Often the materials are based on a case that you will gain one skill point each craft. This won't happen, so you will have to buy a few extra materials while you are leveling your Cataclysm Jewelcrafting.
I recommend using Zygor's 1-60 Leveling Guide if you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt. The guide is in a small window on your main screen in-game. All the detail that you need to complete the quests are included. You’ll never have to switch back to a website, or even the in-game main map to see where you have to go or what’s next. And if you are low on gold, I recommend trying this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make a lot of gold.
You can learn Cataclysm Jewelcrafting from one of the trainers in the main cities of old Azeroth. If you are having trouble finding the trainer just walk up to a guard in any major city and ask where the Jewelcrafting trainer is. Asking the guard will place a red marker on your map at the trainer's location.
- Lugrah in Orgrimmar.
- Nahari Cloudchaser in Thunder Bluff.
- Kalinda in Silvermoon City.
- Neller Fayne in Undercity.
- Aleinia in Eversong Woods.
Leveling Cataclysm Jewelcrafting
Draenei characters have +10 Jewelcrafting skill because of their passive Gemcutting. An extra 10 Jewelcrafting skill means recipes stay orange for 10 more points, so you can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for 10 more points.
1 - 18
Jasper Ring is the best if you have a lot of Jasper because you can disenchant this ring, or sell it to the vendor for 5 gold.
18 - 35
17 x Hessonite Band - 34 Hessonite
You can also make some Carnelian Spikes if 3 Carnelian is cheaper than 2 Hessonite.
35 - 50
15 x Nightstone Choker - 25 Jeweler's Setting, 30 Nightstone
You might need to make a few more.
Rare Cataclysm gems are cheap on most realms, so making The Perforator between 40-50 seems a very good alternative recipe
50 - 70
Most recipes will be purchased from a vendor from this point. You need to do the Jewelcrafting daily quests to get Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token if you want to buy any of these recipes.
You have to do the daily quests for 4 days and buy a meta gem recipe, then make that one up to 70. It doesn't matter which meta gem recipe you buy, just buy any recipe that costs 4 Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token.
You can get Shadowspirit Diamonds if you find an Alchemist with Cataclysm Alchemy 75. Then ask him/her to make this for you:
10 x Transmute: Shadowspirit Diamond - 30 x Alicite, 30 x Nightstone, 30 x Zephyrite, 30 x Carnelian, 30 x Hessonite, 30 x Jasper
You can also make any of the following items between 60-70.
70 - 75
Make any of the following:
- 5 x Vicious Sapphire Necklace - 25 x Ocean Sapphire, 40 x Volatile Air, 20 x Volatile Fire
- 5 x Vicious Amberjewel Pendant - 25 x Amberjewel, 40 x Volatile Water, 20 x Volatile Life
- 5 x Vicious Ruby Choker - 25 x Inferno Ruby, 40 x Volatile Earth, 30 x Volatile Water
I hope you liked this Cataclysm Jewelcrafting guide, congratulations on reaching 75!