"A sapphire shining in blue."
— Item examination - English
— Item examination - Japanese
Sapphire (サファイア safaia ) is a key item in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Before checking, the name of this item is "Blue Gem" (青い宝石 aoi hōseki ).
The Blue Gem's purpose was to open the gate to Raccoon City Hall. On the last fortnight of the Raccoon City Destruction Incident, it was stolen along with several other Gems. It was found in the body of a Restaurant owner.
Initially, the clock, that contains twelve different gems lacks two of them. One is sapphire, and the other one is emerald.
"A clock is not functioning. Two gems are missing from the hour plate." says the clock, when it's explored for the first time.
"It seems that this is not enough to make the device to work" says message after setting one of the gems. The gem disappears from the inventory after setting and can be seen on the clock.
- BIOHAZARD 3 LAST ESCAPE OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK. Famitsu. 1999.