Special Report – With Steve Webkinz!


Hi everyone, Steve Webkinz here. Lately I’ve seen several people on social media saying that they never collected all of their gems from the Gem Hunt—and some who don’t believe it’s even possible!


Well I’m here to let you know that it IS possible to get a Crown of Wonder, and to help show you how to do it!





The Gem Hunt was added to the Curio Shop as a daily activity way back in 2006. You don’t even have to be a Full or Deluxe Member to play it—even Free Players (on web and the desktop app) can go searching for gems every day!





Once each day you can search one of the mines for gems. There are 5 different colors to collect:


  1. White
  2. Red
  3. Green
  4. Blue
  5. Yellow


For each color, there are 6 gems to collect with 3 different rarities:


  • 1x Rare (R)
  • 2x Uncommon (U)
  • 3x Common (C)


You can see your collection by clicking on the Gem Collection box:
















The gems are hidden randomly each time you enter the mine. However, only certain gems can be found in specific mines. The rare gem for each color can only be found in one of each of the mines. That mine will also potentially hold all the gems from that same color, along with the uncommon and common gems from one other color, and only the common gems from a third color. You can tell which mine you are in by the color of the cave stalagmites and stalactites inside.


It breaks down like this:





Buried Bones Mine


  • All WHITE gems (including the RARE Webkinz Diamond)
  • Uncommon and Common YELLOW gems
  • Common BLUE gems







Muzzle Mouth Mine


  • All RED gems (including the RARE Red Ruby Heart)
  • Uncommon and Common WHITE gems
  • Common YELLOW gems







Flea Floater Mine


  • All GREEN gems (including the RARE Earth Emerald)
  • Uncommon and Common RED gems
  • Common WHITE gems







Howling Horse Mine


  • All BLUE gems (including the RARE Ocean Sapphire)
  • Uncommon and Common GREEN gems
  • Common RED gems







Barking Mad Mine


  • All YELLOW gems (including the RARE Corona Topaz)
  • Uncommon and Common BLUE gems
  • Common GREEN gems








Once you find a gem, Arte will make an offer to buy it based on its rarity and how many he has already bought that day (determined randomly).





However, if you find his “Gem of the Day”, Arte will make a special offer to buy it from you for 200% of its value!





You can choose to sell it to him, or to add it to your collection. If you want to save up for additional crowns, you can collect as many multiples of the gems as you want.


Once you’ve collected all 30 gems, you can click on your Gem Collection Box to trade one full set of gems for a Crown of Wonder.





Each time you complete the collection you can trade your gems in, so you collect a crown for every one of your pets!





Also, if you want to see your gems without leaving your pet’s room, you can pick up a Gem Hunt Jewel Box from the WShop. You’ll find it under the “Storage” tab, which is part of the “Furniture” category. Add it to your pet’s room and then can click on it to see your current Gem Hunt collection.





And if you’re ever bored of collecting crowns, you can also try dropping by Doug’s Collector’s Room in the Clubhouse (web and desktop app only) to look for Doug the Dog. When he randomly appears, you can click on him to trade gems for one of his special prizes. You can learn more about Doug the Dog and his prizes here.


Want to know more about the Curio Shop itself? You can read my earlier Special Report here.


That’s it for now—I hope this helps!


How many Crowns of Wonder have YOU collected? And what would you like me to report on next? Let me know in the comments below!


88 Responses to Special Report – With Steve Webkinz!

  1. BH1464 says:

    Thanks Steve Webkinz! This was great information. Could you please report on Alyssa’s Star Challenge next. I have needed the same star for almost a year. The Lunamite Astro Emblem. I have 3-5 of all of the other stars, but can not seem to find this last one to complete the challenge and get my prize. Thanks.

  2. Gramkins says:

    I’ve had many Crowns of Wonder. Over the years I never knew it was hard to find gems. But I did not know certain gems were in certain mines. Thanks!

  3. plebianfurniture says:

    this is a Great special report, Steve!

  4. firefly2914 says:

    After playing since 2007 I finally got a crown of wonder on March 8. I am so happy as I have been working on it for so long!

  5. pinkJess says:

    We feel fortunate to have collected a few crowns. And, now, with this information, we certainly hope to gain another one. Thank you! As for us, we would welcome reading more about the Webkinz Newz team members: What games do each enjoy, maybe seeing a few pictures of their rooms, etc.

  6. mea91 says:

    Ive loved being able to go gem hunting on webkinz since I was little, I have one crown, and Im saving gems to get another!

  7. Ellen1970 says:

    Why is it when I trade with Doug all i get is ICE CREAM!? not gonna do that anymore!

  8. DebbieWebbie59 says:

    I have got the Crown of Wonder a few times already and have 4 of each gem now. If anyone really wants a Crown let me know and I can send you one if they let you mail them.

  9. jediknightpie says:

    … I never knew that about the caves and I have like 6 crowns of wonder (I’ve been playing for 11 years, daily for most of those)

  10. socer10 says:

    I think it would be nice if Doug was in the gem room all the time and we had opportunity to trade with him one time a day. We would still be limited by the gems we have to offer him. I don’t think I even find him there once a month.

    • m21 says:

      I agree. I think maybe it used to be that way. Also, is there a place to add people in the game online? I’d love to have active friends on the game. My user is lealu89

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