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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 . 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.
- 1 From the official site
- 2 Statues
- 3 Low level gems
- 4 High level gems
- 5 Tools
- 6 Learning Jewelcrafting
- 7 Faction Designs
- 8 Gem Cutting
- 9 Socketing
- 10 Materials
- 11 Designs
- 12 Mists of Pandaria
- 13 Patch changes
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- 16 External links
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.
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 Outland 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 for players to add a colorless socket to high-level belts.
- Jewelcrafting beyond the most basic designs requires a .
The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft.
- It was until patch 5.0.4 that most items above skill level 300 required a .
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.
- Farii <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Tatiana <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Ounhulo <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Alestos <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Theresa Denman <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Aessa Silverdew <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Hanner Gembold <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Ingo Woolybush <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Kalinda <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Aleinia <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Kalaen <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Carter Tiffens <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Geba'li <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Lugrah <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Nahari Cloudchaser <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Neller Fayne <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Hamanar <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> (Aldor)
- Jazdalaad <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Timothy Jones <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Kirembri Silvermane <Jewelcrafting Trainer> (Scryers)
- Oluros <Jewelcrafting Trainer>
- Nemiha <Jewelcrafting Trainer> (Aldor)
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|
|Alliance||Tatiana||Honor Hold Inn, Hellfire Peninsula, Outland|
|Horde||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:
- 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.
- 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 and ) 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 into a , giving +13 healing spells. A basic yellow cut is to turn a into a Brilliant Golden Draenite, giving +6 intellect. However, a 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 color, 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.
See Gem Materials
The following designs are dropped and can be sold on the auction house or traded between players.
- Apprentice jewelcrafting designs
- Journeyman jewelcrafting designs
- Expert jewelcrafting designs
- Artisan jewelcrafting 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 gems, which have the same limits as 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 gems, the jewelcrafter is limited to any combination of 2 Serpent's Eye cuts.
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
This section concerns content related 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 , 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 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 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Illustrious JC added, up to 525 in skill, new designs added.
- 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)
- Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04):
- Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added recipes for superior-quality PVP rings and necklaces to Northrend jewelcrafting trainers.
- Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20):
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Junk powder (e.g., ) is no longer obtained through
- Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Activated beneficial effects from jewelcrafting trinkets can no longer be dispelled.
- Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): , , are now all available at the Quel'danas gem vendor.
- Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Resilience gems added.
- 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 Summit and the 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.
- Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.
- Guide to leveling jewelcrafting to 300
- Jewelcrafting Leveling Guide 1-450 (in progress, still being polished)
- Northrend gems (By color - By quality - Transmutations)
- For leveling guides please visit Tradeskill leveling guides