|Introduced||January 29, 2017|
|Rare Gem type||Limited|
When the player begins a game with Illuminite activated, one of three special starting layouts will appear. All three onfigurations include a random number of unique red and gold-colored gems that resemble paper lanterns. A lantern, when cleared from the board, explodes, destroying itself plus the 16 surrounding gems in a 5×5-clover-shaped area. The base value for clearing a lantern is 3,500 points. While Illuminite is active, lanterns will replace random red gems throughout the game (except during the Last Hurrah and optional Encore), and Flame Gems created using red gems will result in creating lanterns instead. 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 occurs in which nine lantern icons appear in a 3×3 arrangement. When the player selects an icon, it reveals a numerical Coin value that is then be added to the player's Coin balance. 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.