|Release date||8 May 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||15 coins|
|Low Alch||10 coins|
|Store price|| 25 coins|
(Gem merchant (Monkey colony))
|Exchange price||1,121 coins (info)|
|Examine||An uncut sapphire.|
An Uncut sapphire is a blue gem used in Crafting and Fletching. An uncut sapphire can be cut by a player with level 20 Crafting by using it with a chisel, which makes the uncut sapphire into a sapphire and yields 50 Crafting experience.
Uncut sapphires can be obtained in several ways. Players can get them randomly while mining ores, as drops from monsters or by selecting them as a reward from Random Event gifts. With level 40 Mining and the Shilo Village quest completed, players can mine the gem rocks in Shilo Village. Gem rocks may also appear while playing the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity, where players can mine them 3 times. A quick way to get uncut sapphires is Wall safe cracking in the Rogues' Den, but this requires level 50 Thieving. Sapphires also can be found on top of a large hill covered by spiders in the Wilderness, just south of the Wilderness Members' Fence, west of the Greater Demon Ruins, on Trollweiss Mountain, and on a small island near the Rock crabs in Rellekka (obtain using Telekinetic Grab). Uncut sapphires can also be found in the King Black Dragon Lair. Uncut sapphires are also a common reward of the Gnome Restaurant activity and from Managing Miscellania. Also, uncut sapphires can be bought from the Gem Shop.
Members can use the Fletching skill to cut a sapphire into sapphire bolt tips by using a chisel on a 'cut' sapphire at level 56 fletching. Cutting a sapphire into bolt tips grants the player 4 experience in the fletching skill and gives the player 12 sapphire bolt tips.
There is a cave to the north-west of Rellekka where up to 8 uncut sapphires can be mined for The Tale of the Muspah quest. These rocks do not respawn.
Cost of cutting sapphiresEdit
|Uncut sapphire||Sapphire||Sapphire bolt tips (12)|
|Price||Price||Profit/loss||Profit/Craft xp||Price||Profit/loss||Profit/Fletch xp|
- The profit or loss for fletching bolts assumes starting with an uncut gem.
- Prior to the introduction of the Grand Exchange, the examine text on uncut stones said 'This would be worth more if it was cut'. However after the Grand Exchange was introduced, such description no longer matched the actual market facts and thus this was changed.
- During the Bonus EXP Weekend of September 2011, there was a glitch affecting all uncut gems; the gems appeared black in the character's hand while cutting them.
- When cutting the sapphire the picture shows an uncut sapphire, instead of a cut one, like all the other gems excluding the red topaz.