|Introduced||January 29, 2017|
|Rare Gem type||Limited|
When the player begins a game with Illuminite activated, one of three special board configurations will appear. All three starting layouts include a random number of unique red and gold-colored gems that resemble paper lanterns. Upon clearing a lantern from the grid, it will explode, destroying itself plus the 16 surrounding gems in a 5×5 area shaped like a four-leaf clover. The base value for clearing a lantern is 3,500 points. While Illuminite is active, Flame Gems created using red gems will become lanterns instead, and lanterns will replace random red gems throughout the game except during the Last Hurrah and optional Encore. Illuminite also increases the rate in which red gems drop into the board by 51 percent.
After the Last Hurrah (or Encore if the player accepted Feathered Fury's offer), a Coin bonus will occur in which nine latern icons appear in a 3×3 arrangement. When the player selects an icon, it will reveal a Coin present that will then be added to the player's Coin balance. The other icons will unveil, but not award, their prizes as well. The Coin payouts the bonus offers are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 25,000, 35,000, 50,000, 75,000, and 250,000.
- The name of this Rare Gem is a pun on the word illuminate.