Disney Dreamlight Valley: How to Get Emeralds | Rare Material Locations Guide

Wish for a star because emeralds are sometimes ridiculously hard to find.

The most boring material to find in Disney Valley of Dreams could go to rare Emeralds. Depending on your luck, you may find more than 10 in a few minutes of work or never find a single emerald in a few days of searching. If you’re stuck and unsure where to find emeralds for your quests, we’ve got some tips for you to know. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to find emeralds. There’s no particular mineral node you can mine over and over again – and emeralds don’t spawn in specific locations or realms. It really is the luck of the draw, but you can dramatically improve your odds with a few simple methods.


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How To Find Emeralds | Mineral guide hard to find

Emeralds and Gems are rare materials that only appear in mineral knots – stone rocks that you can hit with your pickaxe to generate rock materials. Mineral nodes will randomly produce different types of gems, but you can guarantee specific types of gems by mining nodes with visible colored gems.

Emeralds are the rarest gem type. Drop rates are ridiculously low. But, emeralds will fall from any mineral knots. Same black mineral knots have a chance to drop emeralds.

  • How to find emeralds: Search for mineral nodes on the map. There are several of these nodes that spawn on the rock face barriers in each region – the more regions you have unlocked, the more nodes you will have access to.
    • To increase your chances of finding emeralds – bring a Companion with Mining Level 10.

The better your mining companion, the more likely you are to find rare gem bonuses. You can go days without finding emeralds – so keep trying those knots. You can move and place your wishing well near mineral nodes to increase cultivation time in all of your locations, quickly moving to mine.

  • Important tip: Mineral nodes renew themselves every 5 minutes. If you complete a circuit around the main plaza, leave to mine nodes at a different location, then return to the plaza for another mining run.

Emeralds are so rare right now; you can go days without finding a single emerald while cultivating mineral nodes. Many quests require you to collect emeralds, so I recommend taking time out of your day and mining mineral nodes every time you pass one. Keep emeralds (and other gems) in a pile so you can give them away if you find quests. There are better ways to make money than just selling them.


One thing to watch out for: if you change your console/PC clock, you may get lower drop rates on emeralds and other rare materials! This practice is called “time travel” by the Animal Crossing community, and some players use it to skip 24-hour wait times between reset timers. Sometimes it’s better to wait a day.