit source]

Crafting Gem XP Price
55 Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 137.5 12,529
72 Uncut onyx.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut onyx Uncut onyx 167.5 2,307,930
79 Uncut hydrix.png: RS3 Inventory image of Uncut hydrix Uncut hydrix 197.5 52,356,146

Update history[edit | edit source]

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* patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Uncut gems all now have consistent examine text.
  • patch 23 September 2009 (Update):
    • Sped up gem cutting to match their original behaviour.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Uncut gems used to have the examine text "It would be worth more cut" but it was changed since uncut gems are generally worth more than cut ones.
  • You need a higher Crafting level to cut ruby than sapphire, but in real life, ruby and sapphire are just different colours of corundum.