Diablo 3 Jeweler Guide
The Jeweler is one of the Artisans in Diablo 3 that you can use to create powerful items for use in your quest. While the Jeweler does not craft equipment like the Blacksmith, the Jeweler is able to upgrade gems, add sockets to equipment, and remove gems from old pieces of equipment.
Given that gems can be time-consuming to collect and offer incredible bonuses for your equipment, gems are quite valuable. As such, if you ignore the Jeweler, you will be cutting yourself out of a lot of potential income. While you can always sell the gems without upgrading them on the auction house, this will fill up your limit of 10 auction slots pretty quickly. By upgrading your gems before selling them, it will take up less slots on the Auction House.
In the next part of this Diablo 3 Jeweler guide, we will be go over exactly what it is that the Jeweler produces and then follow it up with the Jeweler’s progression.
D3 Jeweler Guide – Types of Gems
There are four types of gems available to the Jeweler: Ruby, Topaz, Emerald, and Amethyst. Each gem has its own specific stat bonuses, and each slot has its own effect. For example, a Ruby will have different effects depending Here are the stats associated with each gem:
- Ruby: Helm: Increases experience points per kill (percentage based); Weapon: Increases Damage.
- Amethyst: Helm: Increases your total life (percentage based); Weapon: Gain Life per Hit
- Emerald: Helm: Extra gold dropped from monsters; Weapon: Gain bonus damage on critical hits.
- Topaz: Helm: Increases magic find; Weapon: Melee attackers take damage on hit.
Diablo 3 Jeweler Guide – Grades of Gems
In addition to the 4 different types of gems, each gem has 14 quality grades. In order, these are Chipped, Flawed, Regular, Flawless, Perfect, Radiant, Square, Flawless Square, Perfect Square, Radiant Square, Star, Flawless Star, Perfect Star, and Radiant Star.
Each grade of gem does not change the type of stats each gem provides but rather increases the benefit. For example, a Chipped (level 1) Ruby adds 2-4 weapon damage, a Square (level 7) Ruby adds 13-26 damage, and a Radiant Star (level 14) Ruby adds 20-40 damage. The other grades of gems fall anywhere in between on the scale.
Gems can be upgraded from one grade to the next through the Jeweler. This is the Jeweler’s primary function in the game. When you collect 3 gems of the same grade and type, the Jeweler can upgrade these a single grade of the next quality gem for a small fee. For example, three Chipped Amethyst will turn into 1 Flawed Amethyst.
You can find various grades of gems throughout the game, and the harder the enemies and more difficult the game mode, the better the quality of gems you will find. However, you will not find higher than grade 8 gems even in Inferno mode. In order to get rank 14 gems, you will have to gather literally thousands of lower ranked gems and combine them at the Jeweler. You can save time by buying higher grade gems off the Auction House.
D3 Jeweler Guide – Removing Gems and Adding Sockets
The other two Jeweler skills of note are removing gems and adding sockets. Since high level gems are valuable, you will not want them to go to waste when you upgrade your gear. Your Jeweler (for a fee) can remove gems from your old gear so that you can keep them.
Additionally, the Jeweler is able to add a socket to your Helmet, Torso, Wrists, Waist, Shields, and Amulet slots. Weapons are also able to have sockets, but these are a weapon attribute and cannot be added through the Jeweler. What I mean by this is that if you craft a weapon with “5 random attributes”, one of those attributes might just be a socket instead of stats.
Training Your Jeweler
Now that you know how the Jeweler works, you should know that you have to train your Jeweler in order for them to craft new grades of gems for you. The Jewelcrafter’s progression is simple:
- Level 1-3 require 5000 gold each to move each level;
- Level 4-5 require 10000 gold and 10x Page of Jewelcrafting to move each level
- Level 6-7 require 10000 gold and 10x Tome of Jewelcrafting to move each level
- Level 8 requires 20000 gold and 10x Tome of Secrets to reach this level
- Level 9 requires 30000 gold and 20x Tome of Secrets to reach this level
- Level 10 requires 40000 gold and 30x Tome of Secrets to reach this level
Pages come from Nightmare mode, Tomes of Jewelcrafting from Hell mode, and Tome of Secrets from Inferno mode. This means you will not have a level 10 Jeweler until your each Inferno mode yourself (or buy them off the AH).
As a side note, your Jeweler will not learn recipes for Grade 13 and 14 gems through training. If you want your Jeweler to craft these gems, you have to find or buy the Designs first. I think it is safe to assume these will only drop in Inferno mode.
Diablo 3 Jeweler Guide
Upgrading your gems, adding sockets, and removing gems from pieces of gear you have outgrown are functions that all belong to the Jeweler. The Jeweler is fairly inexpensive to train, so there is no reason not to get it to the max level.