WoW Jewelcrafting Leveling Guide 1 - 600

Warlords of Draenor – Jewelcrafting changes


This Jewelcrafting leveling guide will show you the fastest and easiest way how to level your Jewelcrafting skill up from 1 to 600. 

Powerleveling your Jewelcrafting won't be cheap. Make sure you have enough gold, even if you have Mining. The best thing you can do is to try to sell the items you make, just put them on the Auction House. A lot of level 85 players are willing to buy low level items for their alt. If you can't sell something just try to disenchant it, and sell the shards/dust.

Jewelcrafting is the best combined with Mining or the other option is Enchanting. Check out the Mining leveling guide or the Enchanting leveling guide if you want to level any of those professions. When you choose mining, you can save a lot of gold because you can gather the materials, but it will take a lot of time. With Enchanting, you can Disenchant the items you make.

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600

IMPORTANT! Do not buy all of these materials at once! Jewelcrafting is really expensive to level, and on most servers the Auction House is screwed up because of the insanely high prices of low level Gems, Ores and Bars. I usually have a few tips, and alternative recipes, so you can save some gold.

  • 100 Copper Bar
  • 20 Tigerseye or 20 Malachite
  • 120 Bronze Bar = 60 Copper Bar, 60 Tin Bar
  • 60 Shadowgem OR 20 Shadowgem and 20 Small Lustrous Pearl
  • 80 Heavy Stone
  • 30 Moss Agate or 60 Lesser Moonstone (combination of both can work too)
  • 140 Mithril Bar
  • 80 Solid Stone
  • 25 Citrine
  • 15 Truesilver Bar
  • 5 Aquamarine
  • 50 Thorium Bar
  • 10 Star Ruby
  • 20 Large Opal
  • 7 Azerothian Diamond
  • 3 Blue Sapphire
  • 3 Essence of Undeath
  • 20 Huge Emerald

Burning Crusade

Don't buy all of them from one kind because there might be some recipes which you don't have the reputation for, so you will have to choose other green gems. Just buy them when you get to that part of the Jewelcrafting guide.

  • 10 Primal Earth
  • 10 Adamantite Bar

Wrath of the Lich King

Save 5-8 [Bloodstone][Chalcedony][Huge Citrine] or [Sun Crystal]l for when you reach 395.

  • 10 Crystallized Earth
  • 46 Eternal Earth OR 23 Eternal Earth and 23 Eternal Shadow
  • 5 Forest Emerald
  • 5 Titanium Bar
  • 5 Dream Shard


I did not include [Hessonite] and [Nightstone] in the list because you will use them later on.


You will have to buy 9 from the same color.


1 - 50

First, visit a trainer - just ask a guard, and learn Apprentice Jewelcrafting.

Save these, you will need them later.

  • 30-50

20 x [Tigerseye Band] - 20 Tigerseye, 20 Delicate Copper Wire

You can make 20 x [Malachite Pendant] too.


50 - 150

Learn Jewelcrafting Journeyman.

  • 50-80

50 x [Bronze Setting] - 100 Bronze Bar

Save these, you will need them later.

  • 80-100

20 x [Simple Pearl Ring] - 20 Small Lustrous Pearl, 20 Bronze Setting, 40 Copper Bar


20 x [Gloom Band] - 20 Bronze Setting, 40 Shadowgem, 40 Delicate Copper Wire

Make [Ring of Silver Might] if Silver Bar is cheap on your server.

You can also continue to make [Ring of Silver Might]

If Heavy Stone is cheap (usually it's not) make this one up to 130 if you want to.

If you prospect your own Ores, usually you will get a lot of [Lesser Moonstone] too, but even if you don't prospect the Ores, sometimes 2 Lesser Moonstone is cheaper than one Moss Agate. So get the recipe[Design: Amulet of the Moon] and use up all your Lesser Moonstone. This recipe turns yellow at 140, you might need to make more than 30 of these.

The design is sold by these NPCs.


150 - 200

Learn Jewelcrafting Expert.

Save these, you will need 45 of them later.


200 - 300

Learn Jewelcrafting Artisan.

  • 200-220
    If Citrine is expensive, you can continue to make [Engraved Truesilver Ring] up to around 210 or maybe more. But you will also need a bit more Mithril Filigree then.

The recipe will go yellow at 210, so you might need to get more Citrine if you are unlucky. If you are lucky you will only need 20.

25 x [Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing] - 25 Citrine, 50 Mithril Bar

Stop making these at 250 and only make more if you need it, but you will need around 50.

  • 260-280
    If Large Opal is expensive on your realm, like it cost twice as much as one Star Ruby, then you should continue to make [Ruby Pendant of Fire] up to 275. Or if you Prospected your own Ores, you will have a lot of Star Ruby and Azerothian Diamond left, use all of them.

20 x [Simple Opal Ring] - 20 Large Opal, 20 Thorium Setting

If you reach 265 and you have a lot of Azerothian Diamond or if it's cheap, you can start to craft [Diamond Focus Ring]. Keep in mind that you will need 7 Azerothian Diamond for the next step.

If you don't have Essence of Undeath you can just make [Glowing Thorium Band] up to 290.

10 x [Emerald Lion Ring] - 20 Huge Emerald, 10 Thorium Setting


300 - 350

Visit your trainer and learn Jewelcrafting Master.

  • 300-320
    When you learn these recipes below, they will be already yellow. I suggest you to cut around 30 from any of the following gems.

[Bold Blood Garnet][Sparkling Azure Moonstone][Jagged Deep Peridot],[Inscribed Flame Spessarite][Timeless Shadow Draenite]

A good alternative to 300-315 is this pattern:

15 x [Prismatic Black Diamond] - 15 Black Diamond

  • 320-325
    Make 5-7 from any of the following gems.

[Bold Blood Garnet]
[Jagged Deep Peridot]
[Reckless Flame Spessarite] - Requires friendly The Consortium reputation. Sold by these vendors.
[Sparkling Azure Moonstone]
[Glinting Shadow Draenite]

Or you can make 5 x [Golden Draenite Ring] - 5 Fel Iron Bar, 10 Golden Draenite

Save these, you will need them later.

Make a few from any of the following gems if you didn't reach 335.

[Regal Deep Peridot] - Sold by Logistics Officer Ulrike (Alliance), and Quartermaster Urgronn (Horde). Requires friendly Honor Hold reputation.
[Glinting Shadow Draenite]
[Rigid Azure Moonstone]

Or you can make a few [Golden Draenite Ring] if you only have [Golden Draenite].

  • 335-340
    Make 5-7 from any of the following gems.

[Potent Flame Spessarite] - Recipe sold by Nakodu. Requires friendly Lower City reputation.
[Glinting Shadow Draenite]
[Rigid Azure Moonstone]

  • 340 - 350
    You can continue to make the gems above if you didn't reach 350 by making the rings below, or make 1-2 more rings.

10 x [Heavy Adamantite Ring] - 10 Adamantite Bar, 10 Mercurial Adamantite


350 - 425

Visit your trainer and learn Jewelcrafting Grand Master.

  • 350 - 395
    Buy around 55 from any of the following gems. At 375, these recipes will turn to yellow so you might need to buy more gems.

[Bloodstone][Chalcedony][Dark Jade][Huge Citrine][Shadow Crystal][Sun Crystal]

Cut any gem you want. Seriously, there are like 50 new green gem recipes, I won't list all of them. Go to your trainer, learn one and make that recipe around 55 times.

  • 395 - 400
    Make 5 from any of the following items:

5 x [Bloodstone Band] - 5 Bloodstone, 10 Crystallized Earth
5 x [Crystal Chalcedony Amulet] - 5 Chalcedony, 10 Crystallized Earth
5 x [Crystal Citrine Necklace] - 5 Huge Citrine, 10 Crystallized Earth
5 x [Sun Rock Ring] - 5 Sun Crystal, 10 Crystallized Earth

You might have to make more than 5.


23 x [Shadowmight Ring] - 23 Eternal Earth, 23 Eternal Shadow

If you have some [Monarch Topaz][Twilight Opal][Autumn's Glow][Forest Emerald][Sky Sapphire] or you can buy these for cheaper than the Eternals, go to Wintergrasp and buy the jewelcrafting recipes sold by Stone Guard Mukar (Horde) and Knight Dameron (Alliance). You can only buy these recipes if your faction controls Wintergrasp. One recipe costs 19 honor, which means if you stay here and do a few daily quest while the battle is on, you can buy most of the recipes.

All of these recipes are orange up to 410 and yellow up to 425.

  • 420 - 425
    5 x [Dream Signet] - 5 Titanium Bar, 5 Dream Shard, 5 Forest Emerald

Check the previous part if you don't have materials for Dream Signet, or you can also try these alternatives below. Choose one you have materials for. (the alternative in the previous part is a lot cheaper.)

5 x [Runed Mana Band] - 10 Titanium Bar, 10 Twilight Opal
5 x [Scarlet Signet] - 10 Titanium Bar, 5 Scarlet Ruby
5 x [Sky Sapphire Amulet] - 10 Titanium Bar, 10 Sky Sapphire


425 - 500

Visit your trainer and learn Jewelcrafting Illustrious.

  • 425 - 450
    Make 25 from any of the new Uncommon Gem Cuts that you get from your trainer. You can also make[Jasper Ring] if you can disenchant it.

You can also make [Carnelian Spikes] if 3 Carnelian is cheaper than 2 Hessonite. You can buy the Jeweler's Setting from the vendor.

Check your Calendar in-game to see if the Darkmoon Faire is open, the event starts at 00:01 on the Sunday before the 1st Monday of each month.

You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. Click here to read more about the quests. Nightstone is usually really expensive, so this is the best way to use that free 5 skill point.

Make more Hessonite Band if you have some Hessonite left.

Rare Cataclysm gems are cheap on most realms, so making [The Perforator] between 490-500 seems very good alternative to rings and necks.


500 - 600

Visit your trainer and learn Zen Jewelcrafting.

  • 500 - 512
    4 x [Ornate Band] - 4 Lapis Lazuli, 4 Tiger Opal, 4 Sunstone

You can also just continue to make more [Ornate Band].

If your main goal is to just learn every rare gem cuts. Then start making the first gem research [River's Heart]or [Sun's Radiance]. You can only make 1 research a day, but it will give you 3 skill points. You will have to learn like 100 recipes, which means you will reach 600 by making these researches daily.

  • 527 - 575
    I could list all the recipes you learn at 525, but there is no real need for that. All of the recipes you learn will stay orange all the way up to 575. You will learn new ones at 530, 535, 545, and so on. Making necks, rings gets you 3 skill points for 3 uncommon gems. Each gem cut gives 1 skill point. You get the same skill point to gem ratio either way. I would choose the necks, rings because it is usually easier for me to sell. You will use 48 gems.
  • 575 - 585
    You shouldn't make the necks or the rings because they will no longer grant you 3 skill point. Make any uncommon gem instead. You will use around 20 gems.
  • 585 - 588
    Make any gem research like [Primordial Ruby]. It is up to you which one you choose, but it's better to choose one that you have materials for because after the research you will learn a new recipe which you will have to make 6 times. The gem color of the recipe will be the same as the gems you used for the research.
  • 588 - 600
    Cut 6 rare gem from the learned recipe.