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No Stone Unturned (Skyrim)

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For this quest in Oblivion, see No Stone Unturned (Oblivion).
No Stone Unturned
TESV Unusual Gem
Quest Giver Vex
Location Various.
Prerequisite Taking Care of Business
Reward Prowler’s Profit
Faction Thieves Guild
Type Side Quest
Quest ID TGCrown
No Stone Unturned is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


  1. The Dragonborn must bring an Unusual Gem to Vex in the Thieves Guild.
  2. Vex will explain that it is one of the Stones of Barenziah. She will also say that it is not worth much by itself, and that there are twenty-four of these stones. She asks the Dragonborn to come back with the full set. For locations of all gems, see here.
  3. After the Dragonborn returns with the gems, Vex will ask for the recovery of the Crown of Barenziah from Tolvald's Cave.

Journal entryEdit

Journal Entry
I've found an unusual gem which seems to exhibit magical properties. I should bring it to Vex at the Thieves Guild for an appraisal.


This section contains bugs related to No Stone Unturned (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  • If the Dragonborn is already a member of the Thieves Guild and has shown the gem to Vex, and then talks to Maul in Riften about the stone, he will suggest becoming a member of the Thieves Guild, adding a quest objective to join the Thieves Guild. While this objective cannot be cleared, it will not prevent the quest from being completed.
  • If the Dragonborn already possesses all twenty-four gems when talking to Vex for the first time, the game will not recognize them, and the quest will be incompletable. Collect twenty-three or fewer gems before talking to her to prevent this bug.
    • This bug has reportedly been fixed by patch 1.9.
  • Sometimes the quest objective will count extra stones that have not been collected (i.e., saying 10/24 Stones have been collected when the Dragonborn only has 8). The quest can be completed when the objective says 24/24, even if some stones have not been collected yet.
  • If the Dragonborn starts the Dark Brotherhood quests and does not pick up the stone after the sanctuary burns, the stone will still be available if they return to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
  •  PC   Fixes for this quest if it becomes bugged or incompletable. Note that these may not update the journal, but will unlock the appropriate responses from Vex. On the console type the following commands:
To initiate the search for the crown (if stones are missing)
set TGCrownGemsFound to 24
set TGCrownGemsTotal to 24
setstage TGCrown 30
If Vex won't talk despite having all the stones:
setobjectivecompleted TGCrown 20 1
setstage TGCrown 30
If the Crown is missing:
player.additem 0009dff5
setstage TGCrown 50
To remove the quest from the journal:
setstage TGCrown 200

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