Jewels allow players to equip new abilities to their weapons, as well as to their armor, giving you the chance to boost up your basic stats and create an even stronger defense or offense against the various creatures that you hunt. Today we’ll go over Jewels in Monster Hunter: World. We’ll also touch on the best way to farm Jewels in Monster Hunter: World to ensure you have plenty of them available to you.

How to Unlock Jewels

Farming for Jewels in Monster Hunter: World is just like farming for anything else in the New World, you’re going to need to know the best places to look, otherwise you’ll be searching for a long time. The good news is, you won’t need to worry about Jewels, or even starting to farm for them until you’ve put a good few hours into the game. After completing the quest Monument Task, and taking on Zorah Magdaros for the second time, you’ll be given a quest to take down a very dangerous and powerful Pukei-Pukei. Slay the monster and you should receive another quest, to track down a Rathian.

Now, this unlocks High Rank content in Monster Hunter: World, something we’ve already discussed in our guide on how to unlock High Rank content. What this also does is allows you to start building and crafting High Rank armor, which is much more powerful than your basic sets of armor, and in turn, allows you to do more with the armor.

This is where Jewels start to come into play. Like Armor Spheres, Jewels can be infused with Armor to give you additional bonuses and abilities. Each piece of High Rank armor has a set of Jewel slots, which you can fill with Jewels to provide those additional bonuses that we just discussed.

How to Farm Jewels

Since you have Jewels unlocked now, let’s talk a little bit about some of the best ways to farm them and get more of these useful items into your pockets. First off, there are a few different things you can do to farm for Jewels. Check out the list of things below:

  • Complete High Rank Optional Quests
  • Complete High Rank Story Quests
  • Complete Elite Bounties
  • Complete High Rank Investigations

As you can see, there are four main avenues you can take to earn yourself more Jewels. Because of this, you’ll want to prioritize High Rank content as much as possible once you unlock it. This might be difficult at first, as High Rank content is more difficult to complete, but once you start unlocking some Jewels and upgrading your High Rank armor you should be fine.

You can tell the different between High Rank and Low Rank content by looking for the Orange Stars on the High Rank content. There isn’t much else to know about farming for Jewels. All that is left to do now is get out there and start carving your way through the New World. You can head back over to our Monster Hunter: World guide for more helpful content, and make sure you check out our in-depth guide to all crafting items and recipes to see a full list of all the craftable items you can take along with you on your journey.