Today GuildWars2Junkies‘s Laura Hardgrave dropped a guide on the basics of becoming a jeweler.
As many are aware there are eight crafting disciplines for players to choose from, but you can only have two active at any given time. However, you automatically have all three gathering disciplines (assuming you have the equipment on you) so getting the materials is a snap.
For jewelers, mining and logging are essential to crafting gemstones, amulets, rings, and earrings.
When just getting started with the jeweler profession, I first recommend running out and mining a fair chunk of copper nodes, which appear in areas for levels 1-15. Collect those gems, and try and have as much of a variety as possible. As a jeweler in GW2, you’ll be spending quite a bit of time discovering new recipes. In fact, once you learn the recipes for metal bars and ingredients, the rest of the jeweler recipes (at least in the early stages) come from discovering. Not that this is a bad thing. It’s quite fun, but it takes a bit of getting used to.