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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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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.

Added 12th Nov 2013, ID #319172

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...

Added 11th Feb 2013, ID #253172

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

Added 17th Nov 2012, ID #209423

i found a raibow gem at the crimanal werehouse. go on to sims.wiki.com it shows you all the places

Added 4th Nov 2012, ID #205045

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 :(

Added 27th Oct 2012, ID #201535

I saw a pink gem and before I could click on it, it disappeared :'(

Added 26th Oct 2012, ID #201338

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..

Added 20th Sep 2012, ID #187594

What about in Moonlight Falls? I need a couple rainbow gems to have my kid's imaginary friends come to life. Any hints?

Added 11th Sep 2012, ID #185189

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!

Added 23rd Jul 2012, ID #167541

actually it is testingcheatsenabled true because i always usee it!

Added 27th Jun 2012, ID #157683

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?

Added 6th May 2012, ID #139994

Um i still cant find a rainbow gem i need it to turn my imaginary friend real

Added 15th Mar 2012, ID #123066

i problem you may have about hte buy debug and unkowncomand is 'testingCheatsenabled on ' nope not true or enabled or whateer

Added 10th Mar 2012, ID #122051

I found a pink gem in my house! Wow!

Added 1st Mar 2012, ID #119481

which item do you purchase after useing the cheat code to get the rainbow gem

Added 13th Feb 2012, ID #114798

The easiest way to get a rainbow gem is to have a Sim with a Martial Arts skill maxed. Just chop those space rocks and there you go! Glad to help.

Added 23rd Jan 2012, ID #108584

I also need a rainbow gem for a child. Help Chuppa Chup become real!!! I've spent days looking, dropped grades, missed field trips and still nothing. Getting fed up now.

Added 16th Jan 2012, ID #106529

Are luminorious and rainbow gems the same or are they different?

Added 10th Jan 2012, ID #104739

How do I sell Gems? And relics and whatever I may find? please help. :(

Added 12th Dec 2011, ID #94721

i found a rianbow gem in one of the other places and its in a tomb you have to clear a path to get to it first i only got one and i have had this game since it got out.go to egypt look around in all of them if you can or havent done it.

Added 23rd Oct 2011, ID #82241

do cut gems still count?

Added 14th Oct 2011, ID #80168

The rainbow gem spawns on the road near the beach. It is between an out of place looking boulder and a pine tree. Check on it every day with your camera and it will spawn eventually.

Added 29th Sep 2011, ID #77262

if you have world adventures when your sim is skilled enough in karate they can breck the space rock this gives of gems

Added 17th Aug 2011, ID #67896

I used testingCheatsenabled true and then BuyDebug. Once I did that I piled all the gem spawners on top of each other and then put a fence around them so I knew where they were when I wanted them

Added 10th Aug 2011, ID #65777

i have the collection helper and i picked up every gem and rock around town, and i didn't get one rainbow gem. i need a rainbow gem for my kid!

Added 1st Aug 2011, ID #63169

whemever i go through ppls trash it says rummage for scrap and i get nothing!

Added 30th Jul 2011, ID #62475

Hey theres actually pretty simple way to get all gems without looking for them at all if you have world adventures installed. Need to go to China and buy board breaker smash 150 oak or tougher boards and after that your sim will get them when breaking space rocks. Least every second braked space rock spawnes a gem. Only need is to look that you have enough room around Board breaker so gems can spawn. I've got all gems that way including rainbow pink soulpeace and tiberium whats most valuable as it is growing bigger if placed on floor and will cost around 40k after that.

Added 22nd Jul 2011, ID #60142

Can anyone please help me to find a flourite gem?? im playing on Twin Brook but cant seem to find one?? been looking for aaaaages!!!! :( . . . can anyone help???

Added 20th Jul 2011, ID #59530

my husband sims was up all night look for the rainbow gem and he went in the catacombs and found an emernald in it. he was up all night rummaging through the garbage and he hasnt found nothing :( all hes got is a teddy garlic, and other bits and loads of trash.

i cant find it :(

Added 18th Jul 2011, ID #58918

YOu can also find gems by rummaging through garbage I found a rainbow gem there once!!!

Added 11th Jul 2011, ID #56812

How do you get the rainbow gem my sim needs it so he can turn his imaginary friend real!

Added 7th Jul 2011, ID #55670

Hi! I also need one for my child, I got the Collection Helper and looked everywhere ! Please, where is it ??

Added 4th Jul 2011, ID #54691

ok this helps me with nothing!!!!!

Added 3rd Jul 2011, ID #54425

Is the Rainbow gem easy to find or not cause i need it for my little girl (in game) imaginary friend to make her real!!

Added 2nd Jul 2011, ID #54217

i can't get 'buydebug' too. It said 'unknown command' even i had 'testingcheatsenabled true' up.
does it just work if i have installed ambition?
Mine is the sims 3 original without any expansion packs

Added 1st Jul 2011, ID #53789

u have to have testingcheatsenabled true up for buydebug to work

Added 27th Jun 2011, ID #52783

I can't get 'buydebug' to work. Unknown command? did anyone else have this problem?

Added 17th Jun 2011, ID #49968

if you use a miner to find gems it doesnt count. you have to find them the hard way.

Added 17th Jun 2011, ID #49924

If there are people out there that need help finding the pink diamond
Then I can help (if you have world adventures that is). Firstly go to china
And then go straight to the relic merchant. Click buy items and browse through the list
There should be alot of different types of gems as well as the pink diamond!
Hope that helps;))

Added 14th Jun 2011, ID #49141

You can also find gems using a miner! If you have the ambitions expansion pack, you can invent the miner or you can use a cheat to get the miner. If you drill far enough you can find the pink diamond. Other gems can be collected by drilling with the miner too, but they can are also scattered everywhere throughout the town. If you have enough lifetime happiness points, you can buy the "collection helper," which will show you on the town map where all the rocks and gems are located. Hope that was helpful.

Added 12th Jun 2011, ID #48802

I Found a rainbow gem near the garbage dumps at the criminal place too

Added 4th Jun 2011, ID #46979

Hmm, I need to collect all the different gems in order to get the heart-shaped cut in Ambitions. Just that.. I already HAVE 10 different gems (the ordinary ones plus luminorious, rainbow and pink) and even some fluorite(11th gem), but still I only have "82%" of the 'Unique Gems'. I've found all of my pink gems by using the miner so I've been thinking that maybe the point is to find all the gems from the woods or so? Does anyone know? And I need the heart-shape cut to finish my sim's opportunity(this master invention thingy..)! Annoying cause she's already got all of them! Maybe I'll just have to try to find all of them "tradiotionally" from the neighbourhood?

Added 1st Jun 2011, ID #46374

a good place is near the roaches at the criminal place

Added 21st Mar 2011, ID #33552

I found a pink diamond rummaging through the trash. XD

Added 20th Feb 2011, ID #29664

#There is a really rare one at the military base!#

Added 27th Jan 2011, ID #26982

You can get all the gems easily. at night time, get your sims to rummage through the trash cans of all the houses on the map. It helps if you have 2 sims cover each side of the town. After about 2 weeks you will have collected pretty much all the gems you need. I put them on display in case i get into money problems as they are a good way to save you when you get in debt

Added 16th Jan 2011, ID #25648

I found 3 pink gems by drilling with the miner, but can't find the rainbow gems anywhere.

Added 11th Jan 2011, ID #24969

I found a pink gem by drilling for it with the miner.

Added 10th Jan 2011, ID #24915

I can't find the pink gem. looked everywhere, but i need a certain sim to get it. another one of my sims found it in the catacombs. The catacombs is a good place to look for gems.

Added 28th Dec 2010, ID #22898

I have twenty pink diamonds and no rainbow gems?! I have two plutonium too! But where is the rainbow gem? I have been following what this site said for 5 sim weeks!!!!

Added 17th Oct 2010, ID #15396