|Release date||8 May 2001 (Update)|
|High alch||60 coins|
|Low alch||40 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||2,246 coins (info)|
|Examine||An uncut ruby.|
An Uncut ruby is a red gem used in Crafting. At level 34 Crafting a player may cut an uncut ruby by using a chisel on it, which will grant 85 Crafting experience per stone, making the uncut ruby into a Ruby. Uncut rubies are generally more valuable as is, mostly due to the value of the crafting experience they generate.
Uncut rubies can be obtained in several ways. They can be generated randomly while the player is mining any sort of ore. Rubies are uncommon to rare drops from a multitude of monsters, and were previously offered as a reward from Random event gifts.
To obtain a ruby more directly, Players with level 40 mining who have completed the Shilo Village quest can try the gem rocks in Shilo Village. Gem rocks may also appear while playing the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame, but these rocks are exhausted after 3 gems have been obtained. Note that gem rocks generate a random gem, not just rubies, so it may take several tries to actually obtain a ruby. It is also possible to obtain an Uncut Ruby from a Shooting Star. A slower way to get uncut rubies is cracking the Wall safe located in Rogues' Den. The final and only certain way of obtaining an uncut ruby is to use muddy keys to unlock the chest in the center of the lava maze, in high wilderness. This method is slightly hazardous, but it will always generate a ruby, as well as a handful of other rewards.
Being gems, rubies may be sold to the specialty Gem Stores found in Falador, west of the castle, and also to the gem trader in Al-Kharid. Doing so would be a complete waste, though, as these items are very sought after, being used to create many fairly valuable and/or useful other items.
Members can also use the Fletching skill to cut a ruby into Ruby bolt tips by using a chisel on an already "cut" ruby, requiring level 63 fletching. Cutting a ruby into bolt tips grants the player 6 experience in the fletching skill and gives the player 12 ruby bolt tips, which are used to tip adamant bolts.
Cost of cutting rubiesEdit
|Uncut ruby||Ruby||Ruby 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.
|Ruby ring||Ring of forging|
|Ruby necklace||Digsite pendant|
|Ruby amulet||Amulet of strength|
|Ruby bracelet||Inoculation brace|
- The Ruby looks essentially identical to the Blood diamond from Desert Treasure.
- Previously the uncut ruby's examine text was: "It would be worth more cut." It has since been changed to "An uncut ruby." as uncut gems are actually worth more than cut gems.
- Although formally released on 8 May 2001, uncut gems were briefly obtainable following the 17 March 2001 cooking update, before the crafting skill was fully implemented.