Old School RuneScape (OSRS) – How to Cut Gems

How to Craft Gems in Old School RuneScape

Gems serve as a valuable Mining resource in Old School RuneScape, obtained through mining or specific PvM drops. These gems play a crucial role in crafting jewelry, including enchanted jewelry for skilling or PvM purposes.

There is a wide variety of gems in OSRS, ranging from standard Sapphires to valuable Onyx, used in creating Zenyte jewelry that can fetch high prices on the market.

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How to Cut Gems in OSRS

Old School RuneScape features 10 different types of gems that can be cut using the Crafting skill.

To cut a gem, you simply need to use a Chisel on it in your inventory. A pop-up window will appear if you have multiple gems, allowing you to specify the number of gems you want to cut.

Once a gem is cut, it can be utilized to train the Crafting skill by creating various types of jewelry.

Cut gem examples

It’s important to note that for Jade, Opal, and Red Topaz gems, there is a risk of failure while cutting, resulting in the gem being crushed and rendered worthless.

Why Cut Gems?

Besides furthering the Crafting skill, cutting gems can also serve as a profitable venture for players, especially those with Ironman accounts or newer players.

Profitable gem cutting

The cut variants of most gems tend to sell at higher prices, making it a viable money-making strategy for players accumulating gems in large quantities. Stockpiling gems like Dragonstone or Diamond can provide a steady income while earning Crafting experience.

That’s how gem cutting works in Old School RuneScape! If you have any thoughts or suggestions regarding this guide, feel free to share them in the comments below.