How to obtain gems for Jewelcrafting?

By processing the raw ore mined from the various deposits and mineral veins, jewelcrafters can extract gems from the ore which they can then use for their craft. Although miners sometimes find gems while gathering ore, jewelcrafters mostly rely on their prospecting skills to get more of the precious stones.

My guild is currently speculating that by mining and vaulting ore mined before the Xpack, we'll be able to power-skill our jewelcrafters by using the vaulted ore and the "prospect" skill to extract gems from the ore. (If our understanding the the sentance above is accurate. --Dracomage 10:26, 22 September 2006 (EDT)

Harvesting Mechanic

That statement could also be read as though Jewelcrafting may also include its own harvesting mechanic which uses mineral veins in the wild to get their materials, likely using up the vein in the process. I would prefer a system where the ore from veins/deposits could be processed into the raw jewelcrafting materials. In either case Copper and Tin ore are likely to be in high demand for a while after the expansion goes live, until people get higher in their Jewelcrafting. --Dga

Nasty image

Image:Jewelcrafting 01.jpg ... seriously, was Print Screen too hard? Guess I'm gonna have to take up Jewelcrafting to get us a better pic :P --Tekkub 21:27, 10 November 2006 (EST)

*removes foot* Okey so the pic was from May, I'm really paying attention here. Nonetheless, I'll try to get us a better one ^^ --Tekkub 21:29, 10 November 2006 (EST)

why new jewel table?

what's the point of having two different jewel tables on wowwiki? this currently one from Jewelcrafting seen it has grown in last week, but the other one in the Jewel page is much more complete, more info and better layout. shouldn't we merge them somehow? the Jewel one is by far more complete, but 2 things could possibly be added from thise Jewelcrafting page, the color background in the table for the respective gem socket colours and (probably) the vendor that sells that jewel --Daeveren

The table for all possible gems created through Jewelcrafting should really go on Jewelcrafting recipes, where Jewel should probably list the vendor bought jewels and jewels that drop from bosses. User:Montag/sig 10:14, 10 February 2007 (EST)
Just delete them all and stick them in a category where they belong ¬_¬ Apparently the idiot who added the new tables to this page is just that, they completely ignored the cleanup notice and made more work for whoever decides to clean it up. --Zealtalkcontrweb 11:53, 10 February 2007 (EST)
Moved them to Jewelcrafting recipes, good luck to whoever picks up cleaning those eventually User:CrazyJack/Sig 05:16, 19 February 2007 (EST)


What does it mean when the meta gems requires "At least 5 Yellow Gems"? Does it mean that 5 yellow gems will be consumed in the process? I can't beleive it means that there should already be 5 yellow gems inserted in sockets? LarsPensjo 05:09, 11 February 2007 (EST)

No, it means you need 5 yellow gems equipped. They don't have to match the sockets, in fact you may have to give up a socket bonus to get the meta bonus. Dual-color gems can count twice towards the meta bonus however, and can still activate the socket bonus as well. User:Tekkub/Sig 10:38, 11 February 2007 (EST)

new epic trinkets

This page is still missing the epic trinkets recently added with the sunwell. (yes im aware i could add them, but busy busy) Zurgat (talk) 08:38, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Trainer Apprentices

Padaar and Amin are no longer trainers.  I removed them from the list.
User:QitelRemel/Sig 06:18, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Pattern sources

I found a nice list of pattern sources at that would be good to incorporate into an article. Just knowing which are from a vendor and which are drops helps identify which are worth buying on the auction house above (estimated) vendor price. -- ScratchMonkey (talk) 15:16, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Ah, this information is already at Jewelcrafting recipes but I didn't see an obvious link from Jewelcrafting to that page. -- ScratchMonkey (talk) 16:05, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Doh again, the link is in a box at the top, but points to Jewelcrafting designs. -- ScratchMonkey (talk) 16:07, 5 September 2008 (UTC)


Would this be a good profession for an assassination rogue? BobNamataki (talk) 22:24, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

As noted on the Professions page, most crafting professions provide bonuses equivalent to about 2 extra gem slots (blacksmithing literally so), and mostly when you are (nearly) maxed out. You have to decide for yourself which among them is worth more to you. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 22:18, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

Single Most

This is the single most difficult profession to grind, for Alliance in particular. If you can't get to exodar, you must go to Outland or Northrend for training, especially terrible for noobs. There is no reason it should be in the exodar if Inscription is in every city. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Oakpack4 (talk · contr). 00:04, January 15, 2010

First of all, sign your posts, secondly, this profession was added with an expansion in the 2 main capitals that require the xpak to enter thus making sure only those that get the expansion can get it. Inscription was added with a patch in order for people to get it up to level just in time for the Wrath of the lich king expansion. While I agree training JCing can be annoying at first it soon becomes like all the other professions in that you will have to go to Outland to learn new stuff, then go to Northrend to learn new stuff. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 05:05, January 15, 2010 (UTC)

Jewelcrafting in more cities now? Org at least.

While trying to get a feel for the new layout of Org, I decided to hit up some guards and see what's around town. In addition to now having Druid trainers, Orgrimmar now also has a Jewelcrafting trainer. At least, the guards seem to think so when marking it on my map for me.

I didn't go there (I was distracted doing the cooking and fishing daily, then wondered to the Tauren area I hadn't been to before heading to Northrend...basically I'm easily distracted. ^_^; ), but if this is true, then there's probably one in either SW or IF now as well. Likely other places.

In any case, I guess my point here is that this page should probably be updated to reflect the fact that people don't need to run out to Exodar or Silvermoon anymore (unless they just happen to like those cities) to train and level JC.

Personally, Org is ridiculously crowded on my server now that people are basing there instead of Dal, so I've transferred my characters to mostly base out of SM or UC now, but for people that love crowded cities, Org now has JCs.

...probably should check and see if UC/TB (as well as Alliance cities) have them as well, then update the trainers list.

-Arthinas (talk · contr) - 02:53, 2 December 2010 (CST)

A lot of pages need updating... 4.0.3a was only last week, be bold. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 09:30, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Okay, added the trainer in Orgrimmar (went to see her personally on my Mage to check out what she has), and found her coords as well as her Stormwind counterpart. If anyone with an Alliance character wants to go check to make sure she's there and what she offers, but Wowhead indicates they have the same training lists.
Also updated the section right above that, but...I'm iffy about deleting stuff other people put in, so I tried to leave the former text as unaltered as possible while still preventing misinformation. Also, is it customary to include links to patches when mentioning them?
Finally - the old text indicates that BC is required in order to train JC. I'm curious if this is still true now that new players will have direct access to the trainers in Org and SW. That is, if it was a "flag" on an account that allowed for the training, or the fact you had to travel to BC/Wrath areas in order to actually get to the trainers. :) Thanks to anyone that can clarify this.
(Arthinas (talk) 11:19, 5 December 2010 (UTC))

Enchanted Tear

I only now noticed that the  [Enchanted Tear] now gives +6 to all stats as apposed to +10. I'd imagine the similar gem that used to give a smaller + to all stats has either been removed or has been lessened also. And it says "Matches a Red, Yellow or Blue Socket" is that just them being concise about it fitting in any socket or will it not go into a meta socket anymore? o.O Like I say, I only just noticed, guessing it happened in the last patch? I've been wondering when we're going to get another, larger + to all stats gem, which now I wouldn't be surprised if they just give us the +10 back. Seems they don't want us having any higher than that, at least not for a while. I got into the Cata Beta and played that but I've not really participated in beta play other than that, so I have no idea, but do we have any word on Epic gem recipes? As in, when we're getting them and where they'll come from. I hope they're not going to drop in Raids like other crafting recipes in Wrath, I absolutely hated that, they wouldn't always drop and then you have anywhere between 9 and 24 other people rolling on them (yeah I know it'd be unlikely to be in a raid with 24 other JC's but you get my point XD)--Lyco (talk) 04:51, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

I don't know about the stat change, but it's always said red/blue/yellow and never fit into a meta socket; only meta gems will fit in meta sockets, and that's the way it's always been. As far as epic gem recipes, there aren't any epic gems in Cataclysm yet so it's a moot point. The last two expansions didn't release them until a patch or two into the cycle, and I suspect that will be the case here as well. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 04:58, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
...Actually, I missed it the first time, but Enchanted Tear never gave +10 stats. You're thinking of the  [Nightmare Tear]. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 05:04, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Question/MoP Gems

First time registered on the wiki.

How do you add a table? I'm trying to update the page to include Serpent's Eye gems and MoP Inscriptions but this is pretty confusing. Have data from WowHead/WowDB —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Potatochomper454 (talk · contr).

First of all, sign your posts with ~~~~.
I've added the Serpent's Eye gems, but left out the skill level required. --g0urra[T҂C] 16:57, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi Potatochomper - welcome to Wowpedia :) You can find lots of information on editing at Help:Contents - for specific info on tables see Help:Table. -- Taohinton (talk) 20:25, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Needs to be updated

This hasn't been updated in years...It's a major profession I thought it'd be updated a lot. Pyromike01 (talk) 19:19, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Please, by all means, be bold. — SurafbrovWowpedia's wiki representative T / C 16:22, 15 September 2021 (UTC)