Curio ShopBasic InfoAreaThings to DoHostArte FactThe Curio Shop is a shop owned by Arte Fact, a character who sells novelties, artifacts, and antiquities to Webkinz. Management of the shop is an occupation that Arte took on after retiring from archaeology, and is the place he stores the artifacts he discovered during his adventures. In Webkinz World, the Curio Shop serves as the place for players to buy rare and exclusive items (also known as CSO items or Arte's Favorites). It is also the place where players go to hunt for gems, which can eventually form the legendary Crown of Wonder.
Once you find a gem (or not, then you'll have only found "slag"), you may either keep it in your Gem Collection or sell it to Arte. The price he buys it for depends on how many he's bought that day and how rare it is, or if it's the Gem of the Day. Alternatively, you can find Doug the Dog in the Collector's Room in the Clubhouse and trade gems you've kept for special items.
You may have noticed that in many of my rooms I have rare items. Rare items can be hard to find (hence the name rare), but they are actually not nearly as hard to find as you might think. Lately I've been buying one every other day! There are 4 main ways to get rare items, which I will discuss below. 2b1af7f3a8