WoW Jewelcrafting 1 - 525 Profession Guide

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This WoW Jewelcrafting 1 - 525 guide will show you how to raise your Jewelcrafting skill from 1 - 525 in the quickest and most cost effective way. This guide is updated for the Cataclysm expansion, patch 4.3

Prerequisite

There are two ways to go about raising your skill level; farm the items / materials yourself which takes longer but is extremely cheap OR purchase them off the auction house.

Mining goes well with Jewelcrafting as you can prospect the ores to pick up extra gems.

Things you should ideally have before starting:

If you don't have any or only some of the above, don't worry you can still carry on, it will just take you longer to get to 525.

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Jewelcrafting Guide Sections / Jump To

Quickly navigate to the skill level you're at:

Apprentice 1 - 50

Start off by learning the apprentice jewelcrafting skill; see the list for your closest trainer.

Skill Item Required Mats
1 - 30 30 x [Delicate Copper Wire] 60 Copper Bar
*** Keep these as they are used later on ***
30 - 50 20 x [Tigerseye Band] 20 Tigerseye, 20 Delicate Copper Wire

Journeyman 50 - 150

At this point visit your closest trainer and learn Journeyman Jewelcrafting.

Skill Item Required Mats
50 - 80 50 x [Bronze Setting] 100 Bronze Bar
Save the Bronze Setting's for later on.
80 - 100 20 x [Simple Pearl Ring] 20 Small Lustrous Pearl, 20 Bronze Setting,
40 Copper Bar
100 - 110 20 x [Ring of Twilight Shadows] 20 Shadowgem, 20 Bronze Bar
110 - 120 10 x [Heavy Stone Statue] 80 Heavy Stone
120 - 150 30 x [Pendant of the Agate Shield] 30 Moss Agate, 30 Bronze Setting

Expert 150 - 200

At this point visit your closest trainer and learn Expert Jewelcrafting.

Skill Item Required Mats
150 - 180 55 x [Mithril Filigree] 110 Mithril Bar
Save the Filigree's for later on.
180 - 200 20 x [Engraved Truesilver Ring] 20 Truesilver Bar, 40 Mithril Filigree

Artisan 200 - 300

At this point visit your closest trainer and learn Artisan Jewelcrafting.

Skill Item Required Mats
200 - 220 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
Save the Thorium Setting's for later on.
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
280 - 290 10 x [Onslaught Ring] 10 Essence of Earth, 10 Powerful Mojo, 10 Blue Sapphire
290 - 300 10 x [Emerald Lion Ring] 20 Huge Emerald, 10 Thorium Setting

Master 300 - 350

At this point visit your closest trainer and learn Master Jewelcrafting.

In this next section pretty much all of the Design's will be yellow, which means no guaranteed skill up unfortunately! You'll also be required to cut a fair amount of gems!

Skill Item Required Mats
300 - 320 [Brilliant Blood Garnet]
[Inscribed Flame Spessarite]
[Radiant Deep Peridot]
[Solid Azure Moonstone]
[Timeless Shadow Draenite]
30 x ANY of the gems to the left
320 - 325 [Bold Blood Garnet]
[Delicate Blood Garnet]
[Jagged Deep Peridot]
[Reckless Flame Spessarite]
[Purified Shadow Draenite]
5 - 7 x ANY of the gems to the left
325 - 335 13 x [Mercurial Adamantite] 52 Adamantite Powder, 13 Primal Earth
Save the Mercurial Adamantite for later on.
13 of these should get you to 335, if not cut [Regal Deep Peridot]
to make up the difference.
335 - 340 [Smooth Golden Draenite]
[Sovereign Shadow Draenite]
[Potent Flame Spessarite]
[Rigid Azure Moonstone]
5 - 7 x ANY of the gems to the left
340 - 350 20 x [Heavy Adamantite Ring] 10 Adamantite Bar, 10 Mercurial Adamantite

Grand Master 350 - 425

At this point visit your closest trainer and learn Grand Master Jewelcrafting.

Skill Item Required Mats
350 - 395 [Bloodstone]
[Chalcedony]
[Huge Citrine]
55 x ANY of the gems to the left
This is not a full list of the gems you can cut.
There are plenty of them so just pick anyone you like.
Depending on which gem you cut, make the following:
395 - 400 5 x [Bloodstone Band] 5 Bloodstone, 10 Crystallized Earth
395 - 400 5 x [Crystal Chalcedony Amulet] 5 Chalcedony, 10 Crystallized Earth
395 - 400 5 x [Crystal Citrine Necklace] 5 Huge Citrine, 10 Crystallized Earth
400 - 420 23 x [Stoneguard Band] 46 Eternal Earth
420 - 425 5 x [Dream Signet] 5 Titanium Bar, 5 Dream Shard, 5 Forest Emerald

Illustrious Grand Master 425 - 525

At this point visit your closest trainer and learn Illustrious Grand Master Jewelcrafting.

Skill Item Required Mats
425 - 450 25 x Cut any uncommon Cataclysm gem Alicite, Carnelian, Jasper, Hessonite,
Nightstone, Zephyrite
450 - 467 20 x Cut any uncommon Cataclysm gem Alicite, Carnelian, Jasper, Hessonite,
Nightstone, Zephyrite
These go yellow at 450, but 20 should get you there.
467 - 475 8 x [Hessonite Band] 8 Jeweler's Setting, 16 Hessonite
475 - 495 20 x [Nightstone Choker] 20 Jeweler's Setting, 40 Nightstone

From this point onwards you will need to complete Jewelcrafting daily quests to get tokens so that you can purchase Designs from vendors. You can get the quests from the following NPC's:

You should also create a [Fire Prism] when your cooldown is up (20 hours), as these will give you a level right up until 525, they also give you some gems in return.

Skill Item Required Mats
495 - 500 Few more [Nightstone Choker] ~ Jeweler's Setting, ~ Nightstone
500 - 510 [Fire Prism] 3 Alicite, 3 Carnelian, 3 Jasper, 3 Hessonite,
3 Nightstone, 3 Zephyrite
500 - 520 Any meta gem design from daily quests Daily quest tokens - Usually takes about 4 days
520 - 525 [Vicious Sapphire Necklace] 1 Jeweler's Setting, 5 Ocean Sapphire,
8 Volatile Air, 4 Volatile Fire
520 - 525 [Vicious Amberjewel Pendant] 1 Jeweler's Setting, 5 Ocean Sapphire,
8 Volatile Water, 4 Volatile Life
520 - 525 [Vicious Ruby Choker] 1 Jeweler's Setting, 5 Ocean Sapphire,
8 Volatile Earth, 4 Volatile Water

A big congratulation on reaching 525! Why not checkout our other Profession Leveling Guides?