How to get Emeralds in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Daniel Megarry
A character mining Emeralds in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Emeralds serve as a valuable resource in Disney Dreamlight Valley, yet locating them can pose a challenge. Discover the best method for farming Emeralds in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

Disney Dreamlight Valley holds a special place among cozy gaming enthusiasts, garnering immense popularity in recent years. Following the game‘s exit from early access in December 2023, a surge of players has embraced the captivating life-simulation adventure, complete with beloved Disney and Pixar characters.

There are a lot of helpful crafting resources you can use during your playthrough such as Clay, Iron Ore, and Softwood that are used to make furniture for your house. Gems are one of the trickier resources to get your hands on, with Emeralds being particularly difficult to find.

If you’re on the hunt for Emeralds in Disney Dreamlight Valley, here are the best ways to farm them in the game.

Emeralds in the Disney Dreamlight Valley gems menu
Emeralds have a darker green color than Peridots.

Where to find Emeralds in Disney Dreamlight Valley

You can go mining for gems anywhere in Disney Dreamlight Valley, but you’ll only be able to find Emeralds in two specific locations: the Forest of Valor and the Glade of Trust.

The Forest of Valor is the cheapest location to find Emeralds as it only costs 3,000 Dreamlight to open. If you want to boost your options, you can unlock the Glade of Trust for 5,000 Dreamlight.

Emerald locations on the Dreamlight Valley map
Here are the two areas you can find Emeralds.

How to get Emeralds in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Once you have access to either the Forest of Valor or the Glade of Trust, you’ll need to look along the walls for tall black rocks and smash them with your pickaxe for a small chance of earning an Emerald.

It’s never guaranteed that you’ll get an Emerald but these rocks do respawn after around five minutes, so a good plan is to keep traveling between the two locations and mining until you find what you need.

Emeralds in a rock in Dreamlight Valley
Rocks with gems sticking out of them are guaranteed to contain a gem.

Another great way to farm Emeralds is to hang out with a character who has the mining role. You can check which role you assigned to each character by looking at the Collection tab after pausing the game.

To hang out with a character, simply find them on the map, begin a conversation, and select the ‘hang out’ option. They’ll follow you around and occasionally boost your haul when you mine for gems!

If you need Emeralds to complete a quest in the game, it’s worth pointing out that Shiny Emeralds won’t qualify despite being much rarer. Your best option is to sell these as they’re worth a lot of Star Coins.

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