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Luxury resource.


Gems Gems are a relatively rare luxury resource, found on Hills in a variety of terrain. Accessed with Mines, Gems Gems provide a good Production Production bonus, but their main benefit is the fact that they provide the highest bonus of all the luxuries: +3 Gold Gold! They also receive +2 Faith Faith with the Tears of the Gods belief.

Civilopedia entry[]

A gem is a beautiful but rare mineral. Once cut and polished, gems possess vibrant colors and/or are extremely shiny. There are two major classifications of gems: precious, like diamonds, rubies and emeralds, and semi-precious, such as amethyst, turquoise, and so forth. Gems have been highly prized throughout history; they are commonly used to adorn jewelry and the household items of the rich and powerful.


  • In the modern era gems also became prized for practical applications. The oscillation of quartz under an electric current is used to produce inexpensive timepieces of precision impossible in the ancient world, while diamond dust is used to produce long-lasting cutting tools. The first working laser was built around a rod of pure ruby.

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Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-onlyCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clearCloves BNW-onlyCocoa BNW-onlyCopper GodsKings5 clearCottonCrab GodsKings5 clearDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clearMarbleNutmeg BNW-onlyPearlsPepper BNW-onlyPorcelain GodsKings5 clearSalt GodsKings5 clearSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clearWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.