Jack tried to obtain the gems when he heard that they could help him go back in time, due to the fact Cronus had control over human time, by a mysterious hermit. After obtaining the three gems, the hermit revealed himself as Aku and used the gems to revive Cronus. However, Jack knew it was Aku the whole time, and kept one of the jewels, weakening the pseudo-Titan and destroying it. Aku then tried to use the power himself, but was defeated and ran away. Jack then gathered the three gems and went on his way.
After Aku's destruction in the past, the Gems of Cronus possibly remained in their hiding place in the future.
- The Eye of Cronus: The gem placed in Cronus' helmet. This gem gave Cronus the ability to focus his vision of universal time.
- The Fists of Might and Ability: The two gems placed in Cronus' gauntlets. These gave him the power to grasp the cosmic essence and mold it to his liking.
- After their introduction, Jack never used the Gems after obtaining them or even mentioned them. It can be assumed that Jack lacks the magical knowledge and capability to use the Gems or they where useless without the helmet and gloves, so the Gems are useless to him now. It is possible that Jack sold the Gems to get some money for supplies.
- It is possible that the Gems of Cronus are an homage to the lnfinity Gems from the Marvel Universe. Gems that gave the user unfathomable power and are sought out by many villains. Most notably Thanos.