Whereabouts of All the Stones of Barenziah in Skyrim
Location Notes Related Quest RefID
Whiterun Hall of the Dead (Whiterun). Inside the Catacombs; go down the left stairs and it will be to your left, next to a skeleton. Andurs' Arkay Amulet/Pilgrimage (doesn't send you into the catacombs) 7f956
Whiterun Dragonsreach, the Jarl's bedroom, on the right-hand end table. Imitation Amnesty 7f95d
Whiterun Jorrvaskr's living quarters, on the bookshelf in Kodlak's room.   7f923
Solitude Blue Palace, Jarl's bedroom, right side of the bed on top of the wardrobe.   7f926
Solitude Proudspire Manor. Buy the house. The stone is found on the top floor in the master bedroom, left of the door. (It's there whether or not you purchase the bedroom upgrade.)   7fb3a
Riften Mistveil Keep, Jarl's bedroom. Go up the stairs and through the occasionally locked center door. It will be on the end table left of the bed.   7fb55
Windhelm Palace of the Kings Upstairs. Take the first door to the left upon entering the main palace area, then find Wuunferth's room at the end of the hall. Blood on the Ice 7f962
Windhelm House of Clan Shatter-Shield, on a bookshelf in the room to the left of the top of the stairs. Mourning Never Comes 7f965
Markarth The Treasury House, on a bedside table in Thonar's bedroom, which is down the hall on the left from where you enter the front door. You may need to pick an apprentice-level door, but no one reacts. The Forsworn Conspiracy 7f925
Markarth Understone Keep's Dwemer Museum, on a table in the first room to the left. Note: Do not go into the museum after completing the quest Hard Answers until you have finished the quest Darkness Returns. See the Hard Answers quest page for details. Hard Answers 7f909
College of Winterhold Arch-Mage's Quarters. Access may be gained at the end of the quest Under Saarthal. Under Saarthal 7f908
Dead Crone Rock On the stone altar opposite the Word Wall. Pieces of the Past 7fb4f
Black-Briar Lodge The gem is in the top floor bedroom, next to the bed. Promises to Keep 7fb56
Ansilvund The gem is on the table at the end of Ansilvund Burial Chambers. Ansilvund (quest) 7fb5d
Stony Creek Cave The gem is on the table next to the alchemy lab in the room off to the side. Finn's Lute 7fb65
Rannveig's Fast After falling down the trapdoor in front of the chest and the Word Wall, the stone is next to the alchemy lab and chest on the right.   7fb64
Fellglow Keep Head straight up the stairs and to the right. Hitting the Books 7fb58
Dainty Sload Head down into the waterlogged bowels and up the opposing stairs. In the last room on the table. The Dainty Sload 7f927
Sunderstone Gorge On the table with two bodies in front of the Word Wall.   7fb51
Yngvild The gem is in the bedroom behind the throne in Yngvild Throne room. Toying With The Dead 7fb4a
Hob's Fall Cave The gem is near the alchemy set under the bridge near the beginning of the cave. Pantea's Flute 7fb63
Reeking Cave or Thalmor Embassy Prior to patch 1.4, the stone is located in the Thalmor Embassy in Elenwen's Solar on the second floor. After patch 1.4, inside Reeking Cave next to a corpse in the back. Acquiring the gem during the Diplomatic Immunity quest is advised, since the easiest way to access the cave is during your escape near the end of that quest. However, it is still possible to access Reeking Cave from the outside without doing that quest. Diplomatic Immunity 7fb54
Pinewatch Bandit's Sanctuary Head down to the basement and press the hidden button to the right of the bookcase, providing access to the bandits' hideout. The gem is found in a locked room in the Bandits' Sanctuary. Silver Lining 7fb45
Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary On the dresser in Astrid's room. It is still accessible after the Death Incarnate quest; however, the game may freeze when you try to enter the Sanctuary after completing that quest.   7f901