Cut Gems

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Cut Gems are created by careful crafting of Cuttable Gems on a Gem Cutting Table. Sections of the cuttable are gradually sliced away until the resulting gem matches a standard shape in the Gem Catalog. At that point, the cut gem may be removed into your inventory.

Nonstandard shapes may be saved in a Specimen Case (available with some multi-month pre-paid packages). Each case holds one cut gem. The contents of the specimen case may later be loaded onto a table for additional cutting.

In the absence of a specimen case, cut gems that don't match a Gem Catalog entry must be discarded.

Different types of cut gems are used in the construction or improvement of various buildings.

Contents

Gem Catalog

WARNING: Some of the listed requirements are from previous tales. Make sure to double check quantities and cuts before cutting and edit as appropriate for Tale 7. T7N.png

Link to animated versions of gem cuts

Aidenn Mask

{Aidenn Mask (15 carat)}
Carats: 15
Reqts: Two flaws next to each other
Rarity: Rare
How to: Find two flaws next to each other. Trim to sngle thickness using disc 1. Then use disc one to trim away excess from top and bottom of gem. Use disc 2 to cut corners of face.
Uses:

Amanti

{Amanti (11 carat)}
Carats: 11
Reqts: None
Rarity: All
How to: Start with a 3x3x3 solid cube. Use disk 2 and keep turning on Z axis to cut until the center point shows. Flip over so the pointed end is face down and repeat.
Uses:

Amunet

{Amunet}
Carats: 46
Reqts: a sphere of unflawed gem radius 5?
(The finished cut is oblong, so the starting shape may need to be 5x6. -Peacefulness)
Rarity:
Uses:

Appolonia

{Appolonia (21 carat)}
Carats: 21
Reqts: One flaw with a large area of unflawed gem on one side of it
Rarity: All
How to: Find a flaw near edge of gem with a large area of unflawed gem on one side of it. Trim using disc 1 and the 3 to make the heart shape.
Uses:

Bastet

{Bastet (11 carat)}
Carats: 11
Reqts: A two-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: All
How to: A fairly easy cut. Find a gem with a double deep flaw with some unflawed gem around the tip of the flaw. Use disc 1 to cut the gem from each side of flaw to single thickness. use disc 2 to cut point in unflawed area.
Uses:

Bridge

{Bridge (14 carat)}
Carats: 14
Reqts: A pair of two-deep vertex flaws directly opposite each other
Rarity: Ultra-rare
Uses:

Cat's Eye

{Cat's Eye (28 carat)}
Carats: 28
Reqts: A two-deep vertex flaw surrounded by a double ring of unflawed gem
Rarity: Rare
Uses:

Choronzon

{Choronzon (43 carat)}
Carats: 43
Reqts: A 5x5x3 block of unflawed gem
Rarity: Common
How to: Find a 5x5x3 block of unflawed gem, then trim the corners using discs 3 and 2, then cut the ends using disc 1 if needed
Uses:

Corner Heart

{Corner Heart (4 carat)}
Carats: 4
Reqts: Very small unflawed area
Rarity: All
How to: Cut using disc 3. When you have the right shape the center hole will appear.
Uses:

Crater

{Crater}
Carats: 9
Reqts: A pair of Three-deep flaws intersecting.
Rarity: very rare
Uses:

Dalessi

{Dalessi (25 carat)}
Carats: 25
Reqts: None
Rarity: All
How to: Cut shaped by disc 3 and 1. One way to obtain it is to make a big flat surface with disc 3, then cut it into the triangle shape at the back with disc 1. There after shape the front with disc 3 and bottom with disc 1.
If using the cube cut method from Tale 3, a perfect cube will weight 64 carats before slicing with disk 3. The gem does not need to be perfect cube though to achieve the final shape. Using disk 1 cut the gem into a cube. Rotate a flat unblemished side to the bottom and then slice off one corner with disk 3 until the cut meets the bottom corner. Rotate the gem so this side now faces away from disk 3. Cut the new face with disk 3 until this side corner also meets the bottom. Then cut 2 more times with disk 3 on this same side to finish the cut.
Uses:

Dragyn's Eye

{Dragyn's Eye (17 carat)}
Carats: 17
Reqts: 2 aligned flaws on adjacent faces
Rarity: Rare
How to: Cut a right sided triangle by approaching the intersection with disc 1. Then get the final angle by using disc 3 from the back. Get the flat bottom by using disc 1 as well.

Cutting hints from tale 3: A rare cut. To cut a dragyn's eye, you need two flaws that intersect in the same plane. It is ok if they just touch. It is even better if one or both continues past the intersection as it may give you more cutting options. From a top view, the two flaws will form an L, T, or + shape. Pick two legs that form an L to work on. The next condition to look for is to find a right triangle that surrounds each flaw. The long side of the triangle will touch the edge of the diamond shape of the flaw, the other two sides touch the remaining corners. This image shows a gem that was later successfully cut into a Dragyn's Eye. The green highlighted lines show the unflawed section that you need to cut out. If both flaws have non-flawed triangles around them that join on one edge, then it is quite likely the cut will work. Use disc 1 to flatten the sides so your triangles are revealed (it is likely the gem starts this way and no sanding is necessary). Use disc 1 again to flatten the bottom so the triangles are sitting on a flat base. Rotate the gem so that the base is on the bottom and both triangles are facing away from disc 3. Use disc 3 until the Dragyn's Eye is complete.

Uses:

Eyelet

{Eyelet (16 carat)}
Carats: 16
Reqts: A two-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: Common
Uses:

Full Aidenn Mask

{Full Aiden Mask (21 carat)}
Carats: 21
Reqts: Parallel two-deep vertex flaws with a one-deep flaw between and below them. The dimple is on one side only the opposite side has no dimple.
Rarity: Ultra rare
Uses:

Full Eye

{Full Eye (24 carat)}
Carats: 24
Reqts: A three-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: Rare
Uses:

Hexas Plate

{Hexas Plate (9 carat)}
Carats: 9
Reqts: One-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: All
How to: Another disc 3 cut. Either find a surface with the cropped out triangular hole you can see here or cut the gem with disc 3 til you find one. Then simply cut away the edges with disc 1 and 3 respectively.
Uses:

Hile's Chevrons

{Hile's Chevrons (25 carat)}
Carats: 25
Reqts: Unflawed plane
Rarity: All
How to: This cut is much easier than it might first appear.

First, trim a flat, unblemished plane on one side of the gem using Disc 1. Carve the long sides of the diagonal lozenge shape using Disc 2. Rotate on the X axis and slice away the short ends of the lozenge shape using Disc 2. Rotate on the Z axis so the vertical plane of the gem is facing away from Disc 2. Use Disc 3 to slice to the edge of the lozenge. Repeat for all four faces of the diagonal lozenge shape. The cuts will meet in the center, creating the final gem.

Uses:

Khufu's Ship

{Khufu's Ship (22 carat)}
Carats: 22
Reqts: Double-width one-deep vertex flaw (chip)
Rarity: Uncommon
How to: A cut where you need to find an oval shape flaw for the deck. After you got it, shape the pointy bow with disc 3, the hull with disc 2, the sides with disc 1 and the stern with a combination of disc 3, 1 and 2.
Uses:

King's Tomb

{King's Tomb (43 carat)}
Carats: 43
Reqts: Single flaw surrounded by double ring of unflawed gem
Rarity: Ultra rare
Uses:
  • None?

Lens

{Lens (12 carat)}
Carats: 12
Reqts: None
Rarity: All
Uses:

Looking Glass

{Looking Glass (24 carat)}
Carats: 24
Reqts: A 6x4x1 area of unflawed gem
Rarity: Common
Uses:

Lotus

{Lotus (19 carat)}
Carats: 19
Reqts: Specific pattern
Rarity: Ultra rare
How to: Requires a full T intersection of flaws with triple deep unflawed area to one side of intersection disc 1. To uncover intersection area use disc 3 to grind away unflawed gem to a point.
Uses:
  • None?

Moorish Arch

{Moorish Arch}
Carats: 15
Reqts:
Rarity:
Uses:

Osiris Eye

{Osiris Eye}
Carats: 10
Reqts: two 2-deep flaws with a 3-deep flaw in the middle
Rarity:
How to: Find a gem with two 2-deep flaws with a 3-deep flaw in the middle. Use disc 3 to cut away excess gem from the rear of eye face. Use disc 2 to cut top and bottom 'eyelids'.
Uses:

Prism

{Prism}
Carats: 40
Reqts:
Rarity:
Uses: Storage Improvements 1

Queen's Tomb

{Queen's Tomb (18 carat)}
Carats: 18
Reqts: Single flaw surrounded by a ring of unflawed gem
Rarity: Common
How to: Find a single flaw (chip) surrounded by a ring of unflawed gem. Use disc 3 to cut away the excess gem behind the flaw.
If, while attempting a Queen's Tomb, you happen upon a hole through the pyramid this can be converted to a Ring (see Ring).
Uses:

Ra's Lantern

{Ra's Lantern (27 carat)}
Carats: 27
Reqts: Double-width vertex flaw, with one flaw two-deep, with unflawed gem on remaining three sides of prism
Rarity: Ultra rare
How to: Find a double-width vertex flaw, with one flaw two-deep, with unflawed gem on remaining three sides of prism. Use disc 3 to cut angle points top and bottom on all 4 corners. Use disc 1 to cut excess edges away on sides
Uses: 1 Ra's Lantern Sunstone for Prismatic Opticon

Reflection

{Reflection (14 carat)}
Carats: 14
Reqts: Two two-deep vertex flaws next to each other, points touching
Rarity: Rare
Uses:
  • None?

Refractor

{Refractor}
Carats: 12
Reqts:
Rarity:
Uses:

Ring

{Ring (13 carat)}
Carats: 13
Reqts: Two?-deep vertex flaw surrounded by a ring of unflawed gem
Rarity: Ultra rare
How to: The ring cut requires a T intersection. The handle of the "T" forms the hole at the center of the gem on top of the ring and the top enables the hole beneath it that forms the ring. Use disc 3 to reveal the latter.
If, while attempting a Queen's Tomb, you happen upon a hole through the pyramid this can be converted to a Ring. All you need to do is flip the top of the ring up and use disc 1 to shave off two of the corners on the top of the ring.
Uses:
  • None?

Shen of Horus

{Shen of Horus}
Carats: 28
Reqts: two adjacent 3-deep flaws, surrounded by unflawed gem
Rarity: crazy
Uses:

Solarkin

{Solarkin}
Carats: 24
Reqts:
Rarity:
Uses:

Sprocket

{Sprocket (14 carat)}
Carats: 14
Reqts: Relatively unflawed diagonal plane
Rarity: All
How to: Only disc 2 needed for this cut. Start with any gem without deep flaws. Disc 2 [D] 4 or 5 times to get a nice unflawed surface. Turn gem [J] Disc 2 a few times to make an equal surface [D]. Turn gem [O] + [K]. Disc 2 [D] to expose a completed front. Turn the completed front around so that it faces away from disc 2 towards the cutting table. Then slowly cut away the rest of the gem with disc 2 approaching the completed front while careful not to cut into it. Turn the gem when needed.
Uses:

Suspension

{Suspension}
Carats: 9
Reqts: 2-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: Common
Uses:

Symmetry

{Symmetry (19 carat)}
Carats: 19
Reqts: A 3x3x3 area of unflawed gem
Rarity: All
How to: Easy cut. Find a 3x3x3 cube piece of unflawed gem (the size of a full eye) and cut the corners off using disc 3.
Uses:

The Shark

The Shark Gem Cut.jpg
Carats: 8
Reqts: A three-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: Rare
How to: Start with a Full Eye, then use blade 3 on alternate corners. Can help to view in F8F8.
Uses:

Thistle

{Thistle (12 carat)}
Carats: 12
Reqts: None
Rarity: All
How to: Fairly simple cut, find a bit of unflawed gem and use disc 3 to cut the top and bottom points, use disc 2 to cut the center facets.
Uses:

Thoth's Knot

{Thoth's Knot (18 carat)}
Carats: 18
Reqts: Two lines of three flaws, crossing adjacent to one another, with solid gem beside each and 1 cell of gem above and below
Rarity: Ultra rare
Uses:
  • None

Tiki Mask

{Tiki Mask (35 carat)}
Carats: 35
Reqts: Double-width one-deep vertex flaw
Rarity: Ultra rare
Uses:
  • None

Tombstone

{Tombstone}
Carats: 26
Reqts:
Rarity:
Uses:

Triclops

{Triclops}
Carats: 14
Reqts: 3 flaws in a row
Rarity: Ultra rare
How to: Similiar to aidenn mask. Simple enough to cut using disks 1 and 3 or 2 if the flaws are right.
Uses:

Unity

{Unity (36 carat)}
Carats: 36
Reqts: Three-deep vertex flaw surrounded by an area of unflawed gem
Rarity: Ultra rare
Uses:

Gem Cut By Type And Use

The letters at the intersection of a gem and cut correspond to the letter in parenthesis under uses, for example Amethyst Dragyn's eye has sw, which corresponds to lesser sphinx(s) and storage (w). The capital Ys under the uses on the right seemed to simply say yes it has a use for this cut, but there were some inconsistencies with that, so not certain. --Aetherfang

Warning: this table is inconsistent with the data above. Help updating would be appreciated.


Cut Amethyst Citrine Garnet Jade Lapis Sunstone Turquoise Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
Aidenn Mask
Amanti c YY
Amunet
AppoloniaY
BastetsssssssYY
BridgeY
Cat's EyesssssssY
ChoronzonfYYY
Corner HeartY
Cut Amethyst Citrine Garnet Jade Lapis Sunstone Turquoise Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
Crater
Dalessi e c YY
Dragyn's EyeswpsssswssYY
EyeletchmvhhvhhvhhvYYY
Full Aidenn Masksssssmss Y Y
Full EyegYY
Hexas PlatepsssssssYYY
Cut Amethyst Citrine Garnet Jade Lapis Sunstone Turquoise Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
Hile's ChevronssssssssYY
Khufu's ShipY
King's Tomb
LensrcfYYY
Looking GlassrvpvYYYY
Lotus
Moorish Arch
Osiris Eye
PrismwwwwwwwY
Cut Amethyst Citrine Garnet Jade Lapis Sunstone Turquoise Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
Queen's TombjbffjYYY
Ra's LanternY
Reflection
RefractorwwwwwwwY
Cut Amethyst Citrine Garnet Jade Lapis Sunstone Turquoise Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
Ring
Shen of Horus
Solarkin
Sprocket m Y
Suspension
SymmetrypY
Cut Amethyst Citrine Garnet Jade Lapis Sunstone Turquoise Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
ThistlefYY
Thoth's Knot
Tiki Mask
Tombstone
Triclops
UnitysssssssYY

Usages per gem type

Any

Amethyst

Citrine

Garnet

Jade

Lapis

Sunstone

Turquoise

Cuttable Gem Ceremonial Voting Booth (b) Covered Cartouche (c) Eastern Meditation (e) Fine Balance (f) Flax Gin (g) Hackling Rake (h) Bijou (j) Megalopolis (m) Prismatic Opticron (o) Pathmaker (p) Racing Mind Tower (r) Lesser Sphinx (s) Venery (v) Storage (w) Windtower
Sunstone
Lapis
Garnet
Turquoise
Jade
Amethyst

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