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I can't seem to find a few a of the Stones, so, is there a list available with the location of all the stones?

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You're tasked with finding these for the "No Stone Unturned" quest.

From the UESP:

The stones are located in the following places:

  • Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary (Astrid's room)
  • Whiterun Halls of the Dead Catacombs (in the first room, go down the left stairs and it will be to your left)
  • Mistveil Keep in Riften (Jarl's room)
  • Proudspire Manor in Solitude (has to be purchased for 25.000 gold)
  • College of Winterhold (Arch-Mages room)
  • Dragonsreach in Whiterun (Jarl's room)
  • Jorrvaskr in Whiterun (Kodlak's room)
  • Dead Crone Rock (On the table near the 'boss')
  • House of Clan Shatter-Shield in Windhelm
  • Black-Briar Lodge east-northeast of Riften (Second floor bedroom, next to bed)
  • Ansilvund Burial Chambers (northeast of Riften)
  • Wuunferth's Room in the Palace of Kings 2nd floor (Windhelm)
  • Stony Creek Cave (South of the Eastmarch Imperial Camp, last room on the table)
  • Rannveig's Fast south of Morthal, northeast of Rorikstead (after falling down the trapdoor in fron of the chest and dragon-word-wall)
  • Fellglow Keep northeast of Whiterun (straight up the stairs and to the right)
  • Dainty Sload (A ship along the coast southwest of the Solitude Lighthouse)
  • Sunderstone Gorge (Right of the alchemy on a table with skeletons)
  • Solitude Palace (Queen's room)
  • Yngvild, between Dawnstar and Winterhold (Very last room near the end)
  • Treasury House in Markarth (End table in Thonar's bedroom, which is the left from the front door)
  • Dwemer Museum in Markarth, entrance to the right as you enter Understone Keep (Table in room to the Left)
  • Thalmor Embassy (Elenwen's Solar, second floor, first bedroom on your left)
  • Hob's Fall Cave (Near the alchemy set on the left)
  • Pinewatch - House Northwest of Helgen with a Bandit hideout underground. Gem is in a storeroom before the 'boss'.

Now there are also mods that place map markers for them:

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What can you do with all the stones? Other than selling them to Vex, because she offered to buy them if the collection is complete, you can do other things with them? – spauny Dec 14 '11 at 8:55
@spauny selling all the stones to vex starts another quest to find the crown, and the reward from that quest gives you a better chance to find gems in chests. – Raven Dreamer Dec 14 '11 at 18:21
When you become leader of the Companions (or any other guild), can you take the items without it being stealing? – IrishJMA Feb 24 '12 at 15:48
@IrishJMA taking the stones of barenziah will never count as stealing. They're quest items, and they don't appear as stolen in your inventory. – Raven Dreamer Feb 24 '12 at 17:59

I recently made a guide that includes all the 24 stones of Barenziah and the final reward. Hope this helps everyone!

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If you have the latest patch, the Thalmor embassy one has been moved so it's not in the bedroom anymore. It has been relocated to the cave after you rescue someone from the Thalmor dungeon.

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