'Breath of the Wild' Gemstones Guide: What To Keep, When To Sell And What These Materials Are For

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2017-03-03
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Gemstones in Breath of the Wild. (c) Nintendo

If you’re a little baffled by all those gemstones taking up space in your Breath of the Wild inventory, don’t panic and don’t go selling all those bad boys just yet. Breath of the Wild gemstones have uses far beyond the merely beautiful and can be used not only to raise funds, but to upgrade certain armor and jewelry to their highest tiers, craft elemental items and reforge unique weapons. Check out our guide to Breath of the Wild gemstones below.

These are the types of gemstones you can find in Breath of the Wild and where you can find them, along with their sell price:

  • Amber: Sell price 30. Found in ore deposits and dropped by all Silver enemies and all Talus types.

  • Opal: Sell price 60. Found in ore deposits and dropped by all Silver enemies and all Talus types.

  • Luminous Stone: Sell price 70. Found in luminous stone deposits and dropped by Luminous Stone Talus.

  • Topaz: Sell price 180. Found in ore deposits and dropped by Luminous and Rare Talus and all Silver enemies.

  • Ruby: Sell price 210. Found in ore deposits. Dropped by standard, Luminous and Igneo Talus types and all Silver enemies.

  • Sapphire: Sell price 260. Found in ore deposits. Dropped by Frost and Rare Talus and all Silver enemies.

  • Diamond: Sell price 500. Found in rare ore deposits. Dropped by all Talus except default type and all Silver enemies. (Can also be traded for in Zora’s Domain by exchanging Luminous Stones.)

These are the jewelry pieces that require gemstones for their upgrades. They can all be purchased from the jeweler in Gerudo Town.

Topaz Earrings (Added effect: Shock Resistance)

  • Level 1: Topaz x2, Flint x3

  • Level 2: Topaz x4, Flint x3

  • Level 3: Topaz x6, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 4: Topaz x10, Star Fragment x1

Amber Earrings (Added effect: Heat Resistance)

  • Level 1: Amber x5, Flint x3

  • Level 2: Amber x10, Flint x3

  • Level 3: Amber x20, Flint x3

  • Level 4: Amber x30, Flint x3

Diamond Circlet (Added effect: Guardian Resist)

  • Level 1: Diamond x2, Flint x3

  • Level 2: Diamond x4, Flint x3

  • Level 3: Diamond x6, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 4: Diamond x10, Star Fragment x1

Ruby Circlet (Added effect: Cold Resistance)

  • Level 1: Ruby x2, Flint x3

  • Level 2: Ruby x4, Flint x3

  • Level 3: Ruby x6, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 4: Ruby x10, Star Fragment x1

Sapphire Circlet (Added effect: Heat Resistance)

  • Level 1: Sapphire x2, Flint x3

  • Level 2: Sapphire x4, Flint x3

  • Level 3: Sapphire x6, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 4: Sapphire x10, Star Fragment x1

These are the armor sets that require gemstones for their upgrades. You’ll need to find and visit Great Fairy Fountains in order to upgrade these sets, with higher-tier upgrades available the more fountains you’ve visited. (See our Great Fairy Fountain guide here.)

Most of these sets are from Amiibos. (See our Breath of the Wild Amiibo guide here.)

Sky Armor Set: Cap, Tunic and Trousers

Requirements for upgrading each piece of this armor are the same:

  • Level 1: Sapphire x1, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 2: Sapphire x3, Star Fragment x2

  • Level 3: Sapphire x5, Star Fragment x3

  • Level 4: Sapphire x10, Star Fragment x4

Time Armor Set: Cap, Tunic and Trousers

Requirements for upgrading each piece of this armor are the same:

  • Level 1: Amber x3, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 2: Amber x5, Star Fragment x2

  • Level 3: Amber x15, Star Fragment x3

  • Level 4: Amber x30, Star Fragment x4

Twilight Armor Set: Cap, Tunic and Trousers

Requirements for upgrading each piece of this armor are the same:

  • Level 1: Topaz x1, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 2: Topaz x3, Star Fragment x2

  • Level 3: Topaz x5, Star Fragment x3

  • Level 4: Topaz x10, Star Fragment x4

Wind Armor Set: Cap, Tunic and Trousers

Requirements for upgrading each piece of this armor are the same:

  • Level 1: Opal x3, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 2: Opal x5, Star Fragment x2

  • Level 3: Opal x10, Star Fragment x3

  • Level 4: Opal x20, Star Fragment x4

Hero Armor Set: Cap, Tunic And Trousers

  • Level 1: Ruby x1, Star Fragment x1

  • Level 2: Ruby x3, Star Fragment x2

  • Level 3: Ruby x5, Star Fragment x3

  • Level 4: Ruby x10, Star Fragment x4

Radiant Armor Set

  • Level 1: Luminous Stone x5, Bokoblin Guts x1

  • Level 2: Luminous Stone x8, Moblin Guts x2

  • Level 3: Luminous Stone x10, Molduga Guts x3

  • Level 4: Luminous Stone x20, Lynel Guts x4

Opal is used for crafting Water elemental items, Sapphire is used for crafting Ice elemental items, Ruby is used for crafting Fire elemental items and Topaz is used for crafting Electric elemental items.

Unique weapons (one for each of the game’s champions) can be reforged in their town of origin as long as you have the right materials. For example, the blacksmith in Zora’s Domain will craft new Lightscale or Ceremonial Tridents for you if you break them. Gemstones are usually required for this.

What’s the takeaway for Breath of the Wild gemstones? Sell them to buy whatever it is you need, then stock up on the gemstones you need to upgrade it. Check in with local blacksmiths after grabbing your unique weapons to see what they’ll charge you for reforging them, and keep stock of those gemstones handy if you plan to use that weapon often. And finally, if you’re looking for a certain elemental effect on an item, keep stock of that gemstone handy.

Do you have any other insights on gemstones in Breath of the Wild? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below. And don’t miss out on our extensive series of Breath of the Wild guides:

Beginner’s Guides:

Dungeon & Side Quest Guides:

Weapons & Armor Guides:

Collectible Guides:

Glitches & Tricks Guides:

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