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Luxury resource.


20xGems5.png Gems are a relatively rare luxury resource, found on hills in diverse terrains. Accessed with Mines, 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! Gems 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.

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

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