Diablo 4: All Gem Upgrade Levels & Types

The following is my take on all gem types and how to upgrade them.

In Diablo 4, players can find seven Gem types, each available in five different levels. As the level of a Gem increases, its effects also increase. To level up their Diablo 4 gem levels, head to Jeweller, who can combine three Gem of lower levels into a single Gem of the next level.

Key Takeaways
  • Gems in Diablo 4 add unique effects to gear and enhance gameplay.
  • There are five different levels of Gems: Crude, Chipped, Standard, Flawless, and Royal.
  • Players can upgrade Gem levels by combining three Gems of the previous level through a Jeweller.
  • There are seven Gem types in Diablo 4, each offering unique bonuses and enhancements.
  • Gem upgrading becomes available at level 20, and higher-level Gems can be created at levels 40, 60, and 70.
  • Upgrading Gems unlocks more powerful effects and benefits for weapons, armor, and jewelry.

What Are Gems?

Diablo 4 Gems
Gems in Diablo 4 – [Image by eXputer]
Gems are used as a means to add unique effects to your gear and benefit from them in combat. Upon reaching Level 15, players can acquire gems through various means, such as searching chests, looting enemies, or interacting with objects. 

All Gem Levels In Diablo 4

Diablo 4 Upgrading Gems Level
Upgrading Gems Level in Diablo 4 – [Image by eXputer]
In Diablo 4, Gems are categorized into five different levels, beginning with Crude at the lowest tier and culminating with Royal at the highest tier. As players interact with Jewellers, they have the opportunity to elevate their Gem levels to the next tier, unlocking more powerful effects and benefits.

Gem LevelLevelCraft Requirement
Crude GemLevel 15N/A
Chipped GemLevel 203 Crude Gems & 4,500 Gold
Standard GemLevel 403 Chipped Gems & 12,500 Gold
Flawless GemLevel 503 Standard Gems & 18,000 Gold
Royal GemLevel 603 Flawless Gems & 50,000 Gold

As your character progresses and gains levels, you will have the chance to utilize higher-tier Gem levels in Diablo 4.

All Gem Types

Diablo 4 has seven Gem types that players can collect throughout their journey. I would recommend paying more attention to the Gems, as they offer unique bonuses and enhancements that directly impact your weapon, armor, and jewelry.

GemWeapon BonusArmor BonusJewelry Bonus
RubyBuffs Overpower type DamageBuffs Maximum LifeBuffs Fire Resistance
SapphireBuffs Critical Strike Damage to Crowd-controlled EnemiesReduces Damage when FortifiedBuffs Cold Resistance
TopazBuffs Basic Skill DamageReduces Damage while ImpairedBuffs Lightning Resistance
EmeraldBuffs Critical Strike Damage to Vulnerable EnemiesBuffs Thorns DamageBuffs Poison Resistance
AmethystBuffs Damage dealt over timeReduces Damage taken over timeBuffs Shadow Resistance
DiamondBuffs Ultimate Skill DamageBuffs Barrier effectsBuffs Resistance to all Elements
SkullHealth regenerates after killsBuffs Healing amount receivedBuffs all Armor Stats

How To Upgrade Gem Levels?

Players can upgrade their gem levels through Jeweller once they reach level 20. The Gem Crafting quest introduces players to Kratia, a Jeweller located in Kyovashad, whom they must speak to in order to initiate the gem upgrading process. After a brief conversation with Kratia, players will gain access to any Jeweller across Sanctuary to upgrade their gems.

  • Combine three gems of the previous rarity to create the higher-level gems.
  • You will also need gold in addition to three gems.
  • Once you reach level 40, you can combine three of the upgraded gems for even more powerful gems.
  • At levels 60 and 70, you unlock the ability to create Flawless and Royal gems, respectively.

That’s all you need to know about the Gem Levels Upgrade. I think the best gem choice depends on the class and build. I will also recommend looking at the Best Aspects for your class to fully utilize your gems and take advantage of them in combat. 


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