Jewelry Crafting is the latest profession added to The Elder Scrolls Online in Summerset chapter. The goal of the profession is to give players additional freedom to build characters and customize equipment choices.
Jewel crafting uses many of the same concepts as other professions in TESO. Gathering materials, researching traits, and developing the new Jewelry Crafting skill line is similar to what players are used to. However, jewel crafting also introduces new raw materials and gathering nodes and new traits.
This guide will give you a basic rundown of everything relating to Jewelry crafting profession, so if you’re interested in it be sure to read it.
Jewelry Crafting Basics
Jewelry crafting allows players to create custom rings and necklaces. Jewelcrafting items finally enable players to craft rings and necks that are part of sets, and introduce six new traits.
Traditional methods of acquiring neck and ring items are still present in the game, and not made obsolete with the introduction of Jewelcrafting. Developers made trait research intentionally long and obtaining materials difficult to ensure existing items aren’t obsolete, and to avoid having players acquire the best jewelry quickly.
In order to access jewelry crafting you must own ESO: Summerset expansion. Players who do not own this chapter are unable to craft rings and necklaces, but they are still able to gather raw resources from nodes found in the world.
Even if you don’t own Summerset, you can still equip items crafted by other players.
Jewelry crafting stations are located in towns and cities next to all other crafting stations. This includes item set crafting locations. Item set bonuses can now be crafted on rings and necklaces in the same way as on other equipment pieces.
Jewel crafting stations allow you to create new jewelry, refine raw crafting materials, deconstruct existing jewelry, upgrade quality, or research jewelry traits.
Master Writ Merchants allow you to buy jewelcrafting stations for your home, but you can still use the stations only if you own Summerset.
To craft jewelry you need to harvest “Seams“. These nodes provide raw (unrefined) materials called Dust, which can be refined into “Ounces“. Seams are found throughout Tamriel, and can be gathered by anyone regardless if they own Summerset expansion or not.
Depending on your character level and amount of skill points invested into Engraver passive in Jewel Crafting skill tree, you can gather the following raw Dust:
|Raw materials (dust):||Character level:|
|Pewter||Level 1 to 25|
|Copper||Level 26 to 50|
|Silver||Champion level 10 to 60|
|Electrum||Champion level 70 to 140|
|Platinum||Champion level 150 to 160|
To use raw materials and craft jewellery you first need to refine the materials. This is done by simply visiting any Jewel Crafting station in the world. You will need to invest skill points into the new JC skill line to refine higher level materials.
Jewelry Crafting Skill Line
ESO has no shortage of skill points, and to use higher level Jewelrycrafting you will need to invest a few skill points. Jewelry crafting skill line includes the following passives:
- Engraver (5) – Increases the level range of items you can craft.
- Keen Eye: Jewelry (3) – Highlights resource nodes with a subtle glow in the world.
- Jewelry Extraction (3) – Increases your chance to receive materials when deconstructing existing jewelry.
- Lapidary Research (3) – Reduces the time required to research jewelry traits.
- Platings Expertise (3) – Reduces the number of Bars required to upgrade jewelry.
Numbers in brackets indicate how many total skill points can be attributed. Fully maxed jewelcrafting skill line requires 16 skill points.
Much like other crafting skill lines, jewelry crafting also includes a number of must-have passives. Below is a short breakdown of these passives giving new players an idea on how many skill points they might need to spend.
Spending points into Engraver is a must if you intend to do high level crafting. Keen Eye is very much optional, but it helps to spot gathering nodes in the world. You can spend just one point for the glow effect, but the radius increases with additional two points.
Jewelry Extraction is beneficial if you want more materials, but not necessary. Note that you can NOT deconstruct items obtained prior to Summerset patch. Items which can not be deconstructed have a special “This cannot be deconstructed” note in the tooltip.
Lapidary Research is almost essential. Trait researches take a long time, and these skill points can help you unlock additional traits quicker. Once your researches are done you can always remove the points.
Platings Expertise is highly recommended. High quality upgrade materials for jewelry crafting are rare and expensive. Excess upgrade materials are easily sold on Guild Stores.
Other crafting professions allow you to research multiple traits simultaneously. With jewelry crafting you can only research one trait at a time. You cannot even research separate traits for rings and necklaces.
Rings and necklaces with traits drop all over Tamriel from a wide range of monsters and activities; more on this below. Researching a trait will require an existing item with the trait.
Existing jewelry before Summerset potentially had Arcane, Healthy and Robust traits, adding magicka, health or stamina respectively. These items can be used for research purposes even if obtained before Summerset.
The expansion however introduces six new traits, including Protective, Triune, Infused, Swift, Harmony, and Bloodthirsty.
Table below includes a breakdown of new jewelry traits, including materials required to craft them, how to get materials, and where to obtain items for trait researches.
|Arcane||Increased max magicka.||Cobalt. Acquired by refining base materials.||Random drop anywhere in Tamriel.|
|Healthy||Increased max health.||Antimony. Acquired by refining base materials.||Random drop anywhere in Tamriel.|
|Robust||Increased max stamina.||Zinc. Acquired by refining base materials.||Random drop anywhere in Tamriel.|
|Triune||Increased health, stamina and magicka.||Dawn-Prism. Acquired from jewelcrafting resource nodes.||Ring awarded from Summerset main quest line. Neck from Psijic Order quest line.|
|Infused||Increased enchantment effect.||Aurbic Amber. Acquired from Psijic Portals in raw form.||Chance to drop from Psijic Portals.|
|Protective||Increased physical and spell resistance.||Titanium. Obtained from daily dungeon rewards in raw form.||Chance to obtain from Undaunted chests.|
|Swift||Increased movement speed.||Gilding Wax. Purchased from Master Writ Merchants for Writ Vouchers.||Chance to get when completing normal Jewelry Crafting Writs.|
|Harmony||Increased synergy effect.||Dibellium. High chance from weekly Trial quest reward boxes.||Chance from weekly Trial quest reward boxes.|
|Bloodthirsty||Increased damage against low-health enemies.||Slaughterstone. Acquired from War Researcher vendor in Cyrodiil for Alliance Points.||Chance to obtain when completing non-repeatable Cyrodiil daily board quests.|
Jewelry also has Intricate and Ornate traits. These can only drop and can not be crafted. Intricate trait will increases your jewelry crafting profession experience gain while deconstructing. Ornate trait simply means you receive extra gold when selling it to NPC vendors.
Materials required for crafting traits on jewelry are obtained by deconstructing, or via specific source as display on the table above. In most cases you will obtain trait materials in raw “Pulverized” form: 10 pulverized materials must be refined at a jewelcrafting table before they can be used.
Of course, trait materials can also be purchased from other players. New players who are unfamiliar should see our Traits guide for more information.
Improvement of jewelry via upgrade materials is very important. Existing rings and amulets obtained before Summerset can be upgraded as well. Legendary quality jewelry was previously obtained in Trials, but jewelcrafting profession enables you to upgrade all existing or newly crafted or dropped items to Legendary quality.
Jewelcrafting upgrade materials are called Bars. One bar is obtained by refining 10 Grains. Grains are acquired via refining Dust (raw JC materials) into Ounces (usable JC materials). Confused yet?
So to recap, the process is:
- Pick up raw materials (called Dust) from harvestable nodes (Seams) in the world
- Once you get 10 raw materials, refine them at any jewelry crafting station
- Each refinement has a chance to give a part (Grain) of an upgrade material (Bar)
- Collect 10 Grains and refine them into 1 Bar
Once you have your first Bar you can improve the quality of any necklace or ring. Bars are called and come in the following qualities:
- Terne: Fine (green)
- Iridium: Superior (blue)
- Zircon: Epic (purple)
- Chromium: Legendary (yellow/gold)
Grains obtained via refining raw materials are of random quality, and epic and legendary grains are rare. You can also obtain Grains by deconstructing jewelry of the same quality.
Legendary upgrade materials (Chromium) are intentionally made very rare to ensure the best jewelry is hard to obtain. Once again, keep in mind that any jewelry obtained prior to Summerset’s release is can not be deconstructed for materials. All jewelry after release can be deconstructed.
Additionally, jewelry with new traits does not drop on existing item sets. If you want to add new jewelry crafting traits to existing item sets you must re-trait them at a Transmutation Station.
Jewelry Crafting Writs
Crafting Writs for jewelry crafting are available. To begin your Jewelry Crafting Certification quest speak to High Elf Felarian found near crafting stations in city of Alinor in Summerset.
Once you are certified you can take jewelry crafting writs from any board in the world.
Completing your daily jewelcrafting writ quest gives you a chance to obtain a Master Writ. Jewelry Crafting Master Writs award Master Writ Vouchers, which can be used to purchase items from Rolis Hlaalu, the Master Writ Mediator.
Daily jewelry crafting writ quests can also reward you with a Jewelry Crafting Survey Report. As with other professions, jewelcrafting survey reports lead you to a large cache of Rich Seams containing lots of raw Dust.
Jewelry Crafting is a highly anticipated profession in The Elder Scrolls Online, one that was requested by players countless times. The ability to craft rings and necks is very important for players who want to maximize set bonuses.
The ability to finally craft legendary jewelry is exciting, and this will no doubt be one of the most common professions in the game. Hopefully this guide explained a few basics of jewelcrafting, and as always be sure to refer to comments below for any questions, thoughts or suggestions.