|Introduced||June 14, 2016|
|Rare Gem type||Limited|
When the player begins a game with Rising Star activated, one of two special starting layouts appears. Both configurations include unique yellow gems that resemble five-pointed stars. A star functions identically to a Flame Gem, except a star clears 13 gems in a 5×5 five-pointed-star-shaped pattern instead. A star, when cleared from the board, also changes nearby red and purple gems to yellow; Flame Gems transformed by this effect become stars. The base value for clearing a star is 1,250 points. While Rising Star is active, stars replace random yellow gems throughout the game, and Flame Gems created using yellow gems become stars instead.
After the Last Hurrah, a Coin bonus occurs in which nine star icons appear in a 3×3 arrangement. When the player selects an icon, it reveals a numerical Coin value that is then added to the player's Coin total. The Coin payouts the bonus offers are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 20,000, 30,000, 50,000, 75,000, and 200,000.
- The name of this Rare Gem is a pun on rising star, a person or thing that is growing in popularity or importance in a particular field.