Jewelcrafting Gems 101

So I was on Pazima was doing the daily research cool down for the top level gems. I decided to do the research on the ‘Suns Radiance‘. Once I’d done it I looked at the chat screen to see what gem I had learnt to do when it said I had learnt a green gem pattern. I know I haven’t learnt all of the gems for every single colour but I was thinking that I had several to choose from to do, if I knew what ones I hadn’t finished learning then I wouldn’t just get a random colour. I had a look round to see if there was a list of all the ones there are to learn so I could cross reference it with what I had.

Turns out some helpful soul on Wowhead had done just that but in a round about way.

Rather than flicking through every page to see what there is, I decided to list them here for ease (for me and anyone else who may find it handy to see it all in one place) and with an indicator of what you are making/learning.

Blue Gems: Cuts

  • Ridged River’s Heart – +320 Hit
  • Stormy River’s Heart – +160 PvP Power
  • Sparkling River’s Heart – +320 Spirit
  • Solid River’s Heart – +240 Stamina

Red Gems: Cuts

  • Delicate Primordial Ruby – +160 Agility
  • Precise Primordial Ruby – +320 Expertise
  • Brilliant Primordial Ruby – +160 Intellect
  • Flashing Primordial Ruby – +320 Parry
  • Bold Primordial Ruby – +160 Strength

Yellow Gems: Cuts

  • Smooth Sun’s Radiance – +320 Critical Strike
  • Subtle Sun’s Radiance – +320 Dodge
  • Quick Sun’s Radiance – +320 Haste
  • Fractured Sun’s Radiance – +320 Mastery
  • Mystic Sun’s Radiance – +160 PvP Resilience

Hybrid Gems –

Orange Gems: Cuts

  • Deadly Vermillion Onyx – +80 Agility +160 Critical Strike
  • Crafty Vermillion Onyx – +160 Expertise +160 Critical Strike
  • Potent Vermillion Onyx – +80 Intellect +160 Critical Strike
  • Inscribed Vermillion Onyx – +80 Strength +160 Critical Strike
  • Polished Vermillion Onyx – +80 Agility+160 Dodge
  • Resolute Vermillion Onyx – +160 Expertise +160 Dodge
  • Stalwart Vermillion Onyx – + 160 Parry +160 Dodge
  • Champion’s Vermillion Onyx – +80 Strength +160 Dodge
  • Deft Vermillion Onyx – +80 Agility +160 Haste
  • Wicked Vermillion Onyx – +160 Expertise +160 Haste
  • Reckless Vermillion Onyx – +80 Intellect +160 Haste
  • Fierce Vermillion Onyx – +80 Strength +160 Haste
  • Adept Vermillion Onyx – +80 Agility +160 Mastery
  • Keen Vermillion Onyx – +160 Expertise +160 Mastery
  • Artful Vermillion Onyx – +80 Intellect +160 Mastery
  • Fine Vermillion Onyx – +160 Parry +160 Mastery
  • Skillful Vermillion Onyx – +80 Strength +160 Mastery
  • Lucent Vermillion Onyx – +80 Agility +80 PvP Resilience
  • Tenuous Vermillion Onyx – +160 Expertise +80 PvP Resilience
  • Willful Vermillion Onyx – +80 Intellect +80 PvP Resilience
  • Splendid Vermillion Onyx – +160 Parry +80 PvP Resilience
  • Resplendent Vermillion Onyx – +80 Strength +80 PvP Resilience

Purple Gems: Cuts

  • Glinting Imperial Amethyst – +80 Agility +160 Hit
  • Accurate Imperial Amethyst – +160 Expertise +160 Hit
  • Veiled Imperial Amethyst – +80 Intellect +160 Hit
  • Retaliating Imperial Amethyst – +160 Parry +160 Hit
  • Etched Imperial Amethyst – +80 Strength +160 Hit
  • Mysterious Imperial Amethyst – +80 Intellect +80 PvP Power
  • Purified Imperial Amethyst – +80 Intellect +80 Spirit
  • Shifting Imperial Amethyst – +80 Agility +120 Stamina
  • Guardian’s Imperial Amethyst – +160 Expertise +120 Stamina
  • Timeless Imperial Amethyst – +80 Intellect +120 Stamina
  • Defender’s Imperial Amethyst – +160 Parry +120 Stamina
  • Sovereign Imperial Amethyst – +80 Strength +120 Stamina
  • Tense Imperial Amethyst – +80 Strength +80 PvP Power
  • Assassin’s Imperial Amethyst – +80 Agility +80 PvP Power

Green Gems: Cuts

  • Misty Wild Jade – +160 Spirit +160 Critical Strike
  • Piercing Wild Jade – +160 Critical Strike +160 Hit
  • Lightning Wild Jade – +160 Haste +160 Hit
  • Sensei’s Wild Jade – +160 Hit +160 Mastery
  • Effulgent Wild Jade – +80 PvP Power +160 Mastery
  • Zen Wild Jade – +160 Spirit +160 Mastery
  • Balanced Wild Jade – +160 Hit +80 PvP Resilience
  • Vivid Wild Jade – +80 PvP Power +80 PvP Resilience
  • Turbid Wild Jade – +160 Spirit +80 PvP Resilience
  • Radiant Wild Jade – +160 Critical Strike +80 PvP Power
  • Shattered Wild Jade – +160 Haste +80 PvP Power
  • Energized Wild Jade – +160 Haste +160 Spirit
  • Jagged Wild Jade – +160 Critical Strike +120 Stamina
  • Regal Wild Jade – +160 Dodge +120 Stamina
  • Forceful Wild Jade – +160 Haste +120 Stamina
  • Confounded Wild Jade – +160 Hit +120 Stamina
  • Puissant Wild Jade – +160 Mastery +120 Stamina
  • Steady Wild Jade – +80 PvP Resilience +120 Stamina
  • Nimble Wild Jade – +160 Hit +160 Dodge

I was somewhat surprised to see how many different cuts for the hybrid gems there actually were. It always look less on the JC page in game, having to type them all out makes you appreciate just how customisable they really are for the set up you are looking to create for your gear.

For those that didn’t know, the hybrids are a result of a combination of the parent gems stats.

So the basic Primary gems are:

Hit rating, PvP Power, Spirit, Stamina

Expertise, Agility, Intellect, Strength, Parry

Critical Strike, Haste, Mastery, Dodge, PvP Resilience

When you get the hybrid gems it is essentially the colour you end up with if you mixed the two primary/parent colours together. This makes it an easy indicator to see what sockets you can put it in to keep your socket bonus. The stats from these are however, half of what you would find on the parent gem.

So for example, if you take a gem I use on Zionxi; Deadly Vermillion Onyx. +80 Agility +160 Critical Strike

Parent gems are:
Delicate Primordial Ruby – +160 Agility
Smooth Sun’s Radiance – +320 Critical Strike

Red and yellow make orange, red and blue make purple and blue and yellow make green.
Using the little list just above, if you were looking for a gem that had Critical Strike (yellow) and Stamina (blue), you would look for a green gem. It just so happens that the gem you would be looking for is Jagged Wild Jade. The tables below may help sorting through for what you need.

green gems orange gems purple gems

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One thought on “Jewelcrafting Gems 101

  1. Most amazeballs JC post I’ve ever read. I sort of knew it worked like that – but just *clicked* in terms of the primary+primary = secondary colour thing! Screenshotting those charts…I think you should add these to the guild forum btw – great guide for people who want to level JC – and for those who dont have JC but need gems and aren’t sure what the varieties are.

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