- This article is about the microtransaction currency gems. For the crafting material, see Gemstone.
Gems are the in-game currency required to make purchases from the Gem Store. The amount of gems you hold is indicated in the bottom left of the inventory panel and upper left of the Gem Store. Gems may be spent on convenience or cosmetic items, or account services.
Gems can be acquired by spending real-world money or from within the game for no additional cost to the player:
- Black Lion Trading Company panel
- Achievement rewards offer players 400 for each 5,000 achievement points earned.
Using real-world money
Gems can be purchased for real-world money in various fixed amounts; there is no discount for bulk purchases. Prices in euros (€) and pounds sterling (£) include the 20% VAT; prices in dollars ($) do not include sales tax, since the amount varies depending on several factors.
Directly from ArenaNet
Gems are available in the following amounts via the in-game interface:
|$ or €||10.00||20.00||35.00||50.00||100.00|
Payment methods inlcude:
Various retailers offer gem cards that can be redeemed in-game for 1,200 or 2,000 gems or both, depending on the retailer.
|$ or €||15.00||25.00|
These vendors have offered gem cards for extended periods of time:
|Belgium & Netherlands|| Game Mania|
Free Record Shop
|Canada|| Best Buy |
|South Africa||BT Games|
|United States|| Amazon |
The table below shows the conversion rates between gems and three currencies accepted by ArenaNet:
|Currency||Gems / Unit||Unit / 100 Gems|
|US Dollars||80 / $||$1.25 / 100|
|EU Euros||80 / €||€1.25 / 100|
|British Pounds||94 / £ 1||£1.0625 / 100|
- 1 Rounded to the nearest whole number.