Pam, pretty sure you gotta pick it up, cause, i got 2 to drop like 2-3 days ago from killing scorpids on Orlo.
Nope. it doesn't drop anymore. Remember, now if you have already done the quest, you won't get a Dusty Jewel. Only characters that haven't done it can get it. This is the answer that Genesis gave me when I asked him and Leo about how it works now:
If you kill a monster eligible of dropping Hiria's Tear while in a party, each member of the party will have their own chance of getting Hiria's Tear from the same monster kill. Hiria's Tear is also placed directly into your inventory now instead of dropping on the ground, so it's no longer possible for you to acquire it multiple times.
You just need to replace the Hiria's Tear part with Dusty Jewel (Gen made a boo boo ).
Edited by pdfisher, 06 September 2014 - 08:02 PM.