Wilson Portrait
It sparkles with inner warmth.


Willow Portrait
So pretty!


Wolfgang Portrait
Pretty rock.


Wendy Portrait
Red like my heart's blood.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
It is warm.


Woodie Portrait
I see within it the fiery death of a thousand trees.


Waxwell Portrait
Red brings fire.


Wigfrid Portrait
It is hot to the touch.


Webber Portrait
It feels warm even on the coldest nights.


Walani Portrait


Warly Portrait
A deep fire burns within.


Woodlegs Portrait
It gleams like th'sun!


Winona Portrait
Glitter doesn't really appeal to me.


The Red Gem is an item used to craft several Magical items. It can be used to craft the Fire Staff, Night Light, Life Giving Amulet, and Purple Gem.


Red Gems can be obtained from Graves, as a drop from Red Hounds, from trading a Sextant to Wolly, from Earthquakes and Stalagmites in Caves, and from Ancient Statues, Broken Clockworks, and Ornate Chests in Ruins. They can also be found as a single, one time drop from hammering the Sunken Boat.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Red Gems have a 0.02% chance to be dropped by Tumbleweeds.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Fishing with Trawl Net in deep Ocean has a small chance to catch a red gem. The chance is higher during Hurricane Season and Dry Season. Magma Piles in Magma Field biomes also have a chance to drop them.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, the Dragonfly drops 2 Red Gems upon death. Red Gem Deer also have a chance to drop them. Red Gems can be used to craft a Scaled Furnace or inserted into Cratered Moonrocks to acquire a Red Moonlens.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundRed GemInventory slot background Blue GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundPurple Gem
Inventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot backgroundPapyrusInventory slot background Red GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundThe End is NighWickerbottom Portrait
Inventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundNightmare FuelInventory slot background SpearInventory slot backgroundRed GemShadow ManipulatorInventory slot backgroundFire Staff
Inventory slot backgroundGold Nugget


Inventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundNight Light
Inventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot backgroundGold NuggetInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot background Nightmare FuelInventory slot backgroundRed GemPrestihatitatorInventory slot backgroundLife Giving Amulet
Inventory slot backgroundRed GemInventory slot backgroundRed GemInventory slot background Charcoal


Inventory slot backgroundScalesBlueprint (rare)Inventory slot backgroundScaled FurnaceDon't Starve Together icon
Inventory slot backgroundCratered MoonrockInventory slot background Red GemInterface arrow rightInventory slot backgroundRed MoonlensDon't Starve Together iconObtained by inserting the Gem into the Cratered Moonrock.
Inventory slot backgroundCut Stone


Inventory slot background Boards


Inventory slot backgroundRed GemAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundSmelterHamlet iconClosed Beta exclusive

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Red Gem's element appears to be fire; its opposite being the Blue Gem.
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Loot AshesAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherElectric MilkGlommer's GoopGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat HornWebber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberBooty BagCoconutChest of the DepthsDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDragoon HeartDubloonsEmpty BottleEye of the Tiger SharkEyeshotFish MorselHarpoonHornIron KeyMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakRaw FishTropical FishShark FinShark GillsSnakeskinSnake OilTarnished CrownTurbine BladesVenom GlandYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeCut GrassDeer AntlerDesert StoneFossil FragmentsFur TuftLavae EggLeafy MeatPhlegmRoseRoyal JellySaffron FeatherShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleShroom SkinSketchStag AntlerSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon)
Pickable without tools Cut GrassTwigsCut ReedsPetals • (SeashellDubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Axe LogLiving LogCharcoal • (Palm Leaf Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Pickaxe RocksFlintGold NuggetNitreGemsMarble • (CharcoalCoral Shipwrecked icon) (Moon Rock Don't Starve Together icon)
Obtained using Shovel (RocksFlintGold NuggetNitreGemsSand Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained using Machete Shipwrecked icon VineBamboo
Obtained by trading Gold NuggetGems • (Dubloons Shipwrecked icon)
Obtained by other methods (ObsidianTar Shipwrecked icon)