Just days after removing the Mushroom Mound feature from FishVille, Zynga has released another collectible item set to the game in the form of pretty gemstones. The gemstones are collected within the Gemstone Pouch in a process that is basically identical to the Mushroom Mound.
You can head over to the game’s free gifts page, and choose from four different colored gems that are available to send to your FishVille neighbors in the same way you would send any other gift – and of course, they can return the favor to you.
As you earn gemstones, you can keep track of your progress by clicking on the Pouch icon in the top left corner of the gameplay area. Doing so brings up the pouch itself where you’ll see how close you are to earning the six new items available through this event. The six items are available at the 3, 6, 10, 16, 20, and 30 gemstone levels.
You can also earn gemstones by clicking on the “Ask for More” button from within the Pouch proper, where you’ll be taken to a reverse of the game’s traditional free gifts page, allowing you to send requests for gemstones, rather than sending requests to friends giving them away.
Just as the Mushroom Mound was only available for a limited amount of time, it is presumable that the Gemstone Pouch will be equally limited. That being the case, head over to the game’s page on Facebook to start gathering as many gemstones as you can!