WoW Jewelcrafting Leveling Guide 1 - 600

Warlords of Draenor – Jewelcrafting changes

  • No new meta gems in Warlords, or socket bonuses, no new gems for primary stats in Warlords, and no new gems have colors.
  • Sockets are not guaranteed to be on Warlords items--they have a small chance to be on an item.
  • New Jewelcrafting toys: Prismatic Focusing Lens creates a prismatic beam,  Reflecting Prism lets you swap appearances
  • Jewelcrafters can craft rare-quality necks and rings like Shifting Blackrock Band and  Whispering Iron Choker. Click here for the full list.
  • There are epic rings and necks like Glowing Taladite Ring. Click here for the full list
  • The epic jewelry can be upgraded to 655 with Taladite Amplifier and 665 with  Greater Taladite Amplifier.
  • As the epics have random stats, you can reroll their secondary stats with Taladite Recrystalizer.
  • Taladite gems such as Multistrike Taladite are created by fusing a  Taladite Crystal and  Sorcerous Earth with an herb. These gems come in all secondary stats. There is also a "Greater" version which requires 10x  Taladite Crystal and 10x  Sorcerous Air as well as additional herbs, like  Greater Critical Strike Taladite.
  • Click herefor the full list of Taladite items.
  • Garrison building: Gem Boutique Level 3
  • A follower assigned to the Level 2 Gem Boutique Level 2can provide daily Jewelcrafting quests which reward  Jewelcrafting Payment. This contained 300 on beta.

Approximate Materials Required for 1-600

  • 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

  • 40 Adamantite Powder (prospect 200 Adamantite Ore)
  • Buy 55 from any of the following gems (Or buy 40 gems and 15 Black Diamond): [Blood Garnet],[Flame Spessarite][Deep Peridot][Azure Moonstone][Shadow Draenite],[Golden Draenite].
  • 10 Primal Earth
  • 10 Adamantite Bar

Wrath of the Lich King

  • Buy around 70 from any of the following gems: [Bloodstone][Chalcedony][Dark Jade],[Huge Citrine][Shadow Crystal][Sun Crystal].

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

Cataclysm

  • Buy 45 from any of the following gems: [Carnelian][Alicite][Jasper][Zephyrite].
  • 16 [Hessonite]
  • 50 [Nightstone]

Pandaria

  • Buy 60 from any of the following uncommon gems: [Tiger Opal][Roguestone],[Alexandrite][Lapis Lazuli][Pandarian Garnet][Sunstone] (you should have at least 5 from each)
  • Buy 9 from any of the following rare gems: [River's Heart][Sun's Radiance][Vermilion Onyx][Wild Jade] , [Imperial Amethyst][Primordial Ruby].

You will have to buy 9 from the same color.


1 - 50

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

  • 1-30
    30 x [Delicate Copper Wire] - 60 Copper Bar

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

or

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.

  • 100-110
    10 x [Ring of Twilight Shadows] - 20 Shadowgem, 20 Bronze Bar

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

  • 110-120
    10 x [Heavy Stone Statue] - 80 Heavy Stone

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

  • 120-150
    30 x [Pendant of the Agate Shield] - 30 Moss Agate, 30 Bronze Settings

150 - 200

Learn Jewelcrafting Expert.

  • 150-180
    45 x [Mithril Filigree] - 90 Mithril Bar

Save these, you will need 45 of them later.

  • 180-185
    8 x [Solid Stone Statue] - 80 Solid Stone
  • 185-200
    15 x [Engraved Truesilver Ring] - 15 Truesilver Bar, 30 Mithril Filigree

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

  • 220-225
    5 x [Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior] - 5 Aquamarine, 15 Mithril Filigree
  • 225-250
    50 x [Thorium Setting] - 50 Thorium Bar

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

  • 250-260
    10 x [Ruby Pendant of Fire] - 10 Star Ruby, 10 Thorium Setting
  • 260-280
     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.

  • 280-287
    7 x [Diamond Focus Ring] - 7 Azerothian Diamond, 7 Thorium Setting
  • 287-290
    3 x [Sapphire Pendant of Winter Night] - 3 Blue Sapphire, 3 Essence of Undeath, 3 Thorium Setting

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

  • 290-300
    Make a few [Glowing Thorium Band] if you have some Azerothian Diamonds left.

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. 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

  • 325-335
    10 x [Mercurial Adamantite] - 40 Adamantite Powder (prospect 200 Adamantite Ore), 10 Primal Earth

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. 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.

  • 400 - 420
    23 x [Stoneguard Band] - 46 Eternal Earth

or

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

    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.
  • 450 - 467
    Make around 20 uncommon gems, or you can make 17 [Hessonite Band]
  • 467 - 475
    8 x [Hessonite Band] - 8 Jeweler's Setting, 16 Hessonite

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. You can gain +5 skill points by completing a single quest. 

  • 475 - 500
    25 x [Nightstone Choker] - 25 Jeweler's Setting, 50 Nightstone

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
  • 512 - 527
    5 x [Shadowfire Necklace] - 5 Roguestone, 5 Alexandrite, 5 Pandarian Garnet

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
    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.