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Palia Starstones Guide: How to Get Gems and Rarities Explained

There are a variety of Starstones to find in Palia. Here's how to get them, how much they sell for, and what rarities mean.

Gems are valuable in real life and in Palia. As you explore and gather resources, you’ll notice that these precious jewels end up in your inventory randomly, so you may be wondering how to get them. Called Starstones, they come in various rarities, too. Here’s what to know about them.

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Where to Find Starstones in Palia

Starstones are gems that randomly drop from mining nodes. They’re automatically added to your inventory alongside any stone, ore, flint, or clay you’ve mined when the deposit breaks apart. No matter where you’re mining in Palia, there’s a chance of a Starstone dropping.

How to Use Starstone Gems

Added to boost the earning potential from mining, selling Starstones is a viable way to make money. However, it isn’t the only thing they’re good for. Villagers love them, especially when you gift them the gem that matches their Star Path. You’ll be rewarded with unique dialogue and a significant Friendship increase. You’re only able to take advantage of this weekly, with Weekly Wants resetting every Sunday at 9 p.m. PST.

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Starstone Rarities Explained

There are 10 different types of Starstones in Palia spanning multiple rarities. Each gem can be sold for a specific amount, easily earning you over 10,000 gold with minimal effort. I almost earned 15,000 gold on the first day Starstones were introduced in the game, and it’s a method I 100% cosign as a way to farm money.

Uncommon Starstones

  • Garnet:
    • Sell Price: 300 gold.
    • How to get: Iron nodes.
  • Quartz:
    • Sell price: 200 gold
    • How to get: Clay or Copper nodes.

Rare Starstones

  • Aquamarine:
    • Sell price: 800 gold.
    • How to get: Iron nodes.
  • Citrine:
    • Sell price: 400 gold.
    • How to get: Clay or Stone nodes.
  • Onyx:
    • Sell price: 500 gold.
    • How to get: Copper nodes.

Epic Starstones

  • Amethyst:
    • Sell price: 2,000 gold.
    • How to get: Palium nodes.
  • Emerald:
    • Sell price: 1,000 gold.
    • How to get: Copper nodes.
  • Jasper:
    • Sell price: 800 gold.
    • How to get: Stone nodes.
  • Sapphire:
    • Sell price: 1,500 gold.
    • How to get: Iron nodes.

Legendary Starstone

  • Ruby:
    • Sell price: 5,000 gold.
    • How to get: Palium nodes.

That’s how to get Starstones in Palia, along with their values and rarities explained. If you’re looking for other ways to make money, how to complete different quests, or ways to make friends with NPCs, head to our guides vault for assistance.


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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, and survival crafting games. Playing since she can remember, she started on the SNES, GameBoy Color, and collection 1st gen Pokemon cards. Using her passion for gaming, she's written about games for a combined total of 2 years.