Jewelcrafting Guide 1-525

cataclysm classic jewelcrafting guide 1 525
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: October 3, 2023
  • Updated: April 30, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Cataclysm’s Jewelcrafting (JC) profession offers players an opportunity to craft rings, necklaces, and various gems that can enhance the abilities of gear. This guide is designed to lead you through the process from levels 1-525, ensuring efficient leveling with optimal material usage. With the guide carefully split into Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, Artisan, Master, Grand Master, and Illustrious levels, you’ll navigate through each stage with ease, gaining insights into material requirements, & crafting recommendations.

Category
Cataclysm
Uncommon Gems
– Carnelian
– Nightstone
– Hessonite
– Jasper
– Alicite
– Zephyrite
Rare Gems
– Inferno Ruby
– Demonseye
– Ember Topaz
– Dream Emerald
– Amberjewel
– Ocean Sapphire
Meta Gems
– Only Shadowspirit Diamond
Special Crafting Items
– Jeweler’s Ruby Monocle
– Fire Prism (crafted with 3 of every uncommon gem and yields various rare gems)
Special Crafting Reagents
– Chimera’s Eye (essential for crafting new JC-only gems)

Required Materials

  • Copper Bar: 100
  • Tigerseye: 20 (or Malachite: 20)
  • Bronze Bar: 120 (made from Copper Bar: 60 and Tin Bar: 60)
  • Shadowgem: 60 (or Small Lustrous Pearl: 20 and Shadowgem: 20)
  • Heavy Stone: 80
  • Moss Agate: 30 (or Lesser Moonstone: 60 for Horde)
  • Mithril Bar: 140
  • Solid Stone: 80
  • Citrine: 25
  • Truesilver Bar: 15
  • Aquamarine: 5
  • Thorium Bar: 50
  • Star Ruby: 10
  • Large Opal: 20
  • Azerothian Diamond: 7
  • Blue Sapphire: 3
  • Essence of Undeath: 3
  • Huge Emerald: 20
Burning Crusade Materials
  • Green gems: 55 (or Black Diamond: 40 and Green gems: 15)
  • Adamantite Powder: 40 (made from Adamantite Ore: 200)
  • Primal Earth: 10
  • Adamantite Bar: 10
Wrath of the Lich King Materials
  • Assorted gems (Bloodstone, Chalcedony, Dark Jade, Huge Citrine, Shadow Crystal, Sun Crystal): approx. 70 (with at least 5 Bloodstone)
  • Crystallized Earth: 10
  • Eternal Earth: 46 (or Eternal Earth: 23 and Eternal Shadow: 23)
  • Forest Emerald: 5
  • Titanium Bar: 5
  • Dream Shard: 5
Cataclysm Materials
  • Assorted gems (Carnelian, Alicite, Jasper, Zephyrite): 45 (excluding Hessonite and Nightstone)
  • Hessonite: 16
  • Nightstone: 40
  • Shadowspirit Diamonds: approx. 30 (needed for 495-525)
  • Additional Uncommon Gems for Fire Prism transmutes.
Notes
  • Avoid purchasing all materials at once due to market price fluctuations and varying needs based on your progress.

Jewelcrafting Trainer Locations

  • Aleinia (48.4, 47.4), Eversong Woods
  • Kalinda (90.6, 73.8), Silvermoon City
  • Kalaen (56.8, 37.6), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Geba’li (41.6, 53.4), Borean Tundra
  • Carter Tiffens (79.2, 28.8), Howling Fjord
  • Farii (44.8, 25.6), The Exodar
  • Ingo Woolybush (66.4, 45.4), Dustwallow Marsh
  • Tatiana (54.6, 63.6), Hellfire Peninsula
  • Alestos (57.6, 72.2), Borean Tundra
  • Ounhulo (59.8, 63.8), Howling Fjord
  • Jazdalaad (44.4, 34.0), Netherstorm
  • Kirembri Silvermane (57.8, 74.2), Shattrath City
  • Nemiha (36.2, 47.0), Shattrath City
  • Oluros (71.4, 20.8), Icecrown
  • Timothy Jones (40.6, 35.2), Dalaran
  • Hamanar (35.8, 20.6), Shattrath City

Apprentice: 1 – 50

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
1-30
Delicate Copper Wire
60 Copper Bars
30
30-50
Tigerseye Band
20 Tigerseye, 20 Delicate Copper Wire
20
30-50 (Alternate)
Malachite Pendant
20 Malachite, 20 Delicate Copper Wire
20
Materials Summary
  • 60 Copper Bars
  • 20 Tigerseyes (or Malachites as an alternative)
  • Delicate Copper Wire (Crafted previously, do not purchase separately)
Instructions
  • 1-30:
    • Craft Delicate Copper Wire using Copper Bars.
    • You will need to craft this recipe 30 times, which will require a total of 60 Copper Bars.
    • Save the Delicate Copper Wire, as you will need it for the next step.
  • 30-50:
    • Craft Tigerseye Band using Tigerseye and the Delicate Copper Wire you made earlier.
    • You will need to craft this recipe 20 times.
    • You’ll need a total of 20 Tigerseye and the 20 Delicate Copper Wire you previously crafted.

Journeyman: 50 – 150

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
50-80
Bronze Setting
100 Bronze Bars (60 Copper Bars, 60 Tin Bars)
50
80-100
Gloom Band (or Simple Pearl Ring)
For Gloom Band: 20 Bronze Settings, 40 Shadowgems, 40 Delicate Copper Wire
For Simple Pearl Ring: 20 Small Lustrous Pearls, 20 Bronze Settings, 40 Copper Bars
20
100-110
Ring of Twilight Shadows
20 Shadowgems, 20 Bronze Bars
10
110-120
Heavy Stone Statue
80 Heavy Stones
10
120-150
Pendant of the Agate Shield
30 Moss Agates, 30 Bronze Settings
30
Materials Summary

For Gloom Band:

  • 60 Copper Bars
  • 60 Tin Bars (or 120 Bronze Bars)
  • 40 Shadowgems
  • 30 Moss Agates
  • 80 Heavy Stones
  • 20 Delicate Copper Wires (crafted in previous stage)

For Simple Pearl Ring alternative:

  • 100 Copper Bars
  • 60 Tin Bars (or 120 Bronze Bars)
  • 20 Shadowgems
  • 30 Moss Agates
  • 80 Heavy Stones
  • 20 Small Lustrous Pearls
Instructions
  • 50-80:
    • Craft Bronze Setting using Bronze Bars.
    • Craft this recipe 50 times, requiring a total of 100 Bronze Bars (or 60 Copper Bars and 60 Tin Bars to create Bronze Bars).
    • Save the Bronze Settings for subsequent recipes.
  • 80-100 (Gloom Band):
    • Craft Gloom Bands using Bronze Settings, Shadowgems, and Delicate Copper Wire.
    • Craft this recipe 20 times.
    • Required materials: 20 Bronze Settings, 40 Shadowgems, and 40 Delicate Copper Wires.
  • 80-100 (Simple Pearl Ring alternative):
    • Craft Simple Pearl Rings using Small Lustrous Pearls, Bronze Settings, and Copper Bars.
    • Craft this recipe 20 times.
    • Required materials: 20 Small Lustrous Pearls, 20 Bronze Settings, and 40 Copper Bars.
  • 100-110:
    • Craft Rings of Twilight Shadows using Shadowgems and Bronze Bars.
    • Craft this recipe 10 times.
    • Required materials: 20 Shadowgems and 20 Bronze Bars.
  • 110-120:
    • Craft Heavy Stone Statues using Heavy Stones.
    • Craft this recipe 10 times, requiring a total of 80 Heavy Stones.
  • 120-150:
    • Craft Pendants of the Agate Shield using Moss Agates and Bronze Settings.
    • Craft this recipe 30 times.
    • Required materials: 30 Moss Agates and 30 Bronze Settings.

Expert: 150 – 200

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
150-180
Mithril Filigree
90 Mithril Bars
45
180-185
Solid Stone Statue
80 Solid Stones
8
185-200
Engraved Truesilver Ring
15 Truesilver Bars, 30 Mithril Filigree
15
Materials Summary
  • 90 Mithril Bars
  • 80 Solid Stones
  • 15 Truesilver Bars
Instructions
  • 150-180:
    • Craft Mithril Filigree using Mithril Bars.
    • You need to craft this recipe 45 times, requiring a total of 90 Mithril Bars.
    • Save the Mithril Filigree for subsequent recipes.
  • 180-185:
    • Craft Solid Stone Statues using Solid Stones.
    • Craft this recipe 8 times, requiring a total of 80 Solid Stones.
  • 185-200:
    • Craft Engraved Truesilver Rings using Truesilver Bars and the Mithril Filigree you crafted earlier.
    • You need to craft this recipe 15 times.
    • Required materials: 15 Truesilver Bars and 30 Mithril Filigree.

Artisan: 200 – 300

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
200-220
Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing
25 Citrine, 50 Mithril Bar
25
220-225
Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior
5 Aquamarine, 15 Mithril Filigree
5
225-250
Thorium Setting
50 Thorium Bar
50
250-260
Ruby Pendant of Fire
10 Star Ruby, 10 Thorium Setting
10
260-280
Simple Opal Ring
20 Large Opal, 20 Thorium Setting
20
280-287
Diamond Focus Ring
7 Azerothian Diamond, 7 Thorium Setting
7
287-290
Sapphire Pendant of Winter Night
3 Blue Sapphire, 3 Essence of Undeath, 3 Thorium Setting
3
290-300
Emerald Lion Ring
20 Huge Emerald, 10 Thorium Setting
10
Materials Summary
  • 25 Citrine
  • 50 Mithril Bar
  • 5 Aquamarine
  • 15 Mithril Filigree (crafted earlier)
  • 50 Thorium Bar
  • 10 Star Ruby
  • 20 Large Opal
  • 7 Azerothian Diamond
  • 3 Blue Sapphire
  • 3 Essence of Undeath
  • 20 Huge Emerald
  • 10 Thorium Setting (crafted earlier)
Instructions
  • 200-220:
    • Craft Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing.
    • You will need 25 Citrine and 50 Mithril Bar for this step.
  • 220-225:
    • Craft Aquamarine Pendant of the Warrior using Aquamarine and Mithril Filigree (crafted earlier).
  • 225-250:
    • Craft Thorium Setting. Save these for later recipes.
  • 250-260:
    • Craft Ruby Pendant of Fire using Star Ruby and Thorium Setting.
  • 260-280:
    • Craft Simple Opal Ring with Large Opal and Thorium Setting.
  • 280-287:
    • Craft Diamond Focus Ring using Azerothian Diamond and Thorium Setting.
  • 287-290:
    • Craft Sapphire Pendant of Winter Night with Blue Sapphire, Essence of Undeath, and Thorium Setting.
  • 290-300:
    • Craft Emerald Lion Ring using Huge Emerald and Thorium Setting.

Master: 300 – 350

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
300-320
Various Gem Cuts
Approx. 30 of the following gems: Brilliant Blood Garnet, Solid Azure Moonstone, Radiant Deep Peridot, Inscribed Flame Spessarite, Timeless Shadow Draenite
30
320-325
Various Gem Cuts
5-7 of the following gems: Bold Blood Garnet, Delicate Blood Garnet, Jagged Deep Peridot, Reckless Flame Spessarite, Purified Shadow Draenite
5-7
325-335
Mercurial Adamantite
40 Adamantite Powder, 10 Primal Earth
10
335-340
Various Gem Cuts
5-7 of the following gems: Smooth Golden Draenite, Potent Flame Spessarite, Rigid Azure Moonstone, Sovereign Shadow Draenite
5-7
340-350
Heavy Adamantite Ring
10 Adamantite Bar, 10 Mercurial Adamantite
10
Materials Summary
  • Approx. 30-37 assorted Outland green quality gems.
  • 40 Adamantite Powder (obtained from 200 Adamantite Ore).
  • 10 Primal Earth.
  • 10 Adamantite Bar.
  • 10 Mercurial Adamantite (crafted from 325-335).
Instructions
  • 300-320:
    • Cut 30 various green quality gems from the list provided for levels 300-320. The exact gems will depend on availability and market conditions.
  • 320-325:
    • Continue cutting various green quality gems. You will need an additional 5-7, depending on skill gains.
  • 325-335:
    • Craft 10 Mercurial Adamantite. This will require 40 Adamantite Powder and 10 Primal Earth.
  • 335-340:
    • Cut various green quality gems from the list provided for levels 335-340. You will need approximately 5-7, depending on skill gains.
  • 340-350:
    • Craft 10 Heavy Adamantite Rings using 10 Adamantite Bar and the 10 Mercurial Adamantite you crafted earlier.

Grand Master: 350 – 425

Skill Level
Recipe
Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
350 – 395
Various Uncommon Gem Cuts
Approx. 55 assorted Northrend green quality gems
(e.g., Bloodstone, Chalcedony, Dark Jade, Huge Citrine, Shadow Crystal, Sun Crystal)
55
395 – 400
Any of Four Craftable Rings
5 Bloodstone, 10 Crystallized Earth
OR other combinations based on chosen recipe
5
400 – 420
Stoneguard Band OR Shadowmight Ring
46 Eternal Earth OR (23 Eternal Earth AND 23 Eternal Shadow)
23
420 – 425
Dream Signet
5 Titanium Bar, 5 Dream Shard, 5 Forest Emerald
5
Materials Summary
  • Approx. 55 Northrend green quality gems.
  • 10 Crystallized Earth.
  • 46 Eternal Earth (and possibly 23 Eternal Shadow if crafting Shadowmight Ring).
  • 5 Titanium Bar.
  • 5 Dream Shard.
  • 5 Forest Emerald.
Instructions
  • 350-395:
    • Cut approximately 55 assorted Northrend green quality gems, available in various types like Bloodstone, Chalcedony, Dark Jade, Huge Citrine, Shadow Crystal, and Sun Crystal.
  • 395-400:
    • Craft any of the following rings 5 times: Bloodstone Band, Crystal Chalcedony Amulet, Crystal Citrine Necklace, or Sun Rock Ring. Adjust the number based on the skill gains received during crafting.
  • 400-420:
    • Craft either 23 Stoneguard Bands (using 46 Eternal Earth) or 23 Shadowmight Rings (using 23 Eternal Earth and 23 Eternal Shadow), depending on the availability and price of materials.
  • 420-425:
    • Craft 5 Dream Signets using 5 Titanium Bars, 5 Dream Shards, and 5 Forest Emeralds. Adjust quantities based on skill gains as needed.

Illustrious: 425 – 525

Skill Level
Recipe
Total Materials Required
Quantity to Craft
425 – 450
Various Uncommon Gem Cuts or Jasper Ring
25 Uncommon Cataclysm gems
OR materials for Jasper Ring
Approx. 25
450 – 467
Uncommon Gem Cuts or Hessonite Band
Approx. 20 uncommon gems
OR (17 Jeweler’s Setting, 34 Hessonite for Hessonite Band)
Approx. 20
467 – 475
Hessonite Band or Carnelian Spikes
8 Jeweler’s Setting, 16 Hessonite (for Hessonite Band)
8
475 – 495
Nightstone Choker
20 Jeweler’s Setting, 40 Nightstone
20
495 – 520
Various from vendor recipes
Varied based on selected recipe, will require dailies completion
Varied
520 – 525
High-level jewelry
Materials vary depending on the recipe chosen
Varied
Materials Summary
  • Approximately 75 Uncommon Cataclysm gems (exact count may vary, and types needed depend on the recipes chosen).
  • 45 Jeweler’s Settings.
  • 16 Hessonite.
  • 40 Nightstone.
  • Additional materials for 495-525 will depend on the specific recipes chosen and may include a variety of uncommon and rare gems, as well as possibly other materials.
Instructions
  • 425-450:
    • Cut approximately 25 uncommon Cataclysm gems or craft Jasper Rings, depending on the materials available and the market on your server.
  • 450-467:
    • Continue cutting uncommon gems or craft Hessonite Bands as materials allow.
  • 467-475:
    • Craft Hessonite Bands or Carnelian Spikes, depending on your materials and the market.
  • 475-495:
    • Craft Nightstone Chokers using Jeweler’s Settings and Nightstone.
  • 495-520:
    • From this point, most recipes will be purchased from vendors, and you will need to complete Jewelcrafting daily quests to obtain the necessary currencies. Craft items based on the recipes you have available, with a focus on those that provide the most skill points per craft.
  • 520-525:
    • Craft high-level jewelry using the best recipes you have available until you reach skill level 525.
Notes

Engage with Jewelcrafting daily quests starting at skill level 495 to unlock additional recipes for leveling from 495 to 525.

 

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Furious

If I'm not working or spending time with the family I'm probably gaming. Some of my favorite recent games I've played are Far Cry 5, World of Warcraft Classic, and 7 Days to Die.
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