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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 (item) 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[ | ]

Jewelcrafting beyond the most basic designs requires a [Jeweler's Kit].
At jewelcrafting skill level 300, gem cutting and a few high end jewelry items require a [Simple Grinder].

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 jewelcrafting designs.

Alliance Trainers[ | ]

  • Alliance Farii <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [45, 24]VZ-ExodarBlip
  • Alliance Tatiana <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [54, 63]VZ-Hellfire PeninsulaBlip
  • Alliance Ounhulo <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [60, 63]VZ-Howling FjordBlip
  • Alliance Alestos <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [57, 72]VZ-Borean TundraBlip
  • Alliance Theresa Denman <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [63.5, 61.6]VZ-Stormwind CityBlip
  • Alliance Aessa Silverdew <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [54, 31]VZ-DarnassusBlip
  • Alliance Hanner Gembold <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [51, 26]VZ-IronforgeBlip
  • Alliance Ingo Woolybush <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [66.2, 45.2]VZ-Dustwallow MarshBlip

Horde Trainers[ | ]

  • Horde Kalinda <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [90, 74]VZ-Silvermoon CityBlip
  • Horde Aleinia <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [48, 47]VZ-Eversong WoodsBlip
  • Horde Kalaen <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [56, 37]VZ-Hellfire PeninsulaBlip
  • Horde Carter Tiffens <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [79, 28]VZ-Howling FjordBlip
  • Horde Geba'li <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [41, 53]VZ-Borean TundraBlip
  • Horde Lugrah <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [72.5, 34.5]VZ-OrgrimmarBlip
  • Horde Nahari Cloudchaser <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [35.4, 53.8]VZ-Thunder BluffBlip
  • Horde Neller Fayne <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [56, 36]VZ-UndercityBlip

Neutral Trainers[ | ]

  • Neutral Hamanar <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [35, 20]VZ-Shattrath CityBlip (Aldor)
  • Neutral Jazdalaad <Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [44, 34]VZ-NetherstormBlip
  • Neutral Timothy Jones <Grand Master Jewelcrafting Trainer> [40, 35]VZ-DalaranBlip
  • Neutral Kirembri Silvermane <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [58, 74.8]VZ-Shattrath CityBlip (Scryers)
  • Neutral Oluros <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [71.4, 20.8]VZ-IcecrownBlip
  • Neutral Nemiha <Jewelcrafting Trainer> [36.1, 47.3]VZ-Shattrath CityBlip (Aldor)

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:

  • Northrend gems by color
  • Northrend gems by quality

Socketing[ | ]

Article détaillé: 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[ | ]

Article détaillé: 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. Modèle:Stub/Item

Trainable Designs[ | ]


  • Apprentice jewelcrafting designs
  • Journeyman jewelcrafting designs
  • Expert jewelcrafting designs
  • Artisan jewelcrafting designs

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.

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 TBC
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 WotLK
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

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[ | ]

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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.

Patch changes[ | ]

  • Patch 4.0.1: Illustrious JC added, up to 525 in skill, new designs added.
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (04/08/2009) : "...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)
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (04/08/2009) :
    • Dragon's Eye gems stat bonuses increased.
    • New recipes have been added for cutting epic gems and can be purchased using [Dalaran Jewelcrafter's tokens].
    • [Icy Prism] now has a chance of yielding an epic gem.
    • Raw epic gems can be obtained via the following means:
      • Prospecting [Titanium Ore]
      • Alchemy transmutations
      • Purchased with Honor
      • Purchased with [Emblems of Heroism]
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14) : Numerous new recipes added
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20) :
    • Added a new recipe to convert a Frozen Orb and some green quality gems into several superior quality gems (Icy Prism)
    • Several world-drop BoE Northrend rare gem designs added
    • Northrend rare gems can be purchased for 10 [[File:emblem of heroism.png|alt=Emblem of Heroism|16px|link=Emblem of Heroism]]
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14) : Junk powder (e.g., [Fel Iron Powder]) is no longer obtained through Prospecting
  • TBC Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15) : Activated beneficial effects from jewelcrafting trinkets can no longer be dispelled
  • TBC Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13) :
    • [Brilliant Glass] no longer requires a forge.
    • Brilliant Glass now has a small chance to make an epic gem.
    • [Quick Dawnstone], [Reckless Noble Topaz], [Forceful Talasite] are now all available at the Quel'danas gem vendor.
  • TBC Patch 2.4.0 (25/03/2008) : Brilliant Glass added.
  • TBC Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13) : Chaotic Skyfire Diamond added.
  • Modèle:Patch 2.2.0
  • TBC 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
    • Mithril Filigree has a slightly reduced range that it gives skillups.
    • 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.

See also[ | ]

  • Guide to leveling jewelcrafting to 300
  • Jewelcrafting Leveling Guide 1-450 (in progress, still being polished)
  • Northrend gems (By color - By quality - Transmutations)

References[ | ]

External links[ | ]

For leveling guides please visit Tradeskill leveling guides