Skyrim – Stones of Barenziah Locations

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Find one of these special gems in Skyrim unlocks a new miscellaneous quest, in which one of these stones must be identified by one of several appraisers. Talk to Maul or Rex in Riften to learn more about these stones — gems that are only valuable with a complete set of 24. Uncovering all 24 leads to another quest, ending with a special perk as reward for all your effort. Find every Stone of Barenziah with out guide below.

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Stones of Barenziah Locations

  1. Search the Jorrvaskr in Whiterun. Find the stone in Kodlak’s room.
  2. Search the Hall of the Dead in Whiterun, then enter the Halls of the Dead. Check the wall crypts to find another stone.
  3. Find the stone on the Dainty Sload, a boat docked in Solitude. Look in the Captain’s Quarters, on the table.
  4. Enter the College of Winterhold and search the shelves of the Arch-Mage’s Quarters.
  5. The stone can be found in Yngvild, a cave north of Winterhold and east of Dawnstar. Search behind the throne to find a chamber containing the stone.
  6. Another stone located in a cave, called Hob’s Fall Cave. Search the area between Dawnstar and Winterhold. You may come across a lighthouse, search east of Frostflow Lighthouse. The stone is inside the Necromancer’s sleeping area.
  7. Find a stone in the Treasure House of Markarth, search the master bedroom to find the stone.
  8. In Understone Keep, in Markarth, look for a locked door into a side room of the Dwemer Museum. The stone will be inside, on a table.
  9. An undead gathering place called Dead Crone Rock can be found southwest of Markarth. The stone can be found on an altar near a Word Wall at the top.
  10. Found in Proudspire Manor, of Solitude. Purchase the manor after gaining the Jarl’s trust. The home costs a vast amount, 25,000 gold total. You’ll find the stone in the mater bedroom.
  11. Found in the Blue Palace, in Solitudue. Look in the Jarl’s quarters, on one of his shelves.
  12. Inside the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, look in Astrid’s room for the stone. This stone can only be found while completing the “With Friends Like These” or “Destroy The Dark Brotherhood” quests. To gain these quests, you must join the Dark Brotherhood by killing an innocent NPC.
  13. The stone can be found in Thalmor’s Embassy, while completing the “Diplomatic Immunity” quest for Delphin in Riverwood. While in the embassy, look in Elenwen’s Solar.
  14. While in Dragonsearch, of Whiterun, explore the Jarl’s bedroom to find a stone.
  15. In the wilderness, you’ll find a dungeon called Rannveig’s Fast northeast of Rorikstead and southeast of Marthal. Look for a prison area, and search the nearby tables for the stone.
  16. The dungeon of Fellglow Keep can be found east-northeast of Whiterun. Look on the counters of the workroom to find this stone.
  17. Check the House of Clan Shattershield in Windhelm, simply search the first upstairs bedroom to your left to find the stone.
  18. Inside the Palace of Kings in Windhelm, look on the table in Wuunferth the Unlivind’s Quarters.
  19. A cave called Stony Creek Cave can be found north of Ansilvund, southeast of Windhelm. Look in the area where you encounter the Bandit Wizard.
  20. The creepy tomb called Ansilvund, in Eastmarch, contains a stone near where you encounter Fjori inside the burial chambers.
  21. Simply search the Jarl’s Quarters of Mistveil Keep in Riften.
  22. Search the master bedroom of the Black Briar Lodge in Riften.
  23. Find Sunderstone Gorge south of Gjukar’s Monument and north of Moss Mother Cavern, in Falkreath. You’ll find a Word Wall inside, with the added bonus of a nearby stone.
  24. A farm called Pinewatch can be found northeast of Falkreath. Inside the farmhouse, look for a secret entrance into an underground cave. Inside the Bandit Sanctuary, look for a locked door. Lockpick the door, inside you’ll find the stone on a bookshelf.

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16 Comments on Skyrim – Stones of Barenziah Locations

Fiona Choi

On November 25, 2011 at 1:09 am

im a slut looking for a large black thats into asians


On November 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thanks so much!
My 1h sword has 550 base damage. You jelly?


On November 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

When ever I go to the blue palace three guys try to kill me and every one runs away. One fo the guys is the jarl from whiterun. HELP!

Mr Maxo

On November 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

12. you can still get after you finish the quests and kill the emperor


On November 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm

i could not find a black briar lodge in riften… only the black briar manor and after searching that building there was no stone to be found. if someone could clarify where the black briar lodge is that would be great.


On November 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Black Briar Lodge is to the E of Riften not terribly far. There’s a horse-stealing quest there.

Tays Hardy

On December 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Alright I can not get back into the thalmor embassy, I finished the main quests and cant get back in!!


On December 11, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Does the Pinewatch stone have to be collected last?
I haven’t collected 10 and 12 yet but when I clear out Pinewatch and the Bandit Sanctuary, the stone is not on the bookshelf in the locked room to the right of the Draugr tombs.


On December 20, 2011 at 5:28 am

searched all of pinewatch unlocked all doors no stone found anywhere.also thalmore embassy cant get in. please help.


On December 21, 2011 at 10:37 pm

@darkhorizon1 – there is an exploit you can use to get back into Thalmor Embassy, it’s how I got in. YouTube it and you will see. You need to get a horse, go to a certain part of the outer wall, and keep jumping, eventually you will jump over :)


On February 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm

or u could do the blades mission which involves u going into the thalmor embassy invited as a guest to a party trying to find some info. to get to this u have to find the horn or something that the people who taught u the shouts asked u to get, you will find a note and do what it says


On February 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm

You Dont Have To Buy Prodspire Manor You Can Just Pickpocket The Solitude Fletcher’s Key From Fidha (SolitudeBlacksmith)

Hope It Helped! :D


On March 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm

IM FUC&*ING MISSING 2. i have no idea where! i wish there was a way to know without backtracking


On August 2, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I’ve been to every place on this list and I am still missing one. This is the one last major thing left for me and I cannot complete. What do I do!?


On January 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I got into the cave behind the thalmore embassy and found the stone but I don’t now if it’s the right one


On July 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

Great, now I have to backtrack to remember which 17 I have -,-