|Jewelcrafting Gold Guide|
Making easy wow gold with epic gems
Sockets were introduced in TBC, so the first items that have sockets in them are dropping from TBC dungeons and raids, or are crafted. Cataclysm, MOP and WOD gems have level requirements in them, so the best suitable gems for TBC gear is WOTLK epic gems, as they have no level requirement. Some of these gems are VERY good, and sell for even a thousand per gem.
These gems can be obtained from:
- Ashen Sack of Gems (Dropped by Onyxia)
- Prospecting Titanium Ore
- Icy Prism
- Auction house
All of the gems are uncut at first, so you'll have to cut them. By far the best gems are those that give Haste or Critical, or both. Primary stats aren't as good for elitists and there is more competition. But they sell relatively fast!
You can learn to cut WOTLK epic gems from designs sold by Jewelcrafter trainers in Dalaran and Shattrath City. Each design costs 4 x Dalaran Jewelcrafter's Token. These are obtained from the Jewelcrafting daily quests or by turning in 10 x Titanium Powder, obtained by prospecting Titanium Ore. Tit ore is extremely expensive these days, so it's not very profitable to purchase it in hopes of getting powder. If you want jewelcrafter's tokens fast, you should check AH for Titanium Powder's price, or go mining.
Here's the gems that I would recommend to sell:
I usually price the gems 500-1000g each, but competition also affects pricing.
Keep in mind that not everyone can afford or need these gems, so be prepared for slow, yet super profitable sales!