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This article is about a precious cut stone or mineral. For the Ultima IV character, see Gem (NPC).

Sean is looking for gems
Gems are precious stones which are not only rare but also pleasing to the eye.

The list of known gems includes diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and others. Most of these are treated the same, with the exception of emeralds, which play a special role in the lost valley of Eodon in Savage Empire. Besides this exception, gems are generally unusable as currency, and are primarily sold to jewelers who usually pay a good price for gems of all sorts.

Exchange Rates[edit]

-Sean in Britain in Ultima VII will buy any gem for 30 gold coins (although he will resell them for 75!)
-Devra at the Inn of the Sleeping Bull in Ultima VII Part Two will exchange each gem for 50 gold coins.
-Topo in Moonshade in Ultima VII Part Two will buy each gem for 100 Guilders.
-Rhian in Tenebrae in Ultima VIII will buy each gem for 3-18 Obsidians (depending on the sort of gem).
-Cameron in Britain in Ultima IX will buy all kind of gems to various prices.


A precious stone with properties suitable for turning the magic of the ether into liquid magic. A requirement for the making of potions.


  • Ultima IX is the only game that keeps book about the different kind of gems, and each has its own worth.