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A player cannot refuse a visit from a noble.

But can you choose to use jokers to change which noble visits if you don’t have the gem colors required at end of turn?

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    Nobles aren't bought, with jokers or anything else. You gain one if you have the right cards in play. (Since they're free, there's on reason to refuse one.) – ikegami Sep 30 at 22:13
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    You can have multiple nobles, but you can only gain one per turn. – ikegami Sep 30 at 22:14
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No, you cannot.

From the rules:

At the end of their turn, a player automatically receives the visit from a noble if that player has the amount of bonuses (and only bonuses) required.

(emphasis mine)

A visit from a noble is determined only by the bonuses printed on the development cards. Tokens, including the Joker token, cannot be used to get a visit from a noble.

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Nobles visit base on mines, not gems. You need mines that produce gems that match what is listed on the noble card. What gems you have is irrelevant.

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