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The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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The Sims 3 Guide - Sunset Valley

Collectibles - Gems

While gems may not sound as interesting as Butterflies or Beetles, they can be even more valuable. They take a little more work to make them ready for sale in your inventory. You would be wise to get a gem cut, as this increases its value, possibly tremendously – though it costs a lot in itself. As you collect more and more gems, more highly specialised cuts become available, with the most advanced increasing the value of a gem five times over, though it does cost 1,000 Simoleons. You send the gem to be cut via the mailbox on your house's lot. You can then sell it by dragging it into the sell section of your inventory (marked by a faint Simoleon symbol).


Sending a gem off to be processed.

Below is a list of the gems and their value before they are cut. You can then send them off to be processed and it will increase their price. Clearly however, for the more common gems the price of the professional process is far greater than the value of the gem, so be careful. Price also varies by the weight of the gem, though never by more than about fourty-percent of the prices listed below.

Aqua: 21 Simoleons
Smoky: 25 Simoleons
Emerald: 30 Simoleons
Ruby: 35 Simoleons
Yellow: 60 Simoleons
Tanzanite: 95 Simoleons
Diamond: 200 Simoleons
Special: 350 Simoleons
Rainbow: 700 Simoleons
Pink: 1,650 Simoleons

The Pink Gem is only found in one place, and that is at the start of the cliffs on the eastern part of the beach. It must be accessed from the road above, the one that goes past Little Corsican Bistro heading out of town to the east.

The Rainbow Gem can be found in the deposits by the Summer Hill Springs, among the cliffs between Pinochle Pond and Fort Gnome Military Base, and the cliffs by the beach, below the coastal road.


Finding a gem

The Special Gem can be found in the deposits on the coastal road going out of Sunset Valley to the east, down the hill from Crystal Springs.

Gems can turn out to be Mysterious Mr. Gnomes, when analysed.



 
 
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ID #319172 | Nov 12th 2013 Guest
Does this happen to anyone else?
If you sell collectibles like wildflowers, gems and seeds from your sims inventory on their home lot they reappear on their lawn or in their house. Then you can sell them again. Then if you go up a level to see upstairs, they reappear again and you can sell them again. You can keep switching levels and reselling them until you hit play then they disappear for good.
ID #253172 | Feb 11th 2013 Guest
So once I get a gem cut, I got a diamond cut, what do I do with it? I read somewhere you can buy a thing to keep them safe. That ill regret selling them...
ID #209423 | Nov 17th 2012 Guest
if you get sims pets and create a dog,teach it the hunting skill up to about level 5-6 and the dog should bring back a raimbow gem
ID #205045 | Nov 4th 2012 Guest
i found a raibow gem at the crimanal werehouse. go on to sims.wiki.com it shows you all the places
ID #201535 | Oct 27th 2012 Guest
Is martial arts, art or karate as well as all these other comments I still cannot find it i have one child and have three toddler triplets who have a toy i have done everything explored the catacombs but the is nothing there please help i have been looking for ages, so long that i have to keep reseting how long they will live, i will take any imformation. i really want to know aslo my friend cant find it! xxx :(
ID #201338 | Oct 26th 2012 Guest
I saw a pink gem and before I could click on it, it disappeared :'(
ID #187594 | Sep 20th 2012 Guest
If u have sims pets u can train ur dog to hunt for gems or u can make the imaginary friend potion urself with the chem lab(dont remember what exspansion u get it in though)...but i have also found the rainbow gems on the footpath to the mine in Apaloosa Valley . Hope this helps some of you out..
ID #185189 | Sep 11th 2012 SimsFreak2182
What about in Moonlight Falls? I need a couple rainbow gems to have my kid's imaginary friends come to life. Any hints?
ID #167541 | Jul 23rd 2012 Guest
I found five rainbow gems! I'm in Apaloosa Plains and I put a house next to the criminal base, then made my sim family move in. At first it only had a LOT of iron, but when my sim girl was told to bring a rainbow gem to the science factory, it started having loads of rainbow gems! I also found one rummaging throught the trash, and I also found a pink gem there too!
ID #157683 | Jun 27th 2012 Guest
actually it is testingcheatsenabled true because i always usee it!
ID #139994 | May 6th 2012 Guest
okay, i have bought to collection helper and picked up every gem everyday. i still CANNOT find the rainbow gem. i want my imaginary friend to become real. HELP?
ID #123066 | Mar 15th 2012 Guest
Um i still cant find a rainbow gem i need it to turn my imaginary friend real
ID #122051 | Mar 10th 2012 Guest
i problem you may have about hte buy debug and unkowncomand is 'testingCheatsenabled on ' nope not true or enabled or whateer
ID #119481 | Mar 1st 2012 Guest
I found a pink gem in my house! Wow!
ID #114798 | Feb 13th 2012 Guest
which item do you purchase after useing the cheat code to get the rainbow gem