Topaz: Museum Donation, Uses, and More

Have you heard of Topaz in Stardew Valley? It has different uses, so better to check out this guide to know everything!

The player holding a Topaz in Stardew Valley.
Don’t get confused with this mineral from Potatoes!

Volcano Dungeon, Skull Cavern, and the Mines are home to different riches you can get by mining. Among nodes and rocks are fair gems with varying purposes in Stardew Valley. And although most of them are not the priciest, they’re worth every gold.

Why is Topaz a somewhat indispensable rock, and where can you get it? In this guide, we’ll talk about everything you should know, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player.

What’s a Topaz?

It’s one of eight in-game gems and 53 minerals you can donate to Gunther’s Local Museum and Library. It has a normal sell price of 80g and 104g if you have the Gemologist profession. 

How to Find the Topaz?

You can obtain this mineral the best from mining Gem Nodes or Topaz Nodes in the Mines, Skull Cavern, and Quarry. However, there’s a 1.6% to get the item through panning and 4% from Fishing Treasure Chests. Interacting with a Garbage Can will sometimes drop it too on rare and lucky occasions.


An in-game screen of Topaz used in making a Shirt and for yellow dye in Dye Pots.
With the gem, you can spruce up tailoring and dyeing.

One Cloth and the mineral in the spool of the Sewing Machine will result in a Shirt. Moreover, the Dye Pots will accept it as a yellow dye.


An in-game screen of a weapon's stats progress with the Forge.
With the Forge, you can upgrade your weapon three times.

You can use one of this mineral and ten Cinder Shards to apply +1 Defense to any weapon. Adding two more will increase the required shards by 15 and 20, respectively, adding +2 Defense.


Clint, Dwarf, and Emily are known for appreciating gems in Stardew Valley. That’s why these three love the mineral, among other NPCs, which is no surprise.


Topaz is a requirement to progress with the following primary and side quests:

  • Help Wanted on Pierre’s General Store. Villagers will request the item for 240g and 150 Friendship Points at any season.
  • Rock Rejuvenation. As part of Emily’s special order, bringing one alongside Amethyst, Emerald, Jade, and Ruby will give you 1000g and 250 Friendship Points. Moreover, you’ll unlock the Sewing Machine both in her house and for you.
  • Gem Birds Puzzle on Ginger Island. Putting the gem in one of four spots will give you five Golden Walnuts. Note that you also need Amethyst, Aquamarine, and Emerald. However, their locations are determined by encountering Gem Birds on rainy days or closely looking at every bird statue’s carved image at its base.
  • Fish Pond. To increase the pond’s capacity from three to five, two of the mineral will be requested by Catfish.


You may use a Topaz in Treasure Hunter’s Bundle at the Remixed Boiler Room.

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