Patch V6.3 introduced gemstones that are used to forge exclusive loot.
- Opening a Hextech Chest or Masterwork Chest with a Hextech Key has a 3.6% chance of giving you a gemstone (increased to 4% with ).
- One guaranteed gemstone is given every 50 level, starting at summoner level 150 via the Leveling System.
- On certain events:
- During the Essence Emporium, unique gemstones can be bought for 50,000, 75,000, and 100,000. These are respectively given with an exclusive icon: Gemstone Knight, Gemstone Prince, and Gemstone King.
- At the VS. Event 2017 on patch V7.12, it was possible to buy the Way of Order Pass (including one Orb of Order, 100 Order Tokens, a Hextech Chest and Key and the Dawnbringer Ward) and the Way of Chaos Pass (including one Orb of Chaos, 100 Chaos Tokens, a Hextech Chest and Key and the Nightbringer Ward) for 1300 which included a gemstone as mission reward.
- Arcade 2017: Boss World on patch V7.16 had the Dungeon Pass which included a gemstone, the Arcade Poro Ward, the Arcade Poro Icon and a Bonus Good Orb for 1495.
- During the Worlds 2017 from patch V7.18 until V7.20, it was possible to obtain the Worlds Master Pass which included a gemstone and the Worlds Master Pass Icon for 1300 to 1000 depending when the Pass was bought.
- Snowdown Showdown on patch V7.24, unique gemstones could be bought by purchasing the following summoner icons: Gemstone Stocking, Gemstone Pengu, Gemstone Poro.
- 2018 Lunar Revel on patch V8.3, a gemstone could be bought alongside the Puppy Warwick icon for 1250.
- Burning Tide Event on patch V8.11, a gemstone could be bought alongside a Bloodharbor Medallion (Event exclusive chest) and the King of the Sea icon for 1350.
- During the VS. Event 2018 on patch V8.13, it was possible to obtain a VS. Gemstone Mega Pack which included a gemstone, 10 Lion Orb, 10 Wolf Orb, 176 VS. Tokens and the Lion's Covenant Icon and the Wolf's Pact Icon for 5000.
- In patch V8.14, the SSG Signature Edition Set includes all 6 SSG skins ( , , , , and ), all 6 Signature Border and one gemstone for 13440.
- During the Pool Party Event in patch V8.15, the King Crab Bag Bundle included 5 Position Orb for each position (Top Lane, Jungle, Mid Land, Marksman and Support), one Crab Bag ( Includes 6 skin shards for each role - Assassin, Fighter, Mage, Marksman, Support and Tank), the Tasty Beverage Icon and one gemstone for 7375.
- In patch V8.18 during the Odyssey Event, the Lost Crystal Pack included 20 Odyssey Orbs, 110 Odyssey Token, the Ora Icon and one Gemstone for 5000.
- In patch V8.24 during the Snowdown Event, the Winter Wonder Packin including 5 Snowdown Capsules, 250 Snowdown Tokens, the Hungwy Icon and one Gemstone for 4750.
- In patch V9.1, the Blood Moon Gemstone included on Masterwork Chest with Key, 20 Prestige Points, the Blood Moon Descent Icon and one Gemstone.
- Epic Capsules were limited time capsules. They rewarded you with 3 skins, at least one being Epic and increased Chance of getting Gemstone.
Loot Exclusive Content
These cosmetics are always available and can be obtain in different ways:
- Buying them with Gemstones.
- Opening a Hextech Chest ( ).
- Opening a .
- Re-rolling shards.
The following is not gemstone-exclusive but can be bought with gemstones:
|One Masterwork Chest and one Hextech Key.||1|
These cosmetics were available at one point and could be obtain in different ways:
- Buying them with Gemstones
- Opening a Hextech Chest ( )
- Opening a
- Re-rolling shards
|10||31-Aug-2017 to 8-Jan-2018||Can also be obtained with a Redeemable Code from Riot events.|
|Re-Gifted Amumu Emote||1||12-Dec-2017 to 8-Jan-2018||These emotes have been gifted to all player, who owned the corresponding icons from the Snowdown Event 2016.|
|Poro Snax Lover Emote||2|
|Hat's Off Emote||5||26-Jun-2018 to 10-Jul-2018||Reward for all player who bought an emote before V8.12|
These bundles (icon + golden chroma) were available during the 2018 Lunar Revel event. Each bundle costed 5 gemstones (or one Golden Revel Token):
|5||08-Feb-2018 to 19-Feb-2018|