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.
If you are low on gold, I recommend you to try this Gold Making Guide, it can help you to make loads of gold.
If you are still leveling your character or you just started a new alt, I recommend you to use a leveling guide. You can level your character to level 120 in 8 days with this guide.
Leveling Cataclysm Jewelcrafting
First, visit any trainer in the main cities of old Azeroth - just ask a guard, and learn 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
Make around 30 from any of the new Uncommon Gem Cuts that you get from your trainer, but try to avoid using [Nightstone] and [Hessonite] because you will need more of them later on.
[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 very good alternative recipe
50 - 75
- 50 - 70
From this point, most recipes will be purchased from a vendor. 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:
I hope you liked this Cataclysm Jewelcrafting guide, congratulations on reaching 75!