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  • Gem Perfection
  • Passive
  • Gives the Jewelcrafter the chance to cut uncommon quality Northrend gems into perfect gems.

Gem Perfection is a passive trait exclusive to Jewelcrafters. It gives a chance when cutting uncommon Northrend and Cataclysm gems to cut it into a "perfect" gem, slightly raising its stats (by 15% or more).

Quest source

Removed from game The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.

Once you reached Level 50, you were eligible for the starting quest offered by any of the Northrend starting area trainers (These quests seem not to require a certain Jewelcrafting skill):


The exact proc rate for this skill is still unknown because of insufficient data. However, initial findings estimate the proc rate to be 10-20%.

For example, one crafter found a 20.45% perfect cut rate out of a random sample of 200 gems.[1] This crafter later made a table showing results for over 650 gems and found an overall rate of 20.22%, but varying rates depending on the type (Bloodstone, Delicate, 49 cut – 18.33%; Chalcedony, Solid, 57 cut – 28.75%; Dark Jade, Jagged, 139 cut – 20.11%; Huge Citrine, Luminous, 64 cut – 20.00%; Shadow Crystal, Purified, 136 cut – 17.07%; Sun Crystal, Smooth, 64 cut – 20.00%).[2]

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Has been removed as a trainable skill and is instead a passive profession ability. When players reach the appropriate skill level, they will start getting bonuses from cutting perfect gems.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.


  1. ^ Zebeyo 2008-12-21. Gem Perfection. Wowhead. Retrieved on 2011-03-22.
  2. ^ [dead link]

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