14 levels of gems? So as was revealed in the Artisan presentation, there are 14 levels of gems. Jay Wilson elaborated in another interview. That's cool, I guess. After all, there were 33 levels of Runes, and it required a number of Els greater than the molecules in the universe to make a Zod. Of course the diff with runes is that every one of them did something different. With gems, they do the same thing, just slightly more of it. Jay confirmed a lot of D2 returning properties, like +stats. So with 14 levels of +strength, it'll probably be something like, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25. Would that be worth the effort? I mean of course it's worth collecting Ist runes for a month to make a Vex. Would you do the same thing to add 3 more str, though? I'd guess not. At least it wouldn't be much of a priority. The other thing Jay didn't get into is that it's not so much the levels, it's the frequency with which higher levels are found. If they have 14 levels of gems, but you can regularly find level 10+, then 14 isn't so high. If the most you ever find is lvl 5, then yeah, 14's a lot. Also, can we hope for gem type stacking and one click conversion? I want a stack of 10 level 4 gems, and I can right click and select "upgrade" and then I have a stack of 7 level 4 gems and 1 level 5 gem. Etc.