Cataclysm Classic Jewelcrafting Profession and Leveling Guide

Last updated on May 13, 2024 at 00:00 by Abide

Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcraftings main purpose is to cut gems, which can be placed into gear with gem sockets. These gems offer raw stats depending on the color of the gem as well as the specific gem cut chosen. In this guide we will go over all the different items players with Jewelcrafting can make, how gems and sockets work, as well as help you level and get the most out of your new profession.

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Cataclysm Jewelcrafting Profession and Leveling Guide

Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting's main purpose is to cut gems to fill open gem sockets on gear. This is a great way to enhance already powerful gear and customize it to further boost your desirable stats. Beyond gems, Jewelcrafting is also well known for making rare and valuable jewelry, such as rings and necklaces.

Mining Icon Guide to Mining is a great complement to Jewelcrafting, as having Mining will allow you to farm the vast majority of materials you will need to both train and utilize Jewelcrafting for crafted item in the endgame. Due to the amount of bars used to craft items near max skill level, it can get extremely costly very quickly; having mining greatly mitigates this cost.

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Prospecting

Prospecting Icon Prospecting is a new skill that comes alongside with Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting. It allows you to convert 5 ore into random materials, most commonly gems that are needed for many different patterns to level the profession. Similar to how other professions work, each ore has a minimum skill required to be able to prospect it, based on your Jewelcrafting skill. Prospecting Icon Prospecting may be an easy way to obtain rare gems, and can even profitable when used on endgame ore depending on the market prices.

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Training Jewelcrafting in Cataclysm

In Cataclysm, you no longer need to visit different trainers to learn new ranks of Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting. Every trainer will now be able to each you all ranks in any major city.

Alliance Icon Alliance Horde Icon Horde
Theresa Denman — Stormwind Lugrah — Orgrimmar
Hanner Gembold — Ironforge Nahari Cloudchaser — Thunder Bluff
Neller Fayne — Darnassus Aessa Silverdew — Undercity
Farii — Exodar Amin — Silvermoon

Cataclysm also adds profession trainers in each starting zone, allowing you to pick up a profession right away rather than needing to reach a major city first.

Alliance Icon Alliance Horde Icon Horde
Jack All-Trades Derrington — Gilneas KTC Train-a-Tron Deluxe — The Lost Isles
Lien Farner — Elwynn Forest Runda — Durotar
Wembil Taskwidget — Dun Morogh Lalum Darkmane — Mulgore
Iranis Shadebloom — Teldrassil Therisa Sallow — Tirisfal Glades
Valn — Azuremyst Isle Saren — Eversong Woods
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Estimated Materials Needed to level Jewelcrafting in Cataclysm

Below is a "quick shopping list" of materials needed to level Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting up. This list is just an estimation, not an exact amount. Depending on your luck when crafting you may need more or less materials than there is listed here.

Shopping List

  • Vanilla
    • 120 × Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar
    • 15 × Malachite Icon Malachite
    • 100 × Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar
    • 40 × Shadowgem Icon Shadowgem
    • 20 × Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar
    • 10 × Jade Icon Jade
    • 320 × Heavy Stone Icon Heavy Stone
    • 20 × Lesser Moonstone Icon Lesser Moonstone
    • 10 × Moss Agate Icon Moss Agate
    • 150 × Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar
    • 28 × Truesilver Bar Icon Truesilver Bar
    • 35 × Aquamarine Icon Aquamarine
    • 60 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
    • 10 × Star Ruby Icon Star Ruby
    • 20 × Large Opal Icon Large Opal
    • 20 × Huge Emerald Icon Huge Emerald
    • 13 × Azerothian Diamond Icon Azerothian Diamond
  • TBC
    • You will need around 80 total of these, depending on your Design choice:
    • Golden Draenite Icon Golden Draenite
    • Shadow Draenite Icon Shadow Draenite
    • Azure Moonstone Icon Azure Moonstone
    • Blood Garnet Icon Blood Garnet
    • Deep Peridot Icon Deep Peridot
    • Flame Spessarite Icon Flame Spessarite
  • WotLK
    • You will need around 80 total of these, depending on your Design choice:
    • Bloodstone Icon Bloodstone
    • Chalcedony Icon Chalcedony
    • Dark Jade Icon Dark Jade
    • Huge Citrine Icon Huge Citrine
    • Shadow Crystal Icon Shadow Crystal
    • Sun Crystal Icon Sun Crystal
    • You will need around 50 total of these, depending on your Design choice:
    • Autumn's Glow Icon Autumn's Glow
    • Forest Emerald Icon Forest Emerald
    • Monarch Topaz Icon Monarch Topaz
    • Scarlet Ruby Icon Scarlet Ruby
    • Sky Sapphire Icon Sky Sapphire
    • Twilight Opal Icon Twilight Opal
  • Cataclysm
    • 20 × Jasper Icon Jasper
    • 16 × Hessonite Icon Hessonite
    • 40 × Nightstone Icon Nightstone
    • You will also need around 35 total of these, depending on your Design choice:
    • Carnelian Icon Carnelian
    • Alicite Icon Alicite
    • Zephyrite Icon Zephyrite
    • Hessonite Icon Hessonite
    • Nightstone Icon Nightstone
    • Jasper Icon Jasper
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Leveling Jewelcrafting in Cataclysm

Below you'll find our recommended crafting options while leveling Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting. Since you will frequently be crafting items when they are yellow and green, it is possible you may need to buy more than the recommended materials shown above.

5.1.

Leveling Jewelcrafting 1–300

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
1-35 55 × Delicate Copper Wire Icon Delicate Copper Wire
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110 × Copper Bar Icon Copper Bar
35-50 15 × Malachite Pendant Icon Malachite Pendant 15 × Delicate Copper Wire Icon Delicate Copper Wire
15 × Malachite Icon Malachite
50-80 50 × Bronze Setting Icon Bronze Setting
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100 × Bronze Bar Icon Bronze Bar
80-100 20 × Gloom Band Icon Gloom Band 40 × Delicate Copper Wire Icon Delicate Copper Wire
20 × Bronze Setting Icon Bronze Setting
40 × Shadowgem Icon Shadowgem
100-110 10 × Heavy Jade Ring Icon Heavy Jade Ring 10 × Bronze Setting Icon Bronze Setting
20 × Iron Bar Icon Iron Bar
10 × Jade Icon Jade
110-130 40 × Heavy Stone Statue Icon Heavy Stone Statue 320 × Heavy Stone Icon Heavy Stone
130-140 10 × Amulet of the Moon Icon Amulet of the Moon 20 × Lesser Moonstone Icon Lesser Moonstone
10 × Bronze Setting Icon Bronze Setting
140-150 10 × Pendant of the Agate Shield Icon Pendant of the Agate Shield 10 × Bronze Setting Icon Bronze Setting
10 × Moss Agate Icon Moss Agate
150-180 70 × Mithril Filigree Icon Mithril Filigree
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140 × Mithril Bar Icon Mithril Bar
180-185 10 × Solid Stone Statue Icon Solid Stone Statue 100 × Solid Stone Icon Solid Stone
185-210 28 × Engraved Truesilver Ring Icon Engraved Truesilver Ring 28 × Truesilver Bar Icon Truesilver Bar
56 × Mithril Filigree Icon Mithril Filigree
210-220 10 × Aquamarine Signet Icon Aquamarine Signet 30 × Aquamarine Icon Aquamarine
10 × Jeweler's Setting Icon Jeweler's Setting
220-225 5 × Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior Icon Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior 5 × Aquamarine Icon Aquamarine
15 × Mithril Filigree Icon Mithril Filigree
225-250 56 × Thorium Setting Icon Thorium Setting
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56 × Thorium Bar Icon Thorium Bar
250-260 10 × Ruby Pendant of Fire Icon Ruby Pendant of Fire 10 × Thorium Setting Icon Thorium Setting
10 × Star Ruby Icon Star Ruby
260-280 20 × Simple Opal Ring Icon Simple Opal Ring 20 × Large Opal Icon Large Opal
20 × Thorium Setting Icon Thorium Setting
280-290 13 × Diamond Focus Ring Icon Diamond Focus Ring 13 × Azerothian Diamond Icon Azerothian Diamond
13 × Thorium Setting Icon Thorium Setting
290-300 10 × Emerald Lion Ring Icon Emerald Lion Ring 20 × Huge Emerald Icon Huge Emerald
10 × Thorium Setting Icon Thorium Setting
5.2.

Leveling Jewelcrafting 300–350

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
300-315 20 × Prismatic Black Diamond Icon Prismatic Black Diamond 20 × Black Diamond Icon Black Diamond
315-325 Craft any of these until 325:
Glinting Shadow Draenite Icon Glinting Shadow Draenite
Regal Deep Peridot Icon Regal Deep Peridot
Subtle Golden Draenite Icon Subtle Golden Draenite
Stormy Azure Moonstone Icon Stormy Azure Moonstone
Golden Draenite Icon Golden Draenite
Shadow Draenite Icon Shadow Draenite
Azure Moonstone Icon Azure Moonstone
Deep Peridot Icon Deep Peridot
325-350 Craft any of these until 350:
Smooth Golden Draenite Icon Smooth Golden Draenite
Rigid Azure Moonstone Icon Rigid Azure Moonstone
Potent Flame Spessarite Icon Potent Flame Spessarite
Sovereign Shadow Draenite Icon Sovereign Shadow Draenite
Golden Draenite Icon Golden Draenite
Shadow Draenite Icon Shadow Draenite
Azure Moonstone Icon Azure Moonstone
Flame Spessarite Icon Flame Spessarite
5.3.

Leveling Jewelcrafting 350–425

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
350-395 Craft the cheapest gem cut until 395:
Bloodstone Icon Bloodstone
Chalcedony Icon Chalcedony
Dark Jade Icon Dark Jade
Huge Citrine Icon Huge Citrine
Shadow Crystal Icon Shadow Crystal
Sun Crystal Icon Sun Crystal
395-425 Craft the cheapest gem cut until 425:
Scarlet Ruby Icon Scarlet Ruby
Autumn's Glow Icon Autumn's Glow
Sky Sapphire Icon Sky Sapphire
Monarch Topaz Icon Monarch Topaz
Twilight Opal Icon Twilight Opal
Forest Emerald Icon Forest Emerald
5.4.

Leveling Jewelcrafting 425–525

Skill Level Item to Craft Materials
425-450 20 × Jasper Ring Icon Jasper Ring 20 × Jasper Icon Jasper
20 × Jeweler's Setting Icon Jeweler's Setting
450-467 Craft the cheapest gem cut until 467:
Carnelian Icon Carnelian
Alicite Icon Alicite
Zephyrite Icon Zephyrite
Hessonite Icon Hessonite
Nightstone Icon Nightstone
Jasper Icon Jasper
467-475 8 × Hessonite Band Icon Hessonite Band 16 × Hessonite Icon Hessonite
8 × Jeweler's Setting Icon Jeweler's Setting
475-495 20 × Nightstone Choker Icon Nightstone Choker 40 × Nightstone Icon Nightstone
20 × Jeweler's Setting Icon Jeweler's Setting

For the rest of your Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting levels, you will need to complete the dailies and acquire Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token Icon Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token. Then you will buy recipes such as Bold Inferno Ruby Icon Bold Inferno Ruby or Burning Shadowspirit Diamond Icon Burning Shadowspirit Diamond and use these to level up. At 500 skill you should also make Fire Prism Icon Fire Prism every day for skill-ups and gems.

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Jewelcrafting Dailies in Cataclysm

Cataclysm introduces new daily quests for Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting, rewarding you with Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token Icon Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token. These tokens are needed to purchase end-game gem cuts and jewelry patterns, making these dailies a necessary part of your daily routine. Alliance Icon Alliance players get their daily quest from Isabel Jones in Stormwind, and Horde Icon Horde players get their daily quest from Marith Lazuria in Orgrimmar.

The five daily quests are:

  • A Present for Lila
  • Elemental Goo
  • Nibbler! No!
  • Ogrezonians in the Mood
  • The Latest Fashion!
7.

Jewelcrafting Profession Bonus in Cataclysm

Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting grants you access to unique, Jewelcrafting-only gems. These gems are much more powerful than any others available; they are, however, limited to the use of 3 equipped at a time. Jewelcrafting also offers some powerful early-game trinkets that may be useful as you begin gearing up.

  • Bold Chimera's Eye Icon Bold Chimera's Eye — Strength
  • Brilliant Chimera's Eye Icon Brilliant Chimera's Eye — Intellect
  • Delicate Chimera's Eye Icon Delicate Chimera's Eye — Agility
  • Flashing Chimera's Eye Icon Flashing Chimera's Eye — Parry
  • Precise Chimera's Eye Icon Precise Chimera's Eye — Expertise
  • Fractured Chimera's Eye Icon Fractured Chimera's Eye — Mastery
  • Quick Chimera's Eye Icon Quick Chimera's Eye — Haste
  • Smooth Chimera's Eye Icon Smooth Chimera's Eye — Crit
  • Subtle Chimera's Eye Icon Subtle Chimera's Eye — Dodge
  • Mystic Chimera's Eye Icon Mystic Chimera's Eye — Resilience
  • Solid Chimera's Eye Icon Solid Chimera's Eye — Stamina
  • Sparkling Chimera's Eye Icon Sparkling Chimera's Eye — Spirit
  • Rigid Chimera's Eye Icon Rigid Chimera's Eye — Hit
  • Stormy Chimera's Eye Icon Stormy Chimera's Eye — Spell Penetration
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Other Professions

Jewelcrafting Icon Jewelcrafting is just one of the many professions you may choose to level in Cataclysm Classic. To learn more about the other options available, we recommend checking out our overviews of all professions and their unique bonuses below.

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Changelog

  • 15 May 2024: Added page.
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