Rare Gems are special extra gems that can serve as power-ups, enhancing the player's game. They are features only found in Bejeweled Blitz but not the discontinued PC version. All of them cost coins in order to be activated, although some can be activated for free via in-game events and other giveaways from Bejeweled's Facebook fan page. All acquired Rare Gems that are not activated when the player receives them can be found in the "items" tab and they can be activated at any time before starting the game in Blitz mode.
There are 27 types of Rare Gems that can be earned and some of them can appear randomly. Although, according to a tip in the Facebook version that Rare Gems are very rare, they randomly appear more frequency and sometimes they appear after every match on Blitz and Party modes.
Since December 2014, Rare Gems can be earned through the Daily Challenge, where the player must earn the Gold Star Cat Rank by scoring at least a certain amount of points in the challenge. Rare Gems can also be earned by achieving certain Key Stone goals.
Makes 3 Glowing Lunar Fragments appear at the start of the field, According to the game description, these gems are pieces of moon that fall to earth every once in a century.
After the Last Hurrah, Snackers or Anchovy (depending on the version the player is playing on) will appear; destroying gems around and tripling the multiplier (example: 3x3=9).
Six Wildcard Gems will appear in the current game one at a time. These match any color gems and explode in a diagonal blast. Each time a wildcard is matched, the next one appears after a few matches. At the end of the game the player is given 5,000 more points multiplied by the multiplier value and gets a random number of coins ranging from 1,000 to 100,000 coins.
Starts a variation of a Blazing Speed called Blazing Steed at the start of the game and increases the Flame Gem's Explosion Size from 3x3 to mostly 5x5 (similar to a tilted 45° square denotation). At the end of the game, the horses will add 8 Flame Gems to the board and they're denoted shortly.
It has three levels. It starts the game with more red gems then any other colored gems and a certain meter appears that increases overtime although clearing red gems can fill the meter faster. If the meter is full, Bruce the kangaroo appears; randomly clears gems by using punches, kicks, and tail whips; and a new Round is added. At the end of game, its Last Hurrah variation will appear depending on the level of this Rare Gem that the player is currently using and the player receives 100 coins multiplied to the number of red gems destroyed while this Rare Gem is on effect.
Starts the game with one of three special game boards with red gems replaced with this Rare Gem on the board. When matched, this explodes similar to Flame Gems in addition to cause explosion to nearby Big Apples outside its explosion radius. Created red Flame Gems and most re-spawned red gems will be changed into this Rare gem will turn into this Rare Gem while this Rare Gem is on effect. After the Last Hurrah, the player gets to pick one of the nine Apples in its coin bonus.
All of these Rare Gems are available for a limited time, with some appearing in Blitz and Party modes during certain days or months. Most of these Rare Gems function similar to Big Apple with some differences that vary between each one of them. These are the following:
In addition to its explosion, a downward blast is created below the detonated Rare Gem. It was created as a way to celebrate Mother's Day.
Created as a way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Created to celebrate Christmas and unlike the other Rare Gems, doesn't have a coin bonus in addition to a lower cost compared to most of the other Rare Gems with a coin bonus.
It was created as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
It was created as a way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.
Starts the game with a random gem with a scarab on it. In addition with its explosion when matched, it adds two seconds to the Timer Bar. A maximum of 20 scarabs on a gem can appear in the current game, meaning that the player earn get up to 40 seconds by using this Rare Gem. After the Last Hurrah, a large golden scarab appears for the player to collect its coin bonus that has a random value and the number of bonus seconds earned will appear during the game soon after.
Functions the same as the Big Apple, with unique sets of special game boards and a higher cost and coin bonus.
Functions nearly the same with the Aquartz, in addition to its explosion clearing every gem above within the same column.
Similar to the Tic-Toc, the game starts with a random gem with miniature coins spinning around it. Clearing more of this gem awards the player more coins in its coin bonus at the end of the game. It was also created to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.
This Rare Gem was created as a way to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Bejeweled Blitz and it functions similar to the Coin Catcher. The only difference is that the game starts with a random gem with a blue ribbon bow on it; its explosion, where a random Special Gem appears in place of the detonated Rare Gem; and the coin bonus being inferior than the Coin Catcher.
Clears up to eleven nearby gems in a horizontal oval-shaped pattern as well as changing every red and orange gem within its adjacent horizontal rows into blue gems.
The second Rare Gem sponsored by Progressive Insurance based on the slogan "Sprinkles are for winners". Unlike most of the limited edition Rare Gems, it clears gems in a "W" position.
Clears gems in a 3x3 radius in addition to nearby gems in the diagonal and cardinal directions.
Unlike most Limited Rare Gems, its unique explosion simply changes up to six nearby gems into white gems in a 3x3 radius.
Clears gems in a heart-shaped pattern in addition to transforming extra nearby gems into red gems. It was also created as a way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Works similar to the Tic-Toc; except it also removes all surrounding gems in a diagonal formation in addition to giving 10,000 points, a maximum of 40 of them can appear in a game, and has a selectable coin bonus.
Created as a cross-promotion of Bejeweled Stars.