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Walkthrough: written by Nephele, checked by Likelolwhat
Reward: written by Likelolwhat, not checked
Help Madesi make jewelry.
Quest Giver: Madesi
Location(s): None
Reward: 400 gold, leveled necklace
Disposition: =1 (Madesi)
ID: FreeformRiften18
Madesi in his stall

Quick WalkthroughEdit

  1. Speak to Madesi in his stall in Riften.
  2. Gather one mammoth tusk, one gold ore, and two flawless sapphires.
  3. Return to Madesi.

Detailed WalkthroughEdit

All the necessary components

Speak with Madesi and ask him about his jewelry. You will learn that he is running low on supplies due to heavy bandit presence on the roads and needs help gathering some components. He requires two flawless sapphires, one mammoth tusk, and one piece of gold ore.

Flawless sapphires, like all gems, can be randomly found or mined. One guaranteed sample can be stolen from the shelves in the Inner Sanctum of the Temple of Dibella in Markarth.

Mammoth tusks can be looted from slain mammoths, as well as bought from hunters and certain merchants. Three guaranteed samples can be found in the College of Winterhold's Arcanaeum; eight guaranteed samples can be found in Halted Stream Camp. The closest one is in Black-Briar Meadery, where it can be stolen from the shelves of a cupboard in Indaryn's bedroom.

Gold ore can be found randomly in containers or in buildings, but an easy place to find some gold veins is in Kolskeggr Mine. There's also Lost Prospect Mine; while the latter is closer, it doesn't have as many veins as Kolskeggr Mine. Alternately, one can just use the Transmute spell to turn one Iron Ore into one Gold Ore.

You can return the items to Madesi as you find them, or all at once. He will give you 100 gold for each item returned (i.e., 200 for the two sapphires). Once you've returned them all, ask Madesi if he needs anything else and he will thank you with a leveled necklace.


  • Completing this quest counts towards your eligibility for becoming Thane of the Rift.
  • Try not to purchase the items for this quest, as the cost of buying the items can outweigh the reward for returning them.
  • Halted Stream Camp is the location of a bounty quest, possible location of a Dungeon Delving quest from Amren, and possible location of the Amulet of the Moon quest, making it easy to complete multiple quests at once if you choose to find your mammoth tusk there.


  • There are no quest markers for delivering the items back to Madesi.

Quest StagesEdit

Ringmaker (FreeformRiften18)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 10: Find 2 flawless sapphires for Madesi (<Global=FFR18GemCount>/2)
Objective 20: Find a mammoth tusk for Madesi (<Global=FFR18TuskCount>/1)
Objective 30: Find gold ore for Madesi (<Global=FFR18OreCount>/1)
30 (Brought two flawless sapphires)
40 (Brought a mammoth tusk)
50 (Brought a chunk of gold ore)
Objective 40: Speak to Madesi
(Assigned as you acquire the relevant objects)
Objective 15: Bring the flawless sapphires to Madesi
Objective 25: Bring the mammoth tusks to Madesi
Objective 35: Bring the gold ore to Madesi
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 10, 200, 250.
  • Any text displayed in angle brackets (e.g., <Alias=LocationHold>) is dynamically set by the Radiant Quest system, and will be filled in with the appropriate word(s) when seen in game.
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in any order. Some stages may therefore repeat objectives seen in other stages.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • On the PC, it is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage FreeformRiften18 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages, but it is possible to clear all stages of the quest using resetquest FreeformRiften18.