Vanilla Jewelcrafting Leveling Guide 1-300

This Jewelcrafting leveling guide will show you the fastest way how to level your Jewelcrafting skill up from 1 to 300 as inexpensively as possible.

Guide sections

Playing Classic?

Visit my WotLK Classic Jewelcrafting leveling guide. Profession skills are split between expansions in the latest World of Warcraft expansion, you'll have a separate skill bar for each expansion, and you can level them separately. This guide is for the "Vanilla" Jewelcrafting skill in retail WoW.

Trainer Location

You can learn Jewelcrafting from any of these trainers below.

Horde trainers:

Alliance trainers:

Materials Required

This is the list of approximate materials required to reach 300.

Prospecting Table

You will automatically learn the Prospecting skill when you learn Jewelcrafting. You can use this skill to convert 5 raw ores into gems if you want to prospect the ores instead of buying the gems from the Auction House. (can be time-consuming)

Each ore will yield different types of gems, so I put together the table below to list all the available gems that you can get from each ore.

  • Common: Each time you prospect 5x ores, you will always get at least 1 gem from the "Common" column in the table below. Sometimes you can get two common gems, so these numbers don't add up to 100%.
  • Rare: There is also a chance to get 1 gem from the "Rare" column. This roll is on top of the common gem(s), so this will show up as an extra gem in your loot window.

5x Ore



Copper Ore Malachite (50%)
Tigerseye (50%)
Shadowgem (10%)
Tin Ore Lesser Moonstone (38%)
Moss Agate (38%)
Shadowgem (38%)
Aquamarine (3.33%)
Citrine (3.33%)
Jade (3.33%)
Iron Ore Lesser Moonstone (35%)
Citrine (35%)
Jade (35%)
Star Ruby (5%)
Aquamarine (5%)
Mithril Ore Star Ruby (35%)
Aquamarine (35%)
Citrine (35%)
Blue Sapphire (2.5%)
Large Opal (2.5%)
Azerothian Diamond (2.5%)
Huge Emerald (2.5%)
Thorium Ore Star Ruby (30%)
Huge Emerald (16%)
Azerothian Diamond (16%)
Blue Sapphire (16%)
Large Opal (16%)

Leveling Vanilla Jewelcrafting

Draenei characters have +10 Jewelcrafting skill because of their passive Gemcutting, and Kul Tiran characters have +5 from the trait Jack of All Trades. Any extra Jewelcrafting skill means recipes stay orange for more points. You can save a lot of gold by doing lower level recipes for more points.

Before you start, you have to buy a Jeweler's Kit from the Jewelcrafting Supplies vendor near your trainer or General/Trade Goods vendors.

1 - 110

  • 50-80
    50x Bronze Setting - 100 Bronze Bar

    Save these, you will need them later.

110 - 180

  • 110-120
    10x Heavy Stone Statue - 80 Heavy Stone

    If Heavy Stone is cheap (usually it's not) make this one up to 130 if you want to.

  • 120-150
    30x Pendant of the Agate Shield - 30 Moss Agate, 30 Bronze Settings

    If you prospect your own Ores, usually you will get a lot of Lesser Moonstone too, but even if you don't prospect the Ores, sometimes 2 Lesser Moonstone is cheaper than one Moss Agate. So get the recipe Design: Amulet of the Moon and use up all your Lesser Moonstone. This recipe turns yellow at 140, you might need to make more than 30 of these.

    The design is sold by these NPCs.

  • 150-180
    45x Mithril Filigree - 90 Mithril Bar

    Save these, you will need 45 of them later.

180 - 250

  • 200-220

    25x Citrine Ring of Rapid Healing - 25 Citrine, 50 Mithril Bar

    The recipe will go yellow at 210, so you might need to get more Citrine if you are unlucky. If you are lucky you will only need 20.

    If Citrine is too expensive, you can continue to make Engraved Truesilver Ring up to around 210 or maybe more. But you will also need a bit more Mithril Filigree then.

  • 225-250
    50x Thorium Setting - 50 Thorium Bar

    Stop making these at 250 and only make more if you need them, but you will need around 50.

250 - 300

  • 260-280

    20x Simple Opal Ring - 20 Large Opal, 20 Thorium Setting

    If you reach 265 and you have a lot of Azerothian Diamond or if it's cheap, you can start to craft Diamond Focus Ring. But keep in mind that you will need 7 Azerothian Diamond for the next step.

    If Large Opal is too expensive on your realm, like it costs twice as much as one Star Ruby, then you should continue to make Ruby Pendant of Fire up to 275. Or if you Prospected your own Ores, you will have a lot of Star Ruby and Azerothian Diamond left, use all of them.

I hope you liked this Jewelcrafting leveling guide, congratulations on reaching 300! Please send feedback about the guide if you think there are parts I could improve, or you found typos, errors, wrong material numbers!

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