Jewelcrafting

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Jewelcrafting is a profession which was introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion. Players are able to make rings, trinkets, necklaces and statues, as well as cut gems for socketed items. Figurines are Jewelcrafter only items, and are a type of trinket that is Bind on Pickup. Special in Wrath of the Lich King are jewelcrafter only gems, which have stats bonuses that exceed the standard gems; they are varying cuts of dragon's eye and three jewelcrafter only gems may be equipped at one time.

Originally, those who had not purchased the expansion were able to use items created by Jewelcrafting, although only those with the Burning Crusade were able to learn the Jewelcrafting profession itself. Since Cataclysm, it has been available to all players.

Jewelcrafting also allows a player to obtain gems from mineral ores (copper, iron, mithril, etc.) via [Prospecting]. Five pieces of ore are used up each time Prospecting is cast and the type and level of the gems prospected is dependent on the type of ore used as reagents.

 [Brilliant Glass],  [Icy Prism],  [Fire Prism], and  [Serpent's Heart] are jewelcrafting recipes which combine lesser gems and reagents and create rarer gems.

From the official site

Jewelcrafters unlock the surprising power in precious stones, creating potent jewelry and trinkets. They craft rings, amulets, and other objects of known mystical power, but they also cut gems to fit in socketed items like weapons and pieces of armor, granting those pieces of equipment unique properties. A talented Jewelcrafter can count on a demand for their services in crafting special items, improving equipment, and shaping rare gems.

Jewelcrafters accrue many of the gems they need for their art from mineral veins, so Jewelcrafters are often also familiar with the gathering profession Mining. Jewelcrafting requires a Jeweler's kit.[1]

Statues

Stones can be crafted into statues which are a bind on pick up, jewelcrafter only items. They are one use items which can restore health.

Low level gems

Low level gems are used as reagents in jewelcrafting recipes. These gems can not be cut, can not be socketed, nor do they have specific stats attributes.

High level gems

High level gems are only found in ore nodes in the Outlands and Northrend and can only be prospected from ore mined from those continents. Each high level colored gem has a color type:red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple and can be cut to have specific attributes which boost stats. Uncut gems can be used in crafting recipes to make other pieces of jewelry, and cut gems are placed within sockets to customize stats bonuses. Items with colored (red/blue/yellow) gem sockets have an additional "socket bonus" that can be activated if cut gems of the appropriate color are placed in all its sockets. Red, orange, and purple match red gem sockets, orange, yellow, and green match yellow sockets and green, blue, and purple match blue sockets. Mismatched gems can be socketed in any socket, albeit the socket bonus will be lost. Uncut gems can be stacked in piles of 20, whereas each cut gem takes up a bag slot and can not be stacked.

Aside from colored gems, there are two additional types of gems, prismatic and meta gems. Prismatic gems match any color socket, except for meta-gem sockets. Meta gems are uncolored gems which only fit in special meta gem sockets and have a set of prerequisite gems of specific color types which must already be socketed in any of the equipped gear for the meta gem to be activated. However, a gem which can fit in two color sockets, can also be counted twice to meet the meta gem prerequisites. For example, 1 red gem, 1 purple gem, can meet the prerequisites for a meta gem requiring 2 red gems and a blue gem to be activated.

Certain items from Outland and Northrend have gem sockets. Blacksmiths, however, can add colorless sockets to their own bracers and gloves, and create [Eternal Belt Buckle] for players to add a colorless socket to high-level belts.

Tools

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.

Learning Jewelcrafting

Since Patch 4.2 made the Burning Crusade expansion available to all paid accounts, anybody can learn Jewelcrafting. Before patch 4.0.1, initial training required a trip to The Exodar (for Alliance) or to Silvermoon (for Horde), as these were the only places you could learn jewelcrafting on Azeroth. Trainers have since been added to other cities (Orgrimmar (for Horde) and Stormwind City (for Alliance)) making them more accessible to low level characters.

One of the racial abilities for the draenei is a 10-point bonus to the jewelcrafting skill (up from 5 in TBC and Wrath). As with other racial profession bonuses, this has two main effects:

  • First, it increases the player's skill cap, thus giving him access to recipes normally reserved for the next skill bracket. For example, a level 30 Draenei can have up to 235 skill points in Jewelcrafting, while his peers would be capped at 225.
  • Second, it increases the skill level at which recipes turn yellow, green, and grey, without changing the pattern's initial skill requirement. This means the player can get more skill points out of cheap or profitable recipes, and avoid crafting expensive or unprofitable items just for skill points. Used wisely, this can significantly cut the time and expense to level a profession.

The most basic recipes are apprentice jewelcrafting designs. More advanced are journeyman jewelcrafting designs, followed by expert jewelcrafting designs, artisan jewelcrafting designs, master jewelcrafting designs, and Grand Master jewelcrafting designs. Though early Illustrious designs can be obtained from trainers or world drops, high-end recipes (475-525) are almost exclusively purchased with Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Tokens. Tokens can be earned, one per day, by completing a daily quest in your faction capital (Stormwind or Orgrimmar). Patterns, JC-only gems, and other JC-related goods can be purchased for one to four Tokens each, making this a profitable venture even when you've reached the skill cap.

Since patch 4.0.1, jewelcrafting trainers in the capital cities have been updated to offer training up to and including certain Illustrious Grand Master jewelcrafting designs.

Alliance Trainers

Horde Trainers

Neutral Trainers

Faction Designs

Some designs are only learnable after achieving a certain reputation level with a particular faction. These are listed at the faction designs entry.

Gem Cutting

Once you reach level 300 in Jewelcrafting, you can begin to learn to cut gems for sockets. These cuts are not taught by a trainer, but must be bought from the Master Jewelcrafter of your faction in Hellfire Peninsula, or various faction vendors that require a certain level of reputation with them before you can purchase the designs.

Gemcutting Recipe Vendor Locations
Faction NPC Vendor Name Location
AllianceAlliance Tatiana Honor Hold Inn, Hellfire Peninsula, Outland
HordeHorde Kalaen Thrallmar, Hellfire Peninsula, Outland

Most cuts are purchasable from a faction quartermasters in Outland, although one cut (315 blue) is a world drop. Most cuts at 350 skill are learned from world drops. See Gem Attributes below for more information about specific cuts.

List of cuts for Wrath:

Socketing

Main article: Socket

Equipment with sockets on them are found in Outland and Northrend. Gems are cut by Jewelcrafters can cut raw gems into jewels which can then be placed into the socket, giving the item bonus stats. A socketed gem can be replaced with a different gem, but this will destroy the original gem.

Colors

Main article: Gem

Gems come in eight colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, prismatic, and meta. Excluding meta gems and sockets, any colored gem will fit into any colored socket. However, matching the gem and socket colors allows for the socket bonus to be activated. Primary-color gems - red, yellow, and blue - will only match sockets for their color. Secondary-color gems - green, orange, and purple - will match either of the two slots that correspond to their color. Finally, tertiary-color gems (which include only the  [Void Sphere] and  [Prismatic Sphere]) will fit into any color slot (excluding meta) and still activate the slot bonus. Secondary gems also have combinations of two different bonuses, while primary gems only boost one stat. Meta gems possess their own color requirements to activate, so a player might choose to forfeit an item's socket bonus in favor of a more desirable meta bonus. The two prismatic gems (Void and Prismatic Spheres, which are crafted by enchanters) will, since they are a combination of all colors, provide resistance to all forms of magic.

For example, a basic red cut is to turn a  [Blood Garnet] into a  [Teardrop Blood Garnet], giving +13 healing spells. A basic yellow cut is to turn a  [Golden Draenite] into a Brilliant Golden Draenite, giving +6 intellect. However, a  [Flame Spessarite] is an orange gem that can be cut into a Luminous Flame Spessarite, a gem that gives both +7 healing and +3 intellect and will match either a red or yellow socket.

There are many gems that can be cut to fit in sockets. For each color, there is an uncommon gem, which can be cut using patterns from vendors and quartermasters that are learnable at jewelcrafting skill 300 to 325; and a rare gem, which can be cut according to rare, world drop designs learnable at jewelcrafting skill 350. Meta gems fit into meta sockets, which only appear on high-level head-slot items, and cuts for them are learnable at jewelcrafting skill 365, although some meta-slot jewels are boss drops and cannot be crafted. Raw meta gems are produced by alchemists by transmuting a number of raw minerals and primals into special diamonds.

There are also epic equivalents of each gem colour, obtained through mining nodes in the Mount Hyjal instance, drops from mobs in the Black Temple or they can also be traded in Shattrath City for Badges of Justice. The designs for their respective cuts are available through reputation with Scale of the Sands or Shattered Sun Offensive.

Materials

See Gem Materials

Designs

Lootable Designs

The following designs are dropped and can be sold on the auction house or traded between players.

Trainable Designs

See:

Jewelcrafter-only designs

The following tables lists all Bind on Pickup jewelcrafting products. Note that, although the Dragon's Eyes only require 370 Jewelcrafting, Wrath of the Lich King is required to access Dalaran and purchase the designs, all of which are Bind on Pickup (as are the cut gems).

Patch 4.0.1 introduced  [Chimera's Eye] gems, which have the same limits as  [Dragon's Eye] gems: purchased with (different) tokens, gems cut from them being Bind on Pickup, the jewelcrafter limited to any combination of 3 Dragon's Eye cuts and/or Chimera's Eye cuts.

Patch 5.0.4 added  [Serpent's Eye] gems, the jewelcrafter is limited to any combination of 2 Serpent's Eye cuts.

Apprentice to Artisan
Item Level Materials
 [Rough Stone Statue] 1  [Rough Stone] x8
 [Coarse Stone Statue] 50  [Coarse Stone] x8
 [Heavy Stone Statue] 110  [Heavy Stone] x8
 [Solid Stone Statue] 175  [Solid Stone] x10
 [Dense Stone Statue] 225  [Dense Stone] x10
 [Figurine - Jade Owl] 200  [Jade] x4,  [Truesilver Bar] x2,  [Vision Dust] x4,  [Mithril Filigree] x4
 [Figurine - Golden Hare] 200  [Gold Bar] x6,  [Citrine] x2
 [Figurine - Black Pearl Panther] 215  [Black Pearl] x4
 [Figurine - Truesilver Crab] 225  [Aquamarine] x2,  [Truesilver Bar] x4,  [Core of Earth] x2,  [Globe of Water] x2
 [Figurine - Truesilver Boar] 235  [Star Ruby] x2,  [Truesilver Bar] x4,  [Heart of Fire] x2,  [Breath of Wind] x2
 [Figurine - Ruby Serpent] 260  [Star Ruby] x2,  [Essence of Fire] x2,  [Truesilver Bar] x2
 [Figurine - Emerald Owl] 285  [Huge Emerald] x2,  [Arcanite Bar] x2,  [Thorium Bar] x2,  [Powerful Mojo] x4
 [Figurine - Black Diamond Crab] 300  [Pristine Black Diamond] x4,  [Black Diamond] x4,  [Azerothian Diamond] x2,  [Arcanite Bar] x2,  [Thorium Bar] x4
 [Figurine - Dark Iron Scorpid] 300  [Dark Iron Bar] x4,  [Arcanite Bar] x2,  [Star Ruby] x2
Master The Burning Crusade
Item Level Materials
 [Figurine - Nightseye Panther] 370  [Hardened Adamantite Bar] x6,  [Nightseye] x2,  [Primal Shadow] x2
 [Figurine - Dawnstone Crab] 370  [Khorium Bar] x4,  [Dawnstone] x2,  [Golden Draenite] x4
 [Figurine - Felsteel Boar] 370  [Felsteel Bar] x8,  [Blood Garnet] x2,  [Primal Earth] x4
 [Figurine - Talasite Owl] 370  [Eternium Bar] x2,  [Talasite] x2,  [Primal Mana] x4
 [Figurine - Living Ruby Serpent] 370  [Felsteel Bar] x2,  [Living Ruby] x2,  [Primal Fire] x4
 [Figurine - Crimson Serpent] 375  [Eternium Bar] x8,  [Crimson Spinel] x2,  [Primal Fire] x8
 [Figurine - Seaspray Albatross] 375  [Eternium Bar] x8,  [Seaspray Emerald] x2,  [Primal Mana] x8
 [Figurine - Empyrean Tortoise] 375  [Khorium Bar] x8,  [Empyrean Sapphire] x2,  [Dawnstone] x6
 [Figurine - Khorium Boar] 375  [Khorium Bar] x8,  [Pyrestone] x2,  [Primal Earth] x8
 [Figurine - Shadowsong Panther] 375  [Hardened Adamantite Bar] x4,  [Shadowsong Amethyst] x2,  [Primal Shadow] x8
 [Blood of Amber] 360  [Dawnstone]
 [Rigid Bladestone] 360  [Living Ruby]
 [Sparkling Falling Star] 360
 [Kailee's Rose] 360  [Living Ruby]
 [Brilliant Bladestone] 360
 [Don Julio's Heart] 360  [Living Ruby]
 [Facet of Eternity] 360  [Dawnstone]
 [Stone of Blades] 360  [Dawnstone]
 [Falling Star] 360  [Star of Elune]
 [Crimson Sun] 360  [Living Ruby]
 [Amulet of Flowing Life] 365  [Mercurial Adamantite] x6,  [Seaspray Emerald] x6
 [Hard Khorium Choker] 365  [Hardened Khorium] x6,  [Primal Nether] x9
 [Pendant of Sunfire] 365  [Khorium Bar] x4,  [Mercurial Adamantite] x4,  [Crimson Spinel] x2
Master to Grand Master Wrath of the Lich King
Item Level Materials
 [Bold Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Bright Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Brilliant Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Delicate Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Flashing Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Fractured Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Lustrous Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Mystic Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Precise Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Quick Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Rigid Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Runed Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Smooth Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Solid Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Sparkling Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Stormy Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Subtle Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Thick Dragon's Eye] 370  [Dragon's Eye]
 [Figurine - Emerald Boar] 400  [Titanium Bar] x2,  [Forest Emerald] x2,  [Scarlet Ruby]
 [Figurine - Monarch Crab] 400  [Titanium Bar] x2,  [Monarch Topaz] x2,  [Forest Emerald]
 [Figurine - Ruby Hare] 400  [Titanium Bar] x2,  [Scarlet Ruby] x2,  [Autumn's Glow]
 [Figurine - Sapphire Owl] 400  [Titanium Bar] x2,  [Sky Sapphire] x2,  [Forest Emerald]
 [Figurine - Twilight Serpent] 400  [Titanium Bar] x2,  [Twilight Opal] x2,  [Monarch Topaz]
Grand Master to Illustrious Cataclysm
Item Level Materials
 [Bold Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Brilliant Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Delicate Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Flashing Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Fractured Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Mystic Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Precise Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Quick Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Rigid Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Smooth Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Solid Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Sparkling Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Stormy Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Subtle Chimera's Eye] -  [Chimera's Eye]
 [Serpent's Heart] - 3x  [Serpent's Eye]
Illustrious to Zen Master Mists of Pandaria
Item Level Materials
Assassin's Serpent's Eye -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Bold Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Brilliant Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Delicate Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Flashing Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Fractured Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
Lucent Serpent's Eye -  [Serpent's Eye]
Mysterious Serpent's Eye -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Precise Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Quick Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
Resplendent Serpent's Eye -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Rigid Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Smooth Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Solid Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Sparkling Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
 [Subtle Serpent's Eye] -  [Serpent's Eye]
Tense Serpent's Eye -  [Serpent's Eye]
Willful Serpent's Eye -  [Serpent's Eye]

Interface

Gems can be socketed by shift+right-clicking an item that has sockets. This will bring up a window with sockets appearing at the bottom for you to drop the gem(s) into. After placing your gems into the sockets you want, click the "Socket Gems" button to socket the gems.

A socketed gem can be replaced with a different gem, but the original gem will be completely destroyed by this.

Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

In Mists of Pandaria, rare gems (excluding meta gems) will not be learned from designs or trainers but from random discovery - using 3 of one rare uncut gem, for example  [Primordial Ruby], will yield in learning a random red gem design as well as a container that contains two rare gems of the same color. All gem colors share the same daily cooldown. 3  [Spirit of Harmony] can be used instead of uncut gems and does not have a cooldown.

Uncommon gems are learned from Jewelcrafting trainers.

"Mists of Pandaria" will not feature epic-quality gems, even though some of the gem names were datamined during the expansion's beta (including Zyanite, Adventurine and Sardonyx).

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Illustrious JC added, up to 525 in skill, new designs added.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): "...we will be removing the prismatic quality of the jewelcrafter-only Dragon’s Eye gems. Like other gems, they will have to match the socket color to receive a socket bonus. When this change occurs, players with qualifying jewelcrafting skill will be provided a yet to be determined amount of Dalaran Jewelecrafter Tokens as compensation." (Source)
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04):
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added recipes for superior-quality PVP rings and necklaces to Northrend jewelcrafting trainers.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20):
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Junk powder (e.g., [Fel Iron Powder]) is no longer obtained through [Prospecting]
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Activated beneficial effects from jewelcrafting trinkets can no longer be dispelled.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): [Quick Dawnstone], [Reckless Noble Topaz], [Forceful Talasite] are now all available at the Quel'danas gem vendor.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Resilience gems added.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22):
    • The jewelcrafting UI now has gems split up by color so it is easier to find gems of a specific color to create.
    • A new set of more powerful gems can be found by raiding Hyjal and Black Temple. Their stats exceed those of previous gems that could be found.
    • A number new gem cuts to existing gems have been added to the game. Included among them are a spell hit gem and more multi-stat gems that have attack power on them.
    • Jewelcrafters can make two new melee oriented meta gems. One is found randomly as a world drop and the other sold by the reputation vendor.
    • Many Jewelcrafting recipes that required 200-280 skill to learn now have changed/reduced materials required to make them
    • A number of jewelcrafting gems now give skill increases for slightly longer than they used to.
    • The vendor value for the raw green gems have been reduced. This will also make these gems cheaper to put up on the auction house (Blood Garnet, Golden Draenite, etc...)
    • Prospecting now always yields at least 1 gem.
    • Grand Master Jewelcrafters Hamanar (Shattrath City), Jazdalaad (The Stormspire), Kalaen (Thrallmar) and Tatiana (Honor Hold) may teach all levels of Jewelcrafting.
    • Several new recipes that use Jaggal and Shadow Pearls have been added to jewelcrafting trainers.
    • Increased the chance to find blue gems when prospecting.
    • Removed the 1 hour cooldown when cutting diamonds.
    • Reduced the matching requirements for some diamonds.
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

See also

References

External links

For leveling guides please visit Tradeskill leveling guides