The "Stones of Barenziah" quest is the hardest for most players in Skyrim Special Edition. It is not easily done as there are 24 of these stones that only get its value when completed as a set. This long but fruitful task starts when a player finds an unusual gem and prompted to have it valued by a Thieves Guild member. By then, the player will know that there are 24 of these and were meticulously placed in different locations. Below is the complete guide in where to find the gems, all 24 of them.
Skyrim Special Edition: How To Find All Unusual Stones
The first stone will be at the Hall of the Dead in Whiterun. Players will need to get into a room in the Catacombs where they will find a skeleton in the left wall. The second one will be on Jorrvaskr, still in Whiterun inside Kodlak's room. The third stone should be in the House of Clan Shattershield in Windhelm inside the first bedroom upstairs. Players will need to go to inside the Stony Creek Cave, North of Ansilvund and Southeast of Windhelm, and find the fourth stone inside the Bandit Wizard's Cavern. Finding the fifth stone will be easy as it is only in the table in Wuunferth the Unliving's Quarters, inside the Palace of Kings in Windhelm.
The sixth stone will be on Dainty Sload, a boat near the Lighthouse and Solitudue. The stone should be on a table inside the Captain's Quarters. The seventh stone will be in the master's bedroom inside the Proudspire Manor in Solitudue that the player should buy after earning Jarl's trust. The eight stone can be found in the Blue Palace in Solitudue inside Jarl Elisif's quarters. The ninth stone will be found in Yngvild, a cave north of Winterhold. The 10th stone can easily be found in the College of Winterhold. Players must play the "Under Saarthal" quest, then find the stone inside the shelves of the Arch-Mage's room.
The 11th stone should be in the Hob's Fall Cave in the alchemy lab. The 12th stone is inside the master's room of Treasury House in Markarth. The 13th stone can also be found in Markarth's Understone Keep where it's hidden in a locked door in the Dwemer Museum. The 14th stone is also in Markarth, specifically in an altar at the Dead Crone Rock. Players must go inside Astrid's room inside the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary to find the 15th stone. The 16th stone can be obtained by doing the "Diplomatic Immunity" quest. The 17th stone is just inside the Jarl's room in Dragonsearch.
The 18th and 19th stones can both be obtain by going inside a dungeon called Fellglow Keep and Rannveig's Fast. The 20th to 22nd stones can be easily obtain by going in quest areas and by searching the rooms on Ansilvund, Mistveil Keep and Black Briar Lodge. Inside the farmhouse of Pinewatch, players will find a secret entrance to the Bandit Sanctuary where the 23rd stone is located. The last stone can be found in Sunderstone Gorge in Falkreath. The stone will be in an altar in front of a word wall.
Skyrim Special Edition: What Will Happen After A Player Collect All Stones?
Players will be rewarded with the "Prowler's Profit" that gives the player the ability to find more items inside treasure chests. It is an awesome perk for every treasure hunters in the game.
Skyrim Special Edition can be played on PS4, Xbox One and PC.