Any self-respecting Resident Evil fan would’ve recognised the jewel box in the subway when they played the Resident Evil 3 demo. It works a little bit differently in the remake than in the full game, as you’ll have to fill it with jewels to unlock some cool rewards similar to the safety deposit boxes in the Resident Evil 2 remake. Scattered throughout the first city area are three fancy boxes, each with a gem inside.
Depending on what difficulty you’re on, the locations of the boxes will change – but we’ve covered both possible sets in this guide.
Your rewards, regardless of the difficulty, remain the same, and we’ve listed them too.
HOW TO FIND ALL THE FANCY BOXES IN ASSISTED / NORMAL / HARDCORE MODE
You’ll probably come along the Ruby first. This one is found inside of the bathroom of Moon’s Donuts. You don’t need any special equipment to reach it. If you’re struggling to locate it, it’s inside the same room as the typewriter and item box.
You can find the Emerald inside of the toy shop in the first area you emerge from coming from the Subway. Keep in mind that to be able to reach this, you’ll need the Lockpick which you’ll find as you progress through the story.
The Sapphire can be found inside the Supermarket, which is the building on the left (almost directly opposite the toy shop). You’ll need the Bolt Cutters to get into the shop, which you’ll also acquire naturally through the story.
HOW TO FIND ALL THE FANCY BOXES IN NIGHTMARE / INFERNO MODE
The first one you’ll find on the harder difficulties is probably going to be the Emerald. It’s located in the back area of the inside of the Pharmacy, opposite the Aqua Cure poster. It requires no extra tools to access.
The next possible gem you can find in the harder difficulties is the Ruby. This one is found inside of the power sub-station, overrun by Drain Deimos. It’s on the power box to the left before you climb the ladder. You’ll need to Lockpick to get inside this area, though through the story you’ll find
The final one you’ll probably come across is the Sapphire. This one is located in the small back alley opposite the back entrance to the Donut Shop. You’ll need the Bolt Cutters to find it though, as the gate to the alley is locked, but you’ll encounter those naturally in the story too.
WHAT DO YOU GET FOR FINDING ALL THE JEWELS?
No matter which specific jewels you put into the clock puzzle, the rewards remain the same.
One jewels will net you a hand grenade.
Two jewels will net you a tactical stock for your shotgun, which reduces recoil and improves accuracy.
Three jewels will net you a Hip Pouch, increasing Jill’s inventory by two slots.
You’ll also receive the Power Stones achievement/trophy.